For this year's 100 Day Project, I attempted to go through the entire alphabet and connect each letter with all the other letters (aa, ab, ac, to zz)...and I successfully finished this project! 🎉It's the first time I've completed an entire 100 days so I'm really excited! (I always fell off before the halfway point in the past.😅)
Here are 5 things I learned from this experience and what helped me make it to day 100!
1. Get the planning out of the way.
I did a lot of planning at the start including figuring out which letter combos I was doing each day! (That was a task lol and you can actually download this list below so you don't have to go through the trouble of figuring out!) Doing this prior to day 1 really set me up for success because every day I could sit down, refer to the list, and get right into the lettering instead of using up time to get ready.
2. Keep it interesting.
This was a great way to practice lettering because every combination is different--this kept each day interesting and helped it from getting too monotonous.
3. Keep it short.
I specifically created this challenge so I didn't have to spend too much time on it every day. I could get it done in 10-15 minutes or I could spend more time on it if I had more to spare.
4. Visually track your progress.
Having the bulletin board up and pinning each day to it was really fun to see! It's also motivating because I wanted to continue adding on and complete each board. It worked similar to the tracker (you can download that below as well) in giving that sense of accomplishment each day.
5. Don't forget to document.
Whether you share your project on social media or not, I highly recommend taking photos and documenting along the way--it's fun to look back on the progression!
Give it a try!
If you'd like to give this project a try, here are links to the PDFs I used to keep me on track! All the connections in the alphabet are listed and divided across 100 days. You can start any day you'd like and then letter the listed connections for that day. Don't forget to tag me @atiliay so I can see your project!
Good luck and have fun--I hope this helps you practice and grow in your lettering journey!