COUNTING THE DAYS...

100 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2016. Woohoo! I made it to Day 20! Focusing on this small milestone and not how many days there are until I reach 100.

Daily updates here and here.

And if you're wondering, Kiss Kiss is a restaurant in Auckland, they dish up the most delicious food!

xx

 

100 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2016.

10 days and counting!

!00 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2016. Do you remember my post about the 100 Days Project? Well I've started, and I am 10% of the way there! I have decided to break it down into ten day lots so I feel some sense of achievement along the way, focusing on 100 days from the beginning feels quite daunting. And of course I completely ignored the advice given by previous 100 dayers and made it way more complicated and time consuming than it needed to be!

It is already looking different than I thought it would. I originally signed up because I wanted to commit to drawing something everyday. I decided to add photographic elements to the mix so I had a bit of room to move and experiment over the next few months. The first day arrived and my first attempt looked nothing like the picture in my head, so I tried something else and that kind of dictated the digital direction I have taken.  With 90 days to go, I still have plenty of time to experiment, so let's see what evolves.

I will be posting my 'chromalgams', as I have called them, on my 100 Days Project page. From there you can also check out what some of the other 1000+ participants have created. Or you can follow my progress on instagram.

Have you ever taken part in a project like this? What are your tips for making to the end? I'm gonna need them!

 

100 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2016.

ART ON THE STREET

In a bid to keep their local streets free of graffiti, Sydney's Inner West Council devised the Perfect Match initiative. Local residents and property owners plagued with graffiti are matched with street artists who transform the unsightly publics wall into works of art. Perfect Match 2016 took place earlier this month. Having recently moved from the inner west, to New Zealand, I haven't been able to check out any of this years walls, so here are a few photographs I took from previous Perfect Matches. Artists include Fintan MageePhibs, Dallas Clark and Stephen Evans, Mulga, Jumboist,  Ears, Sid Tapia and Peque,

And while the organised tours and events associated with the Perfect Match weekend may be over, you can still download the map and take a self guided tour of this impressive outdoor gallery.

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WINTER IN THE GARDEN

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Don't worry! This hasn't suddenly become a gardening blog, I just wanted to share this amazing oasis with you. While winter in Auckland hasn't been as bitter as I suspected it might, it is still a relief to escape the chilly air and rain. And this is the perfect place to do just that. Consisting of two glasshouses—one temperate and one tropical—a fountained courtyard  and a quarried fernery, the Wintergardens are a world away from the concrete and chaos of city life. I found the tropical garden especially tranquil... and warm! So warm, compared to the cold air outside, that I had to wait for my camera to 'acclimatise' before I could take any photos! The Wintergardens have definitely made my list of favourite places in Auckland and I will certainly be visiting again.

P.S. Who else thinks purple and green were made for each other?

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100 DAYS PROJECT

100DAYS I just signed up to take part in the 100 Days Project .

The idea is this, create one thing, every day for 100 days and document it. Your project can be as simple or as complex as you like, just keep in mind you will be doing it for the next 100 days!

Past projects have included animation, beading, collage, crochet, gifs, illustration, music composition, painting, photography, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, sewing, tattoos and typography! You can find more inspiration and information at the link above.

So how about? Are you ready to get creative?

Registration is open until the 20th of August, 2016.

 

Image source: 100daysproject.co.nz/