30 Days of #The100DayProject

Well today marks 30 days of #The100DayProject.  I am still pretty pumped about the project even though 1) I find that I am already running out of ideas of what to paint and 2) I’ve missed two days so technically I’ve only done 28 days of the 100 days.

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Since my last status post, I’ve gone on to paint a little over a dozen more paintings.  I’ve turned to Pinterest when I “painters block”.  Some days, I end up painting something random and abstract (see the odd yellow sun / fireball above).    I had a rough list of painting projects – but I stopped around #26 so I’ll need to put some effort into thinking up some new ideas.

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“Flamingo”

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“Thoughts”

Outside of all the creative process stuff – I am still in love with this project.  I love the idea of doing something for 100 days but I don’t think I would’ve kept it up this long if it weren’t for the community.  Although some days I look at what I’ve drawn and cringe at the idea of actually having to post it on instagram – I appreciate the fact that this project has allowed me to learn something new.

I am still undecided on what to do with the paintings.  Any ideas – leave them in the comments below!

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#The100DayProject Weekly Round-up (Day 1-7)

As you know, I have been participating in this years #The100DayChallenge.  To read more about it check this.

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I am pretty happy I joined this challenge.  It only takes me a few minutes to paint a mini master piece and it’s really relaxing.  Plus it makes me smile.  Just doing something artistic makes me smile – and I love that.  There have been times where I realize my day is almost over (and by that I mean the Hubz and Miss S are going to be home soon) but as soon as I start painting a wave of calm comes over me.

I try to paint while Miss El is napping but that doesn’t always happen :)  I currently just have a pile of my paintings sitting on the bookshelf.  I don’t know what I plan to do with them afterwards but definitely photograph each one for keepsakes.

 

If you haven’t already, follow my hashtag (#100DaysOfTLYPaints) or my IG feed to see more!

#The100DayProject 2017

Have you heard about the #The100DayProject.  I have heard of it happening in previous years and I wanted to be part of it last year but didn’t realize it only runs for a specific time during the year.  Luckily I found the dates this year and I am definitely looking forward to participating this year.

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Essentially an artist named Elle Luna runs a social media project annually called #The100DayProject.  To participate – you need to do a creative project everyday for 100 days and post about it on your social media – using a hashtag of your choice.  Now the question is – what am I going to do for 100 days that is going to:

  • fuel my creativity
  • motivate me enough keep up for 3+ months
  • be both challenging and do-able (considering I am on mat leave)
  • be something I can also do on busy Saturdays & Sundays

I’ve been debating to do either painting or writing project.  I figured photography would be too easy a choice + I do it almost everyday so where is the challenge in that.  That said I am leaning towards painting :)

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Outside of that I also need to choose a hashtag.  I still have a few days to finalize my details – but hopefully I’ll have something soon!

If you want to follow my endeavours – you can follow me on Instagram :)