Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sneak peek for Paris July giveaway!

Hi all,

Just a quick sneak peek of the July Paris shabby chic giveaway.
If you like white and cream and a little bit of silver glitter thrown in then this collage is for you!!
I'll draw the winner on Saturday!

talk to you soon,

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My new muse, ACEO's

Hi all!!
Today, I want to show you my latest art creations! They are called ACEO's.

You may ask "what is an ACEO" and I will answer they are tiny works of art!

ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions, and Originals". The cards have one main rule and that is that they must measure 3.5inches by 2.5inches the size of a trading card. Just like the baseball trading cards.

Art cards were originally meant to be traded and in fact they still are, the difference is that ATC's are traded only, and ACEO's are sold.

The cards are sold as originals or editions. If it's a print it should say so somewhere in the description and all ACEOs and ATC should be signed and dated on the back.

Art cards have been around for a long time and were really popular in the 1600's.

In the impressionist days, the artists would trade cards amongst themselves so they could study each others styles and techniques. They even used the cards to trade for food, supplies or lodging.

Then in 1887 "baseball" cards started to appear and in the 1960's the size of the card was regulated to it's 2 1/2x 3 1/2 size.

Today, there is a resurgence of trading cards and I am loving them too!

There is no limit to their designs. You can paint on them, rubberstamp them, collage on them, draw on them, etc. Your imagination is free to fly!!

If you find that special ACEO that you just totally love then you can even frame them! They are definetely little works of art, so don't underestimate them just because they are small.
Some collectors have hundreds in their collections!!!

Hope you enjoy looking at mine, because I am loving creating them!

talk with you all soon,

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blogging with no obligation!!!

Oh boy, do i lovvvveee this idea!!! Blogging with no obligation! I guess I'm not the only one who has been feeling super duper guilty that my page just sits here, day after day with nothing new added!
You know how sometimes you have so much you want to say and write about and then sometimes you just go through a dry spell of letting it all fall to the wayside? Well, that's where I have been lately with my blog. I guess it's kind of like artists block, but it's called writers blog, right?
Here's where I first heard the phrase bwoo
So if you are wandering around the blog world in a state of denial like I have been lately, then this could really ease your mind and your wandering, at least a little bit! lol
And with that thought I will end.
talk with you ?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Winner of Paris Shabby Chic June giveaway is....

Congratulations ettaking!!!
Out of 54 entries ettaking was the lucky winner this month!!
I love this artists etsy shop because the subjects of the photos are very unique and full of color!
The photo of the Eiffel tower is just sooooo gorgeous!
Check out the link to see for yourself
Hope you enjoy the Paris collage ettaking, and when you get to your dream trip to Africa someday, we'll be awaiting to see your amazing photos.

Stay tuned in the coming week or two to see a sneak peek of the July Paris shabby chic giveaway!