Wow I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted! I've got to do better. Anyway, my husband and two children and I just got back from a wonderful vacation out to WI and IL to see family. I could ramble on and on about our adventures out there but I'm trying to stick to my crafting adventures so here's the latest:
I've told you about ATC's and how much I love creating them. Artist Trading Cards are 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" and they are made to be traded with other artists. I trade, or swap, mine on Swap-Bot. Recently while in IL visiting with my mother-in-law she showed me what she has recently started to collect. She knew I would be interested because I love to paint. They are called ACEO's. I've heard of them and understand that they are like ATC's but I didn't exactly know the difference. The difference is people pay for ACEO's! I didn't know people would actually pay money for these little works or art but my mother-in-law does so that got me thinking...hmmm... I could try my hand at that... so right now I'm in the midst of painting ACEO's to sell. ACEO stands for Artist Cards Editions and Originals. I have an Etsy store but my mother-in-law buys her's on Ebay so I'm thinking about jumping ship and going over to Ebay. Another new endeavor for me!
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!