Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Index-Card-a-Day Challenge...Days 53-58...Heading down the home stretch...

Index-Card-a-Day was a long challenge, not as long as my Create365 I'm doing this year but that is very different.  My Create365 is daily but it's anything creative.  Which there really isn't a day that that doesn't happen for me.  It only makes me more aware that I'm doing it. 

ICAD 2015 was 61 days of focused creativity on either 3x5 or 4x6 cards.  For me, that's not just small but more like itty bitty.  I'm still glad I did it.  I has been a wonderful experience and I hope I'm able to do it next year.  I've met some of the most fabulous people there are on Facebook!!!!  I would totally recommend this challenge to anyone...and it's for everyone!!!!

ICAD #53…off prompt – thinking about social issues and why we, as a society, allow them to happen…big thoughts over morning coffee.   Watercolor and graphite on 4x6 scrap paper. 

 ICAD #54…off prompt & catching up, desk shot – an itty bitty pear study, then I ate it for breakfast.

 ICAD #55…off prompt…carrots study…geez, I feel like I’m painting a farmers market run.  Watercolor and pencil on 4x6 scrap paper. 

 ICAD #56…off prompt…a bit of jasmine tea.  Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus and FW spray inks, watercolor and ink on 4x6 scrap paper. 

 ICAD #57…off prompt…a funny little bird.  Zig Clean color brush pens and FW inks on 4x6 scrap paper. 


 ICAD #58…off prompt…quick blue kitty face, my muse is on vacation so it’s kitties again….ink and watercolor on 4x6 scrap paper.

That's it for today....I've got 3 more days...

Have a great day!!!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Index-Card-a-Day Challenge...Days 49-52

Well, I'm still at it...I wasn't sure that I would make it this long.  It's not that I don't paint and/or create everyday...it's just that I don't paint itty bitty every day.  After a while, these little 4x6 cards kinda get to me.  I'm not used to the size for this many days in a row.  I'm still glad I did the challenge, it was good for me and I've met some wonderful artists that also did the challenge. 

 ICAD #49….prompt B&W …old crow dude.  Water soluble ink and water with white ink on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #50…today’s prompt was kimono  –  I went with a ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ vibe…the pod.  The red is a bit bright in the photo, I used a light on my camera.  A bit of watercolor and ink with mostly Zig Clean Color Brush Pens on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

 ICAD #51…prompt symmetry – reflection.  Watercolor and pen on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #52…off prompt – a labeled cloud experiment.  Watercolor and QoR light dimensional ground on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

Have a great a day!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Index-Card-a-Day Challenge...just two more weeks left!!!!

I'm still at it...I'm still working daily on the Index-Card-a-Day challenge.  Now I have been a bit slow on updating my blog. 

ICAD #37…off prompt and back in garden mode.  Flower this morning over coffee. Watercolor on 4x6 scrap paper.  #ICAD2015 

ICAD #38…off prompt. Feeling like a fish is the theme of the day, it’s gloomy and getting to rain, again. Watercolor and ink on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #39…off prompt and painting whatever comes to mind. Mr. Peace Frog was born over morning coffee. Watercolor with ink on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #40…off prompt. A neighbor visitor this morning, peeking around the house. Watercolor and pencil on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #41…off prompt and catching up on the challenge. Mr. Hoot Sack is a critter that I’ve been playing around with over morning coffee. Watercolor & ink on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #42…off prompt and caught up. It’s raining again…this is an itty bitty idea for a larger painting, Geometry of Rain. Watercolor, pencil, gesso, lift aid, & ink on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #43…off prompt - It’s raining again, big surprise…so I’m painting a quick still life in the studio for the challenge. Instead of painting over morning coffee, I’m painting my coffee cup. Watercolor on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

 ICAD #44…prompt - Focus. I couldn’t think of anything to paint, my Muse is a bit hungover I guess. Soooo it was prompt time….I saw, I focused, I captured, I remember...boring but I love working with water soluble ink!!!! Ink and water on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

 ICAD #45…off prompt Quick sketch…I’ve decided that big critters, like horses, are not for these 4x6 itty bitty pieces of paper. Too many details and not enough paper. Water soluble ink and water on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

 ICAD #46…off prompt – Hell yeah, we got sunshine!!!!! ‘Nuff said… Watercolor and ink on 4x6 scrap paper. #‎ICAD2015

 ICAD #47…off prompt –  Doodle bird, I just couldn’t’ think of anything this morning.  Black and white ink with Zig Clean Color Brush Pen on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

ICAD #48…off prompt  Back to kitties again.  Watercolor, ink, Zig Clean Color Brush Pens and dip pen on 4x6 scrap paper. #ICAD2015

Well that's enough for today!!!!  I'm off to the studio and my paint!!!!

Have a great weekend,