Keeping it Small

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With a new puppy in the house, art time is reduced to stolen moments during nap time.  Reminds me so much of when my son was a toddler and I accomplished tasks while he napped.  So in the spirit of tiny, here are a few postal collages made during those brief intervals of time.  One is already in someone special’s hands….a bee hive.

beehive 111313

sine wave 111313Physics anyone?  Too much Bazinga in my life.

Oh! 111313Oh and OH and oH, soon it will be ho ho ho…

orange 111113


And of course orange, my favorite color.




  1. Tiny in size big in color and creativity! And love the physics in there!

  2. Tiny but powerful ! Good play, Momma !
    Enjoy the puppy snuggles!

  3. Love tiny art. so much fun to lay it out all in front of you. great stolen moment accomplishments. I want to meet the pup. I will fall in love.

  4. So happy for you having a puppy, they are a lot of work to train but so joyful. The creative ideas will build up and spill over when you have time once again. And your Oh Oh Oh piece, you can move the exclamation marks to the other side and flip it over for Christmas. I bought one of your pieces off of Society 6 and love it, it is hanging on my wall now, so bright and cheerful. Thanks.

  5. Love it! that green/yellow with the orange…be still my heart!

  6. Yes,I love tiny art…I can carry it around,and sometimes wear it around my neck..heehee..I love the beautiful colors you used…that orange just screams out “happy”. xoxo

  7. Small is good. Your postcards will go to some very lucky recipients.

  8. Ok love that orange!
    What was your substrate?
    I know we will get a pic of puppy soon…

  9. Corrine, I have to say it again- : such happy colours,
    but it couldn`t be other, with that new member in your family to love and
    be happy with!!
    Wonderful little art pieces !!

  10. Oh joy! My favorite color is orange, too. It’s so nice to meet someone else who loves it. I like your paint collages.

  11. Your new member of the family sounds a handful and such fun. Love these colours.

  12. Gorgeous collages sweetie, I love the orange and black accents, brilliant.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  13. My mother always told me….”It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”.

    Small is good and this is fantastic!


  14. Love the bee hive 🙂

    Irish saying ( changed for puppies ) each puppy brings his own loaf of bread … I know, it makes no sense

  15. These are striking cards and I am sure a few u.s.p.s peeps will take a second look at them.
    Yay for puppies!!

  16. These are wonderful! love the colours and backgrounds!

  17. You must be having loads of fun with a new puppy Corrine! Your art is always bright and happy, I love it!

  18. These are so yummy. From the first time I started following your work, color and brightness has been the mmost striking part!
    love them.

  19. lovely and bright, magical looking goodies! Adore the backgrounds and the energy in all of these! So much fun!

  20. A lot of art in a (rather) tiny space, and I love it! Love the orange, too, Corrine!

  21. such a good reminder of what can be accomplished in small stolen moments of time. We don’t have to wait for empty days to make art. I’ve been looking at a series of painted backgrounds – spread across my floor for days, and pining for the hours to dive into them. but knowing that stretch of hours is many days away, I made myself sit down this morning before work and glue two tiny strips of paper to one card. that may be the only art-related thing I do today, but I can feel the ideas for this series building in my brain, quietly behind the scenes while I attend to the other tasks of my week. I’m already excited to get home and look at this piece again – maybe I’ll add something, maybe I won’t, but that two minutes at the art table this morning worked wonders.


  1. […] Corrine Gilman reminded me that art can fit even in the busiest of days.  She did it by going small.  I did it by giving myself permission to just make one print with no pressure. It doesn’t matter how we all get our creative time as long as we get it! […]

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