As I mentioned yesterday, 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 51-68:
What you see above is a screenshot. To watch the video CLICK HERE.
- You guys, I took your advice! I missed a day and so you'll see that there are two tweets on another day and you know what? It doesn't matter! There will be 100 tweets by the end! Yay!
- I've been thinking about the purpose of the 100 day project. I liked this explanation from The Great Discontent:
- "What Is the 100-Day Project? It's a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it's not about fetishizing finished products—it's about the process."
- That notion of **process** seems right in line with letting go of the fetishization of "every day." Most days is good enough.
- I've been thinking about what the purpose of the 100 day project is for me. If memory serves me, when I set out on this project, I wanted to learn more about how twitter works -- a platform I feel uncomfortable on -- AND generate more original art content.
- As for the first goal, I do feel a bit more comfortable with how it works. But it's mostly still a mystery to me and maybe that's okay. Maybe part of this project will be the discovery that it's okay if some platforms don't work for you and others do?
- As for the second goal, I do feel that I am generating more original art content. I am putting into words (and pictures) things I normally would just observe or think about and not make tangible. I am curious to find out how much of this kind of behavior will stick and what will get lost after the project is over.
- I am officially 2/3 of the way through the project and feeling like I'm learning things. Not really growing artistically per se, but maybe that's okay.
- After yesterday's chat about 1 second videos, I did put one together for June thus far. It's 11 seconds long and you can see it HERE.
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