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Mini Paintings & Shop Update

I've been trying to squeeze in some painting time here and there. My husband did an overnight with a client last week, so I had a lot of quiet time. I spent it painting - which was delightful. I realized that until I buy a proper scanner, I can't in good conscience offer my watercolors in my Tickle Me Pig Shop. I can't quite photograph them to show all of the depth of color, and it's really important to me to accurately represent my work. Here are three I finished last week. They are ACEO-sized (2.5 x 3.5):

These are still like "sketches" to me. I'm not used to painting single subjects and knowing what to do with it's a learning process.

In addition, I have a Panda Bear and a Bunny for sale in my shop! They're pretty cute!


  1. I love the idea of these alphabet "blocks." I could see a whole wall in a child's room decorated with them.


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