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The 100 Day Project Challenge

April 20, 2016

Wow! The 100 Day Project Challenge really threw me and I’m not easily thrown.

When I first came across this challenge devised by Elle Luna (in it’s 2nd year) a couple of weeks ago, I kind of clocked it but thought: nah, not for me…. As the starting date (19 April) approached I felt more and more compelled to join in. But what to choose? 100 day commitment? The daily time commitment! I cannot change my mind throughout! All these dilemmas seemed to create some sort of block in me.

Ok, I thought. I don’t do many collages anymore. I really fancy that. But I also knew that I didn’t want to spend more than 20 minutes a day because anything longer would make it a real time commitment. I loved both the January and March Creative Bug challenges but they were definitely a time commitment. However, we were given daily drawing subjects so that’s easier, right?

I changed my mind over and over again. I now know why that was. I wanted to a) challenge and stretch myself and b) educate or inspire others and it was only today, on the morning of Day 2 that I finally realised what I wanted to commit to and what would excite me for 100 days. I found a picture on my iPhone of a Mondrian inspired Smeg fridge I saw at the Ideal Home Show. Bang, it just came to me!

The 100 Day Project Challenge // Colourliving
Detail of the Smeg fridge I saw at the Ideal Home Show

So, it is with pleasure and pride that I announce my final decision of what I will be doing for 100 days. I will each day choose an artist (some famous, maybe some not so famous) and do an art piece in their style, whether painting, collage, mixed media or anything else. I will organise myself and choose the majority of artists and styles so that I’m prepared and I’m going to aim to make a piece in no more than 30 minutes a day. I will also include a paragraph on Instagram on the artist so that if people haven’t heard of them then they get to know a little bit about them.

What kind of art will I make ? I will take inspiration from the artists, do little studies of my own, maybe use an aspect of something I did that day. The beauty is there are no rules here and I will decide on a day by day basis.

I would love you to follow me on #100DifferentStylesByColourliving.

Here is my piece on Mondrian inspired art. I was thinking of an alphabet.

The 100 Day Project Challenge // Colourliving


To make this a little bit interactive, please let me know if you have a favourite artist you would like me to include into my 100 day project. Can’t wait to see what everyone else is doing.

ยฉ All photography and Sketches by Tina Bernstein

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  • Reply Katie Kaapcke April 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Such a fantastic idea! It was hard for me to commit to one idea for this project as well! Hopefully I won’t get sick of it lol! I love this piece simply wonderful!

    • Reply tina April 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Katie, hi!

      Thank you so much.

      The whole decision thing really stressed me out:-) I’m usually good with decision making but this was somehow harder.
      I know it was the committing for 100 days that worried me too. I’m sure you’ll be fine.
      Looking forward to following you.

      Thank you for your comment x

  • Reply Libby Unnerstall April 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I found your 100days on Instagram. When I first saw this, I thought it was an alphabet. I can’t express how that effected (or affected) me. If you run out of artist you might consider Jean-Michel Basquiat. Keep up the good work! Libby

    • Reply tina April 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Libby,

      How cool. Ha. I did do it in the spirit of an alphabet:-)
      Thank you so much for suggesting JMB. He was such a great artist and I’ll put him on the list.

      I can see you’ve also joined the #100dayproject Fab! See you on Instagram.

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