Tuesday, March 2, 2010

inchie abc's

here I am with the letters "a" through "g"

and this week is the letter "h"

It's all part of the Inchy by Inch weekly challenge (which must be in true inchie form - meaning 1" - no twinchies or inchie plus sizes) ..... no prob! inchies are a sort of "first love" for me anyway.

So with this project, I want to go through the alphabet with what I consider to be important touchstone words in my life.


My idea is to fill this teacup with an alphabet of precious words and I can randomly grab one when I need a bit of a boost about something. You see, all the words I'm using are verbs. Sometimes I want so much to DO something about something that is beyond my control or a complete puzzlement - and these words are verbs that don't all connote ACTION - but many of them support what could be perceived as INACTION. I guess a restful action is what I mean.
And that really really helps me.

abide

build

choose

dream

embrace

find

give

hear

... so next week, look for the letter "i."

Oh, and BTW, I still am going forward with my flower garden archive that I began a few weeks ago (in the twinchie size).
I'm currently working on Hellebore .... the lenten rose. It's a real beauty :)


24 comments:

ale said...

kimmie...what you are making is not only art...is a very beautifull filosphy!!!...a beautifull way of living the life!!beautifull !!muchos besos!!!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

i love this idea..i do a similar thing with writing prompts...little doses to get your inspiration flowing!

ciao

carmelina

*jean* said...

ooo I love this idea!! a cup full of life! have you heard of the book life is a verb? your work is so refreshing

Irish3 said...

What a little cup of sweetness in that one picture! I especiall ylike the H inchie.. as if the bird is leaning in to hear..

missy k said...

I love the idea of picking inchies out of a tea cup and being 'boosted'... a bit like reading the tea leaves... maybe not!

I love them all, and such lovely words, my favourites are 'Dream' and 'Hear'. I love the bird he looks like he is smiling! The trim is gorgeous too :)

Looking forward to seeing 'I' and all that follow.

Karen

freebird said...

What a super idea! Very nice inchies in design also. I've heard of prompt cards and I've heard of people using cards such as Tarot to give them something to think about but this is a great way of keeping inspiring personal words at hand.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Love your lil tea cup full of boosting words - such a fab idea!
..and a nice little alpha collection...the 'hear' one is sweet, love the green trim at the bottom. Can't wait to see what you do with 'i'

Carola Zajdman said...

I love it, your great !!

luthien said...

what beautiful art executed to perfection for a heartwarming quest :)

Terri Kahrs said...

What a meaningful "tea" today, Kimmie! Love that precious cup filled with "action" words. Great idea! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Joie Moring said...

You are so creative and talented, Kimmie. I so enjoy seeing what new great idea you've come up with. I especially like your 'hear' inchie...my favorite so far, for so many reasons.

bad penny said...

Kimmie this is a wonderful idea & your inchies are perfect little works of art. Are you yousing the new cards you were sent ?

Thank you for your comment on Banksy - he is unique ( lots of copy cats though ) Ny son has a canvas print of the Star Wars one.
Thanks again foe Tea !

Tyggereye said...

Great inchies. I love that bird one. Gorgeous. Cute pic of them in the cup.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the alphabet for inspiration and you have used it beautifully. Since you've started making these inchies, I have really started enjoying them. I always thought they were too small before.

I've featured you today (Mar 3) as my blog of the day. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Fiona Whitehead said...

Kimmie - these are just stunning- I love your idea and the philosophy behind it - how gorgeous they all look in that lovely tea cup - I hope you manage to get all the way through the alphabet!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a fabulous idea, so creative. I've only just come across inchies and you are certainly taking them places :)

wmnwrtr said...

These are so inspiring---I love the idea.

AngelaC said...

What a lovely idea! I love all your inchies and you have done so well to catch up!! The bird image on the latest one is beautiful.

paperpedaler said...

Kimmie--

Yes that would be great if you wanted to join us. The swap is for 99 inchies and anything goes. You can make them all different OR you can make a group of no more than 5 that are alike. Does that make sense? I'll add you to the list and can I send you a PM on SCS to give you my email address? Then if you send me a quick email, we can stay in touch that way. LMK

trisha too said...

what a great idea, Kimmie!
excellent!

:)

Rosie said...

What a LOVELY idea! But am not sure my poor brain can cope with something as teeny as inchies ... although these are just beautiful.

Chriss Rollins said...

You really know how to with these inchies I adore them have made a few in the past but much prefer to work with twinchies.

have a great Sunday and sorry that I am late for tea with you.

chriss x

Anitra Cameron said...

I adore this idea! And also love the Twinchie size. You are so reminding me of something--I wrote a song, years ago, that went through the alphabet with herbs, "The Herbalist's Lament". I always wanted to do a book, but...Twinchies, and Inchies, or Tripplies, oh my!

Linda said...

This is such a special thing to do Kimmie...and you do it so well!
:-)