Challenging myself and being creative #100daysofcraftaliciouspatterns

Do you follow me on Instagram? If so, you might have seen I challenged myself for the last months and drew a little pattern for the last 100 days. Here you can check them out #100daysofcraftaliciouspattern.

I followed Elise on her endeavor of doing 100 pep talks and it was just so inspiring. Then I listened to her podcast about her journey. Immediately I knew I needed to start my own project. I could feel it in my gut that it would be right and somehow I also kinda knew I will manage to write the #100 on one of my paper slips.

And I am so glad I started my 100 day challenge. It was tough at times. I made a tiny list of my take aways. Because who doesn’t love lists…

  1. 100 different patterns is tough. I felt like I was drawn to paint similar patterns more than once.
  2. Circles, dots and triangles reappeared often.
  3. I like the bold pens better than the really fine ones.
  4. The drawing took place mostly right before bed. However that was more because toward the end it became a chore…
  5. The best patterns were created when I didn’t pressure myself (surprise right here, no?) and when I wasn’t tired and wanted to head to bed.
  6. Sometimes I felt like I didn’t give it my all.
  7. When I didn’t come up with an idea/inspiration I leaved through a magazine or looked around my craft lab.
  8. Sometimes inspiration hit me totally unprepared. Like my migraine inspired pattern – one of my faves.
  9. I came across a ton of interesting Instagram accounts during this challenge. I wrote about them here.

So here are my top ten patterns.

100 day challenge my top 10

And apparently those top three were the most loved ones on Instagram.

100 day challenge top 3 instagram

What is your fave? And have you ever done a challenge like this?

Happy day to you,


PS: I just realized I must have messed up the count because I only got 98 pictures uploaded on Instagram and missing #15 and #58. Mhm… so did I really do the project or did I fail?!

PPS: And since this is another DIY and pattern project I will link up with Muster Mittwoch, Wow me Wednesday and creadienstag.

4 thoughts on “Challenging myself and being creative #100daysofcraftaliciouspatterns

  1. Tolle Muster! Ich bewundere immer die Leute, die es schaffen, solche Langzeitchallenges durchzuhalten- das ist mir bisher noch nie gelungen. Klasse!
    Viele Grüße

    1. Hey Kristina,
      ganz ganz lieben Dank. Ja ich habe auch immer dagesessen und mich gefragt wer soviel Zeit hat. Aber wie bei so vielem: einfach anfangen der Rest kommt dann von selbst.
      Liebe Grüße, Tobia

  2. Ganz großartig, deine Muster und das durchhalten. Ich habe ja mal ein Jahr lang jeden Tag eine Postkarte geschrieben, das war einfacher, als nur ab und zu, weil es so zur Gewohnheit wird. Einen Musterschatz hast du da! Ich mag die dicken Punkte.
    Musterdank und viele Grüße

    1. Ich gebe dir Recht Michaela, wenn man einmal dabei ist, wird es einfacher. Lieben Dank für deinen Kommentar und ich freue mich dich entdeckt zu haben und nun häufiger beim Muster Mittwoch dabei zu sein. Die Postkarten-Adventssause habe ich leider verpasst.
      Liebe Grüße,

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