The virtues of any routine that produces results (deep sleep, learning a language, 10,000 steps) are myriad, and a creative habit is no exception. There are many tips and foolproof methods to try – I just recommend keeping it simple!
You know how to write the alphabet, but what happens when you use your non-dominant hand AND repeat the exercise over and over? How to write 100 alphabets:
- Something to write on
- Something to write with
Step – by – step:
Decide on the medium (I’ve used biro, pencil, ink and brush, crayon…and prefer the looser inky alphabets best.)
And then begin! One day at a time. They might be very wobbly…it doesn’t matter. Take pictures if you want to. Burn each one if you want to. Or keep them to bind into a book later…
A benefit of doing the same thing 100 times is that you have the scope to experiment.
Notice how your alphabets develop. If you fall behind, play catch-up and do a few at the same time.
It’s hardly a typographically correct venture – rather, an exercise in repetition, curiosity, habit. A meditative practice.
Read Michael Beirut’s essay: He started this whole thing.
Search the hashtag #the100dayproject for inspiration and camaraderie.
Find out more and sign up to the global project!
Let me know how you get on…