We're both working on the idea of paper cutting. I'm inspired by Matisse mainly, and trying to explore whether I can find my 'voice' or my 'hand' in free-hand paper cutting using scissors. You can read more about my motivations and how I decided on my project here.
Day One is always exciting. Will my idea work? Will it look ok? Am I going to come to loathe this after 100 days...or after 20?
But so far, so good.
I had absolutely no idea what my scissors would cut, but I always do gravitate towards birds. So it wasn't much surprise when my finished work looked like this:
Day One was a beautiful day, sitting in the sun with my daughter, discovering with paper and scissors. It was quick and easy because I'd set myself up for success. Having a project that is quite specific helps (less choices to make), having a set size (I've decided to use sketchbook pages as my base), and having all the tools I need in one place (we've made a pack with card, scissors, zip-lock bags for small leftovers, storage for finished words and a glue stick) all contributed. Day Two? Well, that's today, so we'll see!
If you want to follow along with us, my project is: https://100daysproject.co.nz/projects/100-Days-2017/charlotte-scott-115
My daughter's project is: https://100daysproject.co.nz/projects/100-Days-2017/olivia-114
I'll also post now and again to Instagram, you can find my feed by clicking on the Instagram icon at the top left of this page.