Since I started blogging I have been running about like a bull in a sweet shop or a child in a china shop or whatever, there are just so many games to play in blogland.
Whether I was making art at college or learning something new in a workshop, the cry (sometimes with real tears) from the teacher was "Can't you make it bigger?" so when I found this challenge, "Every Inchie Monday" it looked like a challenge which was right up my very small street.
Do you know what an inchie really looks like? Yes, it really is a very small one inch square.
The current subject is "Inchie Footstep" and I knew exactly what I wanted to do - use the pattern on the sole of a shoe to make a pattern on an inchie. Have you looked at the soles of your shoes? Especially look at walking shoes or trainers. Some of the patterns are quite beautiful.
Have you ever tried to copy this pattern on to a one inch square?
I started with four separate one inch squares cut out of cartridge paper.
First mistake. You want to start with a square slightly larger so you can draw off the edges and trim it later.
To cut a long story short, a lot of shaky hand drawings and one A3 sheet of cartridge paper later, I had the grand total of three inchies.
I've made the pictures small this time because they are.