I'm four days into the challenge/phenomenon/obsession known as ICAD. With each day and each card, I find myself just enjoying the process and feeling really good about what I'm doing -- no stress, no pressure, just...an index card a day.
So far I've kept with this week's theme -- doodling and drawing using pen, markers, and/or ink -- and I've been using the optional topics as creative prompts. I've already shared the first day's card, so I'll pick up where I left off.
Day 2: Carnival.
Carousel Ride," which remained on continuous play in my head as I drew a series of spirals on the index card and dipped the entire card in ink (OA "Hopscotch" Sprinklers). Once the card dried, I doodled the lyrics with a "round and round" approach, following the spiraling lines. Lesson learned: it's really hard to write in cursive continuously in a spiral without picking up one's pen.
Day 3: Draw a Map.
Day 4: Mailbox.
The next topic is "owl." At the moment, I'm stumped...but the topics are optional, so we'll see where the end of the day finds me. I love that I have no idea. I'm starting to think that maybe that's the point.