I’ve been sort of doing ICAD for September – Index Card a Day, which is a thing started by a blog called daisy yellow. I find it’s quite nice to actually do one each day, but too often I forget during the week, and during the weekend I figure I can take the extra time to do more than one and I end up doing ten and feeling weirdly hungover by the end.
However, I have been having fun. The idea is that you do something creative with an index card each day – I’ve mostly been painting, but anything goes. I won’t post them all (it’d take too long, for one thing, and for another you’d get bored) but here are some of my favorites.
The background was stamped – I wrapped string around a squarish bottle of nail polish, painted watercolors on one side, and stamped away. The flower is a Silhouette cutout I had lying around.
I recently read about zentangling, which is essentially a structured form of doodling which would be much cooler if it didn’t take itself quite so seriously. So when I had acquired a cool new white paint pen, I decided to try something along those lines.
Another stamping experiment, using acrylics and stamps made from homemade playdough. I kind of liked the results – the soft playdough created some cool texture.
I’m not normally a collager, but daisy yellow is and I had a background that needed something and was in the mood to experiment.
This one’s probably my favorite so far. It’s actually three cards, since I ripped up two I didn’t like and glued the pieces on. Genesis 27 has been on my mind lately – I’ll tell you why at some point. And incidentally, actually writing on one of these freaked me out. I don’t much like my handwriting from an aesthetic standpoint. I’d much rather trace fonts.
Okay, that’s five and I’ll stop here. I think there’s fifteen or so lying about, though.
I decided I may as well link this one up a bit: