Last year was my first year trying twinchies. I really loved them. While I am totally loyal to inchies I really enjoyed having the bigger canvas to work on. I encourage you all to join in on one or both challenges. I love how the challenges have stretched my design abilities and made me a more confident designer.
Another challenge that I started participating in last year was the Dry Gulch Color Challenge. Check it out, you can do ANY kind of media. Not just beads. First place winner gets $50 gift card and 2nd place gets $25 gift card. I really like the fact that I have to stretch my color vibes. Especially since I am not the best at putting colors together. I know I am getting better at it but I still have issues.
Now for this week we start out with the first inchie of the year and it is a doozy! I love that this years list over at Every Inchie Monday is all taken from the book Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Doug Adams. Recently the movie has been playing on tv for some reason. I like it mostly cuz of Martin Freeman who is adorable.
This weeks theme is Galaxy, if you look that word up on Google images you get of course the book but you also get pictures of galaxies of far away places. So many beautiful pictures and not always easy to portray in beads. But here was what I came up with.
I also made a header for my inchies. The colors kinda blend together but I am happy to use up some more of my orphan colors. I call them orphan colors (the red ones) because I bought them from a lady and they did not have a number on them and they don't match the colors that are current. So I assume they are discontinued bead colors. Anyways, here is the 2016 inchie header.
For this one I used 3 colors of Delicas. In both headers I used some gold colored beads that are no longer available and i have tons of them so I try to use them often since I have about 17,000 beads. Yet I still feel like I don't have enough?!? MWAHHHH! There are never enough beads!!!
Also I wanted to post pics of last years inchies and twinchies. This is all 52 of the inchies and all 21 of the twinchies.
That is it for me for this first blog post of the new year. I pray for health, prosperity and creativity for all who read this in this new year. Don't forget that if you want to participate in EIM, 2x2x2 or Dry Gulch, then follow the links and join in. Also this year there will be many challenges on a bunch of the Facebook groups that I follow this year. I will post on them as well and if you are interested or want more info about them then follow the links I will post. I would love to see what you come up with. Have a blessed and creative week everyone!