Are you taking part in ICAD - creating an arty index card a day for June and July?
ICAD is a great art challenge all hosted by Tammy over at Daisy Yellow http://daisyyellowart.com/icad/ If you don't know where to start Tammy's got lots of prompts and ideas; you can jump in anytime, don't worry that it's more than half way through June.
I put it off for a couple of weeks but finally succumbed after seeing all the gorgeousness on Instagram.
Here's my first week of cards:
There's lots of great things about using index cards (or postcards in my case as I couldn't find index cards):
You you don't feel precious about them.
You don't need hours of creative time or lots of fancy paint and/or equipment. Thirty minutes of artiness - or less - and it's done! Just a few craft acrylics, some Sharpies and some Neocolours in my case. But it's whatever you fancy: collage, stitching, journalling, mixed media - whatever floats your boat - and whatever supplies you have to hand.
It's a great opportunity to just try a few things out - maybe a new colour scheme, a new technique - all on a small scale that feels safe and unintimidating. And if you don't like it, it's just an index card and you haven't wasted a whole bunch of time and paint.
Or maybe you want to re-visit something you havn't done for a while. My tribe is back...
It's also a great reminder that committing to daily practice is not so difficult after all...
AND - massive bonus!!! I got to swap with the lovely Mandy Thompson from http://mandythompson.com/!! Our respective cards are in the skies just now on the way to one another! Mandy saw my second card on IG and asked if I wanted to swap. Why not??!! I can't wait to receive mine... Dontcha just love it when that kind of thing happens?
I'd love to hear how you're getting on with your ICAD's - let me know in the comments box!!
From my heart to yours