LOTS Of Paintings And Sidewalk Cafes

ICAD 2015 - Element Picker | Whims And Fancies


Day 7 – Periodic Table

Derivative of Colour Picker – An Element Picker


Last year I got to know about icad – Index Card A Day – at Daisy Yellow, but it was toward the very end of the event.  So I decided to not bother joining it at the last moment.  This year, however, I was ready to jump start my drawing, which I had been missing very dearly.  Since the 1st of June I made a commitment to draw one index card per day.  This set is from my first week.



ICAD 2015 - Taxi | Whims And Fancies


Day 6 – Taxi

They need to go home too!



ICAD 2015 - Owl | Whims And Fancies


Day 5 – Owl

Want to play in the rain with me?



ICAD 2015 - Mailbox | Whims And Fancies


Day – 4 Mailbox

From the Edwardian Era, for one of my favourite authors, P. G. Wodehouse



ICAD 2015 - Map | Whims And Fancies


Day 3 – Map

Milky Way, in case you were going that way



ICAD 2015 - Carnival | Whims And Fancies


Day 2 – Carnival

The book Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury has haunted my dreams for a very long time, but no more.



ICAD 2015 - Chevron | Whims And Fancies


Day 1 – Chevron

I love to swim in the summer; sunlight reflecting off water is one my favourite sights.



The event runs until July 31st, that makes a total of 61 cards.  You can find out more about it at the Daisy Yellow website in case you are inclined to join in.  It should be a lot of fun for kids too.  I am really loving it so far and I am very happy with my progress.  I hope you enjoyed the little show and tell.  I will share more cards as I draw along.



Sidewalk Cafe Quilt Pattern for travel or coffee and tea lover | Whims And Fancies



I have one little sewing note to mention.  Since I love coffee and tea so much, cafe stops are a must for me while travelling.  Those are also the best places to try out local food and watch life happening around me.  That thought initiated the Sidewalk Cafe quilt pattern.  I made mine with British Motor Racing colours and used the address of my all-time favourite fictional detective as the name of the cafe.



Sidewalk Cafe Quilt Pattern for traveller or cafe and tea lover | Whims And Fancies



I had fun making these alternate versions.  Wouldn’t it be nice to make a cafe quilt block each for different places and make a table runner or a wall hanging?  I wish I had more time to create, don’t you?!!


Happy Crafting,



13 thoughts on “LOTS Of Paintings And Sidewalk Cafes

  • silvana August 6, 2015 at 09:25

    oh my!!!! How could I miss this stunning pattern!! It is soooo charming and amazing and it inspire me to take a coffee! :))) I wish one day we coudl take a coffee (and eat a tasty cake) together and know each other personally! :)

  • Lorinda Davis June 25, 2015 at 09:06

    I had never heard of this Index card project until today. Thanks for the link, I’ll definitely be checking out to details! And I love your cafe pattern. The 221B really drew my attention!

  • Kaja June 17, 2015 at 23:21

    What a cool challenge – I like the variety in your index cards; do keep showing us. When my sister was about ten she read all of PG Wodehouse and then talked like Bertie Wooster for about a year – drove me nuts at the time but looking back I quite admire her application. You can’t beat a good cafe and yours is very clever; I would love to see a load of them put together.

  • Janine June 17, 2015 at 14:48

    I love your creations! The index cards are great and the cafe blocks are lovely too :)

  • Cheryl June 17, 2015 at 06:47

    Your drawings on the cards are wonderful. I love the last one you called Chevron, you could easily use that one as a quilting pattern.

  • Ruth June 16, 2015 at 13:05

    Sounds like a really great project. Love the mailbox and the milky way especially!

  • Dixie June 16, 2015 at 09:33

    I love your The Sidewalk Cafe quilt pattern! 221B the perfect spot to observe the world. :)
    And the cards look like so much fun. I especially like the owl, milky way, and the mailbox!

  • Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts June 15, 2015 at 18:40

    Your cards are so cute! Looking forward to seeing more of them. You are so creative Soma!

  • Mary June 15, 2015 at 16:07

    Those index cards are amazing. I LOVE the owl and the water reflection is great too. That would make a fabulous quilting design.

    Your sidewalk cafe turned out so neat. The quilting is perfect with the design.

  • Maria June 15, 2015 at 14:43

    Love your drawings, Soma!

  • susie June 15, 2015 at 14:05

    I love your index card doodlings! They each look like a mini painting, to me! ( Each card would take me a year to imagine and then draw!) I think your Owl is adorable…. I predict some cool patterns coming out of your creative challenge!

  • Kathleen June 15, 2015 at 12:32

    Oh my gosh Soma! You already make such good use of your time creatively. I can only imagine if you had MORE time!! Day 5 made me giggle :)
    Looking forward to more of your cards.

  • Lara B. June 15, 2015 at 10:28

    You have sooooo much Beautiful, Creative Talent Soma! I am loving your index cards…. especially the owl. How fun that you have been doing that challenge. It really struck me how diverse and interesting the subjects are that you chose. I recently bought a fabric on Spoonflower that is a chart of the Periodic Table.

    Over and over I am surprised by how many interests we share. I adore P. G. Wodehouse and have read just about every book of his that I can find. I am sure you have already discovered that wonderful series Jeeves and Wooster with Hugh Laurie and Steven Fry. Our family is nuts about them.

    Love your Cafe pattern and as you know , I am hoping to make it soon, along with your fabulous Coffee Chemistry pattern!

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