Woohoo! 100 Day Project, Part 4, complete! That’s a total of 100 consecutive days of illustrating my beautiful girl, Juno. That means another 25 illustrations and repeating patterns ALL inspired by her.
Without realising it, the theme this month appears to be about friendship. Whether that was between Juno and mermaids or aliens, or her actual real life, best friend who was also a Dobermann, Kimba.
Juno and Kimba originally met at Puppy Training School when they were just a couple of months old and immediately bonded.
Kimba had a horse brother, who lived at a local farm, so Juno and I would go over to the farm to play with Kimba. Juno and Kimba adored each other. They were always so excited to see each other and they would run and chase each other in the fields for hours.
There was never a cross word between them, although I think it helped that Kimba was a little more easy going than Juno.
Juno was very selective with her friendships, but once you were in her gang she was very loyal. Very much like her Mummy!
What I’ve learnt doing the 100 Day Project
Doing this challenge was fun, frustrating, challenging, enlightening, emotional and educational. I learnt such a lot along the way. The fact that I could keep my focus and continue with the challenge, especially on the days when I was tired or really busy, was one thing that quite surprised me.
I love that I now have 100 pieces of artwork dedicated to Juno that I can develop further.
Moving forward I want to develop the patterns that I created into a range of surface designs; homewares, stationery and fabric. The possibilities are endless.
I think I will do more challenges, maybe not for 100 days, but I found that I actually enjoyed the commitment. It may have been more to do with my subject matter, but I’ll give it a go.
Who knows, there may be more Juno illustrations waiting to be drawn!
Until next time…