The 100 Day Project

I have been trying to get out of the winter doldrums and regain crafting momentum. Last week inspiration arrived in the form of this article. In it Elle Luna challenges people to do something creative each day for100 days from April 6 until July 14, 2015. Those participating are encouraged to post their art on Instagram with the hashtag #the100dayproject so followers can see what has been created. To participate, download one of the photos from the page linked above and post it on Instagram.

For the past week I have been gathering the supplies and inspiration needed to keep making art for 100 days in a row and doing some warm up painting:

I have been trying to learn how to paint with watercolors since a plane trip last October. Gradually my confidence is growing, but know that it is only with consistent practice that skills grow, so this 100 day art challenge seems like a great way to learn more. With Instagram images being square I have opted to create 5″ square works. (This size will also fit neatly into an IKEA Ribba frame for putting on the wall for display.)

My preparation involved cutting up watercolor paper into squares so there is no excuse not to paint each day! Paints, brushes, and resist media are at the ready on the work table. One Pinterest board is now full of inspiration because the goal is to create flowers that are identifiable, although some days bouquets of flower-like shapes may be all that is achieved! I will also be pouring over several watercolor classes by Nicola Blakemore on Udemy!

I will keep you posted each week on what I have created, and how the discipline of creating art every day for 100 days is inspiring – or frustrating – me!

Follow me on Instagram and search for the hashtags #100daysofwatercolours and #the100dayproject

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