The Index Card Habit

This ICAD story was originally posted in late 2015, and I wanted to bring it forward for you to enjoy! 

Throughout the year, challengers email  me to tell me how the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge has made a positive, on-going impact on their creative lives. I've seen many blossom in their creative work, starting with a simple index card.

Jade Herriman interviewed Michael Carnuccio about his experience in creating index card art for an entire year. Watch a display of Michael's index cards as you listen to the 20 minute interview. It's embedded below, or you can click over to YouTube. I enjoyed Jade's summary and excerpts at her blog. I remember the ICADs that Michael posted to the FB group in the summer of 2014, the architectural feel to many of the cards, the use of parallel lines in different colors to create texture and the fun doodle patterns as well. But most importantly, I like the playful approach to small format art, the spirit of experimentation and exploration. Jade and Michael have both eloquently articulated the beauty of spending time each day on art, even just a few minutes.