100 Days

The final bookmark.

This refers to the 100 Day Project which I rashly started at the beginning of April.  I think I was made over confident by the success of the Little summer Project I joined and completed last year. (If you go back to my posts in July and August 2017 you can follow my joys and frustrations at the time.) Below is what Admin put on the FB page to get us started.

here it is in a nutshell. this is the 5th year for this project promoted as a ‘free global art project’ that anyone (that’s us) can participate in.
here is how I want us to do this: starting April 3rd and running through July 11th, spend 15 minutes a day tangling. I don’t care what you tangle – you can use our weekly patterns or any others you know. set a timer and commit to 15 minutes daily. when that time is done – – – stop and post what you have. you can post daily here on our wall or save it up and make one big post for Getting Sketchy! don’t worry if you didn’t start on the 3rd, just jump in now and join us.
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if you are really brave – please be brave – post your art on Instagram with the hashtags #The100DayProject and #zentangleallaround so we can all see the work from our group. That’s it, create art for 100 days. Then it becomes a habit. There is no hard and fast rule that it has to be tangling. really any art will do, but for posting here remember it needs to have some amount of tangling – even if small.

Anyway, I started a brand new journal to keep it all in and it was quite a good start, I thought. The title was drawn on acetate and then stuck on over the rather attractive cover it came with. That was Day 1 of the Project.  The inner title page was supposed to be days 2 and 3, possibly day 4 too.  well, there were at least three attempts just to get started and then it kept going wrong…

So page 1 became days 2,3,4,5, 6 and 7. at this point, the optimism was fading somewhat.

Not a success, Two versions in this layout found their way to the bin. there were going to be patterns all around the words.

Eventually, this became the title page.  Deliberately left without colour, to concentrate on the line work.

Days 8 and 9 were much more relaxed and I really enjoyed them  Just a little colour in the shading. It was one of those “Quit while you are ahead”  moments.

The zenbuttons were Days 10 -17  (Here are pics of the final three, the others were in my previous post.) and last week’s Diva Challenge was Day 18.

Day 19 was the final bookmark in the series for swapping, which are being mailed even as I write. You can see it at the top of the page.

I quite enjoyed all of these, although of course they all took a lot more than the minimum 15 minutes, but that’s OK, I still count them as a day each, which puts me a bit behind schedule at the moment.

This is not an unusual position for me to be in  and of course, it leaves me with nothing in my journal for those days. I think I’m going to print off copies and stick them in, just to remind myself at a later time that I wasn’t slacking!

So I’m a bit behind but I have actually tangled every day for a lot more than 15 mins so I’m fine with myself. However. I mean a really BIG however. I am seriously fed up of Instagram. You can set up membership on PC but you can’t upload your pictures. You admire and comment on people’s stuff but you can’t post your own.  I don’t want to use my phone or tablet for this – I like my PC, or laptop. Well, to add insult to injury, when I thought to myself “Sod Instagram then, I’ll un-join.” You can’t. Or, at least, if you can, I can’t find out how.

So, all in all, the 100 Days idea is proving to be something of a mixed blessing. Ah well, onward and upward. (Of course it may just be that I am technologically incompetent – it wouldn’t be the first time. But why can’t it be simple and transparent?)

LATER

Sitting on the terrace with a small beer and a big smile.
About a quarter, maybe a third of the way through. So far, so good.

Much later, actually. I missed last week’s Diva Challenge because I was busy packing for our trip to Greece and doing the alterations to my new strappy tops. ( Being a bit of a chunk, but not very tall, I usually have to shorten the straps on Summer tops and vests. ) Not to mention trying to finish off the several crochet projects I had on hand. For some reason, I don’t like to take an ongoing project on holiday but like to start new. This time, I’ve started a shawl in a pattern called Lost in Time, free on Ravelry.com. Oh how I love that website. I’m going to have to live until I’m at least 110, just to do all the patterns I like.  Then there’s all the Zentangle. Oh, and the embroidery. Better make it 120.

I’ve missed a couple of Challenges, as I said but the latest one has made me have a look at some of my old stuff and see how it could be reworked. When I first started Zentangle, almost four years ago, Phicops was a patterns that I just loved, either to see it in someone else’s work or to draw it myself. So I found a tile I did on 3rd of June 2016 and did a new version of it, using colour this time. Frankly, I like ’em both. The new one is not much of an improvement but I’m not unhappy with it.

And on that reasonably happy note, I’ll bid you a fond farewell. Until we meet again, world, be good – ish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “100 Days

  1. Hi Margaret, I’m really enjoying your 100 Day Project. The front cover is brilliant. Even though I can’t spell I love letters. My iPad works hard on corrections bless it. The crochet shawl is super, lovely colours. Emily has taught herself to crochet so I’m going to tell her about the site you mentioned. Might have to wait until she has finished her bathroom (she’s acting as labourer) and risking life and limb on high ladders. Hope you and your family are well and that you are enjoying the UK sunshine. Saw Milly Johnson in Barnsley Tesco. I’m looking forward to her latest book coming out in paperback. Hardbacks are not ideal for bath time reading. Look forward to seeing you and the S and B group soon. Ann x

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  2. I’m so impressed with your 100 day project and thanks again for another fun read 😉 Your Diva re- make and the original are both great. I did he same thing, a colored version of the B/W original.

  3. Very nice 100 day project, me too am impressed. I like your work: your crochets and your tanglework. I love the beautiful colours you have used on the second tile for the Diva.

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