I’ve taken on the 100 Day Project challenge this year.
While I’d normally paint the forest environment around where I live, I’ve often felt that this is only part of the story. The #100dayproject gave me the impetus to look at another aspect of the environment.
So, for the next 100 days, I’ll be drawing the items I find while I’m out in the forest.
Where I walk is urban fringe, that uncomfortable liminal space where the suburbs collide with the forest and neither seems too happy about it. The bushland there is equal parts leisure facility, cash crop plantation, and illegal dumping ground. It’s remarkable what I find there, and I sometimes wonder if it would have been less effort to take the fridge, mattress, computer monitor, large screen tv, or sofa to the dump rather than deep into the rutted tracks of the forest.
At any rate I’m resolved to try to remain cheerful about all this, and not get too shouty. If you’d like to join in the fun (and find out if I manage not to get shouty) and follow the project day-to-day, pop along to my Instagram feed, or you can check out the first 24 days here.