Our family has just returned from a week in Weld, Maine. I read, relaxed and made 22 of these little index cards called ICAD’s (for those who are not aware of this fun challenge/activity from Daisy Yellow just check out the ICAD badge in my sidebar). In June, I started this 61 Day challenge for artists, non-artists and creative kids of all kinds. It is totally relaxing and addicting. Tammy, our fearless leader, also gives prompts for those who like that sort of thing, but I have been too Summer hot busy to be on the computer long. So I just wing it and have fun and try to pop on the Facebook Page to see all of the wonderful little ICADS shared from all over the world. It is utterly inspiring and somewhat magical. All ages are welcome and the community is welcoming and oh, so supportive!
Since we had a number of rainy days I made sure to pack a few supplies and index cards for our vacation. Or so I thought. Our first full rainy day I realized I forgot the pack of index cards back home. Fortunately a trip to Reny’s in Farmington resolved that issue!
**The only supplies used for these ICADs were 1 pack of 12 Crayola colored pencils, 1 box of 24 Crayola crayons, a tiny bottle of Decoupage Glaze (from a kit of something I can’t recall), 4 fine tip Sharpies, Glue sticks, 12 Flair markers and another set of markers similar to the Flairs. I tore up papers from the kindling basket as well as Maine Tourist flyers for collage.
My hubby, daughter and her friend joined in the ICAD making and it was nice to see everyone involved. But my daughter’s friend and I enjoyed ICAD making most, so whenever we had the chance we would make a few over the course of the week, then show our little creations to one another with understanding smiles and appreciation.
*Here is the Link to Tammy’s page for an explanation of the ICAD Challenge.
Without further adieu- here are the ICADS I made in Maine between July 6th and 13th.
I made these for my Girl and her sweet friend!
Unofficial Zentangle with color!
My Leave themed ICADS together
I bought a book from the local Book Emporium (aka barn) called 100 Portraits of Christ. This was a quote in by the author. Powerful. Great book!
B & W Zentangle
My daughter helped box draw the letters! Torn up magazine paper collage
I wrote words on ne index card then cut them out and glued them… inspired by all the rain we had!
Magazine clippings collage with glaze
My model leaves glazed !
Collage, Sharpie, Glaze
layered magazine clippings
newspaper then overlay of magazine image
Inspired by morning Bible reading
My very fave ICAD- I missed my own dog on vacation so I think this pic got me! Loved the quote…orange marker and pencil on life jacket and dog…not sure why I am attached to this one but this is my personla fave of the group!
I did this one on our last morning! I photographed it in the window, hence the hazy light at top right.
Last but not least, give a big round of applause for my hubby… Here is his Zentangle inspired ICAD!
Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.
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