Cockle Bay resident Elise De Silva is passionately creative – and she’s just taken up her latest challenge.
It’s the 100 Days Project.
The annual event requires the participant to do a creative exercise daily for 100 consecutive days.
Anyone can take part, no matter their skill or ability, and this year Mrs De Silva is endeavouring to paint one painting every day in either acrylic or watercolour after finding out about the project on Facebook.
“I have spent a lot of my creative energy over the past few years on my writing, and really felt I needed a break from that. I have published a picture book, an adult colouring book, and written a children’s novel. I had begun painting a lot more again and was thinking about setting myself a personal challenge to improve. When I heard about the 100 Days Project I realised this was exactly the kind of challenge I was looking for,” she said.
“I’ve produced some work that I’m really proud of, but I’ve also had some epic fails. But it doesn’t matter, because I always learn something from these ‘failures’ and it’s really all about having fun in the end.”
Founded in 2011, the project is an independently run event, and since it started, more than 4500 people from all over the world have taken part.