Tom Thumb

He's just the right size...
He’s just the right size…

It’s Saturday, so that means…

RANDOM COLLAGE TIME!

No, it’s not. It’s not random at all. In fact, there are no more random Saturday collages and I’m officially sick and tired of that bit, so this will be the last time I use it. I began this collage back in October 2007. I found the background, and I thought it unusual (in a good way) because the woman’s hand was not exactly manicured in that way hands typically are when used in handheld collages.

I think that’s why I saved it. It reminded me of my hands. Because of what I do, it’s impossible for me to have beautifully manicured hands most of the time. My nails constantly break, and I keep them short, the length shown in this picture… although I like my more oblong nail plates a bit better.

Anybody that knows a thing or one about me, knows that while I like to picture in my mind all manner of shrunken-man sizes, I think the perfect height for a little guy is two inches. Despite- or maybe because of that fact, no dialogue between that little guy and the giant hand (hahah) came to mind as I worked on this collage.

Or maybe it’s because the very tall owner of that hand is asleep, and the shrunken man is enjoying a quiet, romantic moment with her thumb. Or he’s memorizing her thumbprint lines as he runs his perfect little fingertip along those giant grooves, or perhaps pressing his ear onto the pad and picking up the pulsating beat of her heart from that small place. I don’t know. Things like that render words unnecessary.

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6 thoughts on “Tom Thumb

  1. I like this collage too much maybe you’re right two inches is perfect size a shrunken man but sometimes nay many a time i wanna be micro smaller than two inches,half inch or quarter:D

    I hate seeing nail polish on women’s nail and your keeping your nails short is very good because there is a belief,tall nails are disgusting for only men but i think.tall nails are disgusting for men and women.
    I wanna congratulate you.You explain all possibilities about this picture maybe it’s because the very tall owner of that hand is asleep, and the shrunken man is enjoying a quiet, romantic moment with her thumb. Or he’s memorizing her thumbprint lines as he runs his perfect little fingertip along those giant grooves, or perhaps pressing his ear onto the pad and picking up the pulsating beat of her heart from that small place.I guess,nobody can’t explain these possibilities better than you:) really congratulations

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  2. Hi msg, and thank you for the comment. Well, you know how it is. There are many preferences as to size, and just as many possibilities. It’s all fun, I think.

    I have had long nails before, and while I don’t think they are disgusting, they do make things difficult sometimes, especially if you are doing manual activities that require meticulous finger motion, such as tending to a baby’s needs, or sewing for a home.

    That being said, I do enjoy “beautification” collages, in which a shrunken man is shown caring for his tall lady’s nails. Future collages —mine or created by others— in this blog will show this preference.

    Have a nice day!

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  3. The way the back of the hand is resting on the floor/mattress, it does look like the arm is bent backward or crossing over somewhere. The only way I can replicate this pose is if I drape my arm up by my head, and then the webbing between my thumb and forefinger rests on the surface. Although if I were to lie on my left side and then bend my right arm down and back… yes, that works too.

    So the tiny little man is behind the giantess in repose. He hasn’t sprawled all over her thumb because maybe he sees her fingers twitching, still working, either a half-awake nervous reflex from all the typing she does in the office or she’s fully asleep and dreaming of crushing tiny men in her fist. But he can’t bear to be away from her, not even a few inches (by her metric or his), so he’s got to just… kinda… sideways-crouch on the pad of her thumb, while watching her shoulder and arm for any sudden activity.

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  4. Yes, she’s pulling a McFly sleep position, in my mind. But no, she’s resting mostly on her stomach, with her upper arm pinned underneath her body, and her forearm draped freely on the bed.

    The tiny man is actually two men I spliced together. I love the body language because it tells he’s relaxed enough to rest there and have some thoughts about life, and his giantess, and his day as a little guy, while at the same time he’s ready to spring to his feet and rush away from danger, should she shift her body position as she sleeps.

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    • Your graphic skill is considerable. You talk about putting pieces of images together, and I never notice. It’s complete and whole and intended as far as I’m concerned. I can’t see the seams or the artifacts or anything. Few people seem to care about this degree of detailed work like you do, and it’s fantastic, truly admirable.

      Sorry if my paranoia comes out when I interpret these images. I’m starting to think I’ve been hanging out with the wrong giantesses all this time.

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  5. Thank you very much! I was dedicated to achieve a specific result, so I spent whatever time was necessary. I appreciate your nice words. 🙂

    Oh, I don’t know about that. It doesn’t sound to me like you’re in bad company. On the contrary. But we can’t help what we see when we look at collages any more than we can help breathing. I create them to spark an idea of peace, love, companionship… but I can’t dictate what happens in the head of the viewer. Hopefully there’s a happy ending hidden somewhere, maybe around the corner.

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