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Day One of the 100 Day Project

I’m entering the #the100dayproject for the very first time. I’ll be posting my creative endeavours from my little studio over the next 100 days of my work as an illustrator and surface pattern designer.

It will be like inviting you into my studio to see my creative process which could be anything from the seedling of a new idea, inspirational resource photos, mood boards, initial sketches, screen shots etc

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Sneak peek from my Look Book of a new Collection “Koalas and Eucalypts”

Day one: I’m preparing my “Look Book” for a brand new surface pattern Collection called “Koalas and Eucalypts”. I can’t reveal too much as most of my work has to remain “private” due to offering exclusivity to manufacturers who are interested in licensing my illustrations and patterns for their products and fabrics.

Want to give it a try?

Anyone can get involved in #the100dayproject and it doesn’t have to be art. You can commit to doing anything for the next 100 days and post it on your Instagram Account or blog or even your Facebook Page.

As many of us have lost our regular jobs and have to stay home during these troubling times of COVID-19, there’s never been a better time to focus on a new project, or learn a new hobby or skill. Some ideas could be:

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  • keep a journal
  • do a zentangle every day
  • start knitting
  • learn how to crochet
  • do some colouring every day
  • start a diet and/or exercise plan
  • meditate
  • do yoga
  • start gardening
  • plant a herb garden
  • try a new recipe for dinner every day
  • read a chapter from a book
  • take a photo of something every day
  • do an online course
  • write and/or illustrate a story for a children’s book

Doesn’t have to be on Social Media

Even if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your project via Instagram or social media, this is still a great idea and something you can do privately. By committing a chunk of time every day to your new project, even if it’s only for 20 minutes, could help steer your thoughts away from the stress we’re all experiencing in these current times. If you’re a parent with kids at home, it could be “your time”, where you allow yourself to find a quiet spot to detach yourself from friends, family and the craziness for a short time every day.

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Get the kids involved too

You could even get your children to do this project too and it might be a “Family Project” instead where you and the kid(s) do something together every day for the next 100 days.

For more info subscribe for the free Newsletter https://the100dayproject.substack.com or search #the100dayproject on Instagram and “like” or leave words of encouragement on your fellow creatives’ posts. A little love goes a long way.

I’d love to hear your comments if you decide to start #the100dayproject and what you’re going to do every day. Leave a link to your Instagram account too if you’re sharing your project and we can follow each other.

Link to my Instagram is below in my Author info.

x Lesley

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Lesley Smitheringale
Surface Pattern Designer, Illustrator and Educator
I'm an Australian artist who emigrated from Scotland where I studied printed textiles. I'm providing a range of surface pattern designs and illustrations which are available for licensing.
Want to work with me or license my art? Please get in touch with me. I'd love to collaborate with you. You can send me an e-mail by clicking the @ sign above.

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