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“
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.
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?