Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ICAD flashback (and collage flash forward)

ICAD 7-1-13 (first day of camp)
My summer camp program started this week, and as usual it is kicking my butt.
Day one was 11 hours of my name being called nonstop.
No matter how well prepared we think we are, there are still loose ends and countless questions from young and old.
I come home exhausted. 
(but honestly?  I love it.)

Half way through the day today I caught myself thinking "Is it really only the second day of camp?"
and then started to laugh at the familiarity of that refrain.
I came home and found the ICAD evidence from Tuesday June 26, 2012:

I'm nothing if not predictable.

It makes me realize I'm actually faring much better this year.
On this date last year I was coming home after a night in the ER.  I'd had mysterious chest pain and was afraid I was having a heart attack.  (It turned out to be reflux exacerbated by stress)
This year, the reflux is under control, and I may be tired, but I've managed to keep up with the ICAD challenge, and make additional postcards/index cards each night.

ICAD 6-29-13

ICAD 6-30-13

ICAD 7-2-13

 This next batch of collages are part of a larger project I'm working on.
They also count toward my goal of 365 collages in 2013.
I am officially 15 collages ahead of the game.
I'm building a stock pile knowing I've got some vacations coming up and will probably not be collaging every day.






I'm taking these weary bones to bed for a good night's sleep, because as I say every afternoon before I leave camp,
"More fun tomorrow!"


  1. Love your what must be dancing lady "seems to know"...great catch in your 2nd day of camp. LOL xox

  2. I've looked back through my ICADs from last year too and it's a great snapshot of what I was doing at the time. Love your range of collages - you certainly have access to such a great range of images and then you use them SO creatively! Hope you continue to have a great time at camp...

  3. How funny about last year's ICAD! I remember your health problems then - so glad those are behind you! I hope you continue to enjoy camp...

  4. Your 'TRY NOT TO THINK' ICAD is my favorite. :)

  5. WOW. To these constantly amazing collages, and Has it really been a year since that FunRun to the ER??
    Tough to note the favs, but Try Not to Think, #194 and #198 are them, I think... :D

  6. Karen, love the images in combination with the texts! Esp the man with text head, "try not to think" - you're too funny! Keep it up and stay well!

  7. These are GREAT..."try not to think" is my favorite. Very cool.

  8. The eye and the last ones are mine. :) You are flowing!