Monday, May 30, 2011

"Home" is where the Heart is...even in an Inchie ;)

This week's word prompt for Every Inchie Monday has never been more perfect.


Opting for simplicity this week, I drew this Inchie house with regular crayons, placing a heart-shaped button, painted with textured paint, at the center, which to me is exactly what a home signifies. Home is where the Heart is...:-0

And today, on this Memorial Weekend Monday, I am "home," and the my favorite little 3-year-old (that would be Ava! LOL!) is also at my home.

She is my Heart, and my Heart is "home," so.....there you have it!

(It's been a great weekend, by the way....:-)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May Day in Holiday Altered Book RR

Karen O's beautiful bird book for our Holidays Altered Book Round Robin has been nesting at my house throughout the month of May. My spread depicting "May Day."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A little bit of Solitude on Monday

Do you ever marvel at how some times you have to actually "think" (God forbid) when it comes to ideas, and other times the idea pops up before you knew you were even thinking it? Okay, so maybe not, but that's how the inspiration for this week's Every Inchie Monday word prompt hit me. The second, or maybe the instant before the second, I saw that this week's word was "solitude" I knew exactly what it was going to look like. Partly because I'd already done it.

Years ago (and I mean many years ago), when I was just a lass, I drew/sketched/painted a series of pictures of a little girl, usually around the farm where I had lived the better part of my childhood. Always alone. But not necessarily lonely. At least that's how I saw her then. Having dug out my stash of artwork from "way back when" I found my little girl and choose a piece which was actually complete. (Even then I had a nasty habit of starting a project and getting bored with it halfway through the process! LOL!)

This little girl was done in acrylics, from the looks of it, and I scanned it in, cropped, resized, and added the lettering.

And before you ask, or speculate, no, this little girl isn't me. Or at least I don't think so! Most of the little girls were blonde, and I am decidedly not! LOL!

Unfortunately some of the detail got lost in the resizing/printing process
- not to mention the coloring is a bit off - so I also posted the scan itself.

The original scan

Monday, May 16, 2011


And this week's Every Inchie Monday word prompt is: "fancy"

I wasn't sure how to portray "fancy." Even Googled the word to get inspiration! With nothing coming forthwith...(forthwith?? LOL!) The only image that popped into my head (oops, almost typed "pooped!)  from the get-go was fanciful lettering, as in a monogram, so...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bibbity - Bobbity - PINK!

Welcome to Every Inchie Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday!

Monday, because I thought about it on Monday.
Tuesday, because that is when I actually arted it.
And, Wednesday, because I didn't get around to posting it sooner! :-)

I really had no clear vision for this week's word: "Pink," so I just grabbed a bunch of baggies from my art drawers that looked like they had pink in them and worked with what I had (at work, but shhh....they think I work there! LOL!)

Pink it is! And what is pinker or more fun or more magical than a pink Fairy Godmother shooting colored sparks from her fairy wand! :-)

Monday, May 02, 2011

Holidays Altered Book Round Robin: April - Spring!

My April spread for Kathy's Holidays Altered Round Robin Book was "Spring." Or more precisely, the hopes of spring...seeing how my favorite season has proven to be a bit more elusive than usual. Emily Dickinson's poem kept running through my head, so I went with it!

The book was an old record album with pockets, that had been separated for ease of working in the book. We were to decorate one page, front and back, and got to make tags for the pockets. Looking at the pictures now, I almost feel I should have/could have made more than the two tags, but it looked "complete" at the time. Below is the front of my page, with the tags inside. I painted the background and used an old calendar page (for April, no less!) for the bird and other images on the page.

The back of the page:
And the tags....

The verse of Emily Dickinson's poem that inspired the spread....:-)
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.

I "Heart" the U.S.A. - Every Inchie Monday

This week's Every Inchie Monday came out a bit differently than I had originally planned for the prompt word: "Heart," but after last night's news I felt this much more appropriate for today's flavor! :-)