It takes more art supplies than you might expect to rust a key small enough to fit in an Inchie! Especially when you're not sure what the heck you're doing and have to re-do your efforts! But I like the way the rust effect came out for my Every Inchie Monday representing "Rust."
This is August, yes, I know, but my month for Pam's book for the Diva's Holiday Round Robin Altered Book was July. I was originally leaning toward the whole flag theme, but the month before mine was June and the holiday was Flag Day so I didn't want to duplicate it too much.
So then I started re-thinking the 4th of July and what came to mind were all the 4th of July picnics and get-togethers we've have in the past. Swimming, picnics, and fireworks afterward, so....:-)
Sunsets inspire color and brilliance and, generally, a great vastness of sky and space, but working in Inchies one has to think small. So what represents color and brilliance in one square inch, for me?
Microbeads....gotta love 'em.
They may be microscopic to work with, but well worth chasing them around the desk as they try to escape the confines of your workspace! :-)
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~ Mahatma Gandh
"Use the everyday reality around you as fuel for the inner world of your imagination and you'll find yourself a general inspiration to all. When hope and belief are applied hands-on to the real world, the inner self can make its mark on the outer and the stuff of dreams coming true becomes your instrument to play. Manifest what you believe and watch what happens!" ~ This was actually my Horoscope for July 13th, 2008, but thought it rather profound, and I'm a big fan of profundity so thought I'd post it in my Quotes! :-)
"It is never too late to become what you could have been."
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder"
"A dream is a wish your heart makes." ~ Cinderella
"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" - Benjamin Franklin
"You can't wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club." - Jack London