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
A peek into Explore, a 6-pack of index card art tutorials!
A fab way to explore new materials
and expand your creative repertoire!
There's an über-optimistic energy to the start of a creative challenge. So much potential. As you contemplate what to create, I encourage you to have an open mind as to how this 61-daily-card-goal will come to fruition. I never ever know where ICAD will lead, but it is always a surprise. Some years I start thinking that all I want to do is collage for the next decade -- and quickly I remember my beloved PITT pens and the intricate challenge of drawing mandalas -- then stumble into psychedelic acrylics.Read More
"Everything has been thought of before,
but the problem is to think of it again."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The 4th set of warm-ups.Read More
Here's how it works. Folks around the globe 🏄 create something on an index card from June 1 - July 31. That's 61 days of creative work! It's not a competition or a who-can-do-better-art kind of fancy schmancy challenge but a super intense roll-up-your-sleeves project.
Bookmark this page. This serves as a table of contents 🌻 and index for the annual challenge.
"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something
you've understood all your life, but in a new way."
The third set of warm-ups.Read More
The second set of warm-ups!
Let that stack of index cards spark your inventiveness! Start with an open mind and let the possibilities happen. One card will lead to the next, and the next, and you really don't know where you'll wind up!!! Find a link to all of the warm-ups on the ICAD home base.Read More
This is a little bonus idea 🎩 perfect for index cards - you can try one - pitch it if you literally drew four eyes or inadvertently put the neck on the forehead. Now it's your turn! I'm inviting each of you to draw a portrait - or a self-portrait. You can indeed do this even if you are adamant that you cannot draw.Read More