Friday, June 1, 2012

Today Art Saved Me: Index Card a Day


Not to have a whiny baby post but my back went NUTSO this morning and by the time my DH left for work I couldn't walk, lift my arms, was in TERRIBLE, FREAKISH PAIN(!!!) had taken my maximum meds and was still sobbing. 

Kind of a lame-o start to the month of June.

My boys came home from an early morning landscaping job and I pulled myself together for their sake - as us moms are wont to do. They immediately wanted to know what was up with the index cards on the table.
 I explained to them that we were doing Index Card a Day for June and July - 61 cards in total and went over the rules (basically put something on an index card).


They said I better creep over to the table and join them then. And so I did. Slowly, painfully, with a few bad words. I made it to the table and we got painty. Well, my youngest and I did. My oldest is insistent that this is a great opportunity to illustrate Java and OO principles so they can really get straight in his head

 and my middle guy loved the grid prompt so he did a markers and pencil card.


Here's my youngest's:


Look at all the texture!

This one's mine:

And all together:

Here's my boys working on their cards:


And we're storing the completed cards in a berry basket. Cute and handy.


Have a great weekend!


14 comments:

Carmen said...

What a great idea, you find such fun projects Nicole. Am looking forward to seeing some more of these.

Hope you feel a bit more human soon x

Sarah said...

I really hope that back pain of yours settles down :( in the meantime your boys are amazing and so are all your ICAD cards

Daisy Yellow said...

So happy that the index cards saved you today, and that your kiddos got into the act! Well done!

Dianne said...

Love your card, and especially that you got your boys in on it too! way cool...hope you're feeling better soon!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Ok...if your card is lame-o then the rest of us should just stop while we're ahead...I think you knocked it out of the park girl. And way to get your kids in on the fun!

Cheryl Boglioli said...

So excited to see your kids doing this with you. Wonder if my daughter would do it? Love ALL of your cards.

Maggie said...

I love that your boys were enthusiastic about joining in the fun. Your card is adorable, no sign of pain in it. Maybe art will be good therapy for you. Hope your back starts healing soon.

happeningsonchaosranch said...

All the cards are great! Yours -- well, I'd just like to frame it and hang it on my wall! Love! Glad your boys are doing it with you. I've got my granddaughters doing it with me. Maybe my grandson will too. I'll ask him tomorrow.

Sharon

Karen Isaacson said...

love the way you put the date on the typewrite page. clever. and I love the different approach each of your boys took. what fun to be doing it all together.

Judith said...

Hope you get to feeling better. Have creating with your boys and I look forward to seeing more of your ICAD's....Judith, Texas

Mim Smith Faro said...

I love that your whole family gets into the prompts. I also love the idea of storing these in a berry basket. Cute. Hope you are feeling better.

didi0518 said...

I adore your typewriter stamp! I found an old typewriter at the Goodwill today!! So excited to use those wonderful letters in my art! Thank you for sharing!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh fun first card. Hope you back mends soon, I cannot imagine. Ouch. xox

Laura said...

Oh, I hope you are doing better- I haven't read all your posts...just the one I found on Pinterest where the lady from India writes and you posted a tutorial, and then that one led to this one.....
I love how your boys joined you. I love their cards.
Last year, I did a calendar challenge, but the spaces were too small to journal & was thinking of doing a small piece each day. If I do, I will link back to you. Best regards...