100 days?

Maybe a month ago, I ran across 100 Days of Making, and I was intrigued with the idea. I set the link aside to think about what I’d like to do. I went back to visit this week and realized they actually started April 6.

But that’s okay. I could start now and either catch up or go for 100 days.

The problem is still — what would I do?

  • 100 days of sketches? I’m already trying to sketch each day.
  • 100 days of haiku? Maybe, although a lot of my haiku doesn’t follow technical definitions with seasonal references and the like.
  • 100 days of origami, maybe folding cranes? Yeah, I’d probably get bored with that pretty quickly because of the repetition.
  • 100 days of crocheting and knitting squares of different patterns to join into an afghan at the end? Certainly a possibility.
  • 100 days of quilting different quilt blocks for the same idea? Ha! No way I’d manage a block a day.
  • 100 days of flower photographs? Or birds, or trees? That one has potential.
  • 100 days of photos with accompanying haiku? Ooh, that’s promising, but I am I going to find it too much by the second or third month?

Then, of course, I realized that with summer coming and potential trips, I might  well discover I couldn’t post to Instagram every day. (Oh, yes, just what I need — another social media network!)

So my current thought is to wait until after vacation time, and then start my 100 day count, even if everyone at The Great Discontent is done by then — if I still think I need another challenge in my life.

Does this sound interesting to you? What kind of creative thing could you do for 100 days?

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  1. That’s an interesting idea. But my first thought was I’ll double down with SAD and do 100 stories in 100 days…

    • Uh . . . that’s not doubling. That’s more than tripling the length of SAD. 😀 More than I could handle, although I might manage 100 drabbles. Maybe. I did a drabble a day for a month once, and that was plenty.

  2. This summer is going to be insane with son 1 graduating and son 2 working full time, plus 1 to 2 conventions, so another challenge would be silly, especially one that requires something every day. On the other hand, I’ve been jealous of your drawing so if I found the right scope to be doable, maybe I’d do some art :).

    • Buy a block of Post-It notes. You could draw that much each day, right? (Well, except when your wrists are flaring.)

  3. Ashe Elton Parker

    I don’t know what I’d do for 100 days. Read maybe? So far, that’s been a challenge for me to do more than a few days a week, and when I have read, I’ve binged for 3-4 hours a few days, then not read much at all the rest of the time. Maybe 1 plot card on WOTW for 100 days in a row? But I’ve already started those, and I’m not sure I need 100 more. Maybe 100 days of PT exercises in a row? That’s a possibility, but I really need to see how capable I am after my surgery first–and whether or not (and if so, how soon from now)–I may be having a possible double-mastectomy, because that’s going to pretty thoroughly kill all PT on my arm for at least a week following the surgery.

    It’s something to consider for sure, though.

  4. Kathleen Hammond

    How about photos of flowers one day and photos of birds the next? Closeups, please. Bossy, aren’t I?

  5. Dessert every day for 100 days? Even travelling, you could do something with canned pudding, graham crackers and coolwhip.

    • It’s a thought, though my family often opts for something like Klondike bars instead of my brownies or cookies. 🙂

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