OUR TOP TIPS FOR EMBARKING ON THE 100 DAY CHALLENGE
Are you longing for a creative outlet. The need for something to get back in the game and regain your confidence.
The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ holds true but we like to think of it as ‘practice makes us better’. Regular artistic expression can transform your art style into something you’re genuinely proud to share with the world.
The 100-day challenge is a remarkable method for achieving this. By committing to one small creative act each day for 100 days, you refine your craft and steadily progress towards your larger dreams and goals.
We wholeheartedly recommend setting this challenge for anyone looking to discover their unique art style or striving toward a significant goal. There are no strict rules, except for completing the project every day.
TIPS TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY
Choose a Manageable Format: Opt for a small art diary (A6 or A5) to make the project achievable even on busy days. If life gets hectic, don’t be disheartened by missing a day; resume the next day (but avoid missing two days in a row). Consistency is key to maintaining momentum. If you are in the flow of things & are inspired to do two on one day & know you will be busy the next you can save it to post on your busy day.
Start Small, Dream Big: While a 100-day commitment might seem daunting, consider beginning with a 7-day or 30-day project. However, we highly recommend the 100-day duration for deep self-exploration and fun exploration. The longer you stick at something the better the results.
Share Your Progress: Utilize social media and hashtags like #100daychallenge, #the100dayproject, and #the100daychallenge. You could also create a unique hashtag for easy project tracking.
Set Guidelines: Establish rules to refine your project and prevent overwhelm. Consider focusing on one subject (flowers, patterns, landscapes, portraits, daily events), using a specific medium, experimenting with different mediums, limiting colors, or setting a time limit.
Diversify Your Subjects: Explore a variety of subjects throughout your challenge. Incorporate elements like nature, everyday objects, emotions, or abstract concepts. Diversifying your subjects will keep your creativity flowing and prevent monotony.
Experiment with Techniques: Use the 100-day challenge as an opportunity to experiment with different artistic techniques. Vary your strokes, shading methods, or try out new tools and materials. Embrace the learning process and discover what techniques resonate most with your style.
Incorporate Personal Reflection: Integrate a reflective element into your challenge. Consider adding a brief description or journal entry alongside each piece, sharing your thoughts, feelings, or the inspiration behind the artwork. This can create a more profound connection between you and your audience.
Celebrate Milestones: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements along the way. Designate specific milestones, such as every 25 days, to reflect on your progress and growth. Consider sharing a compilation of your work at these intervals, allowing yourself to appreciate the journey and inspire others.
Remember, the key to a successful 100-day challenge is consistency and the willingness to explore and evolve. Enjoy the process and embrace the learning opportunities that arise during the creative journey!
SHARE YOUR WORK AND GROW
Before our 100-day challenge, sharing our work on Instagram was a challenge due to self-doubt. However, once we started, the support and interest from a newfound community were overwhelming. Our following grew through consistent posts and hashtag usage. It was a unique experience, unlike anything we’d encountered in our previous years in the industry.
So, our collective message today is: CREATE MORE & SHARE MORE.
We hope this collective experience inspires you to embark on your project.
Check out our 100 day projects over on instagram