Category: pen and ink

i have been so excited by challenges on other blogs that i decided to create my own. i don’t have a lot of peeps following this blog yet, but if you are, and you like this idea, please tell your artist friends about it. below is a photo of my favorite food. i took the picture myself, so it’s yours to interpret however you’d like.
i find these challenges pull me out of any rut i’ve been in; refresh and renew my artistic outlook; allow me to return to my regularly scheduled painting projects with a fresh vision and vigor.
email your finished product in jpeg format to
and i would love to post it on this blog. thanks for your enthusiasm.

hmmmm. update to this post. maybe you don’t want me to post your work to my blog so how ’bout we do this. on july 21st, everyone who wants to participate in this challenge, post your interpretation of the artichokes to your blog and let me know. how does that sound

i started doing tiny art when i had a piece of leftover illustration board that wouldn’t go away. i’d been re-exploring pen and ink stipple and decided to take advantage of the small size of the board. since stipple is so time consuming, the smaller the surface to be covered, the more quickly the picture could be complete.
then i found myself carrying around this cute little starfish – slipping it into my jeans pocket, a wallet or credit card holder. so i called it pocket art. or art in your pocket.
this was way before artist trading cards came on the scene, and this piece is about half the size of atc’s – less than 2 inches. now i do lots of small pieces – watercolors, collage/collisions, bitsy paintings on gallery wrapped canvas.

look soon for the link to my ETSY store or E-Bay auctions or contact me if you want to preview or buy some of these little gems before those stores debut.