Monday, 22 December 2014

Every Inchie Monday: Magical

The last inchie of 2014 for Every Inchie Monday.   Magical somehow seems to be an appropriate word with the beginning of the new year approaching and hopes high for a great 2015.  Maybe a magical rainbow unicorn will help.

One of my favourite sayings that swirls around the internet is "Be yourself.  Unless you can be a unicorn, then be a unicorn." 

And because I couldn't resist it, here is a link to the Irish Rovers singing the  Unicorn Song.  (No video, but this is the version I remember.)

I've loved unicorns since I was a little girl and it was so sweet to see my great niece wearing a hoody with a unicorn horn on the hood on Christmas day. 

Hope everyone has a festive and safe New Year's Eve.  Here's wishing all a Happy New Year.

And hugs to all of you who dropped by and left comments (or even if you didn't comment but just dropped by).  I've really enjoyed finding a community of supportive artists.

Every Inchie Monday: ZigZag

Hello Fellow Inchers,

Even though I only joined in the summer, I can't believe we are up to the letter Z.

This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is Zigzag.  I wanted to do an inchie with a zigzag stitch, but that would have meant getting my sewing machine out and I don't think I'm sufficiently adept at using the machine to sew on one square inch.  I much prefer hand sewing.

I like to do unusual inchies, but this week Christmas got in the way and I settled for something mundane.  I do, however, love to get out my Inktense pencils.

May all the joy of the holiday season be with you, however you celebrate (and even if you don't).

Monday, 15 December 2014

Diva 198: Keep it Simple, Silly

In the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, I am the Diva has suggested that we tangle something in the K.I.S.S. tradition:  Keep it Simple, Silly (or, as an English teacher we would say keep it short and simple).

I wanted to do something festive for the season, so chose a simple round ornament (yes I used a compass - it's simpler!)
I then decided that the simple grid pattern Holly fit the bill for both of my criteria.  A tiny bit of shading and Voila: (wish I knew how to put the accent on that 'a')

One of the things I find neat about tangling is that although this was easy to do, it looks fairly complicated.  But really - it was simple!

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, however you celebrate, if you do.  Finding this site has been a joy to me this year and I hope that joy will continue into the New Year, for me and everyone else.  See you in January.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Every Inchie Monday: Yellow

Yellow.  Euch.  My least favourite colour.  It actually makes me physically uncomfortable to look at it.  But Inchers are strong people and this week's word at Every Inchie Monday is yellow, so I shall persevere!

I decided to go not only with the colour, but also with probably the most famous yellow object:  the yellow submarine.  It's fairly accurate to that found on album covers and in the movie, at least as well as I could do in one square inch.

Let's hope for a nice sunny week (not forecast in my immediate future according the Weather Network.  Fog seems to be most called for, but at least that means it's fairly mild.  Ah, mid December in Southern Ontario.  Bring on April)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Diva 197: Arukas

Hello Fellow Tanglers,

This week's assignment at I am the Diva is to use the new tangle Arukas.  For some reason I cannot say that twice in a row and come up with the same word!

I tried very hard to tangle this new pattern in a correct way, although I do realize there is no 'correct' in tangling.  But I'm not good at drawing aura-like lines close to each other.  I filled a number of pages in my sketch book, but was never happy with any of the results.  Instead, these odd creatures kept appearing.  So I gave in and let them take over.



These look a bit like those creatures from the Burgess shale (look it up in Google images).

And these look more like ghosts than the pretty angels and stars others are drawing, but what you see is what you get this week!

Have an interesting week.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Every Inchie Monday: Yo Yo

Hello fellow inchers,

Almost forgot it was Monday today!  This week's challenge word at Every Inchie Monday is yo yo.  I've never been able to figure out how to use a yo yo and I envy those who can do tricks such as walking the dog, etc.

So I decided to go the other way and make the world's smallest fabric yo yo.  My goodness, but it was hard to sew, and it really doesn't look like a yo yo at all, but it is!

Edit:  Thought I'd insert a picture of a larger fabric yo yo in case they are new to some of you.


Have a week mostly on the up swing.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Diva 196: Doll

Hello Folks,

I've been busy making Christmas presents these past few weeks, so I am a little late in posting my entry for this week's I am the Diva challenge. 

Now I can draw faces (sort of), but I cannot draw arms and legs, so it seemed the way to go was to use a matryoshka doll.  Not quite sure why she has a peak at the top of her head, but that was the way she wanted to be drawn.

pais, huggins, hollibaugh, telis, holly, cadent, flux, pokeroot 
Have a jolly week.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Every Inchie Monday: Xenon

Hello Fellow Inchers,

Well this week's word at Every Inchie Monday is Xenon.  So I had a hard time again this week coming up with anything creative.  Hard to draw a gas:  "Xenon produces a brilliant white flash of light when it is excited electrically and is widely used in strobe lights. The light emitted from xenon lamps is also used to kill bacteria and to power ruby lasers."   ( 

Then there is a character called Xenon in some kind of game (MapleStory?) where he is a Thief/Pirate hybrid class, whatever that means.   And I think it's different, but there is also a strategy game called Xenonauts.  

Or I could have gone with the Greek meaning of the word:  stranger. 

Did I choose any of those things?  No.  The whole game thing confuses me and I wasn't sure how to draw a strobe light or ruby laser or a stranger.  So I took the easy way out and used the element shorthand from the periodic table.

At least this week it's pretty - sparkly pink letters on a lovely purple background.

Have a sparkly week (as opposed to a gaseous one).