Monday, 16 June 2014

Index Card A Day

I've been following the prompts for the Index Card A Day Challenge but wasn't really enjoying it, I didn't feel like I was having fun. So, I've decided to continue but work with my own theme, and as I have always loved Quentin Blake's illustrations, I decided to use them as inspirations for my index cards:

Girl with a crimson balloon

Boy doing a handstand

Birds on the wire

I particularly enjoyed drawing the birds on the wire, they look very cheeky to me!

Whilst on the subject of birds, I came across a wonderful piece of beach art whilst walking the dogs this evening:

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

ICAD Day 11

Found a sweet holly leaf on the lawn earlier this afternoon so decided to use it as a prompt for the index card a day project.

Not entirely happy with the end result, some of the lines are too thick and not as dainty as I would have liked....but I still enjoyed the process.

Here's the real thing:

Saturday, 7 June 2014

ICAD Day 7

The prompt for Day 7 is "Yellow".  I decided to interpret Van Gogh's Sunflowers on a postcard using acrylics. 

Sunflowers had a special significance for Van Gogh. He made seven versions of them.
Yellow, for him, was an emblem of happiness – in Dutch literature, the sunflower was a symbol of devotion and loyalty. In their various stages of decay, these flowers also remind us of the cycle of life and death.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

ICAD Day 5

I'm participating in the Index- Card- A -Day Challenge which you can learn more about at daisyyellow.

The challenge started on June 1st, and the idea is to create something on a 3x5" index card every day for 61 days. If you start after June 1 you do not need to catch up, just start. You can do more at the end if you wish. But get going, that is what is important.

The spirit of the challenge is to create one card each day, a little art each day works to instill new creative habits. There are prompts to follow each day if you choose, the prompt for Day 5 being Galaxies.

My index card was inspired by Coldplay and their song entitled "Yellow". It's a mixture of spray inks, acrylic and glitter.