"Everything has been thought of before,
but the problem is to think of it again."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The 4th set of warm-ups.Read More
When I started ICAD in 2011 there were fewer online creative challenges. The simple idea caught on and we all fell in love with the simple rectangular format of the index card. It's a zero-risk, totally imperfect, flexible substrate. And in that no risk environment, we can give ourselves permission to explore without fear of failure. All of the ideas, tips, resources, zines, videos, tutorials, feedback, and cheerleading that I do... are all with the goal of getting you guys to that 61 card goal!!!! That accomplishment will give you a swoosh of self-confidence! It's easy to start, but it's also easy to give up. I don't want you to do that!Read More
Here's how it works. Folks around the globe 🏄 create something on an index card from June 1 - July 31. That's 61 days of creative work! It's not a competition or a who-can-do-better-art kind of fancy schmancy challenge but a super intense roll-up-your-sleeves project.
Bookmark this page. This serves as a table of contents 🌻 and index for the annual challenge.
"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something
you've understood all your life, but in a new way."
The third set of warm-ups.Read More
ICAD revolves around doing a tiny creative project each day for 61 days. Our base/substrate is a basic office supply, the index card. It is INTENTIONALLY UNFANCY. It's actually NOT an art challenge and you definitely do NOT need to be an artist to participate! TL:DR: Registration is open for ICADextrasRead More
The second set of warm-ups!
Let that stack of index cards spark your inventiveness! Start with an open mind and let the possibilities happen. One card will lead to the next, and the next, and you really don't know where you'll wind up!!! Find a link to all of the warm-ups on the ICAD home base.Read More
The first set of warm-ups!
This is your diving board, your launch pad, the GO square in Monopoly, the first pitch, the kick-off, the face-off, the on-switch, the green light, the turbo-boost, the spark, the rocket fuel, the whatever-it-takes to get started. Get yourself into the zone, the mood to create, the mental space to conquer your stack of index cards. For warm-ups, you can work on ANY substrate or medium.Read More