Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
~Edgar Allan Poe
I’ve needed to use art as an escape this week. I love how it can melt everything else around you if you dive in hard and let it take you where it wants to. It’s like I live a double life or something, mama by day and artist during insanity stints that need to be pulled out of.
We are officially in the second week of ICAD2 (today!) and thankfully I’m on a good roll so far, I haven’t missed a day so I have some cards to show you.
Day 5 I went with the prompt of collage and while I was doing it I just had to take it over the to sewing machine and get some sewing going on there too. It was fun using bits and bobs of paper and other things I had collected.
Day 6 Started as a dictionary page pasted on my index card so technically it can fit under the dictionary prompt, but you really can’t see any of that with all the other goodies I threw at it after that dried.
Day 7 was a pen or ink test which was great because my husband brought me home a new pen, he knows I’m a sucker for office supplies. Good thing this prompt was on the list because I was soooo uninspired to chose any of the others and nothing was coming to my brain on it’s own. I did this one in the dark of the night while everyone else slept and my mind refused to.
And Day 7…TODAY! There are new prompts up and I was relieved. When I saw the colours of winter as a prompt I just dove in and painted. This is the little lady who came out to play.
I’m a little shocked but I like her! Might need to see if she has any friends that want to come out and play.