In 2015, I participated in Elle Luna & The Great Discontent's "The 100 Day Project". I decided to paint an interior or exterior vignette using watercolors. My goals were to practice painting in a looser style without the use of black in lines. I wanted to be better at painting using color and marks to form the things I was drawing versus relying on outlines. As the project progressed, I realized how much narratives and stories informs my work. I had to create a character to make the design decisions for what I wanted to paint and for it to make sense. The stories became as important as the painting, if not more. They were all strong females going through a transition. The project became quite personal as my family and I went through a huge transition during this project. I interviewed for a job, got a job in Miami, and moved with my husband and toddler from Philly to Florida as we had been wanting to do.
A highlight was meeting other Philly people also doing this project, and having my first sense of belonging to the greater artist community doing the work I wanted to be doing.
This project was not every day as things in my life progressed. But I did finish and I totally count it!