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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I work on my piece most days, it is a real challenge and still lots to do.

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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I’ve not been able to participate this time around unfortunately as I’ve had to do a lot of travelling but I’m watching the feed and enjoying the lovely work happening there.

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Thanks for supporting folks! There’s lots of ways to participate in creativity, and a season for it all 💓🙏

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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I’m really enjoying most of the work I do. Even though I know when I try too hard it won’t be fun, I still struggle with this. Some where in between play and focus is my sweet spot. I think I’m beginning to recognize specific chickadees. How cool is that! I quit last time at day 34 and that is hanging around in the back of my mind. Sketchbook Revival has started (free workshops 2/day access for about 3 weeks) and day 2 was drawing into blobs. I think that will be a fun next step. Shifting direction and finding ways to make this playful is really helpful. A part of me that feels guilt is not doing Lindsay’s homework. Doing the daily work is what I can handle so I am declaring my permission to stick with that!

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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

Way to go, Shelly! 👏🏻 I jumped on the sketchbook revival bandwagon and it’s nice to have specific tasks to do each day. Plus the whole learning new things bonus. Hope you keep having fun. 💓

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You’re doing great, Shelly! I love these reflections. The “homework” is just an add-on, and it seems to me like you’re doing a lot of learning so I don’t think there’s anything you need to feel guilty about! Love the permission you’re giving yourself too 💓

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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

The theme really resonates with me today. I’m all over the place with materials and style but having lots of fun. My project is a daily sketchbook painting and while I’ve worked in acrylics until this last week I’ve done a few gouache, watercolor and marker works - abstract, expressionistic representational (both from reference photos and from memory/imagination), and contour drawing.

This week I’m committing to continue experimenting and exploring AND begin sketching shorebirds native to my area in Florida - especially the Great Blue Heron.

Thanks for motivating us to keep going Lindsay!

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I’m so glad you’re having fun! I just took an art class with Lindsay Stripling and she referenced an artist who paints realism and abstract (Gerhard Richter) and how his style in both is distinctly *him* even though they’re very different. Was kind of liberating to think about how someone can have a distinct visual voice across more than one genre or medium! Maybe you’re an artist with many distinct styles 🫶

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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

Cheers Bex! When it isn’t fun, I ry to backtrack a little and figure out what ailed r… most often the attitude…. I loved Mike Lowery’s blobs… ended upwith a man driving a cake car getaway. Hahaha ran out of time this morning to prep myself some blobs for chickadees so tried making a pre-existing one into a chickadee… soso. Thanks for the encouragement!

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Mar 22, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I'm plodding along! Really enjoying it actually....some days I don't get anything done, other days I'm loving what I do get done!

Can anyone help? How do I add my IG handle to my photo if im considering uploading it to the weekly "do the 100 days" account please?

Have a fantastic day x

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Hi Nell! You can use an app like Adobe Express or Canva. Or a very simple way if you use Instagram:

1) open the app

2) add an image of your work as a story (either by sharing a post from your feed or by uploading a photo)

3) add text in the story

4) download the story (it’s a little arrow pointing down I believe)

Either way, don’t let not adding your handle stop you from submitting! Trish adds them when she can and we tag artists in the caption too.

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Nell, if you have an iphone, in your photos, click on Edit (on the photo you want to add your handle), then choose Markup (pen icon within a circle), in that menu find the + sign. That pop up menu gives you options to type text or even add your signature if you have a pencil. Or you could use your finger. Once you’ve added your handle, you can move the text anywhere on the photo. Good luck! I just learned about this a few weeks ago and LOVE using it!

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Hey Bex,

Thank you.

No, I'm an Android girl (actually do have an ipad), but your instructions got me thinking and I've worked it out. I actually thought there was some big special mysterious IG way to do it, didn't realise it was so simple!

Cheers!

Have a great day.

Nell x

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Mar 23, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

I've managed to not miss a day so far! Being flexible on how much I do day to day has been key. I'm so happy that made it this far already. As I do more days the quieter my inner critic gets (my goal is to let my inner child play and explore art supplies while quieting the inner critic). My critic has been quieting down on its own to my surprise and I find the more intuitive and fluid the creative procress becomes. It feels so good!

As I'm now returning to art for myself after many years I'm lost on developing my style and so I am very happy this topic has come up!

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Mar 23, 2023Liked by Lindsay Jean Thomson

Hi Lindsay.

Thank you so much for your reply.

That's fantastic. I'll give it a go. x

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I began with a food themed idea and it’s been hard to stick with it sometimes. I feel like I should’ve chosen something more general so I have more freedom to do a “daily painting” but not be restricted by subject-

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One of the beautiful aspects about the 100 day project is you are free to change the parameters of your personal project at any time to any thing! Make it work for you. 💜

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Thank you Lindsay! That flexibility is so important to my oersistence!

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