Penny Stewart aka Craftylady.com

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. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

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. https://www.ebay.com/str/pinkgypsy






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. https://www.ebay.com/str/pinkgypsy








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 ebay.com 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. https://www.etsy.com/shop/pennybiz

RBG Finger Puppet Doll

I am still painting, too. I took a class from Peta Wakeham through www.sherylwilliamsart.com 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.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Crochet Fiber Art Wall Hangings


I have been crocheting non-stop for a couple of months because I am displaying fiber art in a local shop in Altadena, called Hoopla Emporium! I love to crochet and create different kinds of things like fiber wall art, free form with no pattern. It's sort of like painting with yarn. Some of my crochet artwork was on display in Altadena, California, at McGinty's End of the World Gallery May 3 thru June 28, 2019. Check back here to see lots more of my current Amigurumi Ruth Bader Ginsburg and some new mermaid dolls.








Friday, February 1, 2019

ACEO Theme Week on Ebay, Pink and Red, Paint Party Friday, PPF

I cannot believe it has been almost a year since I have posted on my blog. I have been busy, but still, I used to post every week.

So, here are a few things I have been doing:

This is Feb 1, and on the first of the month it is ACEO TW which is a themed challenge. This being February, the theme is Red and Pink. I have three entries. They are all 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the first one being TWO cards for the price of one. People have been collecting, trading and creating these tiny artworks for ages! I have made more than 1,000 of them. I sell on Ebay if you are curious about more of my Artist Trading Cards, or Art Card Editions and Originals. I also have other sizes of paintings in my Ebay Store, called Pink Gypsy, so you know I love pink! https://www.ebay.com/str/pinkgypsy


Watercolor and Pen

Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper

Watercolor on heavy paper

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Cat's Meow, NFAC theme for May 2018, PPF

Another Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC) started today on Ebay.
Theme this month:  The Cat's Meow




These are my entries in MAY 2018 NFAC, a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month. Be sure to search for NFAC on ebay.com to see more great "Cat's Meow" entries, each starting at just $0.99. Start collecting Art today! Support artists. Have fun bidding! Everyone loves a BARGAIN.




I only seem to have time to post once a month lately, and I used to do it once a week. Of course, I have not been painting much either. - Penny StewArt


Friday, April 20, 2018

BUGS, theme for NFAC this month, 99 Cent Art PPF

Nibblefest Art Contest started today on Ebay.

ACEO refers to the size - 2½” x 3½” - also called an ATC or artist’s trading card. The photos look bigger, but they are truly the size of a baseball card.  

These are my entries in April 2018 NFAC, a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month. Be sure to search for NFAC on ebay.com to see more great "bug" entries, each starting at just $0.99.


VW Bug, ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches Miniature Art Painting


ACEO, Monarch Butterfly Painting

Bee, ACEO, Watercolor and Pen

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 EB...