A look at Maira Kalman, an inspiring writer and illustrator… and Beloved Dog.
How you frame and what you include in your composition (and lighting) makes a big difference in what you see.
Clip, tear, and glue your way to your own, creative reference and inspiration book.
Finding photos, taking photos, and creating a reference book of photos or magazine clippings.
A beautiful and inspiring color-coding project by Carrie Baldouf. Traipsing through Infinite Jest (and now Gravity’s Rainbow) with an eye towards color.
Talking about first lines, blank pages, titles, first words, the creative process, and more. This one is for writers and non-writers and artists of all varieties.
Some ICAD cards take a different direction than I expect. As became the norm this summer, I often contemplated the daily prompts and then found some way to approach the prompt in my own way, often from a different
Taking inventory of ICAD 2016 and the cards produced this summer.
ICAD card reflects an imagined and “wishful” scene.
Lyrics, language, theme songs, playlists, and a double-headed listening (and recording) prompt!
New podcasts are coming, and a look at a few recent cards.
Exploring cards with collage and white paint.
Knowing when to stop has everything to do with knowing your own voice and sense of style.
Finishing A Spool of Blue Thread, and what marks “must” be done on a ticker tape of the day to make you feel the day was a success or well spent?
A late-night finger puppet drawing takes on meaning.
Home again and making sure ICAD stays on track.
Another birthday has come and gone. It was a good day. I believe you have to craft and make days to be what you want them to be. I believe this for myself, and it is advice I give
Thoughts on writing bios and introductions, the big question, “Am I still creative,” a bio 4 ways prompt, and a book of craft activities for kids.
ICAD 2016, a spin on the “Typewriter” prompt. I have been sketching in pencil and leaving the messy undersketching for ICAD. I like the texture of it in the context of the cards. This card was created while I am away
Taking the plunge and sharing work… not easy but sometimes important.