I'm on Day 50 of my 100 day project, and I'm loving it so much.
Each day, I'm creating a journal page inspired by my What Is Real photo project from a few years ago. My only rule for myself is to create a page each day after asking myself, "What is real in this moment?" Sometimes I feel moved to write, other times just create with watercolors, sometimes I add photos. I just listen to what I most need, and I play in my journal for somewhere between 5-15 minutes.
Then I share the page on Instagram.
I'm working in this journal and using mostly watercolors (similar to these), pencil, collage, and photos. Here's a post that includes links to my favorite collage supplies. Along with photos I've had printed professionally, I'm also printing out photos with my Instax Share.
I've gotten some great questions along the way, and I answer them over on IG (and will answer them here too if you want to leave a comment). One question I get is about what prompts I use for my pages. The truth is I've been creating from prompts and sharing them for more than 10 years, so they are pretty much floating around and within me in any given moment. I'm lucky that they just show up when I need them.
Inner Excavation, the book I wrote a few years ago, is filled with prompts to use for writing, photography, journaling, and general creating. You can also sign up for Tell It: Collage any time. That's my ecourse full of prompts and inspiration for telling your story through the medium of collage (with a side of art journaling).
You can watch a video in my IG Story Highlights of my setup to keep the supplies I'm using for this project (and other collage projects I'm working on) organized in my studio and another video that dives into more about the journal and other journals I'm using for other projects.
And, I'm having a lot of fun sharing some overhead videos on Instagram that show me creating the page but sped up with timelapse so 15 minutes becomes something like 26 seconds. So. Much. Fun.
The 100 Day Project is inspired by Elle Luna and she shares more on her IG. Although a huge group started on April 2, you can join in at any time. I'm learning a lot about letting go and just having fun with this project. Each day it reminds me of this truth: Creating helps more ideas flow and brings in more joy. Yes. Yes. Yes.