i'm excited to have an "interim" post for the index card a day project at daisy yellow art blog instead of the whole entire week at once! oh yeah, and i finally decorated the cover of my little ring-bound book, so it's started to look "REAL" if you know what i mean? which ought to keep me going to the end, so as to have the complete collection; though actually i cannot say i've felt any inclination to stop-- apart from the occasional time constraint issue. (all of these prompts are from the week six list.)
this is my new favorite. which is good, because despite being an almost EMBARRASSINGLY simple idea, it actually took longer to make than any other card in the entire project! i punched holes from rainbow colored paper scraps, and then stuck each tiny circle to a pre-glued index-card arch in rainbow color order, and then, because some of the dots were really not anchored as securely as i'd've liked, i put transparent text tape over top of the whole thing. you will definitely see me making additional "punch mosaics"... but possibly not from standard hole-punch-sized circles, because after carefully tweezering about the first hundred tiny orbs neatly into place, it just becomes seriously tedious. :)
again with the drawing, lauren??!?! yeah. i am completely unrepentant about my utter lack of talent in this area, and highly recommend to everyone that they sit down once in a while and draw something, then color it in. apart from anything else, it is just SOOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!! (and, no, it turns out not to matter at all-- fun wise-- if your drawing talent stopped developing at age 7, like mine did! process is INFINITELY more important than outcome!!!!!!!!!!!)
card#38: the ocean
and here's the QUICKEST card of the whole project, sparked by finding this duplicate photo of a sandpiper taken during a seriously lovely may evening at new smyrna beach, florida.
ok, so the cover design turned out to be a lot simpler than i thought it was going to: just awesome (cursive!) magnetic refrigerator letters, some magazine goodness, a heart-shaped playing card, and a bit o'dymo love. whenever i make a minibook-- especially an art journally one-- i can never resist a "top shot" that shows all the bulky lumpy pages with sticky-up bits, and this was no exception:
another must-have shot is "the big sprawl", lol. ordinarily i wait until the thing is complete before doing these, but i just couldn't wait! :) i found a cool magazine shot of graffiti and this tape measure graphic for the back cover:
we are nearly 2/3 finished and my strongest feeling is that i really don't want it to end! i'm trying to think how i can keep the art journal habit going when this project is over. for some reason, i seem to be a person who *NEEDS* to be given a starting point... anyone have a favorite "prompt a day" (or week) site they love? anybody??! all suggestions welcom and appreciated! ♥