Posts in 1icad
Mindful Meditative Mandala Madness

Ⓜ️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. 

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Tiny map art!

Here we are at the end of week three! If you’ve made it this far you have just finished what is historically the MOST difficult week of the challenge. It is a turning point!!!!! ❌⭕️❌⭕️ By week 4️⃣ you are in the groove, you’ve got a daily habit going and the wheels are spinning. 🌀🕊☕️🌈🏷 Wishing you creative adrenalin plus ☮️ art time each day to mentally regroup and refresh. It really does matter.

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More index cards in bright colors

Remember to be patient with yourself if you are struggling to do your card each day. You can simplify what you are doing, that may likely help. Know that it takes time to incorporate a daily creative project into your day --- it is a process that is constantly evolving but YOU need to own that daily decision. I believe that art contributes to our overall happiness. It does not "make" us happy. For me, life is better with art than without. If your week is better WITH art, make it a practice. Make time. Trade time. Invent time. Reverse time. But figure it out. It matters.

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12 Tips for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge!

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. 

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Amusements

Three cheers for rewinding the tape, zipping back to the basics. You, some art materials, and a rectangular card that is absolutely not fancy. During the first week of ICAD [Year EIGHT!?!? How is that possible?] we time traveled to amusement parks where we rode the ferris wheel, the tilt-a-whirl and dreamed of psychedelic colors and cotton candy. And waited in lines!

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The Glittery Galaxy of Index Cards

We are going against the grain, in a crazy world,
making a proactive choice to DO creative work.

It is not easy to do what you are doing! You are so kind to each other, so positive, so effervescent in your feedback! I see you guys making new friends and getting more comfortable in your art-making! 

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