Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Index-Card-a-day: The first week...

Hi friends!  I'm still working on the 100-day Project; but today I wanted to introduce you to a new project I am working on also, called "ICAD 2015."  ICAD stands for Index-card-a-day, and what you do to participate is simply create one index card art piece each day for June and July!  I wasn't going to join in, but I was hearing such good things about it that I didn't want to miss out!  So here I am, in over my head again (HA), but having a blast!

The annual ICAD challenge is run by the talented Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow.  The idea behind it is not to create masterpieces, but to get you creating regularly. She provides optional weekly and daily prompts throughout the challenge.  I decided it would be fun to follow the prompts.  Here is how my first week turned out...

Weekly prompt:  Doodling and drawing.
I mainly used tombow markers and my pitt pens for all the cards.  Additional supplies are noted below each card.


Day one: Chevron...
(used pan pastels to shade around the outside of the sheep)



#2: Carnival...



#3: Draw a map... (I went for a mindmap of the challenge itself)


#4: Mailbox...


#5: Owl...


#6: Taxi...
(added a promo image from the internet, and some typed words)


#7: Periodic Table...


 If you want to check out the ICAD challenge - click here for all the info!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I appreciate you!

10 comments:

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOW Michelle! I can always count on you for inspiration when I visit your blog! Your cards are adorable, beautiful, and absolutely gorgeous all at the same time! Thank you for sharing them with us!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee these!!!!! And ohhhhhhhhh did that Taxi one bring back memories!!! LATKA!!!!!!!!!! Loved him!!!

phinner said...

I always love your work and your colors and I think its cool that we are both doing this crazy ICAD thing! I need to step outside my comfort zone and do art I don't usually do, since its all about the practice...You are always so brave with your art!!!

Linda Gibbons said...

These are great, I love the map and the lamb.

bohemiannie! art said...

Awesome ICADs! Love your interpretations and think the taxi one is especially funny. LOL

Marit said...

It's so much fun that you play along too, I love seeing what you do with the prompts (Like you, I decided to stick to the prompts also.) I especially like what you did with the periodic table (I had 'problems' with that one... some prompts really force you to think further and stretch yourself, which is difficult but a good thing!) Enjoy your weekend dear friend, color your days! May I suggest orange...:)

McMGrad89 said...

Oh is it ICAD time again? I start and never finish. Shall I try again? Maybe so. I enjoyed seeing yours

McMGrad89 said...

Oh is it ICAD time again? I start and never finish. Shall I try again? Maybe so. I enjoyed seeing yours

Anastacia Zittel said...

How do you find out about projects like this? I google but never hear of anything!

Thinkie said...

Hi Michelle,

I hadn't visited your blog for a while so today I've been browsing back trough this year's posts. Just wanted to say thanks for all the inspiration!