A REALLY tiny book


This little book was created in response to calls for entries for an exhibition of works that were to be 3 x 3 x 3 cm or smaller. In my collection of ‘things that I will use one day’ was a pack of paper that was made for using somehow in rolling your own cigarettes (a friend had given me several packs of cigarette papers for me to draw on and this was amongst them). This was like a book, with 50 sheets measuring 5 x 1.5 cm. So, I trimmed it down to make it 3 cm long, and set to work.

Each page has a little drawing on, no particular theme, I got inspiration from looking around the objects on my desk – leaves, seeds, feathers, pens, boxes, a little wooden mannequin. I chose pages at random, and using fine-nibbed Rotring pens, one filled with red ink, one with black and a third with a mix of red and black I simply entertained myself. Holding the book still to do fiddly bits was a bit tricky, but it was fun! Once it was finished I made a cover for it, using offcuts from the drawing I did for the box which houses Sleeping Beauty in Short.

I have called this book Fleeting Thoughts, because that is what it is. 3 cm x 1.5 cm and 1 cm thick.

Below are just some of the pages.

Author: anna warren portfolio

I draw, I paint, I am a printmaker. Always searching for the interesting detail in the world around me.

28 thoughts

  1. What a great idea! I love the small format and how interesting each image is! I recently bought a tiny sketch book, now I feel like I have the inspiration to start placing images.


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