Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#wip wednesday: introducing my index-card-a-day collection . . .

(my #wip: #icad2015 . . . . what are you working on??? xxx)
card#1: breakfast al fresca  _ pen and ink #icad
this week I am on the road to the chicago area to check-in with my parents, so I am away from my studio and my endless access to all things art supplies.  But it is all good because I am using this time to play catch-up with an exciting endeavor that I learned about last month:
hosted by Yellow Daisy.  

For anyone who knows me and/or follows me you know that I am a daily challenge junkie!! Love the idea of producing art everyday and sharing it.  I love this idea because it removes that 'precious' element of the end product, because you are just making art!!!  And this idea is one of the main points in my current reading book,

I thoroughly enjoyed Austin's book,
Steal Like an Artist, and so far I'm loving 'show your work'
Both books are inspirational is their message to just WORK!!! 
stop getting in your way, stop being stymied by do's and dont's 
(or at least the message that I get)
work!! work!! work!!
card#2  thank you Vincent  _ pen and ink, marker #icad
and now he speaks of sharing;
 I LOVE sharing!!
share, share, share!!!
this is my banner for my dailydress intentions group on FB  
Reading this book has been quite encouraging in that it champions the practice of sharing!!! and I can NOT tell you how many times I am writing a dailydress inspiration blog post, or editing an instagram post and I get thrown into a tornado of inner nay-sayers criticizing my uses of my time and question the validity of sharing. 

card#3 tray table still life  _ pen and ink #icad

Though Austin Kleon does caution:
"of course, don't let sharing your work take precedence over actually doing your work."
and for those of us that seem to get sucked into the wonders of the internet, he suggests: 
"If you are having a hard time balancing the two, just set a timer for 30 minutes.  Once the timer goes off, kick yourself off the internet and get back to work."
And with that suggestion in mind I am going to wrap up today's post.  
card#4: breakfast remnants   _ pen and ink #icad
Just want to share the few cards that I have done for #icad2015.  
This is a perfect project for me right now, 
as I am doing a lot of talking and waiting on phones and waiting in waiting rooms.    

card#5: lunch on the patio with mom and dad  _ pen and ink #icad

In fact this challenge reminds me of my dailydressjournal from 2011 and my subscriptioncard series, both of these series were results of the demands of life keeping me out of my studio, however I used whatever I could to create - the scraps of everyday life andor the endless supply of subscription cards found in every waiting room.

card#7: long day . . . pencil #icad
so introducing the start of my #icad2015 collection.  I will be sharing more here but you can also find my #icad cards on Instagram and on my Virginia Fitzgerald, art and design FB feed, on a more regular basis.

card#7 prompt14: salt and pepper  _ pen and ink #icad
Happy Wednesday!!
what are you working on???
peace and thanks for visiting, va

1 comment:

  1. Ding. Dang. Dong. That's a heap of good advice and artwork you just shared. Thank you for passing it on.
    I'll do the same.



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