Monday, August 04, 2008

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY


Hi everyone,
Here's my contribution for this week's MIXED MEDIA MONDAY, the theme for this week is THRINCHIE. What is a THRINCHIE ? well it's art done with a measurement of 3" X 3" square. I was participating in some swaps for inchies 1" X 1" and twinchies 2" X 2", and I thought why not go the whole hog and introduce a THRINCHIE, you can see my first THRINCHIE on this blog in a previous post in June 2008

I saw on a group that someone was questioning this use of why are we nominating names such as inchie, twinchie, thrinchie etc when this type of art has been in use for years as DECO SQUARES . To be honest I had never heard of DECO SQUARE until now........ ART SQUARED, yes , so now I have a new name to add to my ever growing list of mixed media terms.. During this challenge due to a comment left I found out that this size is also called ITTY BITTY collage / art, and Lenna Andrews has just recently done a swap, didn't realize there were so many names for this 3" squared art. I find that using these names , inchies, twinchies, thrinchies etc is easier for the people to remember and associate to immiediately, specialy non mother tongue speakers of English, as most people know how to count in English ....one, two , three.......especially when doing swaps, so from my point of view I don't think it's that bad using these names, do you?
what would you nominate 5" X 5" square = a Quintchie / quinchie, or 6" X 6" square sexie !!! ??? LOL



Don't you just love this world of mixed media ??? I do and I've made so many friends over the years and am still doing so. So a BIG THANK YOU to all you mixed media gang out there for your friendships, your knowledge, your sharing and above all for being you.

Oh and thanx to DIANE of MIXED MEDIA MONDAY for letting me be the guest host this week.
thanx
crafty joan


Ps I would love to know if you have ever participated in any Deco Square swaps or itty bitty swaps and would love to see your work.

cheers joan

27 comments:

Karen said...

this is stunning, a brilliant and inspiring hostess piece, I love it.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

This is incredible.
I saw your Trinchie "Garden Tea Party" on juni blog. It's beautiful.
Very nice that you have introduce this Trinchie format.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Joan amazing Trinchie.
Love them.

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous, thank you for this great theme.

joanne wardle said...

your post made me laugh, not sure about sexies, lol
just realised I've been calling them trinchies not thrinchies, but as you say it doesn't really matter what they are called as long as we enjoy doing them. your thrinchie (or whatever) is gorgeous, you obviously have an excellent sense of humour.

Femmy said...

fabulous trinchie!!! great images and background!
thanks for introducing it!!
hugs femmy

Beth said...

I love your piece. It is both beautiful and fun.

Simple Journeys said...

Your work is beautiful! I like the trinchie you made for this challenge. Thanks for a great theme. I had a good time with it! And, yes, I love mixed media and collage art!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful Trinchie!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful Trinchie!

Dan said...

What a wonderful trinchie!

Kris Dickinson said...

Beautiful trinchie and thanks so much for introducing me to a great size to work with!

Char said...

Gorgeous 3x3. We should all have her problem.

~*~Patty said...

LOL! This is a wonderful challenge, I sense lots of excitement about the 3x3 itty bitty size :) :) :) Your inspiration piece is really Lovely and clever too!

Rein said...

Fabulous trinchie,
love the colors and images!

mixedmediamonday said...

Such a beautiful example, and such a fun size to work on. Thanks for the great challenge. Diane

Karen Mowrey said...

Hi Joan, thank you for a fun theme for this week. I just properly linked your name in my post, did not have it when I did the post. I also updated from "trinchie" to "thrinchie" glad to see others were calling it both as well. I really like this concept and your piece is great!

(also love your phunky dolls!!!)

Karen

Anni's Art said...

Love making little pieces, thank you for this great theme, and for visiting my blog.

AlteredByMe said...

Your piece is lovely. Thanks for the great challenge! I enjoyed working in this size.

arlene

Dawn said...

This was so beautiful and this was my first ever Trinchie. Thanks for the challenge

Dawn

Lucy Edson said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration and hostessing this week!

sija said...

Super Joan! Love your trinchie

Sarah said...

Hi Joan
Thanks for inspiring with your stunning trinchies. I think I feel a new addiction coming on.....

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful!!!

miz katie said...

oh, my! she has a dilemma doesn't she? :D love it!!

Seona said...

Great piece - what a fun week!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Joan, I'm so thrilled to find you and have enjoyed viewing all of your artwork. Love your colouring in the most recent blog and am so sorry that I missed your challenge on MMM. I was away on vacation. Gorgeous piece you created for it though!