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Index-Card-A Day A-Gain

My third – or maybe even my fourth? – year of planning to make art on an index card a day between June 1 and July 31. This annual challenge by Daisy Yellow Art has become part of the cycle of my year.

My ICAD output in June has been erratic, but I do intend to have 61 arty index cards in hand at the end of the day on the last day of July.

Here are two of the latest.

Something about the ratio of white space to vivid color makes me like these two cards a lot. ICAD is an invitation to experiment. Successful experiments are even better,



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No Clue

“You have no clue but I do”? Or “none of us has a clue”? If I had it to do over again, I would not have written “no clue” on the dress. Much too judgmental. A bad attitude I’m working on.

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This scrap journal is built on a base of used envelopes and greeting cards. The pages are several different sizes, and the binding is a loop of string.

This enterprise is supposed to use up existing scraps and homeless treasures.

The title, when it’s finished, will be either “enter for a chance to win” or “whatever was I thinking?”

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Alas, with a partner who hates the cold plus a fear of falling, I no longer like winter in the same way. But I did get a beautiful view of it when I visited NH a week or so ago.

I cut out some wintery pictures while I was up North and made this collage during my regular Thursday morning making arty things with friends.

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But I keep calling it a banner. Each little portion is 3 by 3 inches.m

Update: Retreat was canceled! No power at our destination.

I’m off to teach some old friends how to make a garland like this at a retreat in the woods in Massachusetts. If all goes well, we’ll have a collaborative artwork to share.

The car is just a banner holder in the sun.

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Fantasy Life

In my dreams I live in a cabin in the woods — a shack, an RV, a small rundown farmhouse. None of these fits my authentic lifestyle, but the concept lives on in my alternative universe.

I’m glad I’m collaging again.

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Weird Scissors

My scissors were in a weird frame of mind when I sat down to do some gluebook-style collage this morning.

I myself wasn’t feeling weird at all.

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