The 100 Day Project is an online community-driven creative initiative that, as its name suggests, runs for 100 ( not necessarily consecutive ) days. There are no rules, it is totally self-driven. Nobody forces you to do something every day for your 100 days. There are no restrictions as to what you can do for the 100 days.

Last year was my first year participating, and I created a series of animal-themed sketches that incorporated each of the numbers 1 - 100. It was fun, though some numbers were more challenging than others ( 8s & 4s especially ). I didn't make it quite to the end of the whole 100 days. So, this year I am determined to make it all the way through, just so I can tell myself that I did it.

This year, I am attempting to create a new origami model for each day. I'm pretty much a newbie, but it was something I have been wanting to get into for some time, as well as other forms of paper crafting.

I was given some 'How to ...' origami & paper craft books for Christmas, and the current lockdown has proven to be the ideal time to actually do some learning and making.

Origami videos

Well, I did it. Slightly behind schedule, but that's OK. it was mostly really good fun, but challenging, informative, and - occasionally - frustrating. Though, I think, isn't being creative often like that ? It's about growing, hitting a ceiling, and then pushing through.

Considering where I started ( The photos above aren't necessarily in the order I made them for the project. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it was a heart that I made for Day 1. I could go back and check, but where's the fun in that ? ), and comparing that to where I ended up, I can see progress. Moving to video tutorials rather than just using books was a huge help in that regard. There's no way a still image ( or even a series of still images ) can convey ( sometimes ) complicated folding as well as a video; especially to a newbie like me. In the early days it was more trial & error, and persistence, rather than knowledge, that got me through.

I'd like to thank those who kindly uploaded their origami knowledge to The Web, so that a clueless fool like me could follow what they were teaching.

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