Amusements

“Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.”
Amy Tan

Three cheers for rewinding the tape, zipping back to the basics. You, some art materials, and a rectangular card that is absolutely not fancy. During the first week of ICAD [Year EIGHT!?!? How is that possible?] we time traveled to amusement parks where we rode the ferris wheel, the tilt-a-whirl and dreamed of psychedelic colors and cotton candy. And waited in lines!

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One of the extras I made this week -- always lots of extras during ICAD -- I painted a 3x5" gridded card with acrylics and made some found poetry of sorts. See the little pale pink circles I hand-stitched? So calming!

“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.”
Sue Monk Kidd

It's surreal to watch as folks around the world partake on this adventure. Friendly faces, er, avatars, meeting and greeting and giving virtual hugs too! Thank you for your kind words, sweet notes, for embracing our beloved ICAD traditions and diving {paintbrush in hand} into the action. You guys are G-R-E-A-T. Good luck, may the index card force be with you, all of that good stuff. Thanks for being KIND and SUPPORTIVE to each other in the creative places that we are sharing, commenting & cheering. 

61 cards | 61 days

This week I challenged myself to DO the prompts, although admittedly I'm better at writing them than following them. I am not sure if I will go on-prompt or off-prompt next week. I feel like doing the prompts pushes me to generate more ideas. 

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ICAD #1: [Roller Coaster] Acrylic mop up card, 3x5" gridded index card. 

3x5" index card, acrylics by Tammy Garcia https://daisyyellowart.com

ICAD #2: [Fireworks] Acrylic on 3x5" index card. 

3x5" index card, acrylics and stitching by Tammy Garcia https://daisyyellowart.com

ICAD #3: [Tilt-a-Whirl] Acrylic and thread on 3x5" index card. 

3x5" index card, mixed media collage by Tammy Garcia https://daisyyellowart.com

ICAD #4: [Ferris Wheel] Mixed media collage on 3x5" index card. 

ICAD #5: [Queue/Line] Acrylic on 3x5" index card.

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ICAD #6: [Carousel]. Acrylic and thread on 3x5" index card. 

3x5" index card, acrylics https://daisyyellowart.com #mixedmediaart

ICAD #7: [Haunted House] Acrylic on 3x5" index card. 

Also... some extras from this week. 

3x5" index card, acrylics by Tammy Garcia https://daisyyellowart.com

Acrylic on 3x5" index card. 

3x5" index card, acrylic, found poetry. https://daisyyellowart.com

Acrylic and collage on 3x5" index card. 

About the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge 

Get info about this year's challenge at the home base.

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