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

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.

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!

Watercolor and Pen

Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper

Watercolor on heavy paper

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 stor...