Inktober: Looking Back!

The leaves are still bright & bouncy and school just started again… yet here we are, scheming + dreaming + strategizing + debating Inktober! It’s been a flash since Index-Card-a-Day Challenge ended yet… that’s the nature of our kooky creative calendar, friends. It keeps going and going and we get to decide when to jump on for the ride, when to take a break and chill out, and when to refocus and reboot our own personal trajectory. There are SO many options out there in the create-o-verse that we have to pick and choose.

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More Colorful Cards

You guys have been leaving heart-warming comments for many days at instagram and FB and I appreciate and read every word. I don't have the bandwidth to reply to every comment but I do my best! I am PROUD of you and I love watching your work bloom and grow with magic sparkles and glittery stardust. 

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All About Daisy Yellow

Hi there creative people!!! I used to do this kind of introductory post every year and realize that it has been YEARS since I said hello and gave you a big picture overview. So here goes. I'm Tammy, aka Daisy Yellow, and I've been blogging here since 2008. Yup! Non-stop for 10 years! 

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Dealing with Creative Blocks

If you are feeling uninspired, in a creative rut, missing the muse... please know that this is temporary. I have some thoughts about how you can get yourself back into the creative habit. So I'll preface this by saying that I have been doing art just about every day for a decade. I've got a zillion projects in process -- art journals, drawing journals, lettering journals, painted papers, index card collages, everything in various stages of completion.

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collage, but not in a logical sort of way

When I started art journaling about 11 years ago, collage was something that I found intriguing, but I couldn't grasp the "why" of collage. What made a collage so visually appealing? So I tried to figure it out. And really, I just created a lot of freaking collages. Thousands. I couldn't even guesstimate, and it doesn't matter really. It's just to say that I create collage in an intuitive way, but not in a logical brain sort of way. Maybe that's why it feels like a very good form of mental escape.

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Sunny Stripes with Gouache

I think today is a good day to take your art materials out for or a spin! They're gonna gather dust otherwise.. and we cannot have dusty paint tubes... can we? Painting light and airy stripes with gouache... and wishing you a lovely day, friends! Yup, I've got more art videos at YouTube!

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Yay. The Creative Nudge

You know how I'm always talking 🗃 about keeping your creative momentum spinning year-round? 
​​​​​​​Not letting the energy fade? Sticking with the positive creative habits that you refresh during ICAD each year?

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