The Tulsa Artist Coalition has a fundraiser every year called 5 X 5. It is called such because TAC gives you a 5 inch by 5 inch canvas to do with what you will and then donate back to them. A gallery opening is held on May 5 at 5:55pm and each work is priced at 55 dollars. Yes, redundant, but still a great idea to raise money and allow local artists a chance to display their work.
First I, NEVER work this small so it is a challenge to change scale in such a drastic change. I really enjoy being able to try out new things and not worry about messing up a huge piece of cloth that I then have to rip out. If I don't like where the piece is going I just start over, which I ended up doing this year.
I started out by using my pile of thread scraps that I had saved up. Honestly, I thought the piece turned out cool, except that the texture all the thread made after I had sewn it down reminded me of, well, pubic hair. Now, I don't know about you but I'm not crazy about pubes being the first thought of something I've created. I'm sure many people wouldn't mind, but I do.
Boyfriend even did one. Very nice, boyfriend!
Here is my 5 x 5 from last year.
Here is my 5 x 5 from 3 years ago, when I still fancied myself a painter.