#the100DayProject / Final Roundup
The past 100 days I've been participating in a daily art project called #the100DayProject started by artist Elle Luna. I'm a huge fan of micro goals; set a goal so small that it feels impossible NOT to complete it. So, I chose to create a small 2" bijou Zentangle tile each day. It felt easy, accessible, and quick -- exactly what I needed.
Over the 100 days my creative practice shifted and developed into a habit that worked best for me, a morning ritual. As a part of my morning prep, I sat down at my desk for 3-5 minutes to create my small piece of artwork. Usually this was my final process before leaving the house.
This morning ritual helped me tune into my needs for each day.
While I was creating my tangle, I thought about how I was feeling or my intention for the day. More importantly, I had a chance to pause my mental to-do list and get lost in the process of making art before re-engaging in the morning hustle.
Usually my daily drawing was also accompanied by another ritual I enjoy: oracle cards. You'll notice a variety of cards many of my artwork pictures. Randomly choosing an oracle card is a fun way to tune into intuition and notice new perspectives for goals, affirmations, and intentions.
Thoughout the process, I noticed my rituals shifted based on my needs. If I was out of town, perhaps the daily drawing was created more quickly or at a different time during the day. When I began August break from my agency job, my morning ritual shifted to a later and allowed me the freedom to create my drawing over a longer period of time. Did you notice more intricate designs towards the end? I was open to shifting my creative practice based on the time allotted.
Give yourself permission to change the creative ritual.
Something surprising came up as I neared day 90. I began feeling anxious that the process was ending. Was I going to let go of this creative process that grew to be something special during my day? If I wasn't tied to the project would I still feel committed? I think the answer is yes. As I write this on day 101, I'm excited to continue my daily practice and have the freedom to skip a day or two.
Check out the final weeks below and visit Instagram to see the entire collection.