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.