My friend Laura posted about the 100 Day Project about a month ago. I was immediately intrigued by the concept! Read the post here: "100 Day Project."
I thought a lot about what to do for this project. I considered some things involving a computer, but let's be honest. I use a computer 100% of the time for my job and 90% of the time for freelancing. There was no way I could handle looking at the screen for this. After considering doing more handmade type experiments, doodling random patterns, and illustration recipes, I landed on painting wooden beads! There were a lot of good tutorials on the internet, and I felt it was something that wouldn't take up too much of my time, still allowing for creativity and spontaneousness. I just hope I don't get into a solid color rut. Don't let me!
So I went to the craft store and searched online. I found some beads I really liked, some enjoyable paint colors, and then I dug up some old paintbrushes in my art supplies from college. And, drumroll...here is my first day!
Check out that silver metallic paint! I will still need to seal these. I bought both matte and glossy finishes. Like I said, the possibilities are endless! I chose the #100DaysOfPaintedBeads to keep track of my project. Follow along on Instagram! I might post groupings of beads every few days, as to not annoy my Insta friends. :)