As I mentioned before, I'm doing The 100 Day Project. The conceit behind the project is simple: one action every day for 100 days. My action is #100daysofArtTweets. I'm posting original art content to twitter every day for 100 days. There's a lot to catch you guys up on, so I'm splitting my tweets into two blog posts. Today is days 36-50:
What you see above is a screenshot. To watch the video, click here.
Again, it's a screenshot above, so here is a clickable link for the sidewalk poetry: CLICK HERE.
- Art is absolutely a part of my every day. From what I do, to what I see, to the things I read. This project has helped me to see that even on the days when I don't feel like I'm actively making art, I am still actively engaged in art making in other ways. I love that.
- Hashtags on twitter seem cumbersome and annoying. I'm sort of hating having to hashtag everything #100daysofArtTweets. But I like the notion of being able to find all these tweets 5 years from now. (If you don't know, hashtags act as bookmarks so you can find things.)
- I do find that I'm reading twitter more often than I used to. I still find it a confusing platform in some ways -- like glimpses of conversations.
- This is the half-way point of the project and (a) This year I definitely chose something that is doable for 100 days, (b) I kind of miss the mad scramble of making some kind of art every day, (c) BUT I think I pretty much hated my life and my project at this point last year, so maybe I don't miss the scramble....
- It's an interesting idea to pick one photo to represent each day. It reminds me of this app I've always wanted to do but haven't for reasons that escape me. It's called 1 Second Everyday and you record a 1 second video every single day and at the end of the year (or whatever period of time) you have a short movie of your year. There's another app that does a similar thing, but creates a calendar with photos called Collect. Looking over all of these screenshots, I'm kind of thinking I might give those apps a try...at last!
I'll be back with more Art Tweets and more observations tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!