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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tiny, Tiny Art

If you love art but don't have a lot of wall space, check out Don Joslyn's website. Joslyn is a painter who specializes in miniatures—including some "micro fine art" smaller than a dime. He was profiled in the Bangor Daily News of Dec. 13, 2005:
Joslyn, whose minute creations were featured last month on "Good Morning America" and have been in demand in the online store www.stupid.com, has good vision. The Bangor man merely takes off his wire-rimmed glasses to paint scenes of Lilliputian lighthouses half the size of a postage stamp.

Joslyn works by day at OHI, a nonprofit corporation supporting people with disabilities, and has painted for pleasure for years. Five years ago, he started doing miniature acrylics when his wife, Debbie, asked him to help decorate some of the dollhouses and dioramas she was making. After a few paintings, none of which are more than a half-inch wide, he was hooked.

"You really have to be exact," he stressed. "You have to have a steady hand to make these paintings."
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