Last post of Index Card Collages

Index cards

I have made over 60 collages in two months. I love this kind of project, something that pushes me further. A daily project that shows me what I have time for when I push myself a bit. It doesn’t seem possible at first, and then you’re doing it anyway.

A pile of filled index cards
In this pile only the June index cards are shown!

Here are the last cards of July, and also the last cards of the ICAD 2011 project for me!

2011-07-25 index card
Index Card July 25. More of the Daisy Yellow papers. Love those circles in white. The text says also wanted to join in

2011-07-26 index card
Index Card July 26. My new favorite colour is turquoise. Or rather, I’ve always liked turquoise but now I have a new found love for it. I see it everywhere and just want to paint everything in this colour. Text says Document life, and that too, is a passion of mine.

These collages are like headlines, for chapters in my life, or upcoming posts perhaps. That wasn’t my plan, they just came out that way.

2011-07-27 index card
Index Card July 27. What would be in your list of advice to someone needing to know: How to really live your life? :-)

2011-07-28 index card
Index Card July 28. When I need something I always search in thrift shops first.

2011-07-29 index card
Index Card July 29. What can you see from where you are standing? – A great journaling question to start with if you’re stuck when writing. Plus I am thinking of how my window view is changing right now.

2011-07-30 index card 
Index Card July 30. Drinking peppermint tea and making a doodle-collage-index-card. Thinking that peppermint tea is the best taste, ever!

2011-07-31 index card
Index Card July 31. Last of July and last of the index-card-a-day 2011 cards (icad2011), a project where I’ve been filling index cards with creative expression. For me, this is the end of that project (except that I still want to bind them together, but more on that in another post).

Just a reminder, because it is easy to forget this: When you add something in you need to take something out! I’ve not been very good at that in my life.

I have moved to a new apartment. The move came in the way of daily creating a collage on a index card. In my new home nothing is set up just yet. I felt if was time to end this project. But really, I was using the move as an excuse to not continue this project in August. I need time to sort out my boxes of stuff right now. I wish I had more time for other creative projects, but so far this month I’ve mostly sorted and organized. Even a small project like the ICAD take time. Also, the pile of empty index card that in the beginning of this project seemed endless, is almost flat now. And that too, is proof I’ve created a lot this summer, in small bursts of time.

More icad:s in the flickr pool Daisy Yellow ICAD!

16 Responses

    • Ingrid, thank you! Love that; a big stack of what seemed like little things – how true it is, in art as in everyday life and everything that is in progress in life. Thanks!

  1. So cool to have that documentation of 60 days in the life. I love your artist discipline, Hanna ! And I love love love your turquoise and pink style !
    I hope you will be happy in your new home !

  2. Good luck and much happiness in your new home! Your pile of journaled ICAD’s is amazing! What a great reminder of how productive and creative you can be just doing one small thing a day. Hugs, Terri

  3. Your cards are gorgeous!
    So true that “1 thing in = 1 thing out” is easy to forget. But I’ve been good at doing this with clothes this summer. I just need to do it with everything else now!

  4. It must be so satisfying to see that pile of art. I participated in your postcard swap and I made 10 collage postcards and when I finished, I just kept going through them and looking at them… lined them all up together… then in pairs… etc etc.

    Lovely to look at. Good luck in your new home.

  5. Så läckra collage, och vad du är diciplinerad att göra ett varje dag! Men det är nog det som är grejen, att utmana sig med ett om dagen, liknande att ta en bild varje dag. Det är nog då man liksom “gr vidare” man töjer på kreativiteten och ideerna.

  6. very inspiring it.
    what a great idea for creative everyday .
    I just bought my smart phone too.
    taking pic each day too.
    thought to join with you the 5 lists after my short break.

  7. Hanna, I’m so happy to see your colorful stack of index cards! We have to take care of ourselves and know when we need to cut something out. Congratulations on your new home, may it be full of light, love and of course, color.

    • Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, and for sharing the “the color of”-post you made, I just love it! I do miss the ICAD because I have not been able to fit in new daily or any art this month. I will work harder to find the energy/time for creating – from now on! :-)

  8. I love your talent. You are so creative. I particularly enjoyed the Heart Kitty project. The story and pics were great!!! Did you ever find out who received your cat?

    • Cara Lee, thanks for commenting and your sweet words. No, I didn’t find out who got it but it still feels great to have crocheted that little cat for someone else. :-)

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