One hundred days of Day Break Play: Start

Day 1 image from Instagram. Using my go to practice list.

Day 1 image from Instagram. Using my go to practice list.

Have you heard of The 100 Day Project? The quick synopsis is to choose 1 action and do it for 100 days while documenting it on Instagram. Background info on the whole project can be found here.

As I write this we're in the first week of the project so I thought I'd outline my project in greater detail than I have on Instagram. 

Day 2 image from Instagram. Various handwritings using various writing implements.

Day 2 image from Instagram. Various handwritings using various writing implements.

I had first come across The 100 Day Project a couple months ago and in that first encounter had decided not to do it. I didn't want another thing to add to my to-do list. But in the meantime I'd started to create some new routines for myself and have been working on getting up earlier in the morning to feel a little more personally productive before I go to my day job. 

Ten days before the project start I had the opportunity to see Elle Luna speak at a Creative Mornings event (currently no video but I imagine there will be one up soon). Seeing her speak sealed the deal and I knew I'd be participating in the project. 

Day 3 image from Instagram. Some days I might feel like playing with something random like legos.

Day 3 image from Instagram. Some days I might feel like playing with something random like legos.

My little piece of the 100 day project is 100 days of waking up and playing creatively pretty much first thing when I pop out of bed. (#100daysOfDayBreakPlay) I went back and forth for a bit on if I'd stick with using just one medium but then I realized this project is about doing the same action everyday. The important action for me is to get up and make. While I am very motivated to make, and do so often, I don't always do it everyday. I've found making things with my hands to be very meditative so I'm looking for this project to solidify that as a daily routine for myself.

While I won't be having any specific rule for myself on what I'll be creating, you will see lots of calligraphy and other hand lettering experiments. That's a medium I'm always exploring so it will ground my project by being my go-to on days that I'm not driven to play with something else. 

As for how many minutes I'll be making... I'd like it to be a minimum of 15 with a general goal of 45 mins. I'm not sure yet what will feel right so you'll notice on my daily Instagrams that I'm going to keep track of how much play time I got in to help me keep track. And because this is about play you will be seeing lots of in process photos. Some things will never turn into anything else but that days play.

I hope you follow along!