All About Daisy Yellow
Hi there creative people!!! I used to do this kind of introductory post every year and realize that it has been YEARS since I said hello and gave you a big picture overview. So here goes. I'm Tammy, aka Daisy Yellow, and I've been blogging here since 2008. Yup! Non-stop for 10 years!
My background is not in art but in quantitative analysis! When my kids were little, I started doing art as a diversion and way to pass the time spent waiting at various activities like gymnastics, swimming lessons, soccer practice. Fast forward over a decade and now I'm a completely self-taught indie artist. I don't have a mission statement or a staff or anything official like that... but I like to think that "I make stuff that inspires people to create."
This blog is about MAKING things. Not about making PERFECT things. About exploring your creative thoughts, making art because you dig the process, the flow, and all that surrounds it. Part of that is challenging yourself to get better at making things, to refine your techniques, to figure out ways to keep moving forward. Also about allowing yourself time and space and the OK to experiment.
Here at Daisy Yellow you'll find CHALLENGES and PROMPTS and TUTORIALS etc. And lots of colorful rainbows. I write about art journaling, getting unstuck, doing art every day, playing with inks, perfectionism, getting better at drawing. Part of what I do is FIGURE THINGS OUT and develop resources for readers, including favorite materials, favorite pens and guides to things like Gelly Rolls.
Each June + July, I bring creative people around the globe together for 61 days via the free Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day Challenge. We just wrapped the 8th year of the challenge. My approach to open-ended art is most accessible in my mixed media WORKSHOPS.
If you like the Daisy Yellow blog, please consider supporting my endeavors via a coffee or two through Ko-Fi or through the Daisy Yellow Tip Jar. Your contributions are a pat on the back and help me fund the expenses [like web hosting, equipment, web tools, and software subscriptions] to keep the Daisy Yellow blog running smoothly. Thank you bunches! 🌟