The 100 Day Project – Background Information
On 30 June I announced my plan to do a #The100DayProject – starting on 1 July, and explained a bit about what that is. For me, it’s a plan to do something (anything) creative for 100 days.
As it turns out, my art group decided to do a 30 day sketching challenge during July, so the beginning of my 100 Day Project was quite sketch heavy, however along the way I fell in love with drawing in ink and adding some watercolour so it’s kinda gone that way now. I’ll go with the flow and see where it takes me.
I decided I’ll do a ’round up post’ once a fortnight for the duration of my #WOTMThe100DayProject to share the creativity I’ve done for that period and I also share how I’m feeling and what I’m noticing in each post.
Here’s the round up posts already published if you haven’t seen them:
and here’s days 61 to 74.
Here’s what I wrote to accompany Day 73 when I posted this one on my social media:
Day 73/100 – #wotmthe100dayproject – Remembering all of those lives cut short so tragically on 11 September 2001, and their loved ones left behind, with some watercolour and ink Australian native flowers. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years. I remember when I found out about it. I used to be in a singing group and we met to practice on Tuesday nights. I had to go to work the next day but it was around midnight before I was heading home. The husband of the friend who’s house we were at called us to the TV where we saw the planes crashing into the twin towers. It was horrific to watch and I remember driving home in absolute shock. Do you remember where you were when you heard?
How I’m feeling and what I’m noticing?
- I feel more free and confident with my art which is wonderful.
- I can’t believe I’ve done 74 days of creativity every single day. Only 26 days to go before I can have a little bit of a break!
- I love that I’ve found a way to make time for art in my days. It has been good for me in many ways.
- I love that I think I have finally found my ‘thing’ that I’ve been looking for for so long.
- I’m very thankful for all the kind words of encouragement and support. They mean so much to me. Thank you!
- I’m excited for what might lie ahead for me.
No blog post next week but I’ll be back the week after with Days 75 to 88.
So, where were you on September 11, 2001? Do you remember?
Wherever you are in the world, please take care of yourself and stay safe.
Ciao for now,
Linking up with Denyse Whelan for #LifeThisWeek
The native flowers are lovely (as is the hippo!) Have you thought about making them inot cards? They’d be lovely and I’m sure would sell well (but I know nothing about the card market so take that with a grain of salt) #Lifethisweek
Thanks Lydia – it’s always so interesting for me to hear which ones people like the most. I’ll be having a good think and will investigate what I might do with my art once this project is finished. I know nothing about the card market either …. yet! lol
Beautiful art work, Min. I like all those with colourful flowers in them although your animal drawings are also fantastic. Thanks for sharing your art with us. #lifethisweek
Thank you Natalie. I’m not surprised that it’s the colourful flower ones that you like as I know from your blog how much you enjoy nature and flowers (as do I). I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my little flower creations! xo
Hi Min – I’ve loved watching your art appear on my FB feed each day and to see you discovering how talented you are. Those small ones are particularly beautiful – and I hope this becomes the beginning of a whole new direction for you. I have a local friend who is getting serious about her art and it’s an interesting process to watch.
Hi Leanne, I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed my daily efforts. I think it has annoyed some but then others have enjoyed it. I guess you can’t please everyone and the main thing is that I am enjoying what I’m doing and discovering stuff about myself that I didn’t know. Once this project is finished I will have a good think about the way forward with my art and what I might do. It’s too hard to put my thoughts there at the moment. 24 days to go!
Wow you are so good! Well done – I really like the dreamcatcher and the dachshund.
Thanks so much Susanne, and thanks for letting me know which ones you like the most. It’s so interesting how it’s different for everyone!
You are so talented Min, I love the mini paintings of the bike and the window boxes in particular, you have a lovely way of seeing the whole picture and then capturing it in paint. I have no idea how you do such delicate work on small pieces! Just beautiful 🙂
Thank you Deb. It’s funny isn’t it because I don’t think I’m talented. I see all the areas I could do better or that I did wrong or stuffed up. BUT I do see that I can do something that not everyone can do and that I can do it quite easily and I enjoy it so that is good! Thanks so much for your kind words. xo
YOU have found your thing…it’s being mindful, and talented and taking joy from how you may create. I love how much you have given this a really good go and totally come up smiling.
Love your challenge images. It’s hard to keep it going on some days..I remember doing the mandalas for 100 days in 2016. But always a good feeling to finish.
Thank you for taking part in the 5th Birthday celebrations of Life This Week. Great to see friends who are bloggers linking up each week when they can. I appreciate each and every one of you. Next week, Mr W is back with Time Part Two. See you then if you have a post to share. Denyse.
Thanks so much Denyse. I ‘have’ found something I didn’t really know I could do but at the same time I knew there was a creative within me. It was a matter of finding how exactly I was meant to bring out that creative in me. The 100 Day Project has been good for me because it’s kinda forced me to do art every day which has made me find myself in art and what I like to do etc. On the flip side though – I will be pleased when day 100 has been reached so I can get a little break and catch up on other things that have been shoved aside so that I can do this. Thanks so much for your encouragement and support! xo
Sweetest birthday cake!! I like the tiny pieces of watercolor paper you are using. Such a nice size. You should buy a little easel and display them, alternating which one is on display. Really like the miniature size.
That bouquet is beautiful and poignant. Strange to read that you learned about the attack on 9-11 at night. But then I remembered you are across the world from NY. For all of us in the U.S. it was morning and a very long day. I think your bouquet would touch the hearts of all of those who lost someone that day.
Thank so much Leslie. I’ve just recently bought some various sized frames from K-Mart and framed up some of my pieces – a few of the mini-paintings, the bouquet of Australian native flowers, the emu, the one of my dog Ava, and the twelve mini houses. I am so happy with them all – they look so lovely framed! I’m so happy you think the bouquet of Australian Native Flowers would be appreciated by those who lost someone during 9/11. That day/night is forever etched into my heart and soul. It was a devastating time. Thanks so much for always being such a kind and considerate support to me! xo