Today marked the twentieth day I’ve been participating in my own version of the Index-Card-A-Day challenge.
The last time I wrote about it on this blog, I explained my plan for approaching the challenge this year. You can read about that here.
In my true fashion, I developed a plan but didn’t stick with it at all. Yes, I made my animal list, but about five days in, I stopped using it and just randomly Googled animals. I also always hit this point in the summer where I become overly creative and things eventually fall to the back burner because I just don’t have enough time. I am currently trying to fit planner decorating, a bullet journal (I’m obsessed!), daily painting, keeping up with my scrapbook, and a renewed love of photography, into EVERY day. It’s a bit much, yes, but the summer is a great time for me to learn and refresh and develop additional art skills for the upcoming school year.
So while I’m still definitely keeping ICAD a priority of my daily tasks, I normally find myself a day behind, working on the cards at about 10 at night–not exactly my most creative time!
So I’m making a promise to you, reader, I’m going to do better for the remainder of June! No more half-hearted attempts at drawing and painting these beautiful creatures.
Here are a few of my favorite cards thus far:
Thus far, my toolbox for creating these has been very restricted. I have used a mechanical pencil, watercolors, Sharpie pen, and Tombow Dual Brush pens.
Here’s to the next month-and-a-half, readers!
I can’t wait to see my fun stack of cards by the time July comes to a close (but rest assured, I’m not wishing summer to zip by any faster than she already is)!