Sunday, June 1, 2014

The 61-Day ICAD Challenge

First off, let me explain what "ICAD" means. It sounds like the acronym for some important organization or a new workout plan, doesn't it? But actually it stands for "index card a day". 

And, according to Tammy of the blog Daisy Yellow, "Simple materials push you to think in new ways". Thus, the June-July ICAD project is meant to be a fun way to do something creative during these two months, on one index card per day. 

It doesn't have to be visual art, either - she suggests writing and haiku as other possibilities. 

She has a kid's version of the challenge as well, so this may be something fun for the kids to do over the summer. 

Kids not out of school just yet? You didn't see this post on June 1st? (hey, I just learned about the challenge a couple of hours ago myself) No problem, Tammy says - just start wherever you are. 

There's no advance registration and no fee to join. But there are ways to share one's index cards throughout the duration of the project. 

At this point, it's easier for me to just share the link to the ICAD FAQ's - so go HERE to learn more! Tammy has explained it all much better than I can.

I'd just picked up an unused pack of 3x5 index cards at a thrift store recently, intending to use them in a particular project. But then the project went in another direction and I didn't need to use the index cards after all. Nice to find an alternate use for them! 

Provided I remember to do the ICAD project on schedule, I think this will be a lot of fun. During the summer months my creativity is often directed toward trying to get the most of my vegetable garden and trying new recipes for ice cream and iced tea. It'll be fun to have a daily dose of index card creativity too!


  1. Ooh, ooh, ooh, I like this idea already and I haven't even found out the details! Sounds like fun!

    1. I've been enjoying it a lot thus far! Doesn't have to take a lot of time and I find myself saving bits and pieces to use in upcoming days.