The 100 Day Project

This last week I started something called The 100 Day Project. The 100 Day Project was started by an artist named Elle Luna and is an open invitation to any creative person who wants to commit to doing something (anything) for 100 days. It provides motivation and accountability to make time to create something small every single day and then see how that work adds up over time. Progress > perfection. It’s free, and everyone shares their project on Instagram using the hashtag #the100dayproject. Last year I drew a different circle each day for 100 days (you can see the full set of 100 circles here).

This year I decided to focus on gratitude. The project started on April 4th and ends on July 12th, which almost perfectly coincides with the last 100 days of my pregnancy. I figured it would be a good idea to focus on the positive and remember what I’m grateful for each day over the next 3 months. You can see my first 6 days below – and if you want to follow along you can follow me on Instagram here, or visit my personal hashtag for this project #lookseegratitude.

I usually try to post a little blurb about what I’m grateful for, or what the picture/illustration means, on the Instagram post itself. But I thought it would be fun to post my work here as well – it’s nice to have a record of it.

It’s refreshing to have a creative exercise to focus on, and I love that it forces me to stop and remember what I’m grateful for, and find the good moments in each day. It’s easy for me to be cynical and negative, and that’s not the impression I want to leave on people…

The project usually gets interesting the longer you go because you start to run out of ideas and have to get creative. I’m excited to see how it evolves over the next few months. At the end, I’d like to bind all these pages together and make a book…I’m looking forward to seeing the full 100 days together and have a feeling it will be something I can flip through any time I need a pick me up.

What would you do for 100 days? It’s not too late to join..

creative doings

i’ve been trying to draw and paint more lately. i seemed to have had a slump for a few years where i barely even picked up a pencil to sketch. but that slump is coming to an end. i’ve had a lot of fun messing around and would like to eventually open up a print shop on etsy. i’ll need to keep practicing until i come up with something print worthy.

if you follow me on instagram, you’ve most likely seen all this already. but i thought i’d post it all here, too.

bekind

^^ sharpies above and below^^

livesimply

watercolor

^^ watercolor and metallic bronze sharpie ^^

woman

^^ graphite ^^

yada

^^ watercolor ^^

colorpencil

^^ colored pencil and ink ^^

bird

^^ graphite ^^

i think my strong suit is definitely sketching/drawing with pencil. but it’s been really good to play with color and experiment outside of my comfort zone.

xo

marci

no work all play

i drew this the other night while watching a movie, and today i added some watercolor. i stuck to primary colors, which i kind of like – but i think i’m going to invest in some better/more diverse paints soon. these watercolors were probably under 5 dollars and i’ve had them for years..i guess it’s good to use what you have. which is probably the most anti black friday statement i can make. haa, what a gross day, right?

use what you have.

primary 1

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