creating worlds…

… one index card at a time

I started here

On June 1st, I began a new challenge, called the Daisy Yellow Index Card a Day Challenge (https://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base). The whole purpose of that challenge is to create something on a small surface each day for 61 days. The small surface is an index card, with two choices in size: either 3×5 (7.62 x 12.7 cm) or 4×6 (10.16 x 15.24 cm). And, each day, there’s a new prompt. At first, I didn’t know about the prompts so I didn’t use it, but, by the third day, I had chosen to use the prompts. That makes the challenge a way to step out of comfort zones and to push my imagination in different directions.

the prompt was “key.”

That was a fun self-portrait. I’m really grateful that my mirror image has never attempted to steal my keys. That would be rude? Well, speaking about odd things, I once wrote a story about being separated from my shadow. It turns out that was the shadow’s choice. In fact, the shadow decided that she wanted a divorce! I don’t remember how the rest of the story went. I just remember that the shadow wanted out of the relationship. At some point, I might try writing a different version of that concept.

Anyway, I digress. So now, I can combine the Ultimate Blogging Challenge with the Daisy Yellow Index Card a Day Challenge. So, what I will do is, every few days, share some images that I managed to create with the index cards. It’s just fun. Really, at one point, both blogging and creating tiny art projects on index cards were far outside of my comfort zone. I remember when someone suggested that I might like blogging. That was new to me. I wasn’t sure that I really wanted to journal so publicly when I could just write in a diary.

Why blog when I can just keep a diary???????????

— me

A diary is really meant to be read by just me. It is very personal and very private. I found that my diary turned into a lot of venting and, unfortunately, I didn’t feel any sense of relase from all of that venting. Blogging, on the other hand, provided me with interactions with other bloggers, and there was more communication, which helped me grow as a person and as a writer. And the more practice you get as a writer, the better. I guess that you could practice being a human, too, which seems to be something that too few of us do.

Being human is hard work and is a skill that we haven’t perfected.
this was a mood board that I did to explore where I am going as a writer and as an artist

Welcome aboard for the journey. There’s no set destination. Let’s see where this takes us!!!

5 thoughts on “creating worlds…”

  1. Hey Alice, your creativity is moving forward in leaps and bounds. Art on an index card is unique. I would have lots of trouble with the small surface, but you’re doing an excellent job. Keep it up!

  2. I’m happy to see you here in the UBC again. I love your artwork. The index card challenge looks interesting and I am looking forward to seeing more. I am trying to find a creative project to work on. I have no natural talent in this area. I tried origami and that is ok. I wanted to start to paint by numbers, but haven’t started. I like to draw flowers in my planner. Perhaps something in your blog will propel me to start something.

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