Monday, February 15, 2010

Inchy By Inch Challenge

Having all this fun stuff to play with from Inchie Arts has got me jumping in on the Inchy By Inch Monday challenges. They're going through the alphabet and are on the letter "F" now ... I think I have some catching up to do! For this project I used the white Twinchie Squares (shown here .....)

I think I'll go through the alphabet using flowers from my garden.
I have beautiful baskets of fuchsias on my porch in the summertime.

Using a photograph from last summer, I first sketched my drawing in pencil and then went over it in ink and next colored it in with watercolors.
The Inchie Arts material took erasing of the pencil marks without the surface getting roughed up -
and I'm very happy with how well the watercolor took to the surface as well.
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But did you know how to spell F U C H S I A?
I didn't! and had to put in an "oops!" and spell it correctly ...
I can't stand to leave something misspelled!

You'd think it would go by typical spelling rules - is there such a thing? - and be spelled 
F U S C H I A
 .... but it's named after a 16th c. German botanist by the name of Leonhart Fuchs .... so it's 
F U C H S I A
 .... oops!


18 comments:

Joie Moring said...

I love that you didn't start over...leaving the wrong and right spellings for a bit of whimsy (sp?)...and reflecting your sense of humor.

Renee Howell said...

having worked and worked with one of our kids and husband who can't spell - the "rules" don't work! oops, however, does work. We are all learning, everyday. ALL day. Beautiful, clear art - as always. I've been thinking about you and your tiny pieces parts!

Lesley said...

Beautiful, I love fuschias xx

Genie said...

Lovely inchies

Terri Kahrs said...

Kimmie, I adore the little "oops!" And thanks for the botany lesson. I actually had no idea that these beautiful flowers were named after Herr Fuchs. Your idea of using your flowers on your 'twinchies' is brilliant! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Tyggereye said...

This is gorgeous. I love inchies.

Carola Zajdman said...

Great !!
I wnat to show sth like an inch i made for a friend, it´s a metal work. Could you send me your e mail.
Thanks !!

ooglebloops said...

The "oops" just adds to the charm that is Kimmie!!!!

*jean* said...

soo sweet! and i love the oops! boy, i'm going to have to try this stuff out!! i can't wait to see G!!! geranium??

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! I wish I could draw my own images! Yours is fabulous and I would have never knew you mis-spelled it. Can't wait to see what else you whip up!

neva gagliano said...

love the OOPS!! and there is not spelling that makes sense. funny, teaching second graders spelling, how confusing...like it's spelled "this way", but also this and this way too...like all the ways to spell the sound of A, for example!! anyway, i degress, your drawing is purrfact: ooops, perfect!

Ellen said...

that is gorgeous , love the colours and the oops bit.
being Dutch there's only one way to spell it for me and thats the German one. It's pronounced Fuksia instead of fjooshia

Gaby Bee said...

Your inchie is gorgeous! I wish I could draw like you :-)

daisy said...

Beautiful twinchie.

Fiona Whitehead said...

This is so gorgeous - I love your hand drawing and what a fabulous set of inchies you'll have if you do all flowers. So pleased you found us - looking forward to your next flower for your inchy garden

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

some how your oops give this creation even more charm!

glorious flowers :)

I was startled and delighted to find them growing wild along the roadsides in Ireland.
oxo
word verification: "tromp"
wouldn't I just Love to tromp the hills of Ireland again some day

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

aww your flowers are gorgeous...
love the oops! too :)

trisha too said...

it's gorgeous--I love it that you painted your own. Now, I use collage images on almost everything but you've ALMOST inspired me to get out my paints again!

:)

(well, okay, right, they aren't exactly put away, but you've almost inspired me to actually draw my own images and paint them myself.)