Hello ICADians!

Hello to all of the ICADians out there in ICADlandia!

First things first. Take a second and go grab an ICAD badge!!! Lots of new archival, fancy schmancy badges for 2017. Everyone who participates in the challenge, no matter what the outcome or number of cards, is an ICADian. There are also badges for ICADettes {newbies}, ICADgurus {finished the 61-card challenge one or more years}.

Look. If I CAN do something CREATIVE on an index CARD every DAY for 61 days, YOU can DO it TOO!!!

What? Don't have time for ridiculous things like sketching or painting or collaging or writing poetry on an index card? See that's the thing. You really DO have time to do the things that you WANT to do. You find time to play Words With Friends. You find time to stop at Starbucks. You have time spent waiting here and there and everywhere a few times each week. Make 20 minutes each day for this. Skip something! It will be a refreshing time to put your imagination to work. You may have to opt-out of something else for awhile, until you get that good art habit firmly in your life.

Think of it as a reboot for your day. It will be worth it.

Creative work keeps my mind on good things. It keeps me mentally energized, even when I am not feeling all that great physically!!! 

Social Stuff

a) Posting to instagram? Use #dyicad2017 and get lots of ♥︎ love; be sure to hop around 🐰and spread the love too!!!!!
b) Posting to Facebook? Be sure to register as soon as you can! In the group, we're reminiscing about the challenge and sharing some cards from previous challenges. I'm facilitating a private group this year rather than a public group. There is a nominal fee to join the private group, details below. 

This year's extra offerings

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🌻A private ICAD Facebook group for you to share your cards as you work thru the challenge. My intention is to provide a warm, welcoming, positive, supportive group where creative people can share without feeling like it's a competition. In past years, the group was public and I am no longer comfortable doing that. It's kind of like this... a playfully energizing respite from the chaos of the world. 🌿 Creative work will flow into the group every day and we'll focus on each person's commitment, the clever ideas, the creative approaches, the silly tangents and series, get to know each other and have some fun! 

🌻Weekly Daisy Yellow Gazette, an encouraging email from Tammy during the challenge.

🌻 5 index card art video tutorials to expand your repertoire! Released June 15, 2017, about 2 weeks into the challenge. Playful beginner level techniques with acrylics, collage, watercolor & hand-lettering. FB access not required.

To get the 5 index card tutorials, share your work in the private FB group and get the weekly Gazette, select ICADextras.
$15 USD, save $5 thru May 28.

To share your work in the private FB group and get the weekly Gazette, select ICADlite. $5 USD. 

What can you do with an index card? 

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Get the latest Daisy Yellow Zine and discover 95+ more ideas for index card art, with a curated selection from my handmade 3x5" index cards! The zine is 60 colorful pages in digital PDF format. 

Challenges energize your creative work! Each year I do two big art challenges and two big writing challenges. So that's ICAD in June/July and Inktober in October. I'm writing a novel about a dream psychotherapist and so I do Camp NaNoWriMo in July and NaNoWriMo in November. And the reality is that I only OPEN the files for my novel during those challenges --  are the only two months when I even open the files for my novel! But it pushes me to make progress and that is what I need to be energized.... a challenge!!! 

Questions? Contact me at tammy.daisyyellow [at] gmail [dot] com and we'll figure it out!

Don't have a PayPal account? Don't dig PayPal? Use the The Tip Jar button at the bottom right side of the home page and that will take you to PayPal [and] you can purchase via debit or credit card without a PayPal account. Contribute the amount for the items you'd like to purchase [i.e. ICADextras, ICADlite, a particular zine], then send me an email and let me know what you'd like to purchase and I'll make it happen. Easy peasy! 

PS. Warm-Ups Start May 20th!!!