By chance a couple of years ago I picked up a copy of The Great Discontent, an oversized, dense and beautiful to the touch magazine. Within it was a project created by Elle Luna, she is the author of one of my most favourite books, The Crossroads of Should and Must. The idea she had was to do something creative for 100 consecutive days. I loved the idea, but back in 2015 there was no way I could carve out 100 consecutive (accountable) days to do much more than get out of bed, take care of my teenage children and go through the motions of my day. Now? Things have changed and a creative kick in the pants sounds about perfect!
I was further reminded of this project when I ordered and received 100 Pep Talks from Elise Blaha Cripe (of gettoworkbook.com fame) who was greatly motivated by this project. Not only did I get her little book but the letterpress card she made as well. Brilliant!
This originated as an April – July project. Not traditional timing for me so I figured, though the Great Discontent is not participating anymore, I’d like to do it the way originally designed. You know. Rules. So, starting 03 April I will be creating something new and different consistently through 12 July 2017, a total of 100 days. What that will be is still up for debate – I am warring in my head between a few different ideas.
I will post on Instagram my daily project using the hashtag #100DaysofLINARstudio*. I expect a couple of posts will show up here on the blog with occasional updates throughout the project with a final wrap-up sometime in late July.
I am a great starter, a finisher not so much. I am hoping that by doing a small project consistently that I will end up with something substantial. It promises to be fun! This project fits in so well with my One Little Word for 2017: PLAY as well as my dedication to be more creative – read less about creating and actually create. How I love to find ideas and projects that align with how I want to show up in the world.
If you were to create something for 100 consecutive days, what would it be?