A few weeks back I watched an interview with Oprah Winfrey and Elizabeth Gilbert - author of Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth was talking about always having a passion for writing and knowing that is all she ever wanted to do. She recalled how she had received an angry letter from a woman who frustratingly didn't know what her passion was and put a lot of thought into her response. She said that some know their passion and follow it and others follow the path of the hummingbird, following their curiosity. She made the analogy of the hummingbird flitting from tree to tree trying out different things and maybe finding a passion whilst doing so. Elizabeth's words have given me a lot of comfort as I also felt very much like the woman who had contacted her. I have many interests and find it difficult to commit to just one. I live a curiosity driven life and am very much following the trail of the hummingbird with the hope that it will lead to one passion.
Whilst flitting from 'tree to tree' I landed upon' inchies'. I have been wanting to make inchies for ages - pieces of artwork measuring 1 x 1 inch. The ones above are made from stamped card scraps that I painted over with water colour paints and wax crayons. I then cut them up into 1 x 1 inch squares, stamped over with some tiny stamps, added some redundant peel offs and highlighted areas with white and glitter gel pens. I outlined them with gold pen to make the designs pop. These were so much fun to make. Now where shall I hop to next?