This year as some of you may know I’m taking part in The 100 Day Project on Instagram created by Ella Luna and I’ve decided to present a wild flower or seed every day, for 100 days, in any way I might fancy. I’ve tagged my personal project #100daysofwildflowersandseeds, you can find all pics of it using this tag or following my feed
Last year I took part too, but I’ve abandoned the project very soon. I spoke about this in my previous post about creative challenges here, if you fancy to know more about it.
I’m two weeks into the project and I feel quite happy about sticking to it, but I’m also intimidated about the sheer amount of days in front of me. Sometimes I think I should dare more with it, push more, but I don’t want to feel oblige to do so. I enjoy spending some time sketching or taking a pic of a wild flower, in a way it feels like “me time” and I think we all need some time creating only for us.
The 100 day project challenge is helping me understand a few things about me and my work that I didn’t fully understand until now. I’m enjoying the process a lot, especially when I teach myself to not overdo something. Staying simple is how I love to be and to work, but sometimes I forget that and work too much on something, adding too many details and finishing up to ruin a potential good drawing or design. To be able to not over-complicate things makes me feel really good. And do you know what? I’m like that also in my everyday life, not only in my work and art. I love the feeling I felt when I moved to this home (and village) last year, moving only with a tiny fraction of my belongings and starting from fresh, it gave me freedom and it allowed me to breath properly. I know that lately there is lots of talk about minimalism and living with less. I’ve wanted to follow this path for so long that when I started this last year it really felt liberating. I think this year helped me to understand what makes me really happy and what I want to do and be in this precious life I have. In a little be over than a month I’m turning 40 years old and I know there wouldn’t be a better moment to simply embrace it all.
Are you doing The 100 Day Project? If you’re leave your link in the comments so I can follow your progress and maybe we can cheer up each other when needed.
In other news, I added one new indigo bag in my shop, telling you because it’s ready to ship and I won’t make more of these for a while (unless is a commission). find it here.