The end is nigh! Nigh! I’m so excited. It’s like a light went on. I’m seeing possibilities on blank paper today.
Day 86: April 16
Why didn’t I find paint circles sooner in this process? Decided to use extra paint left over in a circle and it went down a new rabbit hole.
Day 87: April 17
lines. If I learned nothing else, I learned to sooth myself by making lines and letting my headspace fall away. That lesson I do not want to lose. When I’m stuck. I can just make lines until I unstick. And the exercise rarely fails. It’s soothing and loosens my creativity.
Day 88: April 18
I’m stuck on my painting so I’m using the 100 Day to work out a problem. That’s a new development.
Day 89: April 19
Exploring whatever I feel at this point. Trying not to overthink.
Day 90: April 20
Not exactly productive. Feeling stuck at the same stage on all pieces. Meanwhile I’m completely engrossed in stripping a canvas for reuse.
I’m struggling to maintain interest amid everything.
Day 72: April 2
Productive. But, I’m not sure this is the direction I want to go? I continue to play with plant textures. But maybe I’d rather get back to skulls and ravens???
Day 73: April 3
Feeling trapped by this direction. Definitely. Will have to break free of it soon.
Just when I felt over it all. Inspiration. I found a feather floating around my house. A new experiment.
Day 74: April 4
Interesting results today. I am placated.
However. I don’t know that I’ll commit to a hundred days of anything again. 27% of the year. That’s a lot of days. A lot. Look what can happen to the world in 100 days. I’m a commitmentphobe (is that a word?) and I fell for that optimistic feeling seventy some days ago that said: you have time to commit, it’ll be fun. Maybe it’s that I feel I’ve learned what I set out to learn, with twenty-five days to go… what investment am I making with my time now?
Day 75: April 5
I lost a day again??? I guess I didn’t have an important breakthrough.
Day 76: April 6
I brought in fallen oak leaves. They are a nightmare to work with. But something new.
Started three new pieces last night playing with plant textures. Added paint today. Flattening the collected plant material in my sketchbook helped. Still awful to work with.
Day 65: March 26
I can work freely now that I am home. First I had to make a trip through the snow to the camper each time I needed something. But mostly I don’t feel like it. I start and stop. All day. Starts and stops. And staring. I’m exhausted from the drive across the country. I’m emotionally exhausted from the this world turned upside-down. I’ve begun a new blog writing ritual to get me through without the travel writing.
Day 66: March 27
Art work is the last thing I feel like doing. I feel like I’m resting on the work that came before and I think that’s ok right now. I’m just showing up for now.
Day 67: March 28
Tossed some paint on a piece I wasn’t going to. Glad I did. Started a second canvas based on the works I’ve done in the 100 Day Project.
Day 68: March 29
I lost a day somewhere. I don’t know how. I thought this was (today) March 30.
Day 69: March 30
Creative block this morning. Not even doing lines helped. Maybe later. The canvasses go better.