First I need to apologize to my blog for neglecting him or her.
Second, I need to verbalize my new love. ACEO's. Whats an ACEO you ask...ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card. Well when I first started seeing these small small items, I thought to myself....hmmmm, WHY.
The reason for this is, of course, that Art Cards are made to be traded! But while artists were happily trading cards, the general public was left out in the cold, having no Art Cards to trade. A group of artists realized this, and quickly made their cards available for sale at remarkably low prices so that everyone could join in the fun!
Cards are also sold either as originals or editions. Make sure you know which you are buying! If it is a print it should say so, and it should be numbered and signed, usually on the back.
Art Cards can be a riot! Artists from all over the world are creating, and now selling these little gems in different mediums and of different subjects. Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pastels, Pyrography, Pen and Ink, Sketching, Collage - the sky is the limit. Abstract, Surrealism, Outsider Art, Impressionism, Expressionism -every style you can think of - and then some!. Every interest and subject is covered! Extremely collectable Pocket Art, you can't stop at just one! (All information was taken from http://www.art-cards.org/)
Well given all this information I was just dying to join the bandwagon of ACEO's and I have been brought into a new world of art that is just a joy to be apart of. To incorporate my photography into these small works of art is alot of fun and has started all my artistic juices to start flowing and boy are they flowing. Here are a few on my ACEO's.
Another way I've been creating my ACEO's is with my old stamp collection. I've had many of my stamps for over 45 years and have incorporated them into my works of art. To view more of my ACEO's please come visit my Etsy Store.