A quick and simple interpretation this week. I used a 1-inch piece of a background I had previously made and added the setting sun with a Marvy LePlume pen. I haven't used those things for so long. I'm amazed they weren't all dried out.
Nest is today's theme at Every Inchie Monday. My art time has become so limited since I babysit my two grandsons 2-1/2 days a week that Every Inchie Monday has become Every Now and Then Inchie Monday. For this one, I cut a 1" square from a textured background I made a while ago. I sculpted a nest with lokta paper twine and glue, then I made tiny eggs from polymer clay. I used a mixture of turquoise and pearl, then dabbed a bit of brown paint on them. I made the photo here larger so you could see it better, but it's all pretty tiny.
Fancy schmancy! That's the phrase that came to mind when I read the theme of this week at Every Inchie Monday. (Yes, I know it's Tuesday. I'm a day late — what can I say?) I chose this image from one of my vintage cabinet cards. This little girl was definitely dressed in some fancy finery. And it is only 1 inch square. I just didn't think you could see it at that size!
A poor torn heart, a tattered heart, That sat it down to rest, Nor noticed that the ebbing day Flowed silver to the west, Nor noticed night did soft descend Nor constellation burn, Intent upon the vision Of latitudes unknown.
The angels, happening that way, This dusty heart espied; Tenderly took it up from toil And carried it to God. There,—sandals for the barefoot; There,—gathered from the gales, Do the blue havens by the hand Lead the wandering sails.
I thought long and hard on this topic until finally I settled on the place I am most relaxed and at peace — the beach on St. George Island. Be sure to check out the other entries at Every Inchie Monday.
Okay, so with this theme, for me I knew it had to be a bird or an angel. And since I've been painting birds lately, I wanted to paint one. I knew it would be a challenge since the "canvas" would only be 1" square, but I did it. I don't know which is braver — attempting to paint a robin within 1 square inch or showing it to you, but here it is.
Which came first the chicken or the egg? The debate on this could be endless, but I was thinking more of the continuation of life — chicken, egg, chicken, egg, chicken — or egg, chicken, if you prefer. I painted this tiny nest and eggs, and although they are not chicken eggs, you get the idea.
Another digital inchie this week. The little girl is one of the flowergirls that was in stepdaughter Maggie's wedding a few years ago. The photographer captured some great shots of the girls twirling and dancing just before the wedding. I worked in Photoshop, "cutting" out the girl, placing her on my background I created by using a Photoshop brush in blue over the green background. Added the word frolic in the font Zapfino, and I was done!