The 100 day project encourages everyone to join in on 100 days of making. I chose to explore 100 days of hand lettering. Showing up every day is the goal - it isn't about the finished product, but more about the process.
It was a valuable lesson in letting go - as someone who is a perfectionist, creating and posting something everyday that wouldn't normally live up to my standard was tough! So here you will find pieces that were quick, sometimes done late at night, with bad instagram shots. The important thing is that I completed the project!!
I LOVE patterns!
When I doodle I always gravitate towards drawing patterns. During the 100 day project, I found myself taking my brush and ink and also creating patterns. I love the different colours you get with the ink.
Some of the patterns are screen prints that I created a while back. Screen printing is another process that I enjoy playing around with.
Ink on wood canvas. I've been loving the wood canvases lately - usually, I get intimidated by canvases. It's like i don't want to ruin them! Or make a mistake! But with the wood ones, I just get down and dirty right away. If I don't like it? No biggie, I just paint over it! (I have no idea why I don't have this outlook with normal canvases!)
This came about as I was playing around with the dregs of ink in my brush pen. There wasn't enough ink for my hand lettering, but just enough to create patterns.