FollowSan Francisco Bay Area multi-media artist and face painter Katie Richmond (aka Gleam) as she posts 1 face painting a day for 100 days on Instagram @100DaysOfGleam.


On May 18th 2015, I joined in the already rolling #100DayProject, committing to painting at least one face a day for at least the next 100 days.  In their own words, The Great Discontent describes their community call to art:

 What Is the 100-Day Project? It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.

In just a few weeks, I was astounded with the effects of this daily practice.  Sitting with at least one person every day, I reconnected with so many loved ones, honed my craft, and grew my confidence.  I'm now proudly self-employed, pursuing nothing less than a life alive with creativity and community. 

The project reached completion on November 2nd, 2015, 169 days after its start with close to 300 faces painted.  I made it close to 70 days without missing one face before new projects, Burning Man, a coastal bike ride, and other inspiration vied for my creative time.  Nonetheless, I finished.  Here are the faces from each of the #100DaysofGleam.

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