Friday, August 1, 2014

Every day but the 4th of July

And so another year of ICAD draws to a close.
I remembered to make art 60 of the 61 days, (curse you national holiday for throwing me off my game!) and ended with a stack of 86 cards.

Here are the last of them for your viewing pleasure....

These two were "oh crap, I'm so busy packing for vacation I almost forgot to make art" cards.
Thankful, yet again, for the stack of gelli-printed index cards on my table.
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The first of the vacation cards came after a full day of packing, driving, unpacking, grocery shopping, and hugging family members as they arrived in shifts.  It also used the last of my pre-painted index cards.
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Monday's was a quick scrap-bag collage sandwiched between swimming, card games, jigsaw puzzles and trashy novels.
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These next four are part of the great "UVA" experiment. (My niece is headed off to the University of Virginia in a few weeks and is commissioning a piece of art for a customized iPhone case that will look "UVA-ish")  I pulled out the gelli plate and paints and stamps and such and had an extended art session experimenting with appropriate shades of blue and orange.
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 Those experiments will continue, but in the meantime I was happy to return to my usual palette on Wednesday:
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Last night's card resorted to the quick scrap collage once more, as all nine of us were sitting down to watch "Tim's Vermeer" and I might have been voted off the island if I'd kept up the snipping, rustling and crinkling.  
(The movie was wonderful and fascinating and I highly recommend it)
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My hope, now that ICAD is over, is that I will use my remaining 9 days of vacation to make and send some mail art to the dozens of people on my "respond" list.
Perhaps I can find a few minutes in between the pie-eating and nap-taking.