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.


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