Holy moly, did the past 25 days of the 100 Day Project fly by! I knew that they would once the Kaleidoscope Project got in full force these last few weeks. It’s been a busy couple of weeks but I’m pleased with what I’ve accomplished.
If you’re just finding out about the 100 Day Project, it’s an activity with participants all over the world who commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity. You pick your theme and make up your own rules, posting your progress along the way. For my project, I’ve challenged myself to at least 30 minutes in the studio/creating each day. We’re now on Day 75. You can catch up on the recap of days 1-25 and 26-50 or check out my highlighted stories over on Instagram (@LauraJaenArt).
These past couple of weeks I’ve definitely had no problem getting the minimum amount of time in. These are the pieces that I have completed:
I was able to create another ink drawing. The reference photo for this was taken during my 50 New York Waterfalls project last year at the base of Businessman’s Lunch Falls (or Wells Falls) in Ithaca, New York. I’ve really been enjoying drawing rocks and rivers lately and am anxious to get back to my sketches soon.
The majority of the time was spent working on this year’s Kaleidoscope project (previously Summer Mosaic) for 171 Cedar Arts Center. I began to add more layers to each painting bringing them into fruition. My theme for the project was City & Country. I’m constantly inspired by the Finger Lakes Region. I love how one minute you can be taking in the historic buildings of downtown, and just moments later, enjoying a serene landscape. This collection of 10 paintings (eight 6″x6″ and two 12″x12″) shows some of the beauty that this area has to offer. Here is a sneak peek of the paintings from this series!
The opening Grand Soiree is a gala fundraiser event TONIGHT(June 15th 7-11pm) at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York! The event will feature generous hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a live auction, dancing, and the Mosaic Art Pull, which allows guests to purchase artwork to take home that evening. If you’re looking for last minute tickets, you can go to 171CedarArts.org/kaleidoscope-2019. I can’t wait to see everyone’s artwork up on the walls and celebrate the completion of this project with everyone!