Sunday, February 15, 2009


My favourite thing to do is creating Art may know them as ACEO's, which is an acronym for Art Cards, Editions & Originals, and these little cuties measure a sweet and standard 2.5" x 3.5". Some cards are referred to as Art Squared, and these measure 4" x 4". 

They are the most practical way of collecting art, as they are just the perfect size...great to prop up on a shelf, framed, in an album, tucked into a wreath or even into a gift card for a friend, or perhaps stacked in piles around the house so you can just pick 'em up at any time...terrific pick me ups when you need a smile!

I love to spend time creating hand painted art cards, but most of my cards and assemblages are created using backgrounds made from layers of antique ledger paper or newspaper....some dating all the way back to 1826! I like to use various repro images and vintage photo reprints of Victorian children! Sometimes I may even add some dimensional items like found objects, old buttons, scraps, beads, ribbon, name it! I will always add some age and colour using artist's acrylics, Prismacolor pencils, and or Walnut Ink Crystals, and this gives each piece it's own unique and individual character! 

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