100 DAYS OF ZENTANGLE
The 100 days project is a global initiative of people who commit to 100 days of creating,
I decided to join it by doing the 100 days of Zentangle.
My decision to join the movement was very impulsive and I did not really think twice about my future schedule and possible obstacles. I come with the best intentions, committing only to trying to do the best I can. If I need to skip a day or a few, so be it. If you decide to join me, be kind to yourself, too. It’s already the third day of the challenge as I’m writing this post – that’s how spontaneous this was.
If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed that I don’t ever celebrate achievements such as the number of followers. Social media platforms are not easy to navigate. Each has its own peculiarities and focusing on ever-changing algorithms is not what I want to do. Instead, I decided to focus on the one thing that I can control: showing up, creating art, and sharing it. I wrote about it already, shared my numbers when I reached 1000 Instagram posts, and recently when I hit 1500.
I absolutely feel that consistency is the key. Finding what sparks joy and doing it again and again. And again. By making videos and sharing them with the online audience, I hope to spread my passion to others.
100 days of Zentangle
Whenever I decide to join a challenge (you might remember this from my Inktober videos), I go for the simplest solutions. I always try to spend as little time on anything that’s not a part of the creative process, while still having something to share with you. Committing to a hundred days seems daunting, so I decided to do the following:
- Draw a tangle a day, choosing those tangles myself, just looking for what sparks my joy on any given day (not following any prompts this time). I will also try to choose tangles that I haven’t used before.
- Make a short video and post it online. I’ll be posting on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. Each platform has its own preferred format, but I’ll do what makes sense for most of them – a vertical format. YouTube videos will be at 2x the speed of my drawing process, while the others will be quicker.
- Sorry, no audio guidance this time. Those who are in it for my Slavic accent will have to find my other videos. 😀 This allows me to film these videos in my living room, which is where I usually draw and spend my days. You don’t want to hear music, my husband and my two loud dogs in the background. 😀 And this will make my videos much easier for editing.
Wish me luck and draw as much as you can!
100 days of Zentangle – playlist
I am updating this post to let you know that my YouTube channel is the best way to follow this series and especially to draw along. I created a special 100 Days of Zentangle playlist and a new video is added to it every day. You can also set the playback speed to 0.5 in the video settings, which is my actual drawing speed. I hope that you’ll enjoy it. Below you can see the mosaic with the first 36 daily tangles.
Written by Anica Gabrovec CZT
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