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21 June 2017

Wear your wings with pride

Another altered playing card for
#52CafeCards
which is a year long creative challenge,
following prompts provided by Marta Lapkowska.

The prompt for Week 23 was W for Wings.


The background is patterned paper by Docrafts
& the image is a Tim Holtz Paper Doll.

14 June 2017

2017 Index Card A Day - Week 2



Below are the results from the second week
of the Index Card A Day creative challenge,
which began on 1st June.

I am not following Tammy's daily prompts,
instead I am working my way through a new art book
to find my daily inspiration.

This year I am using
abstracts in acrylic & ink
by
Jodi Ohl

Index Card 6

Index Card 7

Index Card 8

Index Card 9

Index Card 10

Another week, another set of completed index cards,
none of which appear anything like Jodi's examples,
but each one will act as a reference guide for her techniques.

It's all about learning
as I play.
Learning what I like,
learning what I don't like,
finding out which ones
have the loudest voice
& speak to me.

07 June 2017

2017 Index Card A Day - Week 1



The Index Card A Day creative challenge,
began on 1st June.

This is my third year & as I did last year,
 I am using a new art book
to find my daily inspiration.

For me, ICAD is the perfect excuse
to open a previously unread book
& explore it's hidden depths.

This year I am using
abstracts in acrylic & ink
by
Jodi Ohl

Index Card 1

Index Card 2

Index Card 3

Index Card 4
Index Card 5

None of these turned out the way I had expected.

I am out of my comfort zone,
experiencing uncertainty & surprise,
delight & frustration,
& a strong determination to continue.

It is all about the doing,
the daily practice of being creative in some way,
forming habits,
exercising those creative muscles
& having fun.

04 June 2017

Vintage Memories

Another altered playing card for
#52CafeCards
a year long creative challenge,
following prompts provided by Marta Lapkowska.

The prompt for Week 22 was V for Vintage.


The background is patterned papers by K & Co
& the images are Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.

03 June 2017

Unity

Another altered playing card for
#52CafeCards
a year long creative challenge,
following prompts provided by Marta Lapkowska.

The prompt for Week 21 was U for Unity.


The background is patterned papers by K & Co
& the images are Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.

02 June 2017

The One Day Project: One Sparrow

Today I would like to share another page in my vintage collage journal.


The journal is made from altered 3½ inch square drinks coasters.


Just using scraps of paper & a gluestick.


Scissors & a sanding block.


Blending colours,
following the movement of the images
& enjoying the pure essence of creativity.


You can read the story behind this project here.