12 Tips for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge

There's an über-optimistic energy to the start of a creative challenge. So much potential. As you contemplate what to create, I encourage you to have an open mind as to how this 61-daily-card-goal will come to fruition. I never ever know where ICAD will lead, but it is always a surprise. Some years I start thinking that all I want to do is collage for the next decade -- and quickly I remember my beloved PITT pens and the intricate challenge of drawing mandalas -- then stumble into grungy acrylics. 

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12+ Ways to Get Words on Art Journal Pages

We create these deliciously decadent, chaotic, busy, layered pages with paper and paint and all of the goodies and we want to bring it all together with a snappy quote from Ray Bradbury, maybe some David Bowie lyrics or free form poetry!

How on earth do artists get words and thoughts onto the most challenging surfaces and art journal pages? This is a question echoed by art journalists around the globe!

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Index-Card-a-Day Warm-Ups No. 7-10

This is a funny thing that perfectly sane people actually do.

We start with a utilitarian ubiquitous office supply and we add our own unique creative twist. We call ourselves ICADettes {newbies, first year of the challenge}, and ICADgurus  {those who have finished the challenge one or more times} and ICADians as well as ICADeers {the most rowdy & cheery group in the land}. 

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Index-Card-a-Day Warm-Ups No. 1-3

Training will definitely be easier than training for a 3K, but we've got to stretch our fingers and minds and get into the mood to create stuff.  Warm-up exercises are a tradition as the weeks lead up to the official challenge start date. You want to be ready to tackle that stack of cards. 

The first three of our ten warm-ups.

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