Wednesday, December 18, 2013

More 4"x4"s and a GIVEAWAY

This week I began another little series of 4"x4" pieces, part of my ongoing 4"x4"x400 Project.  Predictably, I used some of the techniques I explored the the Green-Red pieces, scratching and scraping.  Here are a few of the results:







Working in series, and in this teeny tiny format is a great way to gain creative momentum.  Each piece is its own entity, but its the series, the multiplicity of them that makes the impact.



 To provide a little encouragement for you to try this, I'm offering a little 4"x4" kit, including four 4"x4" cradled wood panels, and a stack of 4.25"x 4.25" papers to get started.  I cut my paper slightly larger than the panel so that I have wiggle room when mounting.


To enter the drawing to win my little 4"x4" kit, just comment on this blog post, and give me your name so I can identify you.  The drawing will be on Sunday, December 22, solstice!  You must be in the continental United States to qualify, just so that shipping is easy.

I am teaching a workshop in Teeny Tiny Art at Art Unraveled on July 30, 2014; and again at Art and Soul in Virginia Beach, on October 2, 2014.  BTW, registration for Art Unraveled is now open.

97 comments:

  1. This is a great idea; the multiplicity sure does make an impact and keep the small collages from disappearing.
    Barbara

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  2. Love this idea, and would love to win. Thanks for the chance...AnnaH

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  3. I just found you yesterday and have been absorbing everything that I can of your wonderful work and techniques. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with everyone. Teressa

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  4. Love what you are doing with abstract art. Just purchased your DVD and am about to take a deep breath and plunge in!. 8-)

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  5. Jane, as always, I am inspired by your colours, layers, composition, and techniques! Thanks for sharing all of it.

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  6. I would love to try working small! Really enjoy your blog.

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  7. Love working on small pieces. Your mini collages are a real inspiration! Have used wood would love to try on these small canvases. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Jane, your work inspires me so! Would LOVE to win this kit!!!
    Thanks, Diann

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  9. Wonderful idea….so creative. Thank you for the generous giveaway and great post. Wishing you much success on your AU classes!!!! Marlene email: arteveryday(at)msn(dot)com

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  10. Lovely giveaway and right before the holidays - a great gift to give AND receive......hope I'm lucky! Terrie (tpurk@ earthlink.net)

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing all your videos and ideas. I have really been inspired. Your give a ways are great fun. Everyone loves a treat.

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  12. What a great way to start working on a series. I've realized that I've never painted a square surface. I'm going to get on that!

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  13. I really like your idea!
    I have started working in multiples myself!
    'LOVE you work, Jane.
    My Blog is at: www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com

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  14. Everything you do, Jane, is infinitely inspiring! So glad to be learning from you! Would love to win your kit, I haven't worked on cradled panels yet. Happy Holidays!

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  15. I love working small...feels like small works draw us in and we notice the details more. I, too, have ordered your DVD and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. Can't wait to "meet" you in the Sketchbook workshop in March. Thanks for your seemingly endless generosity in sharing your passion for art!

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  16. This looks fun! Even if I don't win, I'm going to cut up some paper and try this! Thanks for the opportunity. Katie McD

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  17. watched your video on scratching and scraping. wonder how my experiments with this technique will unfold. i love the above series, especially the ones with text and dark elements.

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  18. Hi, Jane -- I am so looking forward to your classes in Virginia Beach next year!!

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  19. The 4x4s look fabulous all grouped together! Thanks for the link back to the mounting video. I hope to try this with some of my collages. Would appreciate the chance to win some supplies. You can contact me via email missiowa81 at aol dot com.

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  20. I love seeing all those 4x4's mounted on the wall, they look marvelous....they always appear to be much bigger to me when I see your photos like I am looking at a 12x12...nice idea for a kit. FYI Julie Balzer was demonstrating your skins making technique and talking about tar gel that you recommend. Fascinating stuff. xox

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  21. I love your paintings, your style, and tutorials. I just discovered you a few days ago. Your work inspires me to paint. I would really enjoy those 4x4 wood panels.Thank you for sharing all your ideas.

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  22. So sad this is not a Canadian Option - rats! Maybe I will see if I can source this same kind of materials here, up in the land of ice and snow, and try make a small series like this.
    Diane and the Canadian Content

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  23. Jane these mini colllages are really inspiring to me. I have never tried such small pieces in a series. Thanks

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  24. I love all your 4x4's. They make such a big impact when grouped together. I have not worked in a a small format series before. I'd love a chance to win! Thanks for such a great giveaway!
    Beth in NH

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  25. Oh count me in Jane! I love everything you create. Thanks, Roberta Warshaw

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  26. Your little paintings make a BIG impact! Love how they look grouped together! You are so inspirational!
    Leada Wood

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  27. You are able to put colours together so well. If I happen to win this giveaway I will have to get inspiration from your colour schemes.

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  28. jane I love your blog -- you are an inspiration and I have learned so much and tried many of your techniques -- would love a chance to win your kit -- thanks for the chance -- would love someday to take a class in person -- are you ever in north Carolina --

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  29. Thank you for sharing this idea. I like the impact of the multiple small sizes. Randi in Oregon!

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  30. Love this idea! Just my style! Thanks.

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  31. love your blog! Would love to win this giveaway! Thank you for your generosity! ~Nydia Dominguez from Meriden, CT...

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  32. Super idea, Jane...and I would love to win so please, count me in.
    peace & love,
    Barb Smith
    http://craft-therapy.blogspot.com/

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  33. Great idea and great giveaway. Would love to try this and your kit would make it so easy! Christie Juhasz cabjuhasz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Love all your YouTube videos and your artwork. I can recognize it right away... Pinterest has
    a lot . Thanks for the chance to win.
    patpat30@hotmail.com

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  35. I'm in. Wondering where you get the 4 x 4 panels but will check Dick Blick and google if necessary. I like the way you display these.

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    1. P.s. Found them at D B but out of stock. I bet you bought them all! ��

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  36. Enamored with your art and creativity. Great giveaway too!

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  37. Really loving this series as individual pieces, but WOW! How gorgeous all together like that. *swoon* Thank you for the chance to win! - Kelly

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  38. I'm loving your pieces! Do you happen to know how far along you are in your 4x4x400 series?

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Verna

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  39. I have learn a lot by 1) working in a series and 2) my mistakes!! Both have helped me grow. A 4x4 format would be a new, fun challenge. Never used wood panels for my work before, but I have always wanted to check it out. I am inspired by your work and love your Gelli videos!! That looks addicting.

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  40. I like the idea of limits. It makes choices more manageable. I wonder why my scribbles look like ,,,scribbles, and yours like art? I've used some of the Bllck birch frames and your video to create a few pieces I really like. Still deciding about the edges. I can't believe your summer workshop filled so quickly. Maybe next year will be my turn now that I now not to be indecisive. Susan

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  41. I love these wood panel mounts, and thank you for that instructional video, Jane! Another wonderful idea…. Thank you for sharing.
    Bern

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  42. I enjoy your videos and I'd love to try this - thanks for the chance.

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  43. Love your work. You are an inspiration and a fantastic teacher. Thank you for sharing your journey. I would love to win the kit.
    Marilyn

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  44. I am taken with your work. It is like Hans Hoffman joins the mixed media movement. Hope it Win!

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  45. Love your work! Provides me with so much inspiration and encouragement. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  46. Wow.. what an awesome way to get the feel for what you do!
    TR @ textilerecycler(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. What a fun project! Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway

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  48. that wall of art looks fabulous!!! I've never worked with or have even seen a cradled wood panel so this kit is such s great idea and great giveaway-thanks for the chance to win!!

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  49. Love your work - big, small, tiny, whatever! I've been doing lots of 6x6 art lately but I'd LOVE the chance at winning your 4x4 kit! I'm all signed up for Art & Soul in VA Beach next year - can't wait! Have a very Merry Christmas! ~ ellen.

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  50. I just deiscovered you yesterday and I have offically seen all of your videos on YouTube. LOVE-LOVE what you do! Put my name in the hat for the give away. Teresa Cash

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  51. I feel delight and wonder our boundless creativity. I started following your blog over a year ago and just completed the Composition Course. I see the elements you aptly taught in these 4x4 pieces. That is inspiring!

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  52. teeny tiny little masterpieces. I do love this format. Gotta quit admiring and wishing and start doing!

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  53. I love seeing all your 4x4s together! Looks like fun to try some.

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  54. The 4x4s seem less intimidating than a bigger canvas. What a nice way to inspire us to get going.

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  55. Hi, Jane, I would love to be included in your 4x4 contest! I am still working more on abstracts and texture. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
    marilyn sandau

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  56. Love these! :) And I'd love to have the kit for a Solstice present!

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  57. Just found your blog recently. I think the idea of a series of small related pieces is a great one. Thanks for the examples!

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  58. Love the idea behind the 4" square pieces. Small enough not to be too intimidating to try but what a great impact when they are all displayed. Thanks for the chance to win!! Michelle Mathey msmathey@gmail.com

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  59. sign me up, but ill need 20 to fill the wall! Selena Dixon

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  60. Such a beautiful collection! Would love to try this. Nicole Mansfield. nicolemnsfld@yahoo.com

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  61. It would be a good opportunity to have a go. The display looks wonderful. kmck3@hotmail.com

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  62. Love the color scheme! Having a collection makes an impact!
    Liz Hoffman

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  63. Cool idea and I love your collage work. Thanks for the give away!

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  64. I'd love to try some 4 x 4 pieces! Your red/green teeny tiny pieces are delicious!

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  65. Your tutorials have made such an impact on my painting/collage. Thank you so much for sharing your invaluable expertise. Franpatpi

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  66. Love your green-red series, one of my favorite color combinations.

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  67. Beautiful, beautiful. I would love to try this technique and am looking forward to winning the kit! Pam Relitz

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  68. Your work is fabulous. I would really like to win this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  69. I found you 2 weeks ago and I think I have watched every video and tried every technique. I even sold a few 4x4s and a 6x6 at a church bazaar event. Thanks for your fantastic website and blog and all the great videos. I look forward to every one.

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  70. Thank you for sharing your creative work!

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  71. I really like the multiple collage in miniature idea. It gives me a lot of ideas. Thanks for being a creative inspiration.

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  72. Jane, Thank you for your incredibly generous sharing of your work and creative techniques through your videos and blog. I am creating minis and enjoying mounting and displaying them.

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  73. I know I'm not part of this giveaway...but I LOVE your teeny tiny works.

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  74. I am in awe of your process. I have watched your videos over and over again. I am inspired to start my own 4 x 4 project..... :)
    Melissa Norman in Texas

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  75. Jane, such vibrant colors- you inspire me.

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  76. Thanks, Jane! Inspired to start my own series!

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  77. I would love to be considered in your drawing. I'm in Alaska, so not sure if you meant continental or contiguous, but our shipping is no different. Flat rate or priority mail works just fine.

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  78. Jane, you are always inspiring. I'm looking forward to working in series in 2014!
    Lynn McM

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  79. Wow, this kit IS inspiring! I would love to try this!

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  80. These 4x4 panel mounted paintings are so enticing!

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  81. Thank you so much for your generosity - the way you share your art and your give aways. I'd love win :-)
    Jan

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  82. Loved your scratching/scraping video and thanks for the giveaway!
    Rachel L

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  83. Love your work! The Give away is a great idea!
    Elizabeth D.

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  84. Love your work and would love to win the giveaway :-)

    SusanMJB

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  85. Joyful work! I, too, would love <3 to win the Giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Lesley LAFS

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  86. What a great giveaway!! I would love this, and I can't wait for your next class too!

    SarahSAS

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  87. I love watching you work. These little 4" squares are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win. Debbie J
    djanelle(at)austin(dot)rr(dot)com

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  88. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your work tonight. I feel really inspired to loosen up and get to work! And working in a small format would feel really freeing - no pressure, just fun. I look forward to the chance to take one of your online courses in 2014. Thanks!

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  89. I am all ready to start, if I win the set of goodies! Love your blog, videos, and freedom...and o yeah, the chickens!

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  90. I've been following this series with great interest. As others have said, I'm fascinated by what a great impact the multiples have. Thanks for the inspiration - and for the chance to win.

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  91. Love the 4 x 4 paintings and with the starter kit I could do something similar.

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  92. I love how your paintings look all grouped together. Winning the kit would be lovely for my birthday, tomorrow! April Shell

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  93. Hello!!! Please enter me into your drawing! Lynn. collage.art.123@gmail.com

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  94. Jane,
    I'm very interested in exploring working in a series and I love this small format. I'm hoping to take your classes at Art and Soul in KC next year. Thanks for the giveaway! tjbquilts-543@yahoo.com

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  95. Hello - Would you recommend which type of adhesive when adhering paper to a wood art panel.
    Thank you.

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