#the100DayProject / Week 1

I believe a regular creative practice is essential for a healthy, well-balanced life. My creative practice revolves around visual arts, though your practice may center around a different creative outlet. 

Looking back on periods in my life, I have noticed a difference between the times where I am consistently engaged in making art and the times where I have put my creative practice on the back burner. There are a variety of reasons why a creative practice is helpful.

I am creating time for self-care.

Whether it's 5 minutes to create a drawing or 1 hour to work on a painting, I am creating time during the day that is designated for me. 

It's an outlet.

Artwork is a tangible representation of my inner process. It allows the artist to examine thoughts and feelings from a distance. 

It's meditative.

Perhaps you've heard of the word "flow" related to making art. The art making process helps me enter into a meditative zone; my mind clears and I'm simply in the moment. 

So, I was very excited to see the Instagram project #100dayproject started by Elle Luna. The 100 day project supports creatives to create a piece of artwork every day for 100 days. I was hesitant to begin because I started a bit late, and was encouraged by a quote Elle posted stating,

No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity
— Julia Cameron

So, I began! For the next several weeks I will be sharing recaps of my 100 Day Project, focused on Zentangle Bijou tiles, mini versions of Zentangle tiles. And if you'd like to join, it's not too late. Start a daily practice of making something, whether its a Zentangle inspired piece of art, or anything with a material you think is fun. 

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