We are done. When Victoria first told me that she wanted to do it as well, I was dubious. My gypsy girl is house-famous for being one of the most distracted creatures on the planet (said with much love and exasperation!), and so I was not expecting her to go past the first week or two. What made the difference for her I think was all of you commenting, so thank you. She was eager each week to read what her “fans” said about her cards!!
In any event, her father and I have been quite proud of her dedication to first ICAD and now the Daily Paper Prompts (which will have their own post each week with only her art featured, as per her request!).
My son told me he would do a card every now and again if he was bored, it turned out he was never bored enough, which is a shame, as his comics are quite amazing and it would have been very cool to capture some of that as well.
I knew from last year how valuable this exercise is. Ideas sparked up everywhere, and there are ideas I want to explore further. In fact this time around as I realised how close to the end it was, I was a little gutted as I realised some ideas were going to go back on the backburner for a while as I concentrated on some other things I have let go (like my blog reading – my reader is showing an awful number that reminds me how far behind I am!).
This year I really only wanted to use no paint, and I was successful, if you discount the fact I made some of my own painted paper. I missed paint though and I don’t think I will do that sort of limiting challenge again, Some cards would have been finished off a lot better (to my liking) with a bit of paint, but that was not the purpose of what I was wanting to do this year, so I let that go…sort off. It always amazes me that the more you do, the more inspired you become and the more ideas explode. This year was no exception.
I asked Victoria if she had any final words:
“It was really fun, and I worked really, really hard and I am glad my fans liked my cards”
No comment! :) Just guffawing. I adore her. Though perhaps I need to role model modestly a bit more clearly for her.
Here are our final collections:
Victoria…who was a little worried at my suggestion on how to capture her collection.
I have learnt so much from this challenge. I am so grateful for Tammy. I would also like to thank my daughter, for doing the challenge with me, that was perhaps the best thing about this years challenge for me. I loved seeing her stack of cards develop and fill the box I gave her. She is doing the Daily Paper Prompts on index cards as well (mostly) so her collection is continuing to grow.
I just want to add how amazing it is to me as I flit around the internet seeing what people were doing with their cards, how incredible these creations can be…index cards are so incredibly versatile.