Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Words, inchies, and art


Do you ever 'get on a roll'
when it comes to art?
Well, since the beginning of the year
 I have been making 'inchie' art...
one per week inspired by
 a different prompt word each time.
I got so focused on making them this week,
that I finished all of them for the year.
From the beginning I wanted to
create one art piece using all of the inchies.
So below is what I did.
I call it
WORDS.
The quote in the piece is by
Alfred Lord Tennyson
and it says...
"Words, like nature,
half reveal and half conceal
the soul within."

I used a canvas board, acrylic paint,
watercolor pencils, gesso,
and all of the inchie art squares.
The collage is paper from old dictionaries,
garden books, music pages and greeting cards.
I used a stencil to make the background design
then freehanded some more designs here and there.
Gel medium and tacky glue worked great to
attach everything down well.
On top of it all I sprayed
Krylon acrylic varnish.
Now I just have to frame it.
It measures 16 in. by 24 in.

Savor the Day!
Yvonne

36 comments:

Kris said...

Wow!! That is so awesome!! I'd love to feature it on the Every Inchie Monday Blog. OK?
Hats off to you for finishing the entire year of inchies before the year end!! You are inspiring :)

Yvonne said...

Sure Kris. :) Boy, you must have clicked into my post the instant I put it up.

kimmie said...

An inch at a time ..... You made a beautiful art piece!

Netty said...

Oh wow this is spectacular, I enlarged it so could see all those great inchies, they make a wonderful background for your art piece. Annette x

Yvonne said...

Thanks everyone. This piece was in my head for a long time and I just wasn't sure how I was going to do it, but I also love the way it turned out.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome and soooo creative and time consuming! Wow! ~namaste, Carol HPPF ~ ^_^

Rosie Kaplan said...

Its lovely. Love the collection and combination

Pointy Pix said...

ok, i've never heard of an inchie so am off to google that right now! This looks fabulous and once I know what they are I'm sure it will put it into context for me even more!

Gloria said...

Great work, I too love the collection. That was a lot of work. Way to go.

Kat Sloma said...

I love the use of the squars as a background. Very dynamic. Happy PPF!

Catherine Denton said...

LOVE it! Your inchies are arranged so beautifully.
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Joni Nickrent said...

Very cool and creative! And love the inchie art idea...the whole one inch at a time is rockin' happy ppf! POP ART MINIS

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your art work is lovely! You were certainly on a roll with your inchies. I haven't been feeling very creative since we started back to school two weeks ago. :/ Hope you have a great weekend. Tammy

Christine said...

what a great idea to incorporate all the small squares. Nice work, nice quote too.

Scarlet said...

You've taken the art of collage to another level. Loving this piece and the quote that accompanies it!

laurie said...

this is truly amazing, I clicked it to enlarge and I still can't believe the work in this,, what great satisfaction you must have with this peice,,

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Utterly amazing Yvonne! What a great way to display all your inchies. I think you should be submitting this one to CPS's magazine for them to publish!!

carlarey said...

This is totally cool, especially when you click on it and see the larger version.

Gail V said...

I love it, Y! What a great way to use all the inchies - one big art piece composed of lots of small pieces. Wonderful!

Theresa said...

Hi Yvonne, I don't know that I could work that small. I love how she is holding the bird, she is very pretty. Happy PPF!

Karen Mallory said...

That is a great way to use ichies!!! Looks fab!
hugs Karen

Geckostone said...

Wow this is so cool! I love the inchie idea! I love the quote too, so true!!! Deb

iamrushmore said...

well done! I've tried making inchies and just can't work that small. I'm impress by your collection by the way you pulled them together into this piece.

EVA said...

Very pretty and it looks like fascinating detail. Would love to have seen more close-ups!

Geckostone said...

Beautiful painting and quote Yvonne! And the inchies are so cool!!! Deb

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Gorgeous, I love the story this tells- I know you'll treasure this for a long, long time....very inspiring!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

Yvonne said...

Thanks is going out to all of you for your sweet comments. This piece like all my work starts out in my head until I work it all out and then it goes together quite fast.

Megan said...

I love this ~ the squares remind me of a patchwork quilt... very nice work :)

SHERI C said...

What a spledid and creative way to create this wonderful work of art. Love it!!! Happy PPF!

ThisTinder said...

I love that you used garden book pages! Also, really like the way you did the neck, it looks like it has a lot of dimension and very graceful!

Mary C. Nasser said...

This is SUCH an AMAZING painting!
Wow!!
~Mary

Giggles said...

Wow what intricate work...really pretty and well thought out!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Hugs Giggles

Melisa said...

Wonderful! I love how all those inchies work so well together in this.

Hybrid J said...

Loving the detail of your artwork. Charming!

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow! I love the way you've used all of your inchies... what a great idea :)

xo
Kristin

Annabelle said...

A beautifully and intricately woven art piece. Love all of the detail and work you incorporated into this.Those inchies are such wonderful mosaic pieces, each one unique and individual and yet they make a gorgeous tapestry when combined! BEAUTIFUL! Very unique work!