Monday, July 23, 2012

A Birthday Week's Worth Of Index Cards

ICAD #s 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, and 53
July 17th - 23rd, 2012
"Tyler's Birthday Week 2012"

This past week, Tyler turned six - Hooray!  (What a fun age to be!)  In honor of his "Birthday Week" (we celebrate birthday weeks at the Dudish house), I created a series of index cards in remembrance of the 7(+) day celebration.

I have been a fan of Aimee from artsyville for ages, and since I consider her to be the Queen of Lists, I thought I would turn to her delightful doodles as a source of inspiration.  I'm glad I gave it a shot, and this will be a great list to look back on when Tyler is older, but I will definitely be leaving this kind of doodling to the expert!

If you haven't taken a trip to artsyville yet, be sure to stop by... Aimee just completed a book that is completely hand drawn and absolutely amazing!

(There is only 1 more week of the ICAD challenge!  Where has the time gone?!?)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Time Flies...

...When You're Having Fun...
And, that is exactly what The Summer Of Color has been!

ICAD #46: July 16th, 2012
Summer of Color (Week 6)
"Watermelon Ice"

I would like to offer a great big 'Thank You' to Kristin from Twinkle,Twinkle for hosting such a cool event (pun intended, of course)!  I have thoroughly enjoyed the ice cream inspiration, and can't believe how quickly six weeks flew by!

Six Weeks, Six Crazy-Haired Girls!

And, just in case you were wondering, I am still up to date with Daisy Yellow's Index Card A Day Challenge.  Here are the latest...

ICAD #40: July 10th, 2012
(finally getting around to an old Butterfly Effect theme)

ICAD #41: July 11th, 2012
"Hand Carved Gnome"

ICAD #42: July 12th, 2012
"little monster"
(Another old Butterfly Effect theme)

ICAD #43: July 13th, 2012
(National French Fries Day)

ICAD #44: July 14th, 2012
"80's Sweetheart"
(Yet another Butterfly Effect theme)

ICAD #45: July 15th, 2012
(80's Sweetheart 2)

I have discovered that index cards are a great, no-pressure way to try out new techniques on a small scale.  (I have a feeling there will be more cards in my future beyond the challenge!)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wild 'N Reckless

ICAD #33, #34, #35
July 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2012
"Rainbow Giraffe"

ICAD #36: July 6th, 2012
"Frida's Birthday"

ICAD #37: July 7th, 2012
"Dog Butt" 

ICAD #38: July 8th, 2012
"Dog Head"

(#37 and #38 together)

ICAD #39: July 9th, 2012
Summer of Color (Week 5)
"Wild 'N Reckless"
(Best name for an ice cream flavor ever!)

When I saw the colors for this week's Summer of Color challenge, my first thought was "Food or Fabric?" (That's where the inspiration for the psychedelic tie dye hair came from.)  They're lovely colors, but I'm not sure about ingesting them!  Although, if you've stopped by Tracey's blog, you know that the amazing Phantom created a marbleously creative cake using them! Hooray!

This was definitely a fun week for the ICAD challenge... Wild colors and painting with Reckless abandon!  Wheee!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Reaping The Rewards Of My Overly Henthusiastic Fowl Joke Telling

Last month, I launched an assault on Karen at i am rushmore from my arsenal of rotten egg and fowl chicken jokes... I was relentless.  Well, my persistence and penchant for peddling pathetic poultry puns 
paid off...  I won her giveaway!
(I couldn't believe how clucky lucky I was - I was eggstatic!)

I received one of the most fun and eggciting packages I've ever gotten in the mail!  I already knew that Karen is eggstremely funny and eggceptionally creative, but I never realized what an eggcellent zine maker she is!  She totally cracks me up!

Today, while I was pondering what to write in this 'thank you' post, I started to doodle on a scrap sheet of paper that had been laying on the table beside me.  The very first thing that popped into my head was Elvis' voice saying, "Thank you.  Thank you very much." (Who knows why?!)  Then I started thinking about poor Karen, and how I tormented her with my yolk joke telling... That is how the idea to create an Elvis Chicken was hatched.

I had so much fun creating this sketch that I'm planning on cleaning up the drawing and making cards using this image.  So, thank you.  Thank you very much, Karen.  The inspiration you provide is never ending!

(Please be sure to visit Karen...
She really is a good egg!)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Halfway There!

I have completed half of my index cards for
Here are the latest...

ICAD #26: June 26th, 2012
"Flowers for Jez"

ICAD #27: June 27th, 2012
"Believe in Yourself"
(For PPF Post)

ICAD #28: June 28th, 2012
"One Dozen Owls"
(inspired by this)

ICAD #29: June 29th, 2012
"Owl  C  U  Later  Alligator"

ICAD #30: June 30th, 2012
"Dandy Lion"

ICAD #31: July 1st, 2012
"Weeds Are Nature's Graffiti" (Janice Maeditere)

And last, but certainly not least, my index card for
The Summer of Color (Week 4)...

ICAD #32: July 2nd, 2012
The Summer of Color (Week 4)
"Strawberry Lemonade Punch"

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a great week!


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