Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thirty One Days of Art

An inch at a time

Actually the challenge at Blue Twig Studio via Art & Soul Retreats was 365 days of inch or two at a time. But that seemed too daunting so I committed to January. Thing is, I really like it. I've tried some new techniques and most times use something that is sitting around on my desk so I feel kind of virtuous even.

The one in the second row has clips from an instruction booklet that came in about a thousand languages (okay, maybe a slight exaggeration) which I thought looked very worldly so I made a shrink art compass to go with it. The one in the middle has embossed page enforcers, highlighted by Tombow markers I blended together. Some days are really fun like that. Others are more like row three that was a piece of my first attempt at a Gelli print with a few additions....not my fav, but I was making something!

My favorite inchie from week two was the first one, with the two hands. I had never tried to do shadow embossing...I think it has real possibilities. I used Ranger Rust and black embossing powders .

By the time I used the twinchie it seemed HUGE!!!! It's a great challenge. Care to join us?

The other thing I've been tracking in this new year is the amazing The Documented Life Project. So cool. Five friends are hosting it. Please do visit their website. And the facebook page is so much fun to cruise through. I do Kate Crane's calendar challenge, so I decided to forego the calendar and journal part and partake in the weekly challenge.

This is week 4 - where our challenge was to write and leave one word exposed. I have been puzzled as to  what happen to my mojo.....the little guys are fun, but I haven't really wanted to do much more. That's not the norm. Maybe it's coming back.

Hope things are good in your neck of the woods.....

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Sara - I love all your inchies - there's so much imagination, texture and detail and so many ideas and techniques all on such tiny pieces of artwork - and I see what you mean, the twinchie is huge by comparison!! LOVE the page at the end too... What a productive January - hope you'll consider adding February!
    Alison xx


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