I’m happy to be part of this year’s round of Elle Luna‘s #the100dayproject! It’s my third time to play along and even if my last project took three times longer to complete (ikr?!?), I am not discouraged. Why, you say? It’s because embarking on a daily creative activity like this one has done me so much good.
#The100DayProject has allowed me to explore my artistry; challenged me to be creative with the time and materials available to me however limited; and let me discover and be inspired by many other artists and makers participating in the same project. Not only that, I also get to make just for the sake of it which is liberating and enjoyable.
The first time I joined I did 100 Drawings which really rekindled my love for the craft. It was not a breeze and I definitely still have so much to work on but I also surprised myself by what I was able to do and accomplish.
The second time was 100 Inkprints. It should have been easier since rubber stamp carving is something I already really love to do. However, I wasn’t quite prepared for 1) the amount of time every print demanded of me (I really wanted each entry to not just be a stamp design but a story or statement) and 2) the expense for materials (eek!)! But no matter how long it took, I didn’t give up and saw it through up until the 100th ink print.
Apart from making sure the project is realistic and sustainable…another thing I learned from doing 100 Inkprints is to value the process. It was really a chance for me to hone my carving skills and also work on my personal style.
What you’ll see in this post are just some of my favorite pieces. You may view all 100 of them on Instagram.
Finally…this post is also a celebration of me completing 10 days worth of my current project — 100 Tiny Collages! HOORAY!
I had been dreaming of working on something like this for quite some time but reserved it for this year’s #The100DayProject so I have the company of the community in the artistic journey. So far I’m having so fun and I am more on schedule than ever before — that’s something!
Every collage has been an avenue for (no joke) meditation and reflection which I thoroughly appreciate. I love how dramatically each piece reveals itself to me and I’m really just excited to see the next 90 days shape out.
Do follow my paper art journey! It’s #100TinyCollagesbyNica on Instagram.