1 inch x 1 inch
Okay, I may not be the most trendy fashion person when it comes to clothes, for I tend to stick to the classic looks that give me more than one fleeting season of satisfaction. But when it comes to art, I can jump in with the rest of the crowd and try the "latest" thing. For years I've traded art with friends from all over the world, usually concentrating on 2.5 x 3.5 inch trading card-sized works. Once in a while I'd do a postcard, but most of my collection features the standard baseball card size.
I recently learned about some collage artists who were working in the 1 inch x 1 inch format. Yes, that's incredibly small! Since I mostly trade hand-painted cards, I decided to try the new "inchie" size. It was a fun challenge to paint in a reduced, simplistic form. Here are three of my first attempts using heavy watercolor paper, a V-5 Precise pen, and watercolors.
I'm searching now for just the right display sheet so that when I start trading, I will have a practical way to show off my new art trades.