|the first one I did at the bookstore with the book club ladies - just doodles|
|2nd one I did at the bookstore with the book club ladies - doodles in letters|
|playing with watercolors on the 4th|
|my dog sleeping in DH's lap on the couch|
What I've learned from ICAD is that I can't do something artsy every day. All the encouraging blogs and projects that push the 'aren't you worth ten minutes a day?' idea sort of just end up making me feel bad. I don't even have an especially crazy life but my moods are usually my determining factor as to whether or not I can make art on a given day, and some days it just ain't happenin'.
So... coming completely clean - I usually do several icad cards when I sit down to work on them, then date them out ahead. Sometimes I end up a week and a half ahead, sometimes I'm one short, like today. I think I did another card at work the other day but forgot to bring it home for today's roundup. On the days I don't do icads, I try to journal or work on swap ATCs or whatever else I have going. I think I sort of have to get in the mindset of working on that size canvass, and once I do, I want to do more than one.
After icad is over, I think I'll use ATC backgrounds as my art-every-day thing. Then I'll always have a good stash of backgrounds available when I'm ready to make ATCs, which have turned out to be my preferred art format.
Can't wait to read what everyone else got out of icad.