Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Index Card Art: For the Birds

There are many wonderful materials  that can be used to make art, but sometimes it's fun to just use humble, inexpensive materials we have on hand to challenge our creativity. That is the spirit behind the index card a day challenge I've joined for June and July. I'm thinking of these little cards as my sketchbook for the moment - perhaps they'll inspire larger, more serious pieces as I go along, or maybe they'll serve as useful practice for drawing and trying out new ideas. Unlike a lovely new sheet of watercolor paper, or new canvas, there is little pressure involved in working on an index card. In these little pieces, I was practicing bird sketches.








I'm finding that these cards are a great way to use up those little bits of leftover collage scraps! If you're interested in joining in the fun, visit the index card challenge for more information.

21 comments:

  1. OooOoooh your birdies are adorable! I'm trying to pick a favorite and I just can't! Keep making more! I am way behind my icads :oP
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Your bird sketches are great! I should practice on index cards too. A great idea even though I'm not doing the icad.

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  3. loving your bird sketches. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Love your bird sketches! HPPF!

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  5. Oh your birds are adorable...icad is certainly taking me in new directions!!

    Hugs GIGGLES

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  6. Very nice. Your birds are great. :)

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  7. I love your birds. I kept going back to look at them again and again. The last one is calling my name.

    You have inspired me to start ICAD. Better late than never.

    Thank you for your very kind comment this morning. I hope you and your children have a wonderful summer filled with lots and lots of special moments!

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  8. Lovely and sweet sketches, Debbie. Fantastic practice.

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  9. These birds are awesome. Wonderful sketches.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  10. really lovely debbie especially with the added old notebook. the sketched birds are just getting along well!

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  11. How sweet are your little birds? I love them all!

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  12. These are so cute! Love all 4 of them ♥

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  13. I love your bird sketches:-) The fun loose lines on the first two are so fun and I love the pose of the 2nd!

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  14. I adore these birds! I couldn't possibly choose one as a favorite, I love them all!

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  15. Hi Debbie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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