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Art every day

Published July 27, 2017, by Ann-Charlotte Geissler

For this summer I decided to try something new craftwise. I follow Elise Blaha Cripe on instagram (@elisejoy) and she does this challenges, a hundred days of a craft. She just finished a hundred days of making fabric squares with plant motives,#100plantsonfabric. They are now turned into a beautiful quilt. In a blog post she showed an older challenge where she made small paper cards, one every day. That really inspired me.


A craft challenge

I decided to try something I haven´t tried before. I will make 62 old business cards into small art pieces. Both sides as someone on instagram, pointed out, makes 124. Phew…

Since summer means holiday and travels, I decided to limit my supplies to be able to bring the project with me without too much hassle.

I started with painting and collaging the text side of the business card. This I did in my studio. I used decoupage glue, acrylics, paintings my daughter and I made and old magazines. Then I packed a small bag with sharpies, white gel pen, black permanent markers in different sizes, water brush and a travel pan of watercolours.

I´m now half the way into this challenge and this is what I discovered:

  • It feels great to have a project that forces you to try a lot of different techniques and ideas that I´m curious to try.
  • Doing it for the process! I’m just painting and drawing what comes to mind. Some turn out great, some don’t.
  • Despite the small format, it takes time to make a card.
  • I´m really useless at doing one a day. I usually make a few when I´m at it. But I´ve decided to be kind to myself and say that it is okay to do that. As long as I continue and finish the project.

Here is a small film with the first 12 cards:

This project will go on for all of August. I´ll post more about it here and on Instagram.

Have you tried any craft challenges? How did it turn out? Did you like it? Please share in the comments. I would love to see what you do.


Ann-Charlotte Geissler

Ann-Charlotte Geissler

An openminded “yes-woman”  who enjoys learning new things. Her mission is not to die curious, and she want's to learn tech-crafts.