Sunday Check-In: ICAD 21-24
Here's my index card art for the last four days. I still feel like I'm struggling a bit with inspiration but certainly less than last week. Speaking of inspiration, Tammy's mosaic journal pages over at Daisy Yellow prompted my card for this past Thursday. I've been working a lot lately with color copies of old journal pages which provide an awesome level of richness to my collage work. (I was so excited by Tammy's work that I tried it in one of my journals as well!) And then, on Friday, I turned 180 degrees towards the more abstract and graphical look. Sometimes...OK, a lot of times...I get preoccupied with making something that looks like something and it is nice to give myself permission to just play around with geometrics.
Saturday and Sunday, I was super caught up in other art projects and honestly wasn't willing to tear myself away for a long, involved index masterpiece (they needn't be that anyway) so I grabbed cards from my stack of pre-painted backgrounds and cranked out a couple of cards really quickly - no complex collage layers or cut-and-paste affirmational phrases - just bold, bright color with simple stamping or doodling. And I'm so glad I did that because the neighborhood index card sparked fresh ideas for using all those house stamps I carved a while back. Can't wait to explore that concept some more!