Time for the annual Index Card a Day challenge from Tammy Garcia at Daisy Yellow. Participants create a small piece of art on an index card every day from 1 June to 31 July. This will be my third year participating, and I will try to post my work here reasonably regularly. There is also a very active Facebook group.
Last year, I mostly worked in pen because it is easy and portable. Here is one of my favourite designs - based on a textile.
A couple of other things I've done recently:
Postcard using up stuff sitting on my desk (including prepared background):
The idea was I would post something from the past year for 'Throwback Thursday'. I had a post ready to go but as it was still Wednesday back home I thought I'd be clever and try a timed post. Well... It didn't show up. Maybe I lost it or maybe I set a date that was further in the future than intended. No matter. Will shoot for Thursday next time.
This first journal page was based on a prompt in Tammy Garcia's Prompt 60 series on her Daisy Yellow blog.
The idea is to fill up a page with printed words with different fonts from packaging, magazines etc. around the house. Fun!
The next two pages were just fun collages in the same book. Images from books and magazines augmented with watercolour crayons and gel pens.
Latest journal spread. The red circle with the star is a stamped with a yogurt container lid. The star is indented. I found the acrylic dried too quickly to get a good print so I will try again with a drop of retarder, although I wouldn't want it to be too perfect.
Postcard on recycled box. I thought of the game of snakes and ladders after this one was done.
And another postcard on a recycled box. This one started out quite differently but had some major issues, and through the magic of gesso did not have to get binned.
My sketchbook is getting so close to being done - one more spread and the covers! Should be done in plenty of time for the January 15 deadline, right?...?
Here is my latest spread:
I received some dye cut pockets to play with from an online friend - this is what I came up with:
The one on the right was actually made with ledger paper. All were closed with washi tape - the one on the right is my favourite.
This blog will almost certainly be inactive for the next few weeks. Unfortunately I must give up on the Art Every Day Month challenge - it was fun while it lasted though. Nothing is wrong - life just gives us different priorities sometimes. See you around the Holidays!
Still can't seem to post on the same day I create for Art Every Day Month, but managed to get this done on Monday night. I didn't think I would get anything done but had some bingo cards already prepped laying on the table (imagine that!). This might be what gets done for the rest of this week due to other commitments - we shall see!
First is another spread in the Sketchbook Project Journal.
Rectangle on the right is a window envelope - I cut a window in the pages and pasted the window envelope to it. I then added an abstract transparency, on which my design and colour scheme were based.
I'm going to be in an Altered Playing Card swap this month - I don't have a parter yet but I wanted to get it done so I can focus on my holiday cards next. I will be winding down my swapping activities so I can get them made and finish up the Sketchbook Project before the mailing deadline of January 15 which is really going to be here in a blink!
One of the swap criteria for this one is that you must decorate the "face" of the card (not the back) and must leave at least one number and the suit exposed. I used a playing card that is slightly larger than standard.
I am linking to Art Every Day Month since I am still doing something creative every day even when it doesn't get posted on time!
Well I can say truthfully that I have worked on something every day this month so far - I just haven't been very disciplined with posting. Here are a couple of other new postcards going out today, and I am going to link to today's Art Every Day Month even though I haven't been posting every day.
First is for a friend who kindly gave me his mother's old sewing book to cut up - the images is from the book (and at least one bit of paper under the paint as well).
Next is for a swap - the theme is "she" and we are to use some sort of saying that incorporates an inspiriing "she" (if that makes sense - I hope it does when you see the card). I had so much trouble thinking up a saying for this one!