Renew Your Stale Creativity With the 100 Day Project

Doing something creative every day for a month, for 100 days, or even for a whole year has a ton of benefits. It’s a great way to hone a skill and even has the potential to create side income. The 100 Day Project is currently underway, with a ton of highly engaged people sharing their creations on Instagram.

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What Is the 100 Day Project?

The 100 Day Project is an online project created by Elle Luna and Lindsey Jean Thomas but is actually based on a concept created by celebrated graphic designer Michael Bierut as a workshop at Yale.

He describes the project like this:

“The only restrictions on the operation you choose is that it must be repeated in some form every day, and that every iteration must be documented for eventual presentation.”

The online 100 Day Project similarly challenges you to do something every day for 100 days. The idea is to create a piece of art every day, but with the project in its fifth year, plenty of people are getting creative.

While many are choosing traditional disciplines—drawing, painting, photography, crochet, and embroidery—others are opting for things like a daily act of kindness or picking up litter.

How to Take Part in the 100 Day Project

Right off the bat, if you’re interested in taking part in the 100 Day Project, you should know that it’s already started. It kicked off on April 3, but with just a few days to catch up on, it’s not too late to join in.

If you’re interested in sharing your work on a daily basis, the best place to do that is on Instagram. Some are also sharing their progress on Twitter.

These are the hashtags you’re going to want to keep an eye on or use when sharing your work:

If you want to hear more about the 100 day project, listen to this conversation between Elise Joy and Lindsay Jean Thomson, who are taking part in the project for the third year in a row.

If you’re feeling even more ambitious, you could keep it going and try your hand at 365 days worth of taking photos or 365 days of journaling.

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