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Minuscule Illustrations: Observation

In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.

Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.

The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).

If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.

“Observation” is the title of the story. Look here to read it.

Minuscule #6 Observation 6-1856

 

 

 

 

 

Minuscule Illustrations: Caffeine

In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.

Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.

The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).

If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.

“Caffeine” is the name of the story…

Look here to read it.

 

Minuscule #19 Caffeine 6-1811

Minuscule Illustrations: Wonderful, Frozen

In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.

Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.

The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).

If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.

Two Valentine’s Day stories were originally posted together. Why are the pictures being posted in June? Well, I choose the illustrations to post in random order and this is when they came up. I decided to keep both illustrations together since if you click the link, you will find both stories.

“Wonderful”  and “Frozen”  are the names of the stories..

Look here to read them.

Minuscule #31 Wonderful 8-1825

Wonderful

 

Minuscule #23 Frozen 7-1816

Frozen

ATC’s from Leftovers

Sometimes you have a scrap of something you just know will come in handy, or is too good to let go of. It waits around until its turn comes. Here are a couple of examples.

This animal was originally just a random ink blob surrounding an odd-shaped white section (the head part). I immediately saw it as a head, but didn’t get around to doing anything with it until one night, the scrap fell out of my leftover box. I got out my pen and made him a body. Next stop – ATC.

ATC sheep-like animal 4-2001

This is a two for one leftover meal – the card was painted for another purpose but not used, and the legs were a try-out sketch for a bigger drawing. Put them together and here you have another ATC.

ATC legs on a red background 4-2002

Minuscule Illustrations: Insight

In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.

Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.

The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).

If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.

“Insight” is the name of the story…

Look here to read it.

 

Minuscule #34 Insight 8-1828

ATC’s Featuring Drawings

Here are a couple of artist trading cards featuring line drawings, plus an item done on a library card, from April 2020. Take a look.

This one features a drawing I did on a scrap of paper and later affixed to a card, along with some other papers.

ATC small green and blue scene01

 

Here is a tiny drawing I did as a try-out for an illustration I did some time ago. It was on another piece of paper that I cut out and glued to the cardboard backing, plus taking the opportunity to add more detail to it.

ATC small house and car 4-2002

 

Here is a lugubrious fellow lurking. That’s pretty much all I know about him. Done in acrylic paints with pen-drawn features.

Library card befuddled man 4-2003

Getty Cottage and Powerhouse

Did I show you these before? If so, I apologize. And if not, here they are.

Two buildings from the Norristown Farm Park/Norristown State Hospital. You may remember we often walk in this park, which is the former farm associated with the adjacent state mental hospital. (If you want to see related posts, look on my personal blog, Sometimes You Get So Confused, and search under Norristown .)

In the past, it was thought beneficial for patients to do healthy outdoor work, if they were able. After that practice changed in the 1970’s the farm became a county park (though it is still farmed by contract farmers) and the hospital is in the process of shutting down, though there are still a few patients and many shuttered buildings on the site.

I’ve written many posts on these sites and I’ve done a lot of artworks related to them as well. Here are two drawings.

Getty Cottage is a building near the Farm Park’s entrance dating, I think, from before the land was used by the hospital. I like its simple look.

The power house for the hospital is located some distance from Getty Cottage on the border of the hospital/farm park grounds. For some reason I am fascinated by its austere functional appearance.

I did these drawings in my 8″ x 8″ page sketchbook in May, 2020.

and here is the drawing:

Drawing Getty Cottage-Powerhouse Norr Farm Park 5-20a

Minuscule Illustrations: Creation

In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.

Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.

The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).

If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.

“Creation” is the name of the story…

Look here to read it.

Minuscule #74 Creation 10-1872

 

Sketches of Home

Remember my TV-time drawing habit? I sit on the sofa and draw while the television thinks it has my attention.

I pulled out my sketchbook one night in April 2020 and did these small pictures of scenes in my home, from photos. Here are the photos:

Here is the (8″ x 8″) page. I was working with a drawing pen, very fine nib, I believe.

Home 4-20

Minuscule Illustrations: Exploded

In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.

Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.

The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).

If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.

“Exploded” is the name of the story…

Look here to read it.

Minuscule #38 Exploded 8-1832