The Optimism. The Pessimism. The Pep Talk.

ICAD #18, inked papers

ICAD #18, inked papers

icad 22, gouache

icad 22, gouache

ICAD #23, ink

ICAD #23, ink

icad #24, stitched collage

icad #24, stitched collage

icad #25, gouache & pencil

icad #25, gouache & pencil

icad #26, gouache & pencil

icad #26, gouache & pencil

How many challenges do you start each year? It's easy - and optimistic - to start. It's the sticking with it, that's not so easy. That's why we celebrate when we get to the end, the finish line. There are high and low points in the index-card-a-day challenge. Both inside of us and outside in the real world. 

But that little pocket of art time? Keep it sacred. Keep it on your schedule. Time for peace and focus and a little healing art magic. 

Your friends are wondering why you carry a pack of index cards around in your purse and are suddenly obsessed with finding the perfect black pen.

If you are upset with yourself for missing a day {or six}, let it go. Get over it. Move on. This is not a massive #FAIL. It's just an index card. Jump back in and pretend you are starting again. Reset the timer. Start where you are. It is more important to "continue" and get into the groove of creating than to stress out and feel the weight of "catching up." That said, if you really do want to catch up, you can. Try an inter-connected 4-part set