Thursday, October 22, 2009

Inchies and other small things

I've been playing around with small bits of art - I started with Artists Trading Cards (although I think I have in mind trying to sell them on etsy, so they'd more properly be called ACEO (Art Card, Editions and Originals)).  I love to sketch and draw, so I have a pack of the cards with me at all times.  Here's a good site to start with, if you'd like to make your own.  Art in Your Pocket  I like to browse through the ACEO Showcase, when I'm feeling out of ideas.

I found an online craft swap site and joined up, happily swapping ATC and little folded zines.  I saw someone there mention "inchies", and I was intrigued.  I looked around and found inchies on flickr, and started making my own. 

I end up with piles and piles of tiny little art.  Mostly I draw on them, but people seem to like making them with collage and other techniques.

I loved this little fish, but I sent it off to my swap partner.  I think I'll make myself a little wall of fishies and aquarium things, then mount them together.  Or... what about magnets for our new fridge?

This one worked well, I thought.  It's one of the first ones I made.

There are lots of tiny little bits of art out there - I find that working small is a good way for me to work.  I like that I can keep ATC cards in my purse.  Recently I've been working on 3x5 cards as well - I like the slightly longer aspect.

I have a sudden, unexpected cleaning up deadline, so I'm off to clean, now.  I think I need more coffee first, though.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Busy few weeks

I've been busy the past few weeks with non-crafty stuff.  I did make some things:

I love Coin Quilts, but I'm interested in quick results, so I made this quilt top from 6 fat quarters and some white dot yardage I had already. I'm planning on making a quick tutorial - I can't be the only person who's looking for something fast, fun and colorful.  Plus, I'll be making more of these!

I love math and science - so the thought of making a crocheted hyperbolic plane, something that's the opposite of Euclidean geometry, made me very happy.  Again, I'll be making more.  Lots more.

We got a new fridge (it's seriously ginormous - I think you could fit enough food in it to feed a family of a zillion).  However, we needed to put new light switches in, so I made a quick, pretty new cover.

I have lots of other things to post about, but I have chemistry homework to do.  Anyone want to do it for me?