July 6, 2011

More Index Cards

As promised, here are a few more journal pages that were created on simple index cards for the ICAD summer project hosted by Tammy at Daisy Yellow. Once again, I'm finding that doing just a small piece of art each day is satisfying my creative soul.
On a side note . . . an amazing thing has been happening as this journal is progressing. I've noticed that my style seems to be changing a bit and, I've been more willing to experiment with new journaling techniques.


I had no idea when I started this project that creative freedom would present itself in the form of a 3"x5" card. They're small and inexpensive, and I've actually given myself permission to draw, doodle and play. It's a good thing!


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Announcement!

One of my blogging friends, Geri Centonze @ My Heart Art, is starting a blog dedicated to blogging artists. It will launch in a few weeks. If you'd like to be listed, you can visit Geri by clicking here, and please tell her that I sent you her way.

May your day be filled with the joy of creative freedom!
 
Credits: Thanks to Rian @Freubel , to Ceremony & Land of Nod Studio @Etsy, to TumbleFishStudio & Crowabout Studio B @DeviantScrap, to Norma Frances @ Flickr and to Dover Publications for some of the images.

42 comments:

WW said...

Terri...those are delightful and look way more involved than a 3x5!! Love'em

shawn said...

I love your index cards! Do you gesso them first of did you get the unlined kind?

Lynn said...

So creative!!!!
The link to the other new blog did not work for me. ;-((

sugar Creek said...

I love these! Especially that little dog, he's so cute in that tea cup!!

kimmie said...

I've seen the daisy yellow index card a day project ... But I must say yours have a real WOW factor ... As usual, I want to try it just because you make it look so dang fun :)

Marit said...

I can see the changes in your artwork Terri... it is somehow more 'loose' - isn't it a wonderful feeling when things like that happen?! Enjoy, enjoy.

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Isn't is funny how the more art you create..the different roads it takes you down? Love your creations!

Janine said...

This index cards are absolutly beautiful. These colours, the mesages, the whimsy and fun in it are amazing.
I love, love,love your work
( and by the way a couple full of 12 year old students love it too, after I showed them your collages ;0)

Diane said...

Terri, you are so right!! When you work on pieces this small--you do have more freedom to experiment, and the things that you discover are wonderful. Keep going with these-they're so awesome!!

Debrina said...

Great stuff, Terri! The "intentions" card really sings out to me. Maybe my subconscious is telling me something about me right now ;-)

Janet Ghio said...

So glad you shared all your index cards--they are really wonderful!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

These are all wonderful. I did a yer of these and found a really cool photo album to put them in. In the end the sum became a pretty large project.
Yours are wonderful. I love the King Charles Spaniel. He is so regal, the other that resonated with me was the Intentions one. All are fab, so glad you are having a good time with this. it definitely shines through.

Dianne said...

Totally cool index cards!! love them and your evolving style...

sandee said...

terri...everything you do is just awesome. as for evolving...don't we all? my art is COMPLETELY different from when i started. that's why i love this so much!

Diana Evans said...

oh how wonderful Terri!!! these look amazing!!!! your work always pops!!!!

sharon said...

These are incredible Terri!!! WOW. Your work is changing and is looking "free-er"! I think it's great! These are fantastic!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

How great for you that you are just playing and stirring your creative juices. I am all for "Plan B" too. Love this. xox Corrine

Netty said...

Oh wow Terri, each and everyone is a masterpiece of glorious design and colour. x

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Fantastic index cards, wow!
Thank you for sharing your talents :]

~*~Patty S said...

Your creativity is always delightful, but I must say these cards are super duper Mz Terri...so playful ... dazzling and funfunfun!

Thank you for sharing so much eye candy!
oxo

Muckypup said...

Just Wow, really! I love the colours, the images, the fact that they are such individual treasures, yet so disposable. I have been feeling too jaded to do much creatively at the moment, but, you have inspired me to put down the computer and go to my desk!

Astrid Maclean said...

They are all glorious Terri, the detail on each and everyone of them is amazing!

Amy said...

SWEET LOVE..your index cards are adrorable. I don't know how you do it..they are always the coolest art pieces on the blog block!!! You pay attention to every detail.
Love seeing your new cards Terri

Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely jaw dropping!

roc said...

your index cards are truly amazing! great work! i cant' wait to see them all bound up in their new holder!

Puma said...

Восхищаюсь вашими работами! Красиво!

Carolyn Albro said...

I was wondering, do you do both sides of your cards? Also was wondering what you use for white pens? I'm new to your site and WOW!!! TOTALLY inspired. Found you yesterday in the Somerset Art Journaling mag. Congratulations : )

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I'm speechless! Your cards are absolutly inspiring for me,all are fantastic, colorful and full of creativity, I'll try it also.
Have a nice weekend, hugs Anja

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

These are just great. I checked out your article in Somerset yesterday. Wonderful to see you in "print"! Congrats my friend. Enjoy "playing" this weekend.

Kimberly Gruber said...

Terri, these index cards are wonderful. I like the idea of doing a little art everyday for your creative spirit. This is exactly what I need to be doing.

Have a great day. Thanks for posting all your work, it helps 'wanna bes' like me get inspiration!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sometimes all it takes is a bit of daily dedication to free yourself. Your index cards are pure energy and color. I was thrilled with the lovely comment you left on my post yesterday, but my color pages pale in comparison to your index cards. Truly gorgeous.

Taluula said...

Wooohooo, just seen your fantabulous and scrumdidlyumptious creations in Somerset Art Journaling .... and so many pages too! Congratulations, my friend.

Oh, and of course, I am loving your decorated index cards so much.

Standing Ovation from my corner. :D

Cathy said...

how great thou art!

Lynn Richards said...

Wow, Terri! Your cards are spectacular. The dog in the tea cup caught my eye...he is my favorite!!
Thanks for the info on the blogging site!
xo
lynn

Snap said...

Terri, these are all great! Isn't 3 x 5 wonderful?!!!!! Love the Spaniel.

Kathy said...

I just adore these little cards! You know, your art is always so HAPPY! It just makes me smile. Every time. You need a really cool little box to put these in. Heading over to check out that art blog you posted about. Cheers, Kathy

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Terri...these are all great...it's amazing what you get on your cards...mini works of art!!!
Mary

IsaNorris said...

This is amazing work?!! The colours are so vibrant, love them!!
Thanks for your lovely comment and wishes on my blog...
Isa

Daisy Yellow said...

Terri, I'm amazed with the gorgeous index card art you've created. I think there is something about having a big stack of simple 3x5" cards that makes it easy to experiment... there's always another card tomorrow! Cheers to you for sticking with the challenge and for making it work for you.

Sharon said...

Wow Terri!!!! I love all of these. It looks like a fun project. I might give this a try, but time is not on my side these days. I especially love the pup! Congrats on being published friend. I own a Terri Kahrs original!!!!

Steph said...

I really like the depth you're getting with these! Beautiful!

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The cards look so good, where can I obtain some of them. I like the one with the little dog.