I WANT TO BE All In.
To jump at the chance.
To go full-tilt, full-bore, full-on.
I want to grab life hard, and fast, and as my inspiring friend Tim Floyd reminds me–yell YIPPIE taking the sharp curves.
But I am not that person.
Instead I move slow, questioning reason, searching for nuance in every little thing (then analyzing its role and significance). I want to know options and variables and alternatives.
I want to see the whole picture.
This is why it’s such a surprise I’m a moth to the flame of any social media community/creative challenge. The idea of pushing and producing and sharing (while NOT perfecting) is terrifying but also wildly exhilarating.
It’s healthy, I know, adding a little wild abandon to my life. It also nourishes a spirit that’s hungry to make.
Plus it’s just so fun to find community in the midst. (Hi, Laurel!)
I was so in.
The setup is easy. Choose an art “action” to do each day, then share on Instagram using the #100day project hashtag. I decided to do a small painting a day, my goal to work fast and loose.
Lordy I’ve found it difficult! (I am not fast and loose–see paragraphs 1 through 5 above.)
Still–it has been so much fun.
It’s cool to see the collection I am creating, my on-the-fly decision to do twenty series of five paintings each. And I am woefully behind as life and travel and other responsibilities have gotten in the way. (It is much smarter–albeit not on brand at all for me–to make this a more simple exercise one can complete anywhere in just a few minutes.) Still I believe the intention of a challenge like this is to give it a go and do the best you can.
If you’d like to join, you can find the simple instructions for #The100DayProject here. (I hope you will!) Or just start your own creative initiative and do a little something every time you can. I think you’ll find, as Gretchen Rubin said and I, too, believe:
What you do every day matters more
than what you do once in a while.
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