Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Year of Inchies

Well, it is New Years's Day, 2012.  The Pork and Sauerkraut meal is over and the kitchen is cleaned up.  While Terry, Mom, and Jake nap, I am taking this opportunity to make some art.  My goal for 2012 is to make time to be creative.  I have piles of work I could do today, but I made up my mind I would devote the afternoon to being creative.
Inchies
For some time now, I've been wanting to make Inchies.  Inchies are 1" x 1" works of art.  They are small, easy to work with, and you don't have to devote a lot of time to them.  There are many things you can do with them ~ you can collect them, make collages, make greeting cards, use them in mixed media art pieces, put them in journals, swap them, or use them in any manner that suits your needs.
I am planning to make an Inchie a day.  What will I do with 365 Inchies at the end of the year?  Hard telling.  I will probably use them as the year goes by.  
I've signed up in the Creative Every Day group for 2012.  Having been involved in this for the past 2 years, I failed in my attempt to be creative every day.  Of course, the creativity does not have to be a painting.  You can be creative in many ways every day ~ you might make a new recipe, knit a shawl, or you might sew a curtain for the window.  There are many ways to be creative!
I will post my Inchies on my blog, probably a few at a time.  If nothing else, making Inchies will get me into the studio and wonderful things could develop from that!! 
So, I am off to play with paint, colored pencils, ink, or whatever my fingers decide to pick up.  I am excited to get to it.

Winter Sunset Cross
~Photo by Audrey

4 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

yay, a new adventure...what better way to start the new year. Here's to inchies and you ~clink~

Jan said...

Great idea to do inchies! It will mostly be a matter of creating the habit. You might have to make 2 or 3 or more in one day to catch up when life gets in the way but it is certainly do-able! I look forward to your sharing here.

bicocacolors said...

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and that all your dreams come true!

a big hug,
Elena

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I LOEV the idea of Inchies! :)

Really looking forward to watching the grow!

HAve a creative New Year!

~Mimi
Collage Pirate