Crystal Ball


"Crystal Ball" is an original acrylic that I painted after being challenged by artist, Karolyn Alexander, to do a much larger version of her 5 x 5 inch sketch. Her inspiration for this composition was a song by Styx called "Crystal Ball". In order to transfer her tiny image to my 33 x 33 inch canvas, I created a large grid on the surface. I loved the grid's structure and decided to keep it in my painting. This deviation from the original sketch caused my own invention to emerge.

Note: I have since purchased Karolyn's tiny piece for my own collection, which can be seen alongside my large painting in one of the photos. (You may see more of Karolyn's artwork at:

"Crystal Ball" measures 31 x 31 inches, museum wrapped (painted around the edges - no need to frame), wired and ready to hang.

✒︎ Tybo’s Tall Tales*: This artwork is of what appears to be pebbles. This could be because a local crazy old man came up to the village with a handful of river pebbles. He sat there, gazing into them, for hours. He claimed to see things through them, when in reality, he had video cameras everywhere, and he hid the monitor in his cloak. The people fell for the scam, paying for them by the thousands. When they realized what he'd done, he had already moved three towns over. Then again, just a speculation. He could have been a wizard ;)

*My 15-year old grandson’s summer job was to stock my Etsy shop. One of his duties was to write about my artwork :)


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Shipping from United States

I will make every effort to process your order within 1-3 business days and will ship the item(s) as soon as payment is received. If you need expedited shipping or other special requests, please contact me.

All art is packaged in a sturdy protective cover.

I will ship anywhere, but please note any customs, duty fees, or applicable taxes on international purchases are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return it in the same condition it was received for a full refund (minus shipping). You will be responsible for the return shipping costs, and I'll be most grateful for my artwork to be returned within 7 days.


I do my best to use perfect images of my artwork, but colors may vary slightly from your monitor.

If you would like a different size print than what is listed, please contact me. A local company that is very accommodating prints them for me.

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