The idea is simple; create something on index card every day for 61 days.
This serves as a table of contents 🌻 and index for the annual challenge.
Bookmark this page. It will auto-populate with prompts each week, like magic.
ICAD revolves around doing a tiny creative project each day for 61 days. Our base/substrate is a basic office supply, the index card. It is INTENTIONALLY UNFANCY. It's actually NOT an art challenge and you definitely do NOT need to be an artist to participate!Read More
An index card is a place to keep creative ideas, compositions, textures, secret messages, colors, palettes, quotations, plans, lists, patterns, riddles, codes, designs, doodles, marks & words. In other words, it is a container for your creativity.Read More
(8) ⓼ ❽ 8︎⃣ ㏧ 捌 ㊇ 8️⃣ index-card-challenges-in-a-row 🚀 8 summers of small format art. 8 summers of friendship + creative camaraderie out in ICADlandia. And yeah, we’re well into the ICAD off-season, but if you haven’t had a chance🍹🌈💥 take a moment to 🎆 snap a photo of your ICADs and magnetize to your fridge or upload to instagram or tack [Fun Fact: In Texas they’re called push pins and in PA they are thumb tacks] to your cork board.Read More
At the end of the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge my tradition is to look back through the cards that I created [like a treasure hunt] and look for starting points for future work. And by that I mean ideas that I could theoretically [wish to] explore in greater depth or on a larger surface. Or a different small surface.Read More
You guys have been leaving heart-warming comments for many days at instagram and FB and I appreciate and read every word. I don't have the bandwidth to reply to every comment but I do my best! I am PROUD of you and I love watching your work bloom and grow with magic sparkles and glittery stardust.Read More
When I started art journaling about 11 years ago, collage was something that I found intriguing, but I couldn't grasp the "why" of collage. What made a collage so visually appealing? So I tried to figure it out. And really, I just created a lot of freaking collages. Thousands. I couldn't even guesstimate, and it doesn't matter really. It's just to say that I create collage in an intuitive way, but not in a logical brain sort of way. Maybe that's why it feels like a very good form of mental escape.Read More
Ⓜ️andalas & geometric patterns 🙃 are our themes for Week 5️⃣ of the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge
where our goal is to make 61 cards in 61 days, at the pace of ONE per DAY! I've done 4 Instagram Lives this week where we did mandala draw-alongs, and I hope you caught one of them! Be sure to follow me at @gypsy999 to catch future arty fun.