I generally suck at all those yummy “Make X Every Day” challenges. I love the idea and I love to look at the results, but I have a limited amount of creative time and energy each day and the commitment to make something extra every day just doesn’t work well for me.
So what the heck am I doing making index card art every day?! Well, it’s cheap, it’s fun, it’s fast and it’s a great excuse to mess around with things I want to get better at like gelli printing and doodling.
There is so little investment in a tiny little cheap index card that I have zero inhibitions about screwing it up. And zero inhibitions = way more art made by me. Once I get into the momentum of making, the ideas start to flow and it’s easier to keep making. These little cards are like a key that turns on the creative engine.
Plus, it’s super fun to look at everyone else’s cards at #icad on Instagram. Do you Instagram? It’s my current eye candy delivery mode of choice. Please let me know your instagram name if you have one – I’m looking for more folks to follow. I’m @nicolabeverage.