Starting on April 2, I participate in the 6th annual #The100DayProject. The online project happens every spring when thousands of people all over the world commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity.
I’m actually excited (and hoping I can sustain that feeling throughout the project!)!!
It’s simple – just pick something you want to do every day for the next 100 days. Then post each instance of your 100 on your Instagram account with the hashtag #The100DayProject. That’s it. The subject, execution and scope of the project is up to you. Make art, write, sing, knit – it’s all good.
Maybe you want to learn a new skill. Or perhaps you want to get better at something. Or you’re trying to create a habit. The reason, I’m told, becomes your prop when you feel the grind. It will pull you back to view the big picture so you won’t get discouraged during the inevitable project grind.
My #The100DayProject: Goals, Plan, and Product
For the next 100 days, I will draw and paint North American owls based on a list from Audubon.
I intend to improve my natural history illustration skills, get to know my supplies better (graphite and watercolor!), learn more about owls, and have heaps of fun in the process!
Monday through Thursday I work in my sketchbook planning and prepping for my painting sessions held Friday through Sunday. I use graphite for sketches and watercolor for paintings.
The outcome of #The100DayProject for me is 14 finished watercolor paintings of owls supported by many, many pages of sketches. In addition, I hope to improve my observation skills and my technique, as well as the joy of having spent the previous 100 days productively pursuing my art.
I’ll post daily progress sketches and the final piece on my Instagram account – @tinyowlcreates – using the hashtags #The100DayProject and #TinyOwlCreates100DayProject. Follow me there to see and comment on the daily progress.
Every Monday here on the blog I’ll post the preceding week’s finished painting with some thoughts of how it went. I’ll also add it to my portfolio Instagram account – @tinyowlcreatesart.
If you’re a fellow creative or just interested in pursuing something for 100 days, I hope you join me for #The100DayProject!
And I hope you follow along here on the blog and on Instagram. Feel free to leave a comment – I’ll need the encouragement during the slumps. One hundred days is a loooong time!