Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Index Cards Progress

Once upon a time, there was an Index Card a Day follow-along that happens from time to time, and I joined it.  It was a 60 day challenge, and still continues from time to time. I started early because I didn't want to wait until the start date, and didn't stop when the 60 days were up, because I was having too much fun.

The "a day" part of the challenge is flexible, since some days I make more than one, and many days, I don't make one at all. Did you notice that when I created a label for these, I called it "index card drawing" and not "index card a day"?  Thinking ahead. I know me.

I am enjoying making these small little works of art. They don't take a lot of time to make, and are a good way to use up small bits of scraps torn from advertisements, junk mail, and magazines.

I last showed you my cards in January, so I figured it was time for an update. First up, I've added more decoration to the outside of the box. When I first found the box at the office supply store, I was disappointed that it was so plain and ugly, and there were no other choices of designs. Now I am glad it was ugly so I didn't feel bad in covering it up right away. It is a work in process so it will continue to change.

In January, I made some collages to give you a random sample of the cards that I have made, and I think that worked much better than showing you the cards individually.

The purpose of the cards is to try out new materials and techniques, and just add a little bit of fun to the day.

You will see duplicates in these collages since I had to start over with each collage, and I grabbed cards at random and didn't try to make sure I didn't have duplicates.

There isn't pressure to make art - simply decorate the card. Some are more successful as art than others.

I did a quick count, and it looks like I have made 33 since the last collage post.


Joyful Quilter said...

What a fun way to express yourself. Do you give yourself a time limit? I'd probably sit looking at a blank card for hours.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What a great little pick me up for these crazy times!

Quiltdivajulie said...

The card are Great — but I love the box!

Robin said...

Anytime we create - it feels good. Such variety.

tierneycreates said...

These are awesome! They are a way to do some art every day!

Kyle said...

What a delightful and creative way to express yourself. No pressure.

Ann said...

A clever way to try new techniques. How nice that you keep them yourself so they are reference material. I've forgotten some techniques because there's no sample around anymore.

Kate said...

Very fun and colorful postcards. What a fun daily (weekly, monthly) way to play with color and design.

Tanya said...

They are all so colorful and cheerful! You are a true artist with all the different ways you express yourself!