The 100 Day Project 2021 starts today! If you’re not aware of it, it’s a free global art project and the idea is to post to Instagram daily.
The project usually starts on the first Tuesday in April but this year it’s running from January 31st to May 10th instead. I think the idea for running it early is because people probably have more time on their hands to work on it, what with lockdown number 376.
For anyone thinking of taking part, you can really do anything you like, once it’s for 100 consecutive days. Also, if you miss a day here or there, just add them on to the end and keep going. I would also recommend using a unique hashtag so you can see your own projects altogether in one place. For example, there’s no point in me using #100daysofcalligraphy because that is likely to include a lot of other people’s posts too.
My past projects have included: 100 days of blogging, 100 days of less (I got rid of something everyday for 100 days), 100 days of hand lettering and 100 days of Paparali projects ( I worked on a range of different art & craft projects for 100 days). My past hashtags were #100daysofpaparaliblog #100daysofpaparaliless #100daysofpaparalilettering and #100daysofpaparaliprojects, in case you want to check them out on Instagram.
For my project this year, I’m going to take a photograph every day for 100 days. My hope for the project is that by the end of it, my photography skills will be a little better and I’ve even signed up for an online photography course. My hashtag this year is #100daysofpaparalipics
I’ll be taking pictures on my iPhone, my Instax and my DSLR. I don’t want to put any pressure on it having to be my DSLR because there will be days when I don’t want to, or don’t get time to, leave the house, or put lots of time and effort into the photo I take.
As of day 1, my plan is to mostly share to my Instagram stories daily and then share 10 pictures to the grid every 10 days. That, along with other aspects, may change as I go. That’s the beauty of The 100 Day Project, the rules are made up!
Would you be interesting in taking part in the project? I’d love to hear what other people are doing.