Making Time For Me Everyday – #icad2015

I am no amazing artist but I really do enjoying dabbling in art and craft.

It can be really therapeutic to play with pens, paint or thread. It is no wonder that one of the most current crazes is adult colouring books.

I have been working away on some inspirational art pieces that will one day make into an online store right here.

But like so many of us life is just so damn busy that often my creative pursuits get put on the back burner as work and running the household as a single parent takes up so much of my time.

Flipping through Instagram as you do, I found this little challenge that starts on the 1st of June.

#ICAD2015 is not a competition and there are no prizes, for 61 days you are invited to create a mini art work….on an index card!

The challenge is about the DOING…It is the process of creating each day that matters

#icad2015 art supplies

There is only one rule – you have to create your art on an index card.

I found lined and blank index cards at the newsagent.

Everything else you use is completely up to you.

Pens, paint, pencils, stickers, stamps, washi tape, pictures from magazines or bits of fabric can be used, anything that you can write, draw or stick on will work.

There are daily prompts that you can use for inspiration.

There is also some ‘warm-up’ prompts if you want to start playing now.

There is a Facebook group you can share your creations to, or simply be inspired by what others have done.

Upload your creations to Instagram using the hashtag #icad2015.

Daisy Yellow Art is the creator of this challenge and you can get all the details here!

61 days = 61 cards = 61 little blocks of time to have some fun.

Some people have already been madly prepping cards in readiness. I have just played with a few.

Index card preparation for #icad2015

I like the lined one for lettering or list type cards and will use the blank ones for painted backgrounds as I think they look nicer.

You could use the time each day to make pretty lists or you could make some cards to give to friends and family.

Or you can just do it for you, making time to have a little fun.

Do you make time to do something just for you everyday?

Sharing for #FYBF at With Some Grace and for The Creativity Tree at Inner Compass Designs.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb @ inner compass designs
    May 14, 2015 @ 22:07:26

    I did ICAD a few years ago and partially two years ago. Joining in this year with lettering and doodles. I hope you will share here and link up to the creativity tree linky with your cards. It is every Friday to Sunday on my blog and for all kind of creative pursuits xxx

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  2. Kathy
    May 15, 2015 @ 10:16:53

    This is a nice idea. I started to get a bit into drawing mandalas – I should get back into this as a creative and spiritual outlet.

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    • Nikki
      May 15, 2015 @ 14:48:01

      Mandala’s are on my list, I even bought myself a new little mathematics set for the compass etc. 🙂

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  3. Deb @ Inner Compass Designs
    May 15, 2015 @ 12:45:03

    I commented last night. Not sure if it is stuck in moderation or vanished. Can you let me know. So great to have you linking to the creativity tree and to be doing ICAD together xx

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    • Nikki
      May 15, 2015 @ 14:52:20

      My spam filter is super sensitive at the moment, but I check it all the time now. This will be my first ICAD and I am looking forward to it. xx N

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  4. Fluffy
    May 16, 2015 @ 07:01:28

    I love this idea – I’m in!

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  5. Grace
    May 17, 2015 @ 12:17:16

    It’s a great idea! I know my friend and fellow blogger Denyse is still very much into the challenge. I might give it a go one month 🙂

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  6. Emily
    May 17, 2015 @ 17:53:03

    Ooh icad sounds like something I would really enjoy, I’m going to check it out. This is my first time visiting your blog and I had to smile at your intro because I am mum of two gorgeous teen girls too, isn’t this a great stage of life to be at? Glad to meet you via The Creativity Tree 🙂

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