Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Enjoy

Hello  Folks,

Wow - what a difficult word is enjoy, this week's word at Every Inchie Monday.  I wasn't sure how to approach this word, so I decided to portray things that I enjoy doing.  My first, drawn inchie is dedicated to my love of reading.

I have a voracious appetite for the written word.  I am delighted with the new e-books function of our library system, which allows me to read books without ever having to physically go to the library building.  For someone who is handicapped, that is a great advantage.  Where it isn't quite the same as having a paper and ink book in your hands, and the selection is limited,  reading on a tablet has it advantages too.  (Doesn't hurt my wrists to keep it open  for one other thing.)  So my inchie:

Another love of my life is Art.  I love so many different types of art and things related to art.  I decided to make a colourful palette for my quilled inchie:

I hope you have a creative week.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Apple

Hello Folks,

This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is apple.  Strange, I have very little to say about apples.  I like apples, they are pretty and I'm a teacher so my first inchie is in homage to my profession:

 I really like my quilled inchie:

Have an apple today and keep the doctor away.  (Unless, of course, you are a doctor.)  Just spent time on the phone making appointments and being told I was a naughty girl for not having my monthly blood tests done.  Oops.  There was a good reason.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Etna

Hello Folks,

This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is Etna.  I work in advance with my inchies and made most of them when the list came out and in the weeks following.  So when I made my Etna inchies in February, the volcano was actually errupting.   How cool.

My first version is a part of a painting called "Mount Etna from Taorima" by Thomas Cole.  I don't know the date of the painting, but Cole lived from 1801-1858.  He was an American artist known as the founder of the Hudson River School, a movement of American landscape painters.  I adore landscape painting.  I really liked the classical ruins in the foreground of this painting, giving a sense of how long this mountain has been erupting.

My quilled inchie is an attempt to get the idea of the fire and sparks, etc. that is part of a volcanic eruption.  It is really quite sparkly!

Hope you erupt with happiness this week.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Wave

Hello Folks,

This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is wave.  I couldn't figure out how to draw a hand wave, like the queen, so went with the water version instead.  I confess it is somewhat copied from a picture I saw on google images, but I enjoyed using my prismacolors to colour it.

My quilled wave is a stylized version of a wave (made before I figured out what to do about the glue residue).

Enjoy your week.  Hope the weather is good and you can go somewhere where you can enjoy the water and waves.  I used to love just standing in the lake and letting the waves wash over me as a girl.  Happy memories.  Believe me, there are a lot of lakes in Ontario.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Pillow

Hello folks,

This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is pillow.  This took a little bit of thought and I eventually went with a semi-copy of a painting by Franz Marc.  My colours are different and I don't have the detail of the original painting, but I wasn't going for accuracy - just an excuse to get a cat in the inchie!

Here's Franz Marc's painting:

My quilled inchie was a puzzler.  I finally decided to make it somewhat three-dimensional.  It sort off looks like a pillow.  I guess.  lol.

I want to thank everyone for the lovely comments you leave.  They really make my day.  So kind.  

Rest your head on a pillow and have a nice nap sometime this week.