The 100 Days Project
It's that time of the year again. The 100 Days Project started by Emma Rogan is about to kick off on 15 May 2017. The idea is simple: you decide on a creative task and do it every day for 100 days. You can update and keep track of your progress on the website.
Others will do the same so you can check out what everyone's up to.
I first heard of the 100 Days Project a few years ago and thought it was a great idea. In 2014 I made hand drawn icons, which even got featured in the weekly newsletter, but only got to 90 days before getting side tracked. I didn't want to go back after the deadline to complete it because that's technically cheating, right?
Regardless, it was a really fun and challenging activity as it gave you something to aim for every day. There were no excuses since you had to upload your work for the world to see. You simply made time somehow.
To be honest the best part was to see the whole picture come together little by little. A couple of icons in the beginning don't look like much, but guess what – by day 65 you've got a decent icon set to play with and watching the grid filled with your work come to life gives you a sense of accomplishment. Good times, man.
Unfortunately there was no such project in 2015 and I missed the one in 2016. I'm still thinking about what exactly I would like to do for this year's 100 Days Project but I'm definitely signing up.
If that sounds like your type of thing feel free to sign up or tell your friends about it. There's an entry fee of minimum $15 NZD but you can give more in order to support the project if you like. A big event is scheduled at the end of the 100 days where people show their work in person and hang out to talk about their process. Also note that you don't have to be located in New Zealand to participate.