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#dyicad2017 Days 55-61

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#dyicad2017 Days 55-61

The Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month are over. I’m so glad that I participated. I’d love to say I’ll continue making a drawing or a painting every day, but I know I won’t. However, maybe I’ll at least work on an artistic project every other day. (That was my goal for this year–make art on even-numbered days, and write a poem on odd-numbered days. Maybe I can actually do that for the next five months. We’ll see.)

Here are my cards from the last week:

Day 55, using World Watercolor Month prompt for Day 25, Cherry, Lemon & Turquoise, I dropped those colors on a wet watercolor postcard, and this happened:

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Day 56, I responded to  The Daily Post prompt, Tea:

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Day 57’s prompt was Spring. I interpreted it with a zentangle pattern, Msst, which reminds me of Spanish moss:

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For Day 58, I took World Watercolor Month’s prompt of Lollipops:

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Day 59’s prompt was Autumn. I thought of the project we were assigned every November in elementary school, to draw or color a cornucopia:

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For Day 60’s prompt, Winter, I offer a pine branch and cone, one of the few watercolors I did without sketching it out first:

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For Day 61, I went with World Watercolor Month’s prompt, Things with Wings. I used a photograph I took last year when I went to Butterfly Wonderland with my brother, my daughter Erin, and her husband as a reference. I think this is my favorite card this week:

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I missed three days, so I ended up with 58 mini-masterpieces for the two months:

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All photos and artwork © by ARHuelsenbeck.

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#dyicad2017 Days 48-54

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#dyicad2017 Days 48-54

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. And July is World Watercolor Month, so my July cards will feature watercolor. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 48’s prompt was intersection. I practiced lots of intersections with a basketweave Zentangle pattern.

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On Day 49 I went with the Week 7 theme of garden and got in touch with my inner Monet.

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Day 50’s prompt was sun.

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Day 51’s prompt was gate. This is my favorite card of the week.

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On Day 52 I chose to use the World Watercolor Month prompt for Day 22, colors of summer. This is a Zentangle pattern called Goldilocks.

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For the last two days, I went rogue (off-prompt). Below is a Zentangle pattern called B-horn. I don’t know the significance of the name. To me it looks like knotty wood.

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This is a Zentangle pattern called Ditto.

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I’m having so much fun with these challenges, and you can, too. Only 7 more days–you don’t even have to make up the days you missed. Click the links in the first paragraph for more details.

#dyicad2017 Days 41-47

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#dyicad2017 Days 41-47

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. And July is World Watercolor Month, so my July cards will feature watercolor. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 41’s prompt was roots, and I thought I’d try my hand at a greenman. He looks more like a monkey. Oh, well.

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Day 42’s prompt was onomatopoeia. I decided to go all comic book:

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The next three days I went off prompt. On Day 43 I tried another half-mandala. It’s my favorite card this week:

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On Day 44, I practiced a zentangle pattern, Crux:

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On Day 45, I tried zentangle pattern Quare. It reminded me of an asymmetrical quilt block, so I painted it like an old-fashioned scrap quilt.

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Day 46’s prompt was love:

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And the prompt for World Watercolor Month for Day 17 was running wild. My first thought was to paint a tiger.

Tigers are hard. I painted a toucan instead.

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I’m having so much fun with these challenges, and you can, too. It’s not too late to join! You don’t even have to make up the days you missed. Click the links in the first paragraph for more details.

#dyicad2017 Days 34-40

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#dyicad2017 Days 34-40

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. And July is World Watercolor Month, so my July cards will feature watercolor. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

For Day 34 I used the Daily Post prompt, sail. I am also using this card for World Watercolor Month’s Day 5 prompt, summer sky.

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Day 35’s prompt was fav kind of apple. My favorite apple is a pink lady:

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Day 36’s prompt was perfume. I think garlic is one of the best fragrances ever. When you smell garlic, it means something delicious is cooking.

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I’m off prompt for Day 37. I was itching to do some Zentangle. The design below is called bumpkenz.

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Day 38’s prompt was charcoal.

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Day 39’s prompt was ampersand. This card is sloppier than I would like; I should have used a smaller brush.

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I’m off prompt again on Day 40. You had to know I’d eventually draw a unicorn.

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I’m having so much fun with these challenges, and you can, too. It’s not too late to join! You don’t even have to make up the days you missed. Click the links in the first paragraph for more details.

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#dyicad2017 Days 27-33

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#dyicad2017 Days 27-33

Happy birthday, U.S. of A.! And if you’re taking time out of your busy holiday to visit ARHtistic License, thank you for stopping by.

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. And July is World Watercolor Month, so my July cards will feature watercolor. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 27’s prompt was farm, which is, of course, the perfect excuse to practice some zentangle:

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Somehow Day 28 just passed me by.

Day 29’s prompt was polka dots. Again, another excuse to practice zentangle. (Plus, I got a new zentangle book and I wanted to try out some designs.) I really like Fracas.

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On Day 30, I chose to use The Daily Post‘s prompt, snack.

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On Day 31, I started constructing a grid for a zentangle pattern, and then I realized I did it incorrectly. Man! Yet, it still kind of fits the prompt, wallpaper. Too bad I forgot it was the first day of World Watercolor Month; I could have done something different with it.

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Day 32’s prompt was dessert. 

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And Day 33’s prompt was Orange. This might be my favorite card this week.

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It’s not too late to join these challenges. You don’t even have to make up the days you missed. Click the links in the first paragraph for more details.

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#dyicad2017 Days 20-26

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#dyicad2017 Days 20-26

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 20’s prompt was yin/yang. I interpreted it as a composite drawing of my husband, Greg, and me. We’re different, but we complement each other well. We’ve been married thirty-four years.

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This is us in real life (Christmas, 2016, modeling hand-crocheted and knitted gifts from our daughter Erin). I think I captured us in the drawing above.

Greg and Andrea in fashions by Erin

Day 21’s prompt was simplicity. I chose to do double duty with the #LetterfortheLord movement.

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For Day 22 I decided to try my hand at a mandala, because I received a compass kit that I’d ordered. This is officially my favorite card of the week:

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Day 23’s prompt was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and didn’t get around to doing a card that day, though I knew I wanted to draw the white rabbit. So I drew him on Day 24 instead:

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Day 25’s prompt was portrait. I used a picture on Pinterest as a reference photo:

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Day 26’s prompt was green. It seemed like a good excuse to do more zentangle:

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ICADI’m enjoying this challenge. You can participate, too, and you don’t even have to make up any days you’ve missed. Check the FAQs for more details, and search Instagram for #dyicad2017 to see what other participants have done–they’re amazing, so creative.

#dyicad2017 Days 13-19

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#dyicad2017 Days 13-19

In June and July, I am participating in Daisy Yellow’s Index-Card-a-Day challenge, in which we create a little something on an index card every day–61 mini-masterpieces. I will be posting my projects every Tuesday.

Day 13’s prompt was echo/repeat:

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Day 14, leaves:

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Day 15, starburst:

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On Day 16, I choose to practice some zentangle patterns in a grid:

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Day 17, sprout:

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Day 18, alphabetize

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Day 19, gear:

I think my favorite of these is the leaf. If you’d like to see the cards of other participants, search the hashtag #dyicad2017 on Instagram.

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