The 100 day Project
I saw the 100 Day Project through a share in the daisy yellow art group and knew it would be a perfect match for me. I found the project a few days after it had officially started on April 6, 2015, but was reassured that was fine when I went to find out more information on the website. It's best to go there to get the full story, but here is part of it.
What Is the 100-Day Project? "It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process".
Full instructions plus hints on how to choose what your 100 day project could be and how it is to be documented are on the site. I was very excited to see this because I have been missing using fabric in my art work and also simply making things with fabric. I would often think about it, but then never follow through. I was beginning to find it very frustrating! I have done projects before where you do a small daily activity/artwork and found the structure of a simple daily project so helpful to me. In 2013 and 2014 I did the daisy yellow ICAD project, which is a daily index card a day (ICAD) for 60 days. You can see the results of the 2014 ICAD project here on my website. Thank you, Tammy!
Even though I was excited to find the 100 Day Project, it took me a few days to commit because . . . I was scared. Would I really do it? Would I follow through? What would be the best project for me to do? I kept coming back to fabric and my desire to work with it again. In the past I have sewn clothes, made journal quilts, lots of things. I used to do quite a bit and that had faded - I do miss it! I decided I would give myself a goal of doing something with fabric every day, something as simple as chose fabrics for my next project. I thought I could do a small bit of sewing or I could glue fabric into my art journal. What about embroidering a stitch or two, cutting out a pattern or sewing a dress! What about making a bag or a skirt? Or cutting shapes out of fabric? Or making a fabric quiltie page again, or ripping strips of fabric for projects . . . anything really, just to get me touching and using fabric again.
I think 100 days will definitely get me in the habit!
I hope you are inspired to think about the 100 Day Project for yourself. It is a fantastic idea to show up every day for whatever project you might want or need to do. You can follow my progress on my Instagram page or my tumblr blog as it will be forwarded there from instagram automatically. I won't be replicating it here every day, but may have a catch up post now & then. Let me know what you think or if you have questions.