I decided to participate in a 100 Day Project. The premise is that for 100 days, participants will post an image of their project. Participants choose their own themes for the 100 days. I chose 100 days of patterns with the notion that I would use this exercise to work on surface design for my clay work.
According to the 100 Day Project website, “The 100DayProject is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.”
100 Days of Patterns
I knew that the time that I can commit to the project is limited. With that in mind, I decided to choose patterns as a jumping off point to explore clay surfaces. I intend to spend no more that 15 minutes a day on each sketch and will do it first thing in the morning. Sketching first thing in the morning over my first cup of coffee is also probably a much healthier alternative to signing on to my computer. It’s a warm up exercise to start my day creatively.
I intend to translate these sketches into 100 paper clay tiles in the future using our household junk mail and paper waste as pulp for my clay. In order to explore a variety of patterns, I will be breaking up the 100 days into 20 day increments. First up are circles or dots.
Start Date: April 4, 2017 – End Date: July 11, 2017