Won’t You Join Me For #The100DayProject?

Watercolor collage project

printmaking with foam pieces - areally fun and easy art technique


After a few years of watching others partake in #the100dayproject challenge, I’ve decided to yank on my big girl panties, buckle up the old bootstraps, and jump in blindly.

Isn’t that always the best way to jump into new adventures? I think so.

I’ve chosen to go a little easy on myself and make 1 sketchbook page a day for 100 days.

That way, I’ll hold myself accountable for making art every day, but also leave it open enough so I don’t get bored making just one thing. Thanks to my daughter, Fen for that idea.

Want to join me? I posted the idea in my super secret awesome private Facebook Group, Frenemies of Craftwhack, if you’d like to join us. Yay! This will be fun!

Read more about #the100dayproject here. 

Join my Facebook group here.

So. The challenge kicks off on Tuesday, April 3rd, but don’t sweat if you miss the start. You can jump in any time, and I am allowing myself the grace of missing a day or 2 throughout the challenge, (although I’m going to try really hard not to).

I first toyed with the idea of making 100 small collages, then changed my mind to drawing 100 characters in a sketchbook.

What’s a girl who can’t make up her mind to do? BOTH! I brilliantly settled on the idea of 100 days of sketchbook pages, thereby allowing myself to do anything I freaking want to do on the page. Collage? Sure! Character drawing? Why not! Spit on a page and rub dirt on it. You betcha.

I’m going to be posting my masterpieces on my Instagram account each day, (#100daycw) but I think I’ll also post here each day with a short explanation. Follow along here or on Instagram or both! Join me IF YOU DARE. Please? Pretty please?

Oh, and obviously a new art challenge cals for a new sketchbook, duh. Here’s the one I’ll be using. It’s small (5×7), thick-ass paper for watercolor, Sharpie, printmaking, whatevs I throw at it, and the pages are easy to tear out.

printmaking paper

Here it is on Amazon, but it’s $5 CHEAPER PER PAD on Blick. Good lord. *Actually, it was only $2 cheaper a pad when I bought it AT BLICK, but that’s still pretty good.

List of My Projects (or click here to see them all)

  1. Paper gelli print collage
  2. Peanut Guys
  3. Dots
  4. More dots
  5. More more dots
  6. Abstract line drawing
  7. Colorful mixed media
  8. Scribbly goodness
  9. Line balloon with dots
  10. Colorful, impressionist flowers
  11. Watercolor and ink flowers
  12. Black with white dots
  13. Flower tape resist
  14. Triangle scribbles
  15. Collaborative trippy lines with my daughter
  16. Cool deconstructing
  17. Purple circles
  18. Frisket resist

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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