Really, I just stumbled upon it. On Instagram, I kept seeing my artist friends (or at least people I would like to be friends with and I just follow them on Instagram) hash tagging photos #the100dayproject. So I Googled it. It was actually a fun, fascinating thing, so I decided to jump in.
A few years ago, some Yale School of Art students decided to do a project around one simple question: What could you do with 100 days of making? On a website called The Great Discontent, I found an article on it:
For years, Michael Bierut led graduate graphic design students at the Yale School of Art in a workshop that he called “The 100 Day Project.” The premise for the class was simple: each student chose one action to repeat every day for 100 days. For example, one student made a poster in under a minute every day for 100 days; another danced in public every day and made a video; another student, Rachel Berger, picked a paint chip out of a bag and responded to it in writing for 100 days.
Reading up on projects has been pretty interesting, like this girl’s, who’s story was written about in the NY Times, and the way her project helped her cope with leukemia. Other projects I’ve started following on Instagram, and they are things as simple as making a small painting, or doing a 10 second video a day.
My project is called “100 Days of Movement”, and I started it to document what I am calling “The Great Transition”. Every day, I document something that has to do with movement–either me in motion, or something in motion around me, something having to do with travel or change or transition. It’s been fun and a bit challenging, particularly since I normally don’t do any of the photo challenges that are popular on social media (i.e., 365 Day Projects, 52 Weeks of scrapbooking, etc). It’s not that I don’t approve, it’s that I’m not super committed, and don’t generally feel like setting myself up for failure!
Here are a few of my favorites from the first month of the project, #100DaysofMovement: