In 2013 I took part in the ‘100 Days Project’: “Choose one creative exercise, and then repeat it every day for 100 days.”
I knew that about a third of the way through, our first child was going to be born, so to avoid it all going ‘Pete Tong’, the idea had to be something quick, easy, and relevant for an expectant new Dad.
I decided to prepare one hundred pieces of advice for my (as yet) unborn sproglet… each day scrounging imagery, and typesetting a pearl of wisdom. Over the course of 100 days I could hopefully provide a compilation of advice for my son, or daughter, that would serve as a semi-useful moral compass for the 21st century.
On Day #20 our darling daughter was born, and soon after she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis – a chronic genetic disorder that we (and then she) will have to manage every day of her life. It was a shock for sure, but hey – she is ours, we are hers… there it is. Bada bing! Real life.
This hardcover book printed via blurb.com was the result. The quality of the advice contained has still to be determined.