Valerie Jeanne's Art                                                                                      vjb@ValerieJeannesArt.com


Alaska  Coastal Crinkle Art Flower Series Monhegan I
Monhegan II
New England Portraits Pen & Ink Stippling Watercolors with Pen & Ink Home


  PEN AND INK STIPPLING
Stippling, or pointillism, is a technique using pen and ink to create values by using only dots.Various size pen tips are used to achieve this affect.
It is a slow process, but a very rewarding one which results in a striking, eye-catching image.
I have included,
for you to enjoy, one of my poems which is framed with the squirrel stippling.
Giclee prints are available.




FURRY BACKYARD CLOWN



I see you, Mr. Squirrel, my furry backyard clown.

You jump and twist and flip in the air, and never fall down.
Chasing your buddies through the trees with speeds I wouldn't dare.
You're unaware of danger or you just don't seem to care.
Playing follow the leader, chasing, jumping, flying through space.
Made it! You didn't come falling down, landing on your face.
Frisky little fellow, you run through your courses with ease.
As you travel or' the "highways" through the gentle breeze.
 You are on guard for predators, who might make you their meal."
Waiting, perched high on a limb, your tail you wave and reel.
Chattering, yelling, crying out - everyone's put on guard.
Waiting for the enemy to move on, I know that's very hard.
If you can wait it out, patience will give its reward.
After a while, the menace moves away growing very bored.
You’re off again as you scamper and wrestle with a friend.
 A blessing from our Creator, you are, that seems to never end.
As long as you don’t get inside, you nosy little critter:
You eat the screens and gnaw the wood: my heart turns real bitter.
No! No! No, you don’t! Little squirrels belong outside.
You stay right where you’re meant to be, so you don’t end up fried.
And stay out of my bird feeder, pigging out on all my seed.
It’s intended for my feathered friends that you are keeping treed.
You’re an amiable clown, as long as you keep your place.
Eating acorns in a tree or running a speedy race.
Jumping in and out of bushes, and flipping all around,
Leaping quickly onto tree trunks and then back to the ground.
Or flattening yourself out on my deck to bask in the sun,
Only to jump up, give a scratch, and quickly turn and run.
You make me laugh out loud as I watch your crazy antics.
You are the best entertainment, better than TV flicks.
Just stay out of trouble and I’ll love having you around.
You’re a frisky little fellow, my furry, backyard clown.

By Valerie J. Borgal

3\3\2000  revised 2/28/08

Published in the Wilmington addition of the Town Crier on November 15, 2000


                         







Furry Backyard Clown  


SOLD


Original  Pen & Ink Stippling
Image 7 x 10 in.
ID # 317087

Matted Giclee prints $75 includes poem, $125 framed
plus shipping, 
insurance and applicable tax
contact the artist.





The Eye of the Zebra


Original Pen & Ink Stippling
Image 8 x 6  in.

Acid-free black double matte 14.25 x 12.25 Walnut frame, black outside
$225 
plus shipping, insurance and applicable tax
ID # 9010933







Tewksbury Buffalo


Original Pen & Ink Stippling
10.5 x 7.5 in.
Acid-free black double matte 18 x 15 black wood frame
$250  
plus shipping, insurance and applicable tax
ID # 604369



Camp Berea Chapel


SOLD
Original Pen & Ink Stippling
8.5 x 10.5  in.
Acid-free black or white double matte 16 x 20 
 Giclee reproductions available $75
 
plus shipping, insurance and applicable tax
 ID # 806391





Meditation


Original Pen & Ink Stippling

10.5 x 14 in.

Acid-free black double matte 19 x 23 black wood frame
$450  plus shipping, insurance and applicable tax
ID # 90835

ID # 90835




Just Passing Through


Original Pen & Ink Stippling
10.5 x 7.5 in.
Acid-free black double matte 18 x 15 black wood frame
$150  
plus shipping, insurance and applicable tax
ID # 4201553





Homeward Bound


Original Pen & Ink Stippling
8 x 6.75 in.
Acid-free white
double matte 12 x 13 black wood frame
$120  
plus shipping, insurance and applicable tax
ID #4151552


Alaska  Coastal Crinkle Art Flower Series Monhegan I
Monhegan II
New England Portraits Pen & Ink Stippling Watercolors with Pen & Ink Home


Reproductions on acid free paper of most of  the work art is also available.
Contact Valerie Jeanne Borgal for inquiry, purchase or commissioned artwork.
Telephone: 978-658-4693 or E-mail:  vjb@ValerieJeannesArt.com
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