#The100DayProject starts in *one* week!

We start Tuesday, April 7th

Hi Artists,

Sharpen your pencils, organize your supplies – #the100dayproject starts one week from today on Tuesday, April 7th!

If you haven’t already, announce your project on Instagram (here’s mine!). If you’re still deciding, here’s a helpful post.

Now it’s time to prepare. What tools will you need for your project? Where will you do your project? What time of day will you do it, or will it vary? A little planning ahead of time can go a long way to setting yourself up for success.

Other questions? Comment below. We’ll do another Q&A before the project starts.

XO,
LJT

Art by Sharon McPeake

Where to hang out online

Connect with other creatives

Hey Artists,

Like just about everyone else, I’m really missing in-person connection. But I’ve been delighted by the different ways people are gathering online. Isn’t it wonderful how constraint breeds creativity? Something to think about as we prepare to start our projects on April 7th.

In the meantime, I thought it might be helpful if we shared our favorite places to get together! Here are a few of mine:

  1. #The100DayProject Facebook group (of course!).

  2. Elle is hosting mandala drawing daily at 8AM Pacific on Instagram (she’s also leading a Creative Togetherness workshop this Sunday!).

  3. Musician Joshua McClain’s online concerts are heavenly.

  4. If you’re tired of zoom (yes), Houseparty is a fun way to hang out with friends.

  5. Netflix Party helps you host remote movie nights with friends.

  6. Photographer Jamie Beck started a creative series on Instagram called Isolation Creation. Other people are participating now too, search the hashtag #isolationcreation to see.

  7. While there’s no shortage of on-demand fitness classes, I’m finding that participating in live classes makes me feel more present and connected. My friend Caley leads MWF yoga classes here.

Your turn! Where and how are you connecting lately?

XO,
LJT

It's time to start announcing your projects

And a few helpful recaps to get you going

Hello Artists!

If you missed the Q&A last weekend, you can watch last year’s here or read the FAQ here.

You’ve got just shy of two weeks until the project starts on April 7th. To recap, if you’re still deciding on your project here are a few helpful places to start:

  1. Make a few lists: what you’re curious about, what you love, what you’d like to learn or skills you’d like to develop, and what you’d like to accomplish. Now you have a ton of inspiration for what your project might be.

  2. Examine your why for doing the project this year – process, play, produce, or a mix? Having a clear why will help keep you focused when the project inevitably gets boring or difficult (that’s part of the project!).

  3. Once you’ve narrowed down your project, take it on a test run to see if it’s something you’ll actually want to do every day for 100 days. A little experimenting before we start will help you see where you might want to tweak or simplify your project.

  4. Decide what “counts”. It’s up to you! Some days you’ll have more time and energy than other days, so you might have a range – what a two minute project day looks like, a 20 minute day, or a two hour day.

When you’ve decided on your project, it’s time to announce it to your friends and followers. You can use this graphic or create your own. Use the hashtag #the100dayproject so other people doing the project or following along can find you, and add your own unique hashtag as well.

Any questions? Post them in the comments.

XO,
LJT

Art by Sharon McPeake.

Q&A starts soon

Join the community on Instagram

Hey there! Quick note to reminder you that #the100dayproject Q&A starts here on Instagram Live in one hour. Hope to see you there!

XO,
LJT

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