100 Day Project 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

100 Day Project

I belong to a Facebook group of photographers. Most of us "met" several years ago taking online classes. When I first took an online photography class I didn't know anyone in the group. One class led to another and I began to be drawn to certain photographers and their photos. That led to an amazingly, wonderful Facebook group where we share our photographs, our ideas, our lives, and so much more. Even though I've never met any of these girls in person, they are some of my closest friends.

We also share activities that we are participating in. So when someone asked "are any of you doing the 100 Day Project" I had to check it out. The 100 Day project originally began as class assignment in 2006 by a Yale graphic design professor, Michael Bierut. Students were to choose a design operation and repeat it every day for 100 days. In 2013 Elle Luna and some of her friends took up the project and wow, did it spread. I just checked #the100dayproject on Instagram and found that there are 1,048,738 posts! Amazing!

It's a simple thing to do: choose a creative project and do it every day for 100 days and share it online. Since I don't do IG, I share my pictures with my FB photography group.

Enough information, let me move on to my project. I've chosen to take a macro/close-up picture for 100 days. Are you surprised it involved photography? Probably not!

When I first began I thought it would be a challenge to do this everyday, but it hasn't been. It has been a pleasure to hold my camera each day, find something to photograph, and then after uploading the picture to my computer seeing the details, colors, and textures of things up close.

I've wanted to write this post for 74 days! That's when I first began my project. Now, I'll be catching up. It may take me a while, since I don't want to flood you with too many pictures. I also created a new page with my project pictures. If you look right below the header, you'll see the words "100 Day Project 2021" Click on that and it will take you to the pictures for this project with a short phrase or description.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them.