Here we are at the last day of ICAD for 2013 and I'm already looking forward to next year. I can't overstate how much fun and inspiration I got out of this challenge. I had never drawn on index cards before and the simplicity and casual nature of them opened up a whole new world of art to me. I love that they are small, portable, inexpensive and accept a variety of media.
Through this challenge I have explored doodling, zentangles, collage, found poetry, coffee stains, coloring on security envelopes and abstract subject matter in addition to my normal acrylics and watercolors. I developed a love for my Sharpie pens. My cards and pens traveled in my bag all over town. I created art at swim meets, the golf course, on vacation and at parties. I inspired friends to take up doodling and they now carry around their own supplies and give sets of Sharpies as birthday gifts.
It's not unusual for one of my friends to approach me and say "do you have any cards?"
And of course, my answer is always "YES!"
Here are a few that haven't made it onto the blog yet.
|Day 50. Wax resist with crayons and watercolor|
|Day 59. Strange doodles|
|Day 60. Magenta watercolor and white Uni POSCA extra fine. I learned about this pen on the ICAD FB page during the "great white pen debate." I love it!|
|Day 61. Sharpie Circles.|
A very sincere thank you to Tammy Garcia at Daisy Yellow for creating such a fun and safe atmosphere online to experiment, inspire and be inspired. More than half the fun was posting my cards and seeing the reaction to them. Browsing all the cards and commenting on other people's work was something I looked forward to every day. I really enjoyed all the interaction and hope that we all stay in touch!
I'm looking forward to continuing on the Daisy Yellow and Tammy's Daily Paper Prompts.
Hope to see you there!