These miniature paintings begin with a loose, expressive watercolor painting. To me, this .preliminary painting signifies chaos, that which I cannot control. Watercolor as a medium is inherently chaotic and unpredictable, and that is why it is so exciting to me. When the watercolor dries, I add ink lines, indulging my desire to control the chaos. I organize it, dividing the colorful mayhem into self contained bubbles. The result is a vibrant, abstract aerial map from outer space. Thus, "Intergalactic Fruity Pebbles". I began working in this style in 2008. It has evolved over the years. The method has remained largely the same. The pen is to the watercolor painting as a knife is to a melon, slicing it into bite-sized chunks. The pen takes to the watercolor painting as a type- A soccer mom takes to her kids' schedules. The pen takes to the watercolor painting like an over-caffeinated 12 year old to a pile of clean socks. The watercolor painting is enhanced by the ink lines, accentuated like the eyes of a plain-looking preteen who has discovered mascara for the first time. The result is highly subjective, you may see a map, you may see a dog, there may be sets of eyes. I prefer to leave it up to the viewer to decide what they see.