Index Card a Day 2014

After seeing images all over instagram of people’s icad efforts I finally capitulated this week, digging up a neglected pack of index cards in our garage and getting messy.

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Basically, the idea is to decorate one index card a day for 61 days  throughout June and July. It doesn’t matter how and it doesn’t matter whether you even consider it “art”.

Now, I have a history of not completing challenges (29faces 2013 & 2014 spring to mind), so before I took the plunge I decided that I’m not even going to try to do a card daily.

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I’m just joining in the spirit of things, sharing when and what I’m happy sharing. These are a few of my favorite icad mini paintings I’ve shared so far.

I think my biggest problem with challenges like this is that I get too wrapped up in making things “perfect”.
We’ll see if I do any better this time…

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I’ve found it a great way to loosen up and just create without worrying about what the result looks like. If I like it I keep it, and if not, it’s only a little piece of flimsy cardboard from a bundle of 100 similar pieces of cardboard.

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It reminds me of the feeling of creating a painting on cardboard box scrap. Canvas panels aren’t expensive, but for some reason playing around with paints and paper this way feels so good!

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I’m joining in again this week with the Paint Party Friday gang, and I’ve just learned that I’m the featured artist!
How exciting! Thank you, Kristin and Eva ♡ ♡ ♡ and Happy PPF everyone!

ps~ I’m also linking to Creative Every Day this week 🙂