In my “spare” time, while getting lost on the interwebs, I stumbled across a familiar name from my days as a graphic designer: this piece by Michael Beirut on Design Observer about his 100 Days assignment at Yale. The point of the project is exploring the ways that people (you/me) balance inspiration and discipline. I’m not sure I can speak to this much more eloquently than Michael can so feel free to read his post.
I found Michael’s post from The 100 Days Project, an online version of Michael’s Yale assignment hosted by Elle Luna and The Great Discontent.
I also happened to touch base with my dear friend, Scott Ginsberg who mentioned his 100 Unit Theory. Scott says, “Forget 10,000 hours. Go for 100 units!” To which I said, “I am! Starting today, actually!”
Because I really need ANOTHER thing, right? But I’m like an addict in recovery. I’m in ART RECOVERY. This is my 90 meetings in 90 days.
As I right this, I realize how true this is. So much of what I learned in the 12-week Artist’s Way book/program mirrors what I’ve heard about addiction recovery… protect your sobriety and all that. Ritual, practice, surrender….
In our COCABiz session on creativity and lateral thinking, Robert asked us to brainstorm as many uses for a chair as we could in 2 minutes. Same thing just… 100 days.
So I’m doing this, along with many others, on INSTAGRAM ONLY. If you want to see how the process unfolds, follow me. If you want to join, tag me or send me a message here (or on IG) so I can add you to my stream.
Visit The Great Discontent for the rules.