#The100DayProject: The London Global Meet Up

You might remember that last month I announced that I was co-hosting the #The100DayProjectLondon meet upΒ (and the story of how that came about)?

Well Wednesday evening it was time to get my host-on and meet complete strangers brought together by an internet project. I was greeted by our lovely host, Andrea – an American designer, and welcomed in to her flat (we took a raincheck from the park) for an evening of celebration.

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I made some little flags and other printed bits and bobs to decorate Andrea’s cheese/our party in truly British style – we were representing the whole of the UK after all (There is an Irish meet up too though)! The project reached far and wide across the world, but is mainly based in the USA so I felt it was important to show our support from across the pond! πŸ™‚

Just 8 people had replied to attend our meet up, but for a little while Andrea & I wondered if we would be celebrating on our own… until Jo and Christine arrived.

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The conversation flowed really well, talking about our lives in London and sharing recommendations for Andrea’s cuteΒ adventure map.

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After introductions we sat down to talk about our projects:
#100daysoftriangles (me)
#100daysofflowerplay (Jo)
#100daysofletterpatterns (Christine)
#100DaysIsThatYourFinal (Andrea)

We each had highs and lows of the project but all agreed that we’re glad to have accepted the challenge.

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It was so lovely to hear about everyone’s journeys and I was so happy to hear that the project has lead to something very exciting – Jo is in the process of setting up her own business due to the popularity of her floral explorations withΒ #100daysofflowers! How amazing is that?

We all agreed that we felt a pressure with the project; becoming very self critical and sometimes posting something when we didn’t necessarily like it/think it was ‘good enough’. I think that is a problem all creatives have.Β I talked about questioning whether something was ‘Instagrammable’ and feeling like I had to post twice a day if I posted one that ‘wasn’t very good’.
Andrea explained that her project was to challenge herself and practice drawing techniques which she’d learnt at College (University for us Brits). She knew that what she would be posting wasn’t going to be polished and get a lot of likes, but that it was a record of her progression through practice.Β She has since set herself a new project; to learn French, and now she practises that everyday!
After chatting about everything creative it was time to read aΒ message from the founder of #The100DayProject, Elle Luna.

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And so from London, Hello to the rest of the world. Hello and congrats to everyone involved in, undertaking and following #The100DayProject. It’s been a truly amazing journey! Thanks to Andrea, Jo and Christine for a lovely evening, and to Elle and The Great Discontent for continued support with the project.

Did you take part in the project? Leave your hashtags below so I can check them out… and let’s do it again next year guys! πŸ™‚

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4 Comments

  1. laura_blair@live.co.uk' 05/09/2015 / 1:09 am

    Aw, I REALLY wish I had had the courage to do the project! Maybe next year I’ll try to get involved if it’s on! Lovely to see the other projects, I need to go and check out some more.

    • 08/09/2015 / 1:24 am

      But Laura, you DO have the courage – your Instagram posts are amazing! You have a great eye for photography, you just need to believe it πŸ™‚ Yes you really should get involved next year – I’m looking forward to it, and I do recommend checking some other projects out. There are so many inspiring creatives out there, and you can do it too!

  2. Keleveryday@gmail.com'
    Kelly
    05/09/2015 / 2:01 pm

    Aw, I was one of those 8! I was still coming up until about 6.30 but then I was stuck and really couldn’t get there. I still wish I had! Thanks so much for blogging it!

    • 08/09/2015 / 1:27 am

      Hi Kelly – nice to meet you (kind of) finally ha It’s ok, we understand that sometimes these things happen – life just gets in the way. Hopefully you’ll be able to join us next time πŸ™‚

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