ICAD 2017 Week 5 Prompts & Themes

"Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and relevetory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared."
J. K. Rowling

What on earth is the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge? Go to the home base to learn everything in the universe you'd ever want to know about the challenge. And more!

Daily Prompts for Week Five

Thematic Prompts for Weeks 4, 5, 6

Optional concepts and mediums that you might want to use to guide your work.



Week Five Pep Talk

It's not easy sticking to a 61-day challenge. But the only way to start is to start. So if you've missed some days, get back up on the horse and start again. There is no other way. One step at a time. If you are stuck for what to do on your next card, make a rainbow. The world needs some rainbows.

And I have been looking at your amazing, creative, clever, silly, colorful, thought-provoking, decorative, intriguing & symbolic index cards every day. I want to comment on every single card but it is not realistic to do so. Take the positivity that you bring to this challenge and apply it to your creative work in the year ahead. I will tell you from experience that it is 1000x easier to *keep going* than it is to stop and then start again even in a month or two. Remember to tag your index card art #dyicad2017.

Go to the home base.



Wow. That sure flew by. It has been so much fun to meet you guys through a shared love of creativity and art! How cool that other people get a kick out of 1970's motel postcards and vintage AAA maps and creating collages from found papers and combining art + writing + imagery + color in an art journal?Granted, blogging has changed a zillion-fold since I started in 2008... but yet I'm still here, strange as it may seem, and I want to thank YOU for reading along, for being supportive, for your emails, your likes, your comments, for letting me know when a post resonates with you! 

Two things today!
1. There's a giveaway. 
2. There's a workshop sale.

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Drawing at the coffee shop

Drawing at the coffee shop

Just after school break began, my older daughter and I went to a coffee shop while waiting for my younger daughter at an activity. So I decided to get some index card action going while she took a practice SAT test in a noisy, real-world environment. We sat at different tables so that I wouldn't distract her - and I was lucky enough to get a seat across from a small table which was busier than most of the other tables.

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