Friday, March 28, 2008

ACEO's

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.



11 comments:

Sixsisters said...

Great blog Beth. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do next with your work. It is great to see an artist explore and grow.

~*~Pearl~*~ said...

I have my BethPeardonProds ACEO and its awesome!!!

Chauncey said...

Very informative Bethy!

I've got a Bethy aceo and I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love your description of ACEOs and your examples are wonderful!

Precious Quilts said...

OOOOOoops pressed the wrong button - I am NOT anonymous!!!

ZudaGay said...

Wonderful post!!! I love what you are doing with your ACEOs!! They show the fun you are having making them!

thewildhare said...

I am thrilled at your new love, and am using your inspiration to drive my own! Thanks for the great blog post, and your fantastic work!

Jean Levert Hood said...

I love these, Beth!! I have used stamps for years in making greeting cards, and yes, they will be perfect for ACEOs. Impatiently awaiting your new works!

Nancy Stone said...

Love your blog about ACEO and how much you like creating them.
It's a new sensation!
NAN

Mary Richmond said...

interesting post--i'm thinking of doing some watercolor aceo's

Cathy said...

You have inspired me to create some ACEO's myself. I love the thought of minature original artworks to collect. I hope mine are as good as the ones you have illustrated.