"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Pat's Day!

I hope everyone has a fun St. Patrick's Day - are you wearing green? And Happy Birthday to my good friend, Trisha, whose mother told her when she was growing up that everyone was celebrating because it was her birthday! How fun is that.

A few weeks ago, my local art group swapped Irish/St. Patrick Day "twinchies." We each made 8 identical little 2" x 2" squares. I used a green alcohol inked background mounted on a larger cream colored cardstock. The words are stamped and cut out; I found the image online and greatly reduced it; Stickles frames the square and a tiny shamrock cut from a decorated hair elastic adorns the upper right corner.

We swapped them at our meeting and then took unfinished, approximately 7" square boxes from the dollar store and painted and embellished them, adding the twinchies to the little compartments. We each had to complete one additional square to fill the box. This is my completed box - I love seeing all the different and wonderful little mini artworks from my friends.


Sarah said...

Very cute! That $ store box is just perfect to display your twinchies.

Robin said...

What a cool idea Susan! I love the idea of having each piece of art in it's own compartment. Each of the twinchies are beautiful!

RMerry said...

i love thtwinchies. very cute.

Linda Manning Findley said...

love these Susan ... looks like lots of talent and lots of fun .... Linda F

BabyBokChoy said...

these are so much fun!!