Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WOYWW 410 - 100 day challenge

I must say my desk didn't see much action at all this past week and that due to a nasty infection, the only 4 walls I got to see were from my bedroom L
But I'm feeling much better now the antibiotics are kicking in and am ready to tackle my next project.

What is that project I hear you say?
Well, last week I mentioned  that I was contemplating blogging every day in order to up my creativity.
I got a lot of comments on how I was setting myself up for failure which is probably wright. 

Call it faith or what not but that same day Julie Fei Balzer  blogged about the 100 day project:

The only rule is to do something hands-on with your project during 100 days.
Why undertake such a project?

To grow a creative habit.

To exercise the right side of the brain – to expand your capacity for innovation, imagination, and problem solving.
To grow discipline and resilience by engaging in a regular practice of creativity for a period of 100 days.
To reinvigorate your creative life through exploration and permission to play for 100 days.
To discover the value of practice and how breakthroughs often happen by making a commitment and sticking to it.
To challenge a limiting belief about your creative nature.
To challenge a limiting belief about commitment.

I chose to do backgrounds as my project, these can be simple or intricate, I can choose to finish it of or not... 
but I need to get my hands inky again each and every single day for at least 100 days starting today.
Now all I need to do (besides getting my hands inky) is to figure out how Instagram works.

Here is background 1/100:

99 more to come, 
you can follow my progress on Instagram via the #butterfliecrafterbackgrounds
And of course I will be posting them here as well, probably weekly or so.

To see many more inspiring desk hop over to our host Julia over at Stamping Ground.


  1. Morning Vicky. Goodness me... I wish you well. I know I go into withdrawal if I don't do something creative each day - but the things I do vary greatly - from making a card, through knitting and crochet to sewing... Don't think I could do what you are tackling.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  2. Actually, some of those statements rang bells with me...I think I haven't been crafting much recently because I feel guilty doing it when there's so much else to do in the new house. Which is crazy as making things is a big part of me!
    I'm sorry you've been laid low, glad to hear you're on the mend now.
    Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

  3. Good to hear you are getting better Vickie. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxXx

  4. That's really fab Vickie. What a brilliant idea. I aim to craft/create every day's easier some days than others but I really do feel the benefits.
    Good luck with the local arts market too.
    Annie x #15

  5. Hi Vicky, I think it's a great idea to have a goal. There's no harm in giving it a go.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  6. Hi Vickie, thanks for the visit to mine. Must pop over more often to see what you're up to. You asked me what is a Punchboard. They are by the company We R Memory Keepers and they come in different types but are basically a tool to punch and score,tabs, flowers, boxes, bags and anything really that needs scoring or punching. There are other similar things on the market but I quite like this envelope one better than other makes as they are easy to use and are quite accurate when finished. Have agreat woyww and happy crafting, Angela xXx 20

  7. good luck with your 100 day project! Not sure I could keep that up, by the time I get home from work, most days I just slump, lol!! Helen #1

  8. Good luck with your 100 day challenge. Your first background looks amazing. Glad you are feeling better! Sarah #9

  9. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Love the background that you made, so vibrant. Cara x

  10. Well done for taking on the 100 day challenge. Your first project is brilliant .. can't wait to see what else you create.
    sandra de @23

  11. Love the 100 day commitment you are embarking on, background no. 1 is FAB. I've challenged myself to a year of stitches, I started on 6th march so a way to go yet but managed it every day so far 38 days and counting LOL. Good Luck BJ#5