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ICAD Day 61: Peacock Feather

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ICAD Day 61: Peacock Feather

Inspired by a painting by Vicky Ink.

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Today is the last day of the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For 61 days (okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I missed six days) I created a little piece of art  just big enough to fit on an index card. It was a stretch for me, and some pieces were a lot less successful than the others, but 55 little artworks in the space of two months is a lifetime record for me. Fun, and challenging, to be sure–and it proved to me that I can acquire a new skill, even at my advanced age.

Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

ICAD Day 60: String 210

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ICAD Day 60: String 210

Zentangle and watercolor. Patterns: Lacy, Bamboo, Hollibaugh, Emilie, Heartline, Puff-O, Pollen, DotnDash, and Flutter.DSC02735

I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

ICAD Day 59: Hopscotch Underwater

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ICAD Day 59: Hopscotch Underwater

Zentangle pattern Hopscotch with watercolor.DSC02713

I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

ICAD Day 57: Golden

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ICAD Day 57: Golden

My husband is a tropical fish hobbyist. In fact, when I first met him 44 years ago, he invited me to his place to see his…aquarium.

A few years ago, he raised oscars, carnivorous fish who particularly enjoy eating goldfish.

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Photo of oscar by Jon Helgi Jonsson

 

Pet stores sell “feeder” goldfish for exactly this purpose, and they are usually less desirable specimens, inbred, with wonky fins and droopy eyes. Every week Greg bought a bunch of feeders for his oscars.

And then, one day, a goldfish emerged from the rocks landscaping the tank. He had apparently hidden within the caves formed by the rocks until he was too large for predators to eat. He was not your typical feeder goldfish. In fact, his fins were magnificent.

He thrived in the tank for several years, growing to about six inches in length.

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I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

ICAD Day 55: Self-Approximation

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ICAD Day 55: Self-Approximation

The World Watercolor Month prompt for today is self-portrait. Pretty close.

I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

ICAD Day 54: String 206

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ICAD Day 54: String 206

I didn’t manage to paint a watercolor on Friday. Yesterday I started three drawings, and abandoned all of them. So, today I decided to go back to my zentangle group’s string challenge. Ah, success!  Patterns Flora and Ragz.DSC02695

I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.

ICAD Day 51: Purple Panic

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ICAD Day 51: Purple Panic

Inspired by Daily Post prompt: nightmare and ICAD prompt: purple.

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I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.