100 Days Project
 
 

The project aim:

Creativity.

The project gives anyone, regardless of age or ability, the framework and permission to get creative.  It challenges you to pick your creative outlet and relies on your willingness to work to achieve a creative boost. 

100 Days Project Scotland starts on the 14th May 2018.

 
 
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"Half the battle is showing up"

Stephen Hawking's quote about life and success rings true. The key to the 100 Days Project, as with many things in life, is starting. Show up every day to your creative task, and simply do.  

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It all started in 2011...

As explained on the official 100 Days Project in 2011 New Zealand graphic designer Emma Rogan started the 100 Days Project after reading about a class called ‘100 Days of Design’ – run by Michael Bierut at Yale School of Visual Arts.

Emma Rogan's TED Talk is available by clicking on this link. 

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2 Simple Rules

The Project is wonderfully simple, and deceptively challenging.

 
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#1

Repeat a simple creative task every day for the duration

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#2

Record each day's effort

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It's that simple, and that difficult!

Choose one creative 'exercise', and then repeat it every day for 100 days.  Record each daily effort and see what evolves in the work and in the self over time.

The project gives anyone (regardless of age or ability) a framework and the permission to be creative. It challenges you to dig deep into your creative reserves, to rely on your readiness to work in order to achieve creative breakthrough.

It can be an end to procrastination, and the development of resilience. It takes a lot of energy, and yet the rewards can resonate for a long time after the 100th Day is over.

You do not need to have any creative or artistic skill to take part in the project and you can participate from anywhere in the world.

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Not sure what you will do? 

Have a look at the previous years' project participants via the original 100 Days Project website, in New Zealand. There are also some examples below from the some of the Day 100 Edinburgh Show from 2017.

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Isla chose to capture a piece of contextual art and fold it into an origami crane, photographed in context everyday.

A 14cm square of paper was the canvas for Isla's daily mark making, using a variety of methods and materials. Some days the work took 10 minutes, others took hours, depending on the time Isla wanted to spend.

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A home from a fairytale everyday. 

Eilidh had to draw upon fairytales from around the world to find 100 homes to illustrate. Using ink, pencils, watercolours, printmaking, and pop-ups, Eilidh illustrated her take on a different building everyday from Sinbad's village on the back of a whale, to Sleeping Beauty's castle.

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Maggie and her adventures with Steven Seagull. 

Maggie made a stuffed Seagull from old jumpers, and then took a photo of Steven everyday for 100 Days.

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Betty's aim was to find her style, and to draw everyday. 

In the first few days Betty experimented with collage and ink, looking at subjects like buildings and faces, but as the 100 days marched on, found her stride drawing different colourful women. 

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September 2017

"Having to create everyday really does become a positive habit. Keeping up to speed with all of the other 100 dayers really did help to inspire at the end of a long day at work. I'm so glad I was part of this process."

Gavin Blackwell
2017 100 Days Project Participant
& Exhibitor in the Day 100 Edinburgh Show 2017

 

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Get Involved

Why not challenge yourself to do something creative daily? 

Pick something new you want to explore, a skill you want to develop, or maybe you want to simply get back into the habit of doing something you love.

The trick is to give yourself a manageable amount of work so that the daily task doesn't become a chore.  

 

1...announce!

Announce your involvement by using the hashtag #100daysprojectscotland and give your project your own unique hashtag

2...Post Daily

Post your effort each day using both hashtags (so you can be found!) If you miss a day, don't worry, keep going!

3...Facebook & instagram

Like the 100 Days Project Scotland Facebook page for regular updates and to see what others are up to, and follow the Instagram feed for the project (social media icons in the footer). 

4...start on the 14th may

Post everyday until Day 100: 21st August

follow hashtags

You can now follow hashtags on Instagram; click here for instructions - Instagram Help