Penny Stewart aka

Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

More doodle art ACEO cards.

It seems to be working, doodling and lettering every day, and my Mojo has returned!


Sunday, May 30, 2021

A Doodle A Day, Day 1, June 1, 2021

Doodle Art 101: ACEO size, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
For sale in my Ebay Store, pinkgypsy.

The definition of "doodle" is  to scribble, sketch, or make designs on paper often while thinking about something else. So it is a form of zen-like meditation. 

Last year I was into amigurumi crochet, and my favorite subjects ranged from Hollywood icons and famous people to animals, reptiles, and gnomes. For awhile I made twiddle muffs for dementia patients. During the pandemic I mostly made scarves and hats for charity which I donated to 

Now it's time to start making art art again. I plan on doing a doodle a day for as long as it takes to get me back into ART. During the past year and a half I did practically no drawing or painting, or just about anything creative, except for crocheting. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Watercolor sketching with Pen and Ink, PPF

ACEO Artist Sketch Cards, Miniature Painting
Watercolor and Pen, Line and Wash, 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Available for purchase in my EBAY store. 

The Open Door

Robin Red Breast

Two Red Macaws: Birds of a Feather

I have been doing more Crochet than painting lately. Recently I got back into using pen and ink with watercolor and I remembered how much I enjoy this style of loose painting.  I first sketch in pencil, then use a fine point permanent ink pen or marker, and finally add watercolor washes and if needed more liner work.  Very satisfying, relaxing and quick to do. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Crochet Twiddle Muff AKA Fiddle Mitts for Dementia and Alzheimer's patients

Twiddle Mitts

So this is what I have been doing lately - Twiddle Muffs also called Fiddle Mitts, designed for Dementia and Alzheimer's patients, to keep their hands busy and warm. This is my own pattern, and it is fully reversible with more fiddly things inside. I am making these to donate, but not sure where they will be going just yet. Using up all of my wonderful chunky, bulky, novelty and fur yarns. I have quite a stash from Remainders in Pasadena.

Friday, November 1, 2019

For the Birds. PPF

These tiny acrylic paintings, all miniature ACEOs are for sale in my Ebay Store for this month's contest - the theme is Birds. Search EBAY for ACEO TW NOV to see more feathered friends.

Monday, October 21, 2019

NFAC Nibblefest 99cent auctions on EBAY

NFAC - Nibblefest Art Contest
Happens every month on the 20th. 
Search EBAY for more art bargains.

I have been doing more crochet than painting, but it is still art to me. These are my latest amigurumi doll creations, "Celebrities, Icons, Vintage and More. " I am working on items for a show at McGinty's Gallery at the end of the World, in Altadena, CA. More in the works.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Happy Halloween! What I have been doing this past month. PPF

ACEOs made for Halloween. They were supposed to be scary but mine, not so much. 
Available in my Ebay store.

And a couple of Landscapes I made this month.

And some Crochet Halloween Items and painted ornaments for sale at Hoopla Emporium! 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nibblefest Art Auctions start at 99 cents, NFAC

The subject this month is BEES. Here are my entries.
Search Ebay for NFAC to find more 99 cent auctions this week. 

Bee on Cat's Nose, ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches, Acrylic

Boy in Bee Costume with JACK-O-LANTERN, ACEO, acrylic

3x3 inch canvas, Bee on Flower

Friday, August 23, 2019

NFAC Art Auctions starting at 99 cents. PPF

ACEO size art, 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Alcohol Ink Art.
for Nibblefest Art Auctions on Ebay
The theme this month is Fantasy Animals
Search for NFAC to find 99 cent auctions every month on the 20th for one week!


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Painting and Crocheting

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Character Dolls, Amigurumi Crochet

I just finished uploading my pattern for the RBG dolls, along with BONUS free instructions for making a Ginsburg Finger Puppet. The pattern is available on Ravelry and in my ETSY store.

RBG Finger Puppet Doll

I am still painting, too. I took a class from Peta Wakeham through using Alcohol Inks, and I think it turned out pretty good. It's a Blue Wren done on 5x7 photo paper. 

And watch my ETSY store for more FRIDA KAHLO dolls and a pattern coming soon.

More doodle art ACEO cards.

For sale in my Ebay store It seems to be working, doodling and lettering every day, and my Mojo has returned!