Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tiny Art – Big Ideas Articles Celebration


Most of the time, I write novels, but there are those days, months, and moments, when I simply must be creative in my art studio. We all know that feeling, don’t we? That second when a creative idea flashes through your mind and you know you have to take advantage of the thought or lose it altogether?

Not so long ago, I pitched an article to Laura Haughey, the publisher of the online magazine and the upcoming Painting World Magazine that will be in paper form. Laura got back to me right away. I was pleasantly surprised when Laura not only approved my Tiny Art technique piece/article, but when she read why I’ve taken that direction with my art work, she requested an article on downsizing to a mini studio. I’m so thrilled to be working with her on these projects, and I’ve begun to assemble them as I write this!

Another magazine that I pitched my work to, is the Interactive Artist Magazine found at

That article will be out by the end of this month. Here’s a photo of the project:


I hope you’ll do the project, it’s not difficult, and is lots of fun!

The next step in my plans for Tiny Art – Big Ideas, is to approach a DIY program with this idea, to also approach the Tiny Homes project manager that currently has a television program, and also pitch the idea to a book publisher. I know, those are big ideas, and a bit daunting, but I’ve always believed in taking chances. If they work out, OK, and if they don’t, it’s back to the drawing board for me. I feel this is the direction I’m supposed to go in and friends who have worked in television and publishing have encouraged me to take these steps. I thank them for that encouragement!!

And, by the way, in celebration of the magazine article accomplishments, I’m giving away five of my Zentangle books FREE, so if you’re interested in having one, please email me directly at The names of the 5 winners will be chosen this coming Friday, May 27th at 12 noon. It’s my May Book Giveaway (instead of a May Basket, :D) and these are the offerings:

365 front cover   Heartstrings  Zentangle No Boundaries  TICcover  ZIR2FrontCover

I look forward to hearing from you!