|Make something microscopic. How small can you work? Can you make something that requires a magnifying glass or microscope to see?|
The hardest thing about this challenge was getting a decent photo. The words came to me overnight. I Googled, but I can't find any specific reference, just a quarter of a million links.
No life is small.
My first attempt was in Paint, created at 800% magnification.
|'Small' size; most of my blog photos are set to medium size|
Letters are 5 pixels high, all verticals only 1 pixel wide
My next attempt was fabric based. Thought I might use up some of my tea-staining throw outs. Not very much of them, as it turns out. My first effort was done with the naked eye, well, the bespectacled eye. I got a little lost trying to get the 's' right in 'is small'.
For my second effort I found a magnification app for my phone. Once I worked out how to balance it and sew neatly, my letters improved ... well, slightly.
|First effort, fine needle showing beneath the text|
|Both efforts, my fingers|
|First effort above, second effort inside the small gold safety pin|
|Second effort, same small gold safety pin|