The 100 Day Project (2021)

What is The 100 Day Project?

The idea is to do something creative every day for 100 days and to post it publicly on Instagram.  The 100 Day Project was started many years ago by Michael Bierut.  Later, it was organized by Ella Luna, and now it's run by Lindsay Jean Thomson.

The 100 Day Project 2021

What's my connection?

I enjoy the challenge and the ‘push' to consistently create each day!  This is my fourth year participating in The 100 Day Project.  It's a lot, but I always feel great when I complete it. And if you fall behind, that's okay… you can catch up and finish when you're ready.

In the past, I've created 100 small squares, 100 artsy index cards, and 100 artist trading coins (ATCs).

What's my theme for 2021?

I'm going to draw 100 faces for this year's project.  I'll share the photo on Instagram with the designated hashtag for the entire project (#the100dayproject) as well as a unique hashtag of my own project (#the100dayprojectmarjiefaces).  It's important to create a unique hashtag so your 100 projects will be visible in a single search.

100 Day Project 2021 - Focus on Faces (Marjie Kemper)

Any past examples?

Sure!  Here are some of my creations from 100 Days of Small Squares:

Small Squares for The 100 Day Project (Marjie Kemper)

Some of my 100 Days of Artsy Index Cards:

100 Days of Artsy Index Cards - The 100 Day Project (Marjie Kemper)

And here are some of my 100 Days of Artist Trading Coins (ATCs):

100 Days of Artist Trading Coins (Marjie Kemper) The 100 Day Project

Any advice for someone considering joining?

Yes! Go for it.  Creativity feeds the soul and the act of consistently creating will light you up.  Keep it simple, limit it to no more than 15 minutes a day, and keep your supplies in a basket or box so it's easy every day to get started. Let me know if you're participating, too, and drop a link to your Insta in the comments so I can see!

I hope you'll follow on Instagram as I get going on this new challenge.  I can't wait to get started.

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  1. Deb Hicks on January 31, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Decided to participate so I will have that daily push. Thanks for the info.

  2. Julie S on January 31, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Yay! You’re doing it again this year! Jan 31st has snuck up on me…I haven’t decided what to do for 2021. Looking forward to seeing your creations, Marjie.

  3. Louise Armitage on January 31, 2021 at 5:58 am

    Looks to be a really good idea and I like the no pressure side of it.
    Love the work you’ve done in the past three years!
    I think I’ll have a go.

  4. Wendy weiner on January 30, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Does it have to have a theme?

  5. Susan Sheppard on January 30, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    I really think I need this! I would love to do word art using a variety of media on ATC size to use for my journal or or cards.