"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Long, Long Time Ago ...

Back when inchies (little one inch pieces of fiber art for my non-fiber art friends) were all the rage, I participated in a swap. Shortly thereafter I began to make this display for 25 of them. Today, I finally finished it. It took me about 15 minutes to finish ... don't ask me why I waited so long. It's hanging on the wall now.
It was very hard to photograph. I'll try to get a better picture when it's daylight. I started out by covering a piece of foam core with copper leaf. I cut a piece of peltex to size and cut windows into it. I used eyelets and hung hooks and put an inchie on each hook. I used balsa wood around the edges to give some depth, so the inchies would hang free, and then I used decorative upholstery tacks around the outside. I like how it turned out and the little bits of art are unique and fun.

So last Saturday it was 76. There were a bunch of tornadoes about an hour east of here. We just had some wild clouds. Yesterday we had flurries! Craziness. Well, the only one home besides me, was Rosi, so we popped out onto the deck and I took this photo. Not a lot of snow by any stretch of the imagination, but any snow in November is pretty rare here.

And since you're still with me, even after another photo of Rosi ... here she is all tucked in. We had the sleeping bag out and Rosi thought it was wonderfully cozy. She sacked out on it and Joseph covered her up. She slept there for a loooong time!

8 comments:

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Brilliant idea to display the inchies! Part art quilt, part carpentry! I bet it has a wonderful gleam.

needlewings said...

I love your inchie display! How cool is that! A complete work of art!

I bet your dog is the sweetest there is!

BTW, I tagged you, so if you would like to join in, feel free to and if not, that's fine too.

kiwicarole said...

Really enjoyed reading your stories about your animals! Thought I was the only one who went out and made/bought treats for the pets on their birthdays! lol ;) Carole

Sherry said...

I just LOVE that inchie display. What a clever idea! Puppy is a sweetheart, too.

Karen said...

Cute picture of Rosy.

Love your inchy display Michelle, you did a wonderful job on it.

Laurence said...

Very beautiful inchies.

Marloes said...

Those inchies are great and your display is even better! Can you change them too?

Michelle said...

Hi Marloes,
Yes, I can change out the inchies. They are attached to lanyard hooks. Thanks for asking! :o)