About me

Hello there. I'm Tammy Garcia, a self-taught mixed media artist with a background in quantitative analysis. My artwork follows the tangents of my curiosity rather than a perfect storyline. I do mixed media art journaling, paint with gouache, sew paper collages and draw intricate patterns and mandalas. I tend to wax poetic about my love of art journaling, and you can find a groovy introduction to Art Journaling and mixed media tutorials galore. But really this is the place to find creative prompts to spark your journal pages and your creative work. You could literally follow prompts for months and not run out of ideas. So start on the prompts page.

I've been blogging non-stop at Daisy Yellow since 2008...  about a year after I started doing any sort of artwork.  In 2011, I founded the annual Index-Card-a-Day Challenge {ICAD} and began teaching online art journaling & creativity workshops. You'll find my essays about art & creativity in my Zine and also, I'm kind of addicted to devising creative promptsGrab a blueberry scone and a mug of spearmint tea and wander around.  


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Mixed media pages from the Daisy Yellow Groovy Grunge Workshop.

Mixed media pages from the Daisy Yellow Groovy Grunge Workshop.

Art Journaling

I love everything about art journaling. Creating pages, exploring techniques, experimenting with acrylics & collage & lettering, all of it!  I do art every single day without fail... because I thrive on it.

Index-Card-a-Day Challenge

The 7th annual Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day Challenge {ICAD} runs June 1 - July 31, 2017. I founded the challenge in 2011 to inspire creatives to add a tiny, approachable art project to each day. Thousands of people around the globe make an index card every day for 61 days. You've absolutely, positively got to join the fun! 

Zines & Ebooks

Daisy Yellow Zine {15+ issues with colorful artwork & essays about art journaling and creativity}
100+ Ideas for Small Format & Index Card Artwork
Index-Card-a-Day Kick-Start Guide


There are 4 self-paced, online workshops currently available. 
a) Mixed media art journaling workshops: Groovy Grunge and Novel Approach. 
b) Creativity & collage workshop: The Circle
c) Abstract watercolor/gouache painting: Tiny Museum

Published, Interviews & Podcasts

Published in Books/Magazines

A World of Artist Journal Pages, by Dawn DeVries Sokol, 2015
Featuring Magazine, print magazine published in Amsterdam
Issue #2 {Featured Blogger, 2012}, Issue #4 {Article: Creative inspiration, 2013}


Creative Mom Podcast Episode #189: The Raven, 2016
Dirty Footprints Studio; 21 Secrets Conversations with Connie Solera, 2015
Bonus interview from A World of Artist Journal Pages, Dawn DeVries Sokol, 2015
Irreversibly Moi, 2015
Creative Living Podcast with Jamie Ridler, 2014
Podcast #1 and Podcast #2 and Podcast #3 and Podcast #4 with RicĂ« Freeman-Zachary, 2012

Articles Published at Create Mixed Media

Do Something Creative, Anything, 2015
Allow Space for Journaling, 2015
The Value of Creative Prompts, 2014
Bold Pattern Play Video Tutorial, 2014
Open Up Your Journal and Play, 2013
Get More You Into Your Art Journal, 2013
The Unplanned Journal Page, 2013


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