What a busy weekend I had! (That's my lame way to say sorry I didn't post for a couple days...) In my defense, I actually did have a seemingly action packed weekend.
There was mailing of mail art. There was going to Michaels craft store (twice). There was a MONSTROUS amount of cleaning. This is what took up the most time...egad, so much time...but the craft room looks AWESOME...and to a lesser extent, so do the kitchen and bathroom. I mean, how awesome can they look...there's hardly any art supplies in those other rooms at all!
And there was also art...I managed to get my ICAD cards done. I also started an art journal page, but I'm not finished yet, so that will have to wait for another post.
So anyways, ICAD cards...
They are all on 3x5 index cards. I managed to somehow get confused on the prompts for each day. I was doing the prompts in order, but I messed that up (no clue how). I did do 4 cards in 4 days, so that counts anyway, I think.
For the first one, the prompt was 'owl'. I tried using the video found HERE to paint my card. The video is really cool, and I could listen to that guy talk all day long. My girls on Facebook and I have decided I am totally going to marry him, because he has an awesome accent, he's pretty much adorable, he's clumsy (watch the video...he drops something...bwa-ha-ha...I love it!) and he likes art... How perfect can one person be? I don't know how my current husband will feel about this, but I'd like to think he'll understand. Besides, he doesn't have an adorable accent at all, so his opinion is pretty much meaningless...
Here's the card:
|This video is really good. The man (with the fabulous accent) makes you really feel like you can do what he's doing, and not in a fruit loopy, hippy dippy way (Lawd, I hate when they get all fruit loopy), but just in a nice "it's easy, just try it" way. With that accent, I believe whatever he says... Anyway, because I'm a rebel, I added some highlights with white to the owl and to branches especially (in the video, he just has you do the silhouette). I like the way the branches turned out...the owl, not so much...he looks more cartoonish to me than the branches do.|
Next is my ICAD for the prompt "list of pros and cons"...see, I told you, I got all out of whack. Anyway, because lists are my mortal enemy, I decided that instead of pros and cons, I would just do a 'con' and decided to make a picture of Bonnie Parker, of Bonnie and Clyde fame:
|Here's my extremely stylized version of Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker.|
Then I made this card, for the prompt 'lyrics or quote', using a video by Jennibellie, which you can find HERE. Basically, the idea was to 'paint' using string of some kind. I used embroidery floss:
|Once I put down the string, it reminded me of Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Mostly nowadays, when I think of Liza Minelli, I think of her in Arrested Developement...."I got a case of the dizzies." HAHAHA!|
Finally, I made this card for the prompt 'grocery list':