Another ICAD card

I’m pretty pleased with myself for keeping up my Index Card A Day plans for 16 days now.

I’ve done this challenge in the past but I’m not sure that I have done a stretch like this before. Usually, I miss one and plan to do it the next day and then I find myself weeks down the road doing 10 or 12 on the same day.

This time, though, I am committed to doing one card daily, no doubling up! Even if that means a quick pencil sketch or just some meaningful text on the card. I want to keep the habit, no matter how imperfectly.

I may not post them in the challenge FB group every day but I am doing them.

Here’s today’s card in response to the prompt ‘Trinket.’

I have plenty of trinkets and knick- knacks because I like tangible reminders of people, places, and feelings. A lot of my favourites trinkets are keys and stars so I chose those shapes to represent all of my trinkets.

A drawing of three old fashioned keys and a bunch of gold stars.
Image description: an index card drawing of three old fashioned keys (one each in purple, blue, and green) and 13 gold stars of various sizes against a light purple background with darker purple pinstripes. The index card is sitting on a black book.

The key is…

I guess the title should really be ‘Keys are…’ and the rest of the sentence would be ‘one of my favourite things.

Not only do I love keys and key decorations in themselves, I love the IDEA of keys.

Sure, one one level they are quite mundane – you use a key, it moves the mechanisms in the lock, the door opens.

But, if, like me, you view the world with a storyteller’s eye, keys become much more mysterious.

From that perspective, you are holding a magical item that will allow you admission into forbidden places.

You can move between worlds,

You can access secrets.

You can seek out important things.

All because of an item you can hold in your hand.

Three small decorative keys are resting on a quilted mat.
Image description: Three small decorative old-fashioned keys, one pewter-coloured with a crown on top, one plain silver, and one bronze key with a clover-like top are resting on a brown and blue quilted mat.