Thursday, 28 January 2016

Every Inchie Monday: village

Hello Fellow Inchers,

Wow I'm late this week.  Totally forgot about it!

Poor Arthur's village, this week's word at Every Inchie Monday, lasts something like 12 minutes in HHGG.  Hope my inchies are around longer.

I'm starting with my quilled inchie this week, because it is a little more inside the box than my other ones.  Here is a house (Arthur's house?) to represent the village in which he lives.  More than one house, which would be more appropriate for a village, was, for me, just to hard on such small a canvas.  I might have fit two...

My other inchies go a bit far outside the box.  First we have The Village People:

(The only way to get the picture in focus and not shine in the camera flash was to hold it.  Please forgive the messy nailpolish - didn't notice it until just now.)

And then we have the book on which the movie "Village of the Damned" is based:  "The Midwich Cuckoos" by John Wyndham.

I feel like I'm getting my outside the box mojo back this week.
Have a great one.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Everry Inchie Monday: Sofa

Hello Folks,

I'm not sure where sofa, this week's word at Every Inchie Monday, fits into the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  I presume we are still in the early part of the book.  Is there a sofa in Arthur's house?  Maybe someone can tell me.  

I'e been rewatching the original BBC TV adaptation (found here) and am enjoying it immensely, but being based on the original, much shorter radio play, there is no sofa (at least not so far).  Unfortunately my library's e-book collection only has audio versions of the book which I find disappointing as I much prefer to read than listen.  I think I gave away my copies of the books when I went on major book purge two years ago -- still need to purge more.

I've always wanted to have a reclining sofa, so that is what I have drawn:

Again this week I had trouble with a quilled inchie for the word, so I built a small sofa out of paper and put it on a patterned 'rug' instead.

Let's all recline and take it easy this week!

Monday, 11 January 2016

Every Inchie Monday: Sun

Hello Folks,

Today's word at Every Inchie Monday is sun: That poor "small unregarded yellow star".  

Nothin spectacular this week.  My first, drawn, offering is the logo of a Toronto newspaper, the Toronto Sun.  Not the classiest of papers, it is famous for its daily pictures of 'sunshine girls'.  If I want good pictures of events, I go to the Sun.

My second quilled inchie is fairly standard, except that I had made a sun once before so I had to change it up a little bit:

Hope your days are sunny ones.  It's cold here in Canada today, feels like -14C, but the sun is out there trying to warm things up. 

Monday, 4 January 2016

Every Inchie Monday 2016: Galaxy

Hello Fellow Inchers,

Happy New Year Everyone.  I wish all of you health and happiness for the coming new year.  May all your dreams come true.

This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is Galaxy.  What a beautiful word.  It evokes such awe in me when I think of how tiny we are in the vast universe -- even if this is how Douglas Adams describes our turf:

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters in the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy, lies a small unregarded yellow star" with it's "insignificant blue green planet".

I love the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and am looking forward to all its wonderful words.  Thank you Trillian.  If you haven't heard it, I highly recommend the BBC TV adaptation [edit - I originally pointed to the radio version which wasn't what I was remembering.]  Here's a link to the first part.

It was too difficult to chose between two images for my first inchie - one the beautiful milky way:

And the second, which I must admit I thought was too clever not to use (ego, ego).

My Galaxy S4 phone.  You can see from the date that I started inchie-ing when the list first came out.

(And I was going to make my pictures not blurry this year - but that's because I blew up the actual inchie size so you could see it better.)  

I'm still quilling inchies.  Hopefully the two previous images, make up for this rather lame attempt.  It's too big a word to do justice to in a quilled inchie.  At least for me.

That's it for this week.  Looking forward to the journey through 2016 and one of my favourite books.