A blank piece of paper.
Watercolors, acrylic paints, markers, crayons, and inks.
Brushes, palette knives, cardstock, string, and a variety of tools ready to be used.
The excitement of a new project!
This all feels like yesterday and I can't believe we've wrapped up another 100 Day Project!
For this year's project, I took last year's premise--make 1 mark a day on the same canvas/paper for 100 days--and added a new twist to it: color! It was a big leap out of my comfort zone to do this but it was really fun to just commit and go all in!
One new thing I added this year was having prompts (which you can use/find here). Before the project began I came up with a list of 100 words that I would randomly pick each day as a source of inspiration or theme for that day's mark. The words I chose were ones that I felt could be interpreted in many different ways. I took some ideas from last year's techniques, tried to think of things that would make sense for an art project, and also added some that might be a little bit more challenging. I really loved starting each day with picking a prompt and then deciding how I would interpret it!
I also made a few recap videos:
And here were some of my favorite marks...it was hard to pick just a few! :)
Day 12 Random - Rubber band
Day 18 Sounds - Popped a balloon
Day 24 Earth - Rocks and watercolors
Day 37 Drag - Ball and chain
Day 54 Kitchen - Used turmeric to make paint
Day 61 Word - "Create" on a paper towel roll
Day 64 Turn - Soda can tab
Day 93 Ask For Help - Valentine helped me :)
Now that my project is complete, I'm in the process of turning it into a print! At the time of writing this post, it is currently available for pre-order and should be shipping in about a week, the second week of June. If you're interested, you can learn more and place an order here! I can' wait to send these out to their new homes!
So what's next? I was definitely planning on participating in the official 100 Day Project again next year but something unexpected happened! The idea of doing a 100 day collage was suggested to me and my initial thought was YES!! I feel like when you have such a strong reaction you have to go with it so after a week long ish break, I have started another project-- the 100 Day Project: Collage Edition! I've been sharing on TT and IG and hope to post about it as well. I hope you'll follow along! Here's day 1 and I'm currently on day 5!
If you're interested in starting your own 100 day project, I highly recommend trying it out! If you want to make your own version of my project, 100 marks on a canvas/paper, you are welcome to do so! Please just be sure to tag and credit me if you're posting on social media on one of your posts.