The 100 Day Project 2019

The 100 Day Project

 

Decided that I’m going to try the 100 Day Project again, only this time with art instead of letter writing. I’m not an artist in any way, shape, or form but I do love to try.

What is it?

The 100 Day Project is a free art project that takes place online. Every spring, thousands of people all around the world commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity.

Anyone can join (yes, that means you!). The idea is simple: choose a project, do it every day for 100 days, and share your process on Instagram with the hashtag #The100DayProject.

When does the 2019 100 Day Project start and end?

Day one starts on Tueaday, April 2, 2019 and ends 100 days later on July 10, 2019.

I’m not an artist, can I still participate?

Ooh, trick question. We’re all artists. Yeah, really. You don’t have to think of yourself as one (yet), or even think of yourself as being particularly creative. A lot of us have complicated relationships with our creativity. We’ll work on it. You just have a desire to practice something and a willingness to commit to it for 100 days.

Do I need to make a piece every day?

Most people miss a day (a lot of days). Sometimes people take a year or two to finish their project. However many days it takes you to do your project is perfect. Don’t stress, do what you can, and have fun with it. This isn’t meant to make you feel bad. Make it work for you.

Practical tips:

  • Make sure you can do it in 5-10 minutes a day. More time is nice if you have it, but if it’s really time consuming you probably won’t do it every day.
  • Make sure the tools you need to do your project are accessible and portable. Will it fit in your purse or backpack? Can you travel with it? They should also be financially accessible – there’s no reason you have to buy an expensive new tool (unless you really want to and it’s in your budget).
  • Pick something generative. For example, one year Lindsay pulled a tarot card every day. When Michael Bierut started the project, he drew an image based on a photo in the New York Times. It helps to not have to decide what you’re going to do every day. What’s something that can do the deciding for you?
  • Whatever project you choose, think about how you can make it easier. And more fun!
I’m excited to begin! My plan is to post my progress on Instagram every day. Hoping that announcing my intentions will help keep me on track. Anyone else plan on doing the 100 Day Project?

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