A while back, I saw her write about this upcoming community project called the 100 Day Project. The idea is that you create SOMETHING, every day for 100 days. And then you share it on Instagram. Simple, but very scary. I have a hard time not putting high expectations on projects - especially if I'm sharing them out to the world. But the whole point of this project is to just make and make until something of its own starts to emerge. Less thinking, more making. I think that will feel good.
I've been thinking about what would keep my attention for 100 days. Walking around San Francisco one day, it dawned on me that I'm consistently inspired by this city. The textured buildings, the colors, the wild plants, the silly Dr.Suess bushes, and even the bay itself never gets old for me. So, for my 100 Day Project I'll be creating a pattern inspired by SF each day. #100daysofSFpatterns!
Even though I'm creating for clients every day, I haven't worked on a project of my own like this in an embarrassingly long time. I'm looking forward to working with my hands again (not just my computer), and having a reason to push myself to create something even when I'm not in the mood.
The 100 Day Project starts on April 6th. Join in if you've been feeling like there's something you need to make and get out into the world. The Great Discontent has some ideas on how to get started if you're not sure!