Category Archives: Tiny Houses

The Mushrooms Continue to Multiply

Recently I’ve been wondering whether I should stick with mushroom houses and make that my thing and do them for a couple years until I am making the coolest mushroom houses in the land. I do not know the answer but the production of mushroom houses continues unabated. (Also snuck in a pumpkin house a few months early for Halloween.)

Eight Mushroom, One Pumpkin House (click to embiggen)
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, gel pen

Row One: The Jolly Cot, Quilt Topped, Micro Units

Row Two: Blue Fae Cabin, House with Plant Monster, Unintentionally Suggestive Mushroom Home

Row Three: Daisy’s Fixer Upper, Mail Day!, Flower Top

And then I thought, let’s put them all together. Because large groups of tiny things are VERY NEAT. imo. Here’s twenty. (click to embiggen)

Twenty Mushroom Homes, woo!
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics.

Thanks for dropping in! A few progress pics below.

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New Listings from the Fungus Architect

Nine More from the Renowned Fungus Architect
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners (one with Prismacolor pencils)

For those who want to know the names of these stylish abodes, row one: Mr. Big Feet’s House, The One with the Walkup, Sunflower House. Row 2: Home of the Newlywed Astronomers, The Quiet Place, The Red Bench. Row three: Pixie’s Place (Prismacolor pencils), Double-Wide with Rooftop Isolation Chamber, Threesome.

So many new ATCs, mostly due to the ATC (Artist Trading Card) art-athon over at last weekend. Lots of art and lots of trading is a fine way to spend a weekend. (Making art at breakneck speeds does not allow much slowdown for progress shots, but there are a few.)

Thanks for dropping in! Hello to Paint Party Friday! The posting has been sporadic. I notice the same with other folks!

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Tiny Houses from Recent Days, Copic Art Cards

Six Tiny Houses, Mushroom and Otherwise
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, gel pen

From Left to right: Gnome Model Home; Home Office, Gnome Poetry Correspondence School; Yellow Single with Loft; Tonics Twenty-five Cents; Mrs. Parsley’s Getaway; and, The Blue One. Because, as I often say, I like to name things. :)

I believe I have a good idea for (at least a small) book, and it will involve many tiny houses. More details to follow eventually!

Thanks for stopping in! I appreciate everyone who stops in. You are a small but loyal lot, many of you, and it does not go unnoticed!

Not too many progress pics today. Sometimes I just barrel through without stopping. (Though the progress pics for several of these can be found in recent posts.)

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Nine New Cards, Mostly Pen and Ink with Copics

Paige, Jean with Tree, Maddie
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copic markers


Two Mad, One Surprised
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copic markers. Also Prismacolor pencils (far right)


Three Miscellaneous!
Each 3.5″ x 3.5″ Copic markers

Lots of progress pics! More for some than others. :)

I try not to post so many at once but I thought I would catch up after posting sporadically, recently. Still working on book ideas! And one day I’ll let you know if I get to the next step. :)

Thanks for dropping in! Hello again to Paint Party Friday, if you head this way from there.

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More Pen and Ink, Inktober 5 and 6

Spotted Rooster, in progress
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners

Inktober continues! The rooster was fun. I really tried to manage a black and white pattern that would hold up up without color. But then I added color. :D

Villa van de Paddestoel, in progress
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ pen and ink

This mushroom villa actually has a bit of perspective (instead of a flat front). Still need to work on that. Meanwhile, where the heck did October come from? Yikes.

Stacked City in Pen and Ink, Inktober Day 2(.5)

Oh my gosh, you guys, it’s so much cuter in color! The black and white on the left was my #inktober production for Day 2, Inspired by this photo of Norway.

Stacked Housing in progress, pen and ink with Copic Markers
Final image 2.5″ x 3.5″ art card size

And here is a progress shot of the Scouting Team from the other day. You may notice I changed the eyepiece on the horse, as well as the drape of the hood. Also working on the background.

Scouting Team, in progress
6″ x 6″, pen and Copics

Thanks for dropping in! Hello to Paint Party Friday!

Sullen Witch, Tiny Things in Bottles & Happy Inktober!

Annabelle, 2.5″ x 3.5″
Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

It is the first of October and also the first day of Inktober! Are you going to do some? Hilariously, on the very first day of Inktober I forgot to scan this sullen little witch before adding color. For tomorrow and the rest of Inktober I hope to remember to scan new projects in ink before they get color.

And here’s some tiny bottles for a “Things in Bottles” swap at I have to do two more. Perhaps I will post them for Inktober and then color them. Or perhaps there will be other plans!

Model Home and Abandoned City
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink, Copics, gel pen

New plans might be made. Some plans might be broken. And so it goes. Thanks for dropping in! The plan is to post every day this month… we shall see!

Copic Marker Art Cards, Fanciful Fantasy

You guys! This post was going to be about a tiny castle and a young witch, which you will find below. However, I am most pleased with this unicorn I made today, so I have decided to make her the star of this post.

Thistle in Progress
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ pen and ink

Thistle is a rare horned pony of the Lilac Herd. Her mother is Shadowfast, a Wisemare. Thistle has shown signs of of the following Talents: Empathetic DiscHorse, Minor Raincalling, and Soothsense.

Horses are a favorite art subject but I am so afraid of doing them terribly that I get no practice at them. However, a unicorn was requested as a trade and I decided to give it a go. I think I went through five sketch cards, but she turned out not bad!

Fenrick’s Castle and Young Agnes
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, uni PIN pens, white gel pen

And here we have a tiny house castle (belonging to Fenwick), made for an art card trade. I am fond of the mailbox. This tiny house is number 48 of 100 Tiny Houses!

And a young, somewhat stylish witch – very early for a Witches swap due in October. (I wish I’d left her eyes red but as often happens, I screwed about with them too much. Alas!)

Thanks for stopping by!  All horse drawing tips and suggestions welcome!

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There Goes the Neighborhood!

Four Little Houses
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

So WordPress (or my theme or a widget or I don’t know what) has decided to stop informing me when my blog gets a comment! I hope not to miss any but I may miss some. I mean, I won’t miss them forever, but I might miss them longer than intended.

The pair of houses at the top are named Lucy and Ethel. The architect’s signature, when building two houses on adjoining lots, was to name them after sweet memories from his childhood.

A bit of perspective on those left houses. Terrible perspective! But perspective nonetheless. I don’t mind that it’s terrible. I mean, I would prefer to know how to do it better, but one must start somewhere.

Hello to Paint Party Friday! Thanks to everyone for dropping in! I have a new shop!

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It’s Tiny Houses Time Again!

Three Tiny Houses, June 2014
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

It was dormant for a little while, but the 100 Tiny Houses Project is back on! If you notice a slight listing to the left, I noticed too! (After they were done.) Tiny Red House, House of Science! and Blue House with Birdbath.

Here are a few favorites from the first go round:

Six Tiny Houses from 2013(ish)
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

07 House With Observatory, Housedress, The Clever Inventor’s Shed, The Cat Hag’s Shack, Unwelcome, and Rounded House with Witch Hat.

Submitting to Paint Party Friday, hello everyone! Thanks for stopping in!

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