Squares 34 – 39

These colors might hurt your eyeballs, but I was feeling a lot of neon pink/magenta/purple this week. I've kind of hit a stalemate with this project and so my squares have been off because I haven't been able to make one each day. While I'm still making things I want to see, I've realized why this project hasn't been fulfilling for me. 

I thrive on constraints and problem-solving. I think a lot of designers do (which is why we step into design in the first place). When I started this project, the idea of a little blank square each day intrigued me. "Yay!" (I thought). "I can make anything I want to!" Now my pattern of thinking has evolved into "Oh God, I can make anything I want. I don't know where to start." This has occurred because there isn't really a problem to solve. There isn't a project brief or a client (besides myself) giving me any sort of parameters other than "Fill in this little blank square". 

I've tried to give myself some rules and/or prompts to follow, but I quickly give up on those the second I have an idea of something else to put in a square. Some of my squares were illustrated cliches or similes, like "happy as a clam" and "don't put all your eggs in one basket". While I liked those ideas, they quickly fizzled out. 

From now on I'm going to give myself a sort of theme each week. whether it be motivational quotes, seasonal things, or just one whole color scheme. While I love other 100 Day Projects that look like a cohesive collection, that wasn't really a goal of mine when I started out. I want to try different things and explore as many options/possibilities as I want with this project. I don't want to put myself in a box (or square, har har) and as of right now I don't have a particular style that defines me. If one emerges from this project, then great. Otherwise, I just want to create as broad a range as I can with these 100 squares. After all, I'm still very green as a designer and I don't even know what I have to say yet. So for now I'll let these squares do the talking.