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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Make Your Own Inchies!

“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi
I love creating inchie art, and in dire medical circumstances, this was the best way to express my uneasiness in the midst of uncertainty.Each individual inchie expressed a fear, worry or concern I had about my future.  I called this "Can't Distract" because I was unable to take my thoughts away from this anxiety.  Rather than deny these thoughts, I made art from them.  Suddenly, they became less scary.

the endless wonder of inchies...
I was very excited to do another guest post for Brea Getting Fit on how to make your own inchies !
You can learn how to make your own inchies here.

I love posting for Brea, who runs an awesome blog!  You can also see my simple little steps for accessing your own creativity on a post I first did for her: Seven Simple Steps To Finding Your Creative Side.
 So thanks Brea for let me share some art and simple tips again!
 Inchies can be sad, joyful, funny, random, and most importantly, little thumbnail sketches of you life.  Go ahead, make some, and let me know what you come up with!
 If you follow my board Show Me Your heART on Pinterest, I'll invite you to post your creations there!

These are my own mixed media inchie pins - I love inchie art - I find that it is a very fun way to make little thumbnail collages - a moment in time, portrayed visually. I've done a lot fun work with inchies - you can see a few of my bigger pieces in my Inchies Gallery.

Now my inchies celebrate the joy in my life.  You can also have them yourself on my Etsy shop.
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso: Metamorphoses of the Human Form : Graphic Works, 1895-1972 


  1. I've to be honest here that I didn't know what inchies are. I looked it up and I loved this concept. The art you've made is really really good. They are just so many! It's amazing. Keep it up. :)

  2. I've never heard of Inchie Art, its so cute. I love small things. Your shop on Etsy is cute! I favored your shop and gave you a tweet for your inchie art. I may have to try my own inchie art crafts.

  3. I have never heard of inchies but I am glad that you have showed me what they are. They are incredible and you are so talented xx

  4. I make it a point to learn something new every day, and today I've just learned about inchies! I had never heard about this art form before, so I found it very interesting. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, and the story behind your inspiration.

  5. I love how you described these inchies- as fears you couldn't shake, but when confronted and used in your artwork, they became less scary. I think I'm going to try this... there are definitely some fears I have I'm having a hard time overcoming! Thank you so much!!

  6. This is a new concept to me, thank you for introducing it! Art is such a wonderful outlet and a great way to deal with stress!

  7. I was just thinking this would be a fun challenge for elementary kids who enjoy drawing. Thanks for a great project idea!!!

    1. I shared on one of my daycare FB pages....

  8. So cool. I'd love to do this with my son. Also, Amy your artwork is beautiful.

  9. What a cool concept. I had never hear of Inchies. Fun!! Great for kids and adults.

  10. Had never heard of these but I love them! I now want to make my own inchies! #weekendbloghop

  11. Never heard of Inchies till now.....learn something new everyday! Thanks for linking up with us at #JoyHopeLive

  12. What an awesome way to deal with uncertainty or other anxieties. It would be great to celebrate the good times as well. Thanks for sharing at the #AnythingGoes Link Party. I look forward to seeing what art you'll share with use each week.

  13. Cute blog, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.

  14. These are so cute! These would make such great gifts! Thanks for sharing. #ConfessionsLinkUp