The 100 Days Project - The 1st 10 Days

Posted on April 29, 2016 and tagged Painting, Sketchbook

You might remember that late last year I started a 100 days project that I never ended up finishing! Long story short, terrible early pregnancy symptoms got in the way. Well, when I heard about Elle Luna's 100 Days Project starting April 19th I just couldn't help myself. Even though I never got close to 100 days last time, I felt like the project really challenged me and brought out some cool news ideas.

Overall it was a really great experience, but I wanted to make sure I simplified things this time around. Even on a good day, I often found it hard to come up with a whole new painting every single day. Restricting myself to paint made it so I couldn't really work on my daily painting while making dinner or in front of the tv at night. So this time I knew I needed to pick something that I could do with whatever art supplies I had lying around - even a ball point pen from the bottom of my purse. I also wanted it to be portable and small. And to further complicate things my due date is day 98 of this project! So I chose a tiny little Moleskine watercolour sketchbook (I think it's about 5" x 3") and committed to making 100 tiny patterns with whatever art supplies I felt like using that day.

Only 10 days in now and I love it already! I'm so glad I decided to give it another try. I'm really surprising myself by coming up with unique ideas everyday. Not every page turns out amazing, but that's the way it goes with a daily practice. And I love patterns. I mean, I love painting but patterns are what I really started out on. It never gets old how you can start with one seemingly boring shape and once you repeat it across the page it turns into something completely different!

So here are my first 10 days of tiny patterns. You can still join in too! There's still a long way to go until 100 so don't worry about missing the first few days. Post your progress on Instagram and be sure to follow me too!