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Saturday, October 31st, 2009
2:58 pm - getting some inches done this year

I dunno if anyone's still watching this community, but I'm going to use this challenge for the umpteenth time to get some work done starting tomorrow! I want to go for the full 10,000 inches, even though I'm making a lot of jewelry lately so that's gonna be a little ambitious.

I'm starting a new shop, properly branded and with a name no one else is using some permutation of, in the near future, so this'll be a nice way to build up stock and probably start on holiday gifts or cards as well.

Anyone else in?

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Monday, November 24th, 2008
8:12 pm - Here's a picture for you! :D


Come check out my blog: http://paintgyrl.blogspot.com

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Friday, October 3rd, 2008
7:11 am - RAFFLE TIME!!!

My etsy store, Craft Goodness, is holding a raffle. Won't you come play? :)

You can find all the information about it, here:

Or, at my etsy shop, here:

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Thursday, July 31st, 2008
7:26 pm - Miss this community a lot

This was so much fun when it was active a few years ago -- I guess everyone is too busy now, or else they've gone elsewhere.  sob sob. 

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Saturday, July 5th, 2008
10:38 pm - Sam

Sam the Patriotic Cat
10x10" Acrylic on Canvas

In honor of the recent 4th of July celebration we have Sam.

Sam has a stars and stripes stove pipe hat. The background is an abstract pour with interference spirals and dots to represents fireworks.

Original Post at 99CatsAndABird

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Monday, March 10th, 2008
10:34 pm - Easter Egg Sale

I am having a Sale of hand dyed eggs.   I use a Ukrainian wax resist method called Pysanky. 

Just a sample of chicken eggs.

And ostrich egg bowls.

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Friday, March 7th, 2008
2:52 pm - Leap

This is my contribution to Illustration Friday. I am really enjoying working with pen and ink again.Leap

7x9" ink on bristol board. The black border is not part of the original drawing by is included in my submissions to cafepress, Zazzle and imagekind.

The original post is at my website blog.

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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
2:25 pm - Death- Kitty of the Apocalypse

Death is done. All the stippling and everything.
Kitty of the Apocalypse - Death - shaded

7x9" pen and ink on Bristol Board.
The wide black border is not part of the original art, but is included on the designs available at cafepress, zazzle and imagekind.

The original posting is at my website blog.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007
3:02 pm - day one

Think I'm gonna aim at the ol' 10,000 square inch stand-by!

I've never aimed over 5,000 inches in past years, but why not? The ATCs I'm working on today won't add up much, but I'll have to get some crochet projects going/finished. :) I do want to work on some tiny stuff too, though, like inchies.

By the way, I noticed there's an old art by the inch flickr group. It's about as dead as this community and I'm not the admin, but it appears to be public so I'm sure we could use it. Think I'll post my pics there!

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
12:37 pm - Art by the Inch lives on

Mostly a test post, to be sure I'm not missing any posts in this community.

I vow at least 3000 inches this coming month. Might even revise that upward if I make good progress.

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Sunday, October 28th, 2007
10:59 am

Looks like the community's pretty dormant, but thought it couldn't hurt to ask:

Anyone planning some by-the-inch fun for next month?

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
12:47 pm - New Work- Acrylic on Plexiglas

I just started working on recycled plexiglas.  The finished piece is mounted to a 1" board so that the clear frame shows through to the wall.   The glass is 1/4" thick and I have painted on the back as well, so the colors shift as you move past the piece.  Look at the detail shots to see this in action.

"The Evening Tide Appeals To The Tormented Sun"
image size 8 1/2" X 10".


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Sunday, July 29th, 2007
2:02 pm - Birth of the Three Graces

This acrylic painting on plexiglas is full of nudity....so it is behind a cut.
It measures 11" x 13", but the center circle is 8".  Comments are welcome.

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Friday, December 29th, 2006
9:40 pm
mystic_orca t his community is for those gals and guys who LOVE to swap via snail-mail. Each week or so, I will post a themed swap, with instructions, and those members who are interested can participate. You don't have to participate in every swap, but please participate sometimes.
Examples: postcard swap, FB swap, craft swap, used stamps swap, deco swap, birthday swap, etc.
Details of each swap, deadlines, etc. will be posted at the time.


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Friday, November 17th, 2006
4:53 pm

OOAK Fairy Wings for Sale on Ebay
Great for all your polymer clay dolls or Barbies!

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Saturday, September 30th, 2006
10:01 am
artdreams Oooops! I mistakenly made the Artober Fest journal a personal journal rather than a community journal. Please check out the community here: Artober Fest 2006. Come on over and join this fun art creating challenge!

Artsy hugs,


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Thursday, September 28th, 2006
6:57 pm - New Art Challenge Group
artoberfest Hello, art-by-the-inchers! Since this group hasn't had much activity, I've started my own art challenge for the month of October. Head on over to Artober Fest and check it out. I hope there will be lots of people who'll join the challenge!

Artsy hugs,


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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
12:59 pm - More options

Hello all,
I haven't done Art By The Inch yet, but would like to try it this year.

For those of you who've done it, how do you feel about the focus on generating inches? How would it feel different to work instead towards a set number of "works," perhaps one small thing each day? Focusing on inches gives more flexibility of scale, but it's a little less "portioned," meaning, you don't necessarily generate something regularly over the entire period. Do you find that doesn't pose a problem, that knowing you need to complete the inches is plenty inspiration to keep you going? I'm just thinking about what kind of structure would be the most inspiring to work in, and there are so many different ways to do this.

What if there was a community for generating an Artist Trading Card each day?
Or a hand-designed postcard each day, perhaps mailed (by mail, or electronically) to a central location each day to be logged and put in a gallery? Would those be of interest?

The Art By The Inch website seems to be out of date, and I've gotten no reply trying to email the person who runs it. Would another web site be helpful - something to which you could freely upload into the gallery, and view works by day or by person? Or is the livejournal community plenty enough structure for the purpose?

I'm just interested in the concept and all the things that could be done in this area. Thanks for sharing any ideas or input!


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Wednesday, July 26th, 2006
9:22 pm - Preparing

I know art by the inch is months from now, but I am already getting excited and preparing ideas and canvases.

I am doing all the geometry to figure out how many canvases equals 5000-10000 inches.

current mood: artistic

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
5:54 pm

New Art Hair Clips & Pins For Sale on Etsy!

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