Thursday, September 28, 2006

and another...

Here is another of this little ACEO's I have been doing for ebay. They are very addictive. Several people have asked where they can trade cards. The group I am a part of is : artist trading cards on Everyone is welcome to join in the fun! This group is for trading, not for selling. So they make ATC, and not ACEO... whole new vocabulary here!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

ACEO / ATC - a new hobby!

I've discovered a new hobby. Trading ATC (art trading cards) and have joined a great yahoogroup that has group and individual trades. I've also put up a few ACEO (art cards editions and originals) on ebay to see how they do. The pink orchids above is one of the eBay ones. They are so much fun to make. The only real rules are that ATC are traded, not bought and sold. ACEO can be bought and sold or traded. They must be 3.5" x 2.5" Other then that, the sky is the limit in terms of creation and materials. I usually do watercolor, but I have received some beautiful college and needle word ATC in trade. I bought two colored pencil ACEO that I have had framed and hang in our hallway. Anyone else out there into ACEO / ACT?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Morning Glories!

They have been so beautiful this year! These are the blue.. there are fuschia in the backyard, and deep purple by the front door. I am sure these will end up in a painting at some point! That's Schnapps and Bailey peeking out from behind the vines.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Duochrome Stargazers

I've been in the mood to paint some fun paintings, instead of such serious work. Experiment a little with color and paint. This is a stargazer lily. It's from my neighbors yard..they are used to me crawling around and taking photos in their yard. I painted it fairly traditionally at first, and then played with some duochrome paint from daniel smith that I got for Christmas this year. They are so beautiful, and think I went a little over board with them! My favorite is the Autumn Mystery..its a gorgeous copper color. I've got this one up on ebay, keep your fingers crossed for me! (My id is ejmstudio if you want to check it out.)

It's hard to get the shimmer to show up on camera, but this shows it a little bit.