Day 1 - 15 of my #100dayproject

I've been super inspired recently by @alliepal (who took 100 days to paint) and @fridamkahlo (whose work was inspired by her life in chronic pain. )

If you don't know, I have a rare genetic disease called "Ehlers Danlos Syndrome". EDS is "EDS is caused by a defect in the structure, production, or processing of collagen or proteins that interact with collagen. The collagen in connective tissue helps tissues resist deformation." You can learn more about it HERE

My job photographing people is the best job I could ask for, and I have been wanting to push myself creatively to bring new perspective to the photographs I take for my amazing clients. I also hope to  bring more awareness to "invisible illnesses".. So, I'm taking on the 100 day (ish.. I'm giving myself some grace for days I may not be able to function well) challenge and am creating work surrounding the theme of my life and daily experience with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 

 I am going to be using my skill as a Photographer and expanding upon those photos with mixed media and different sewing techniques. I'm excited to share some of the behind-the scenes with you guys (and a bit of the "why" behind the influence of each piece) on my IG story, while sharing a photo of the daily work through instagram posts. 

The first fifteen days of the project have been mentally and artistically challenging in ways I never expected.. but already so rewarding and fun. 

I'd love for you to follow along on this journey !