100 days — what next?

100 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2016. It has almost been two weeks since my 100 Day Project finished, so here they are... all 100 days, along with a before and after to show how each day began. 100 days of adding colour to everyday scenes and my working hours. On the last day I felt a great sense of accomplishment, along with a huge wave of relief that it was over!  After I signed up for the project I received a couple of big illustration commissions and time became scarce, I also managed to tear a tendon in my drawing arm, so for a while there I felt like I was running a marathon with no sign of the finish line. But I made it! And even though my husband has asked me never to do this again (it really did take over my life for a while!), I have had brief thoughts of other projects I could attempt next... maybe not for 100 days though!

Looking at this collection of tiny thumbnails now, it is hard for me to see the hundreds of hours of work they took to create. After a little thought, I've decided to publish them in a book, so I have a tangible record of the whole project. It is easier to appreciate something solid that you can physically see and touch rather than just look at on a screen. And while not all of the images are in New Zealand, a lot of them are, so it will be like an album of places I have explored in my first year of living in Auckland. I am also going to print some of my favourites and get them framed—I just have to decide which days I like best!

And I'm really looking forward to February 2017, when there will be an exhibition in Auckland showing the work of fellow hundred dayers. I can't wait to see the projects en masse and talk to other participants about their creative journeys. I will share the exhibition details a bit closer to the opening.

In the meantime, I have some photos that have been sitting around waiting for me to edit and share, so keep an eye out :)

 

100 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2016.

100 Days Project. © Mahani Del Borrello 2016.

Before and after.

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.

VIA INSTAGRAM – LIGHT WITH A BIT OF BRIGHT

instagramlightnbright So long winter! Spring is almost here! The air is getting warmer and the light is lasting longer. Even my Instagram photos are lighter and brighter.

Usually these posts have a bit of a theme but this one is a random mix of a few of the things I have been up to lately: drinking coffee (too much), trying to get used to wearing specs, stopping to smell the flowers, fieldtrippin' and admiring ceramic vessels.