I am reliably informed that Inchies—miniature works of art that will fit handily within a one-inch square—are all the rage. There’s even going to be an Inchie Valentinie workshop during the JRAC opening on Sunday. I am always behind the curve of fashion, but in this case I resolved to huff and puff and catch up. I would make a set of Inchies from faces cropped from compelling old photos full of Civil War veterans and other miscreants and fill the back of each one with a tiny story in crabbed writing.
I was going along great guns when I realized it isn’t possible to make a digital Inchie. Pixels are elastic. The size of that photo above will vary with the size of your monitor. Rats. OK, how about if you set your monitor so that the photo is a one-inch square? Oh never mind just use your imagination.
Today’s prompt: Figure out how to shoehorn what you have to say into a one-inch square or its functional equivalent. I suppose you might be having the sort of day when you’ll have to add some filler to make up the whole inch, but it usually works the other way, doesn’t it. Depending on your medium, you may have to define “inch.” Then you have to figure out how to make it stay. Sounds like spaniel management. I digress.
This is all a lot of effort for an intentionally small result, but problem solving is good exercise for the imagination. Lessee, 1 inch = 2.54 cm . . .
Write, paint, construct, compose, weave, photograph . . . Create.