Index-Card-a-Day Warm-Ups No. 4-6

"As we all know, it's easier to do trivial things that are urgent than it is to do important things that are not urgent, like thinking. And it's also easier to do little things we know we can do than to start on big things that we're not so sure about."
John Cleese

These warm-ups are a way to turbo-charge your creativity to prepare for diving in to the ICAD challenge this year. 

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Hello ICADians!

Hello ICADians!

Hello to all of the ICADians out there in ICADlandia!

First things first. Take a second and go grab an ICAD badge!!! Lots of new archival, fancy schmancy badges for 2017. Everyone who participates in the challenge, no matter what the outcome or number of cards, is an ICADian. There are also badges for ICADettes {newbies}, ICADgurus {finished the 61-card challenge one or more years}.

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Wonder31 #20: Tarot Card

Wonder31 #20: Tarot Card

How often do you turn your 35mm camera sideways and take a photograph in portrait perspective rather than landscape? This was the question I pondered as I looked for tall, narrow components for this journal page. I created the background stripes in this altered book with acrylics, then threw my paper stash into a flurry of disorganization looking for stuff to fit! And it all started completely innocently, with the goal of using a tarot card on a journal page. This is not what I would have envisioned -- but this is where I wound up! 

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Postcards from the...

Postcards from the...

So I wanted to create something interesting with some texture. Sewing paper is one of my guilty pleasures and so I never pass up an excuse to do that! I used japanese papers {see the wrinkles}, magazine & catalog clippings, brown kraft paper, painted papers & gelatin prints for variety, but I kept most of the components fairly large on these 4x6" mail art postcards.

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