I’ve been an admirer of the 100 Day Project for a couple of years. I’ve never joined in because I always felt like I had enough commitments, but for the past month or so I’ve had an artistic lull. I decided the 100 Day Project was just what I needed to jumpstart my practice again. As I always tell myself, “forward motion!”

About The 100 Day Project

If you haven’t heard of the 100 Day Project, it’s a free collaborative Instagram project by Elle Luna and Lindsay Jean Thompson. You don’t have to do anything to join except decide what you will do and announce your intent on Instagram using the hashtag #The100DayProject. Some people have also used #100DayProject, so I just tag with both to be safe. You can read about the thought behind it at https://www.the100dayproject.org/

Personally, for me to succeed, I need my project to be open-ended and flexible. I wear a lot of hats in my life so I have to be realistic. Keeping that in mind, I chose a generic approach: 100 Days of Creativity. Everyday, for 100 days, I commit to creating something. Wish me luck 🙂 You can follow along with my hashtag: #Boomers100

Day 1/100: Sunny Thinker

I’ve had this background sitting on or near my desk for over a month. Last night, I opened up my beloved WorkBook and found the perfect reference image. I watched Annie Hamman paint a figure for a bit and then got to work. The background will get some more work and my Sunny Thinker has no hand — it’s definitely still a work in progress. I’ll share more of the progress as the 100 days go on.

It felt so good to paint again, although I noticed a little unsureness has crept in. It’ll be interesting to see if I still have that in 99 more days.

Tags: acrylic, art challenge, Art Journal, collage, instagram challenge, mixed media

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