erTo be“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
Today marked 14 days of my 100 Day Project. It has only been two weeks, & I've already seen the difference the discipline of showing up daily to the creative process & commitment to growth has made in my life, in & outside of the studio. As I go, I'm taking notes on how to integrate this practice into other areas of my life. To be honest, I've surprised myself by how long I've stuck with it. I have tried this twice before & by day 7 or 8, I've moved on to something else.
The project has definitely connected me to a much deep sense of self & the phenomenal women in my life, as well as those who've I've learned about as I soak in the stories of women--specifically black women, I encounter through my process of preparation. Allowing the power that resides in their beauty, resilience, brilliance, strength, faith, wisdom & elegance (just to name a few) to break me open & energize my creativity has been transformative.
So, I've got 86 days more days to go. I'm looking forward to seeing what flows out & what surprises await. Thanks for taking time to learn about my process & support me as I go.
If you have questions about the process and/or work, don't hesitate to email me or comment below. If you'd like to view the gallery of of the first 14/100 pieces click HERE.
The Instagram creative community is filled with wonderful opportunities to challenge yourself to get in tune with your unique artistic voice & grow as an artist. Throughout the year there are a number of challenges people are invited to participate in, & I usually hear about them once they are wrapping up & think to myself "Gosh, I wish I had known about that."
The latest #100DayProject journey many of my favorite artists on Instagram was so inspiring I figured--why not challenge myself, commit to the process & allow it to shape me?
So, I decided now was the time to go for it!
Over the next 100 days I will be creating a body of mixed media collage work. Each day I will make a new piece & post to the LAR Art Studio Facebook page. You can follow my art making process & cheer me on via my LAR Art Studio Instagram.
I started August 1 and should end around the first week or so in November!
Click HERE to "Like" the LAR Art Studio Facebook page & view the growing #100DayChallenge gallery.
Here we go...
Lanecia A. Rouse