What is so alluring about tiny things? I’ve found myself repeatedly making them, and drawing them – literally, as thumbnail sketches. But why?
Perhaps it’s the portability – you can put tiny things in your pocket. Or, it’s that they don’t take up much space on a shelf – indeed you have to look twice to find a tiny object there.
Or, is it for miserly conservation of precious art materials – tiny sketches don’t use much paper do they?
Perhaps, it’s the wow factor. Like, “wow…how did you fold that tiny origami duck?”
Perhaps the miniature size of an object requires a little needed time-out. Time out of the hurley burly rush of life – time to make, or to simply study and wonder.
To imagine a different point of view – another extraordinary world, like Jack climbing the beanstalk – a story where the every day is turned on its head and a boy in the clouds is no bigger than the heel of a giant’s shoe.
©Annmarie Scott 2016
What’s your favourite tiny story, or book character?
This post was written in response to The Daily Post prompt: tiny