The 100 Day Project
Every year for the last few years, I’ve taken part in the 100 day project. For 100 days I explore a single topic in some expressive way. I’ve done photography in the form of “100 Shitty Poloraids” and working with sacred symbols in “100 Days of Mandalas.” I’ve painted, photographed and sketched. When Covid19 happened, my attention span became a lot shorter, and my mind a little darker. I still wanted to participate, and I wanted to do something that made me happy.
I have dogs. 3 rescues. Quite a motley crew. A 6 year old, 180 pound Newfoundland. A crabby old Jack Russel whose about 18 pounds. And our newest one is a three year old English Bulldog. He’s lazy. He makes more bodily noises than I knew were possible. And he only has one look: the look of indifference. His name is Groot, and he is the best worst dog I’ve ever had. He came into our family two years ago, and despite a huge amount of distruction the first year, (including eating a new couch, countless pillows, glasses, shoes…) my daughter, husband and I have never had a dog that makes us laugh every single day.
So that was going to be my challenge. “100 Days of Groot“. I didn’t know what that meant at first, but that’s the reason I do these challenges. An opportunity to push myself creatively, and to enjoy the ride. I don’t have to make it perfect, I don’t have to always make it make sense. I just get to make it.
And right now, the idea of making it sounds pretty great to me.
Stay healthy, happy, and a little bit creative.
What surprised me the most was how much I enjoyed exploring video and sound during this. Especially how music could set the mood.
From ridiculous posts about being an Instagram Influencer, to a series of home improvement projects, infographics on completely useless information, and a cover as a GQ model, the possibilities are endless.