Monday, June 25, 2012

The Summer Of Color (Week 3) And An Index Card Update!

ICAD #25: June 25th, 2012
The Summer of Color (Week 3)
"Baseball Nut"

Today's card was the third in my series of crazy haired girls for "The Summer of Color".  (You can see the other two here and here.)

I'm still on track with the Index Card A Day (Hooray)!
These are the ones I haven't posted yet:

ICAD #16: June 16th, 2012
"Party Pooch"

ICAD #17: June 17th, 2012
"Purple Painted Pooch"

ICAD #18: June 18th, 2012
"Pop Art Pooch"

ICAD #19: June 19th, 2012
"Stamp Testing"

ICAD #20: June 20th, 2012
"Lavender Luigi"

ICAD #21: June 21st, 2012
"love always wins"

ICAD #22: June 22nd, 2012
"I Am Kind" - hand carved stamp
(inspired by this

ICAD #23: June 23rd, 2012
ICAD prompt - Use a fortune from a fortune cookie.
"Peace begins with a smile."
(Perfect timing - I had just enjoyed a delicious Chinese lunch!)

ICAD #24: June 24th, 2012
(Denny's Doodle attached to an index card)
"Lookin' Good!"
"Thanks, You're Sweet."

I am loving the flexibility of Daisy Yellow's "Index Card A Day"... It is the perfect challenge for a busy schedule!

(If you've missed any of my cards, you can find them all by clicking here.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A School Year's Worth Of Index Cards!

Today was Tyler's last day of kindergarten.  
As we went through his school work and reminisced, we had some laughs as we flipped through these:

This is what a school year's worth of index cards looks like!

It turns out I've been creating an "index card a day" without even thinking about it. Whenever I packed Tyler's lunch, I included an index card with a note, an interesting fact, or most often... a joke!

Here are a few favorites:

(See Karen, You're not the only one I torture with my "humor"!  Ha!)

What is your best (worst) joke?

p.s.  Remarkably, I am still up to date with my "official" index cards...
I'll have an update soon!

Friday, June 15, 2012

This ICAD Post Is For The Birds...

(The theme over at The Butterfly Effect this week is "Birds".)

ICAD #12:  June 12th, 2012
The Butterfly Effect (Birds)
"Modigliani's Nest"

I was flipping through one of my art books earlier this week and came across this painting by Modigliani.  He is definitely most famous for his long necked girls, but there is something about this early painting that intrigues me... I have always thought that her hair looks like a bird's nest, so for this Modigliani-inspired index card I couldn't resist actually turning it into one.

ICAD #13:  June 13th, 2012
The Summer of Color (Week 2)
"Mint Chocolate Chip"

And, since I was already on a roll creating strange haired women, I thought it was the perfect time to create my index card for week 2 of "The Summer of Color".  (In case you missed it, you can see the strange haired woman I created for week 1 here.)

ICAD #14:  June 14th, 2012
The Butterfly Effect (Birds)

I enjoyed using the "mint chocolate chip" colors so much, I continued to use that color scheme for this bird card.

ICAD #15:  June 15th, 2012
The Butterfly Effect (Birds)
"Anniversary Birds"

Today's card is a just quick doodle...
It's my 11 year wedding anniversary, and I plan on celebrating!  

Don't forget to check in on the super-fun challenges that are going on right now:

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Index Card A Day 2012: Playing With Prompts

ICAD #9:  June 9th, 2012
Index Card A Day Prompt:  Doodle Your Name
"Your Name"

 ICAD #10:  June 10th, 2012
Index Card A Day Prompt:  Fish

ICAD #11:  June 11th, 2012
Index Card A Day Prompt:  Dragonfly
"Batik Dragonfly"


Friday, June 8, 2012

Multitasking To The Max!

Oh my!

ICAD #5:  June 5th, 2012
The Summer of Color (Week 1)
"Rainbow Sherbet"

ICAD #6:  June 6th, 2012
The Butterfly Effect (Books)
"There was laughter and French toast"

ICAD #7:  June 7th, 2012
The Butterfly Effect (Books)
"it was quite a hat"

ICAD #8:  June 8th, 2012
Inspiration Avenue (Wishes)
"Firefly Wish"

Life continues to be a bit bananas, but I have learned something about myself during the craziness...

I need art.
(Yup, I really, really do.)  

When things in my life started to go haywire, I set my studio time aside so that I could take care of the people who needed me (it only seemed natural).  So, aside from a little bit of arting with Tyler, some sketchbook play, and much needed mess-making, things have been pretty quiet on the art front... Until now.

What I have discovered is that I need to make art.  That is why I signed on to the Index Card A Day challenge... By committing to an everyday challenge, I am committing to creating something each day (even if it is just a little).

For me, art is a release... It's therapy.  Instead of stepping out of the studio when times got tough, I should have been looking for any opportunity to get myself in there.  I am a much calmer person when I am able to make something, and as a result I am a better caretaker.

So, here I am, back to the challenges and artsy friends that I have so desperately missed! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Reasons To Celebrate

Every day offers us new reasons to celebrate...

ICAD#4:  June 4th, 2012
"National Hug Your Cat Day AND National Cheese Day"

Today's reason?
"National Hug Your Cat Day" and "National Cheese Day"!

I am also celebrating because this is my first post for Daisy Yellow's "Index Card A Day" Challenge.  I actually started on Friday... Here are the other cards that I've created so far:

ICAD #1:  June 1st, 2012
"National Donut Day"

ICAD #2:  June 2nd, 2012
"National Rocky Road Day"

ICAD #3:  June 3rd, 2012
"National Egg Day"

What are you celebrating today?


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