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Twitter Turns 6 and we are counting characters

140 characters to be exact (the maximum number of characters allowed in a Tweet.)   Twitter just turned 6.  Happy Birthday Twitter!  

Counting reTweets (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

Counting reTweets (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

As mentioned here, reTweets are something new this year.  I truly enjoy searching for the Tweets to use in the reTweets because every now and again I find a gem.  140 characters of cleverness and humor.  For example:

reTweet (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

reTweet (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

You can check out all the new reTweets on our Facebook page in the reTweets photo album.

If you get a chance to come to CraftBoston at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, come see us in Booth 240.  And if you are feeling lucky participate in CraftBoston’s 2012 Spring Raffle  — one of the ten pieces being raffled is from ArtHead Studio.  We mentioned it here and talked about the inspiration for The Odd World of The Littles.

Building An Idea (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

Building An Idea (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

The Odd World of the Littles album on Facebook has been updated with new pieces you will see at CraftBoston this weekend along with other new things you may need to get into your clutches.

JunkHead: Klutch (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

JunkHead: Klutch (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

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This is going on your permanent record

Yesterday I revealed my obsession with all things little.

Peddling up the paintbrush

Peddling up the paintbrush (© Deborah C. Kracht, 2011)

In addition to The Odd World of the Littles, 2012 brings with it another new body of work titled reTweets.

reTweet - Google Search

reTweet – Google Search (© Deborah C. Kracht, 2012)

reTweet - Google Search

reTweet – Google Search (© Deborah C. Kracht, 2012)

Last year the Library of Congress announced that it was going to archive all Tweets.  Yup, you read that right.  Remember when you were a child and you heard those familiar words “This is going on your permanent record.”?  Well it now appears that your 140 characters really are going to be on your permanent record.

I do not personally have a Twitter account, but was somewhat intrigued by the decision to save all Tweets.  Who cares that someone had a ham sandwich for lunch?  So many Tweets are useless drivel that, in my opinion, don’t warrant being archived.  I decided that there must be some gems in and amongst all the drivel.  As I began to search for interesting Tweets, I found that there are some really clever people out there.  People who were able to convey an idea with humor in 140 characters or less.  I wanted to archive clever Tweets in my own way.  And thus came reTweets.

reTweet - Rapture

reTweet – Rapture © Deborah C. Kracht, 2012

reTweet - Rapture

reTweet – Rapture © Deborah C. Kracht, 2012

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