Can you believe it is already March? I know we are still technically in Winter, but for me March 1st has always been the unofficial start of Spring! That may seem crazy to someone above the Mason-Dixon Line, but here in Georgia there are signs of Spring everywhere you look. And since my love of Spring and new beginnings knows no bounds I thought this would be a great time to start my #100DAYPROJECT.
Every time the 100 Day Project comes around I tell myself that THIS IS THE YEAR that I will finally participate. Well, here we are again, but this time it’s happening! For realsies! So let’s dive right into all the nitty gritty details of my 2022 #100DAYPROJECT.
Project: 100 Day Project
Prompt: draw something everyday for 100 days
Start Date: March 1st 2022
Theme: Scribble, Draw, Smudge, Play
So, you may be thinking, “um, didn’t the project start in February”? Well, yes it did. Look at you being all in the know. I’ll be honest, I had every intention of starting in February but between my sisters impromptu wedding, Reyn Paper Co stuff and ya know, like life; I thought it would be best to plan ahead a bit and get myself in the proper mindset. Did I mention I NEVER follow through with this project? I’m trying here! In fact, I’m trying soooo hard that I even made a sketchbook just for this project.
If you didn’t know, I love bookbinding. I mean I really like it. Like I would marry it if I could. I will find any reason to do some bookbinding so I figured why not make a sketchbook for this project. It’s nothing fancy. I used some scrap leather I had lying around the studio along with the pre-prepped folios/signatures and repurposed them for this sketchbook. I wanted it to have a casual feel so I went with a longstitch binding (process where you bind you paper folios/signatures directly into the leather cover) but used a french stitch pattern instead of the basic straight line stitching you usually see. Only because I just absolutely love stitching in that style. I think it gives it a little something extra visually and structurally as well.
If you are interested in getting into bookbinding I’ll link some places below that do an amazing job teaching the basics!
In terms of what I’ll be drawing and creating over the next few months I thought I would stick with a broad theme. I want to have fun and play around but also kinda get back to basics in a way so I’ll be mainly focusing on sketching while throwing in some different mediums along the way. I love plants and animals so I’m sure some cute critters and lush greenery will be popping up from time to time.
I’ll post my progress on Instagram stories and Reels but if you are interested in seeing all the bits and bobbles up close be sure to check back here on my Projects page where I post all the notable and share worthy projects from my studio.