Index Card a Day 2015

Something you should really try out this month is Daisy Yellow’s Index Card A Day.

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ICAD runs from the beginning of June to the end of July each year, but you can join in anytime.

You just do something creative on an index card each day for 60 days, it’s a fantastic way of building a regular creative habit.

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I did a few cards last year and really enjoyed it, so this year I was ready and waiting to join in. Because I haven’t been sharing online much this year, it’s serving a double – no triple – purpose for me.

As well as establishing a daily creative habit, I’m making sure to share more with my friends on instagram and facebook once more. Something I’ve really missed, and it’s been great to reconnect with everyone again.

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I also decided that I want to really focus on painting faces, so every card I do will have a face of some kind.

I began the One Hundred Faces art challenge earlier in the year for just that reason and totally stalled at only three faces (which was kind of embarrassing), so this is another way to get back into that too.

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Way to multitask, huh?
But wait, there’s more!
I also get to share my favourite ICAD’s-slash-Faces right here on my blog, which has also felt the pain of my neglect.

Who else out there is doing Index Card a Day or 100 Faces?

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 🙂