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May 27Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

Oh how exciting!!! I stayed involved, with my project anyway, for 83 of 99 days...I still have to work today. I either painted, posted, or worked on my website. Of course the goal was 100, but this is a far sight better than I did last year, which didn't even make it into the double digits! Ha! I am so very proud of myself!. I am not going to try and make up the days, but I want to take a little time to determine what my next project will be.

As to the questions...these were tough this time for me...but here goes:

1. I think mostly it showed me what I can do. And it showed me that I can be forgiving of myself. I missed days, and that kind of thing bothered last year. I quit because I missed a day, just one day and I was out. This time I have missed days, but I kept going...how awesome is that!

2. I am curious about what else I can do. I am curious about what else I will do.

3. This one is hard. I know I have faults, and I want to let go of them, but easier said than done. In regards to art, I just don't know. I know! I want to let go of my fear of starting something new. And when I say new, I mean different. I work mostly with birds. I love my birds, but I want to branch out. Problem is I will get something ready to start and then it just sits there, staring at me, telling me it will be bad so don't even try. I'd like to let go of that.

4. I think I covered this one, I can celebrate my success with the project this year! Next year I want to remember to post more.

Thanks for doing this project and sharing it with all of us! See you next year!

Kendall Stewart

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That’s a big deal, way to go Kendall! “I am curious about what else I can do” gave me the tingles — I hope you follow that curiosity!! 💓🙌

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May 27Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I did the 100 Day Project! (I missed maybe 4 days.) I chose trees as my project. I wanted to improve my skills at sketching and painting them…and I did. I even did a “study” on crabapple trees and throughout the challenge I sketched/painted the phases: bare tree to buds, full bloom, forming leaves, to fully leafed out.

By having so many days to experiment, it gave me the freedom to try out all sorts of media; graphite, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, paint markers. Not that I couldn’t have done this anyway; it was something about making it a personal challenge for myself and giving myself creative freedom that kept me going and enjoying it!

Thank you for all your planning and encouragement!

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You did it!! 👏 🙌

I’m so glad you gave yourself permission to explore, and that you had fun doing it 💓

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May 27Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I love this!

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May 27Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

Thank you so much for guiding us through this project. I learned so much about how I approach creativity and the narrative (“lies” is too harsh a word) that I’ve told myself about my lack of talent. While I didn’t paint every day (learning and exploring watercolor) I did write every day in response to the prompts. It was a stealth 100 Day project and was probably more valuable than putting brush to paper.

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Fellow new-to-watercolors enthusiast here 👋

I’m so glad the prompts helped you learn about yourself! Makes my spirit feel big to hear that. Keep going, keep learning, and be good to yourself 💓

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May 27Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I have participated in this project for four or five years and I managed all 100 days for the first time this year! I chose to take a picture of the sky everyday. We just recently moved to PA and intentionally seeing the beautiful skies everyday has connected me to this place deeply. In fact, I decided to keep taking photos of something beautiful everyday, not just skies and to keep sharing it in my stories. Thank you Lindsay for creating this challenge and for it being so easy to participate at whatever level you can. My IG channel is @thebusymomartist, and I have a Substack but I’m not actively writing on it at the moment.

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Wonderful, Sarah! 🙌👏💓

Yes to people participating at whatever level they can — thank you for that!

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May 27Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I am a Toy Maker and my intention was to create crochet patterns that I can sell. I could never find the time and this was the perfect opportunity to set aside 2 hours daily for this task. I ended up having the time of my life. I unintentionally created a space where I could play with my own toys. I got to refine my skills and got to learn a whole bunch of news techniques. This experience turned into a whole other thing, but I managed to keep to that schedule for the entire 100 days even though I didn’t consistently post online.

My big takeaway is that I had to slow everything down in order to speed my process up.

Thank you so much for these daily prompts. I have read every one and they have been a tremendous help along the way.

I am genuinely amazed at what I have done and it’s like a world has opened up to me that I never knew existed. It’s www.instagram.com/3stitches_unravelled if you’d like see.

I can’t wait for next year!

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Wow!! I’m amazed by you too! And I’m so glad you had the best time 💓

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May 27Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I journaled everyday for 100 days. Sometimes just a sentence but I did it everyday! Yay me. Hoping to make a reel to post on IG of all my pages - @ Craftymue

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Yay you!!

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