The idea is simple; create something on index card every day for 61 days.
This serves as a table of contents 🌻 and index for the annual challenge.
Bookmark this page. It will auto-populate with prompts each week, like magic.
ICAD revolves around doing a tiny creative project each day for 61 days. Our base/substrate is a basic office supply, the index card. It is INTENTIONALLY UNFANCY. It's actually NOT an art challenge and you definitely do NOT need to be an artist to participate!Read More
You know how musicians riff on the guitar or writers interpret short writing prompts? Part of the process of making really looks quite fumbly to outsiders. To generate ideas and designs, creative people have to mess about, juggle ideas, and rehearse possibilities. It takes some level of “not knowing” [and refining] and being OK with that uncertainty WELL INTO the process. So developing lyrics + captivating chord progressions is usually not automatic or instantaneous. At least that is what I’ve gleaned from a variety of podcasts.Read More
“You don’t think your way to creative work.
You work your way to creative thinking.”
Well folks, I don’t know the trick but I keep showing up every day and the carousel of ideas keeps flowing and I’m cool with that. And the funny part? I think I’ve named this journal but I cannot remember! So it’s “the gouache journal” until I think of something else.Read More
Howdy friends! So many of YOU clever people have participated in the ICAD Challenge for YEARS and so I thought it would be fun to give you a little behind-the-scenes tour of some of the things I do to get our annual office supply party 👯♀️↪️🎬✴️🖼📇🖍 started each summer! Or winter, for folks across the globe!Read More
To get into the ICAD [see below if you don’t know this acronym] groove, I went through <<<8+ years>>> of index card art and collected my favorites into a short video! I am working diligently behind-the-scenes to make ICAD run smoothly this year. I’ll be sharing MORE information with you in the next week, but for now, a video!
For the newbies: Each year I facilitate a creative challenge called Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day. The 9th annual iteration! 🔝📇🏋🏼♀️📛🌻🐰🌈✏️ will run June 1 - July 31, 2019. Creative people around the globe participate and it's a roller coaster ride of fun. You should definitely play along! It started on a whim and yet creating on this small, un-precious format has grown to be such a meaningful part of my creative practice.Read More
An index card is a place to keep creative ideas, compositions, textures, secret messages, colors, palettes, quotations, plans, lists, patterns, riddles, codes, designs, doodles, marks & words. In other words, it is a container for your creativity.Read More