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A Little of Everything

"Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid."
~Captain Jack Sparrow [Johnny Depp], Pirates of the Carribean

3x5" index card, pitt pen, gellyrolls, card #56

ⓐ dust bunnies ⓑ mustard stains ⓒ traffic tickets ⓓ exploding watermelons ⓔ tv dinners ⓕ migraines ⓖ meds ⓗ fire ant bites ⓘ being tired ⓙ bickering kids ⓚ plagiarists ⓛ indecisiveness ⓜ procrastination ⓝ rainbows ⓞ mandalas ⓟ art journaling ⓠ bokeh ⓡ friends ⓢ coffee shops + book stores ⓣ silly family ⓤ music ⓥ gardens ⓦ art ⓧ paint ⓨ cuddly dogs ⓩ white popcorn with soy sauce. 


Hanna writes in authenticity in a messy life about the reality of our lives vs. what we share on our blogs:

"Blogging my happy moments actually helps me re-focus on the happiness of creating a second time and how wonderful is that?! I think that it is super important to focus on what makes you happy."
~Hanna Andersson

Positive rewards work better for kids than negative punishment.

For me, dwelling on good works better than dwelling on bad.

Life is not all good. Bad things do happen.


 Each night, when I write my three good things list, I try to get my mind from the bad {what I didn't do, why I suck at this or that, bad things that happen in the world} to the good.


I'm happy to share that Kat Wright of Wright Story interviewed me in her latest Newsletter! Kat posts a regular TIC TOCC timed creative challenge and her art in her warm and welcoming way.

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer of Balzer Designs included Daisy Yellow's Groovy Printed Papers tutorial in her curated art collection at Crescendoh this week!

We're thinking of extending ICAD {index-card-a-day} in some manner after the challenge ends at the end of August. Please add your 2 cents to the conversation and help me determine which way to go.


ⓑ oxyclean
ⓒ got a ticket for $116 for flashing my high beams during the day
ⓓ purchased a round seedless watermelon at grocery, put in the fridge, later started to cut it, exploded like a ball that's been over-inflated

ⓖ expensive
ⓗ while pulling grass from the front flower beds
ⓛ unsure why {if you get that, cool}
ⓜ need to think about this later 
ⓝ love {rainbow board}
ⓠ near Ft. Lauderdale, great corned beef 
ⓤ jack johnson
ⓩ favorite snack

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Reader Comments (3)

I so wanted to do your ICAD challenge this summer, but figured I just do it whenever I get a chance or the mood strikes me. Love looking at your blog :) Thank you for the art prompts (even though I haven't done them), but I know that if I am ever stuck I can come here to get unstuck! Please take a look at my few ICADs that I have done when you have time :)

Have a great day!

07.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa M (Lagaz)

Popcorn with soy sauce huh? Sound... interesting! :-) Great quote, if I might say so, oh both! :-)

And great icad-card - I really like this one!

07.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

I love doing icads so much. What it has done for me is push me just to make something no matter what. No judgement, just create. And I'm getting better! At free flowing, at trying new ideas, at experimenting with other mediums. This has done so much for me, so thank you Tammy :). I would like to continue in some way. I was thinking with art journaling. I bought an exacompta journal thanks to your recommendation & i cant wait to start in it!! If I could art journal a page everyday, I would be in heaven. Icad has confirmed for me that it doesn't take a lot to feel beautifully creative. So I'm in in some way, either icad or journal!

07.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

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