Back in April I signed up to do The 100 Day Project, where you pick a project and commit to working on it every day for 100 days. I couldn't come up with one single topic I wouldn't get bored with in that amount of time, so I decided to paint something, anything, every day for the length of the project.
So. We're 90 days in, and what have I found? Here are my tips, and things I wish someone had told me going into it.
Don't put too much pressure on yourself or you'll give up on the project all together. It's meant to be fun after all.
Make it easy to succeed. For example, tell yourself you only have to spend 5 minutes on it - if you do more, great, but if you don't, you've still met your goal. Some days I simply put paint on paper. Any paint, in any fashion, with no goal in mind. But it felt good, really good, just to do that.
Don't feel like you have to post about it every single day on social media, that can become an onerous task in itself. It's fine to post your favorite thing from the week, or just post about it every so often. Here are just a few of the paintings I posted - there certainly aren't 100 in there.
With all of that being said, I certainly found that I started to hone my style, and experiment more with paints and techniques I wouldn't have tried if I was painting less frequently, so I'd say it was definitely worth it. Plus it got me in the habit of creating more regularly and not making excuses..."I'd have to clean my studio first before I can start", "I don't want to start something new I can't finish tonight", "I don't have a clear idea of what I want to paint yet" etc etc.
Let me know in the comments if you've ever done any kind of time-bound or themed project like this!