We hit the halfway point of the Index Card a Day project this week, we're rounding the corner and heading into July, woohoo. If you're still chugging along, well done, keep going! If you've fallen behind, no big deal... just re-start! No catching up, no judgement, no nothing; re-start and do as much as you can, when you can. I know we talk a lot about 61 cards and "daily art practice" but the important part (imo!) is the commitment, not the numbers. If you were having fun and found it valuable, just come back!
Sunday, July 2, 2023
ICAD: Week 5
Day 26: Mandala Monday
I've "stretched" this mandala a bit, horizontally... to fit the 3x5 shape; but it's more or less symmetrical, thanks to my gridded index card, from the big box office supply store, last year!
Day 27: Indigo
Is it just me, or does my free-range organic leafy doodle look a bit like an #INDIGO version of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors??! Feeeeeeeeeed me, Seymour!
Day 28: Asanoha Pattern
Every summer there a couple of ICAD prompts that I have to Google, and this is one of those! I hadn't heard of an asanoha pattern and it turned out to be harder to draw than I had expected. It took me two tries: the denser one is more accurate but somehow harder to see; the looser one is not technically the exact repeat (the spaces between are uneven) but it's quite pretty. Both were made using my Zig Clean Color Dot Markers, from that late great bastion of NYC crafting... The Ink Pad! ♥
Day 29: Evergreen
Sometimes I have a pretty firm plan for ICAD, and sometimes I just wing it.
(Can you guess which this is?)
Day 30: Carnival
I started with a very abstract idea of a carnival... bright lights, bunting, lots of color ...and had a lot of fun painting curvy shapes with half a dozen shades of Wendy Vecchi's Archival Inks and a waterbrush full of rubbing alcohol. Alternatively, this represents what my plumage would look like if I were a bird! :)
Day 31: Charcoal
A very literal take on charcoal: it's briquettes! If charcoal briquettes were multilayered and machine stitched and ummmmm... plaid? K, maybe not that literal...
Day 32: Off-Prompt
This vintage book of different types of knitting stitches is in Japanese and is printed in monotones, but instead of black and white the sections are blue, green, brown and purple. (The purple is my favorite.) That scrap of sheet music already had stars stamped on (in Antique Linen Distress Ink, I think?) Instructions for the Pekinese stitch came from a very tattered vintage embroidery pamphlet. I composed this by making the lines in the various papers intersect in interesting ways; but then it needed one more element. The butterflies were the right shape, size and color. And that's probably as close as I can get to explaining my process for making a collage!