I am going to print some ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) or ATC (Art Trading Cards) today. As I mentioned in this post, ACEOs or ATCs (the same thing, just different artists call them various names) are like baseball cards – except for artists. Actually, not just for artists any more than baseball cards are for baseball players! They are a relatively inexpensive way for people to collect artists work they like.
Emerald Matrix, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
I am going to print these 2.5 x 3.5″ prints on my printer with archival ink and archival paper and package them in 3×4″ sleeves for baseball cards and then in a protective holder made for baseball cards. The artists over at Etsy have been incredibly generous in helping me make decisions as they have shared how they do it. Thank you!!
My ACEOs probably won’t be listed until Saturday, but I am going to do them now. My shop is www.dianeclancy.etsy.com if you would like to check it out. It is such a balancing act to create art and market it. Also, a balancing act to pay attention to what people want and be true to myself and my artistic vision.
I attended a town meeting for Greening Greenfield yesterday to further environmental consciousness. Encouraging people, without guilting people, I think is important. And being inclusive!! I would love to hear how and what you are doing!
~ Diane Clancy
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These are very expressive organic patterns, the complex patterns of nature, like a tree full of leaves or like the cellular complexity of organic life. But I like the sudden burst of purple. Nature often surprises us with its colour. All the best with your baseball cards! (But I don’t know what they are because I’m from England lol)
the ACEO’s sound like a great idea, I love the colours in this one.
In answer to your question, the faux stitching is done by piercing lots of holes and then joining them up with a pen ( I havent mastered the art of using my mini sewing machine yet!)
Have a great weekend.
I love green and purple together! I checked out your shop… lovely work! I’ve been meaning to play with digital art a bit more… but just havent’ gotten to it yet! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by! namaste Elis.
Hi Beverly, I am so glad you like this! Nature is what I thought of too. I don’t know about baseball cards either .. and I live in the US … but I am learning about ACEOs!!
Hi Nicola, Thank you for sharing about the faux stitching. I love the colors too. I sure hope the ACEOs go well! It has been a rough day starting things … but that often happens ….
Hi Elis, I am so glad you like my shop!! Digital is often fun … and so it non-digital. So glad you came by.
~ Diane Clancy
Hi Diane 🙂 I am trying to get back into the grove here. There have been a few walk throughs yesterday and the day before…but we are still under house arrest (so to speak)…air quality is very bad (smoke) and we are on day 5 of being inside. Send booze…
Good luck with the ACEO’s I hope I see some bubbles there 🙂
It seems that artists have two ways of creating. One is to do the work they like and hope they find an audience. The other is to find the audience and then create the work. I have struggled with the idea of the second way quite a bit and hope to find that blend myself, because I think you need to keep both in mind. I like this image, and the clearing around the purple chains…
Hi Julie, those are rough circumstances you have been under!! What are walk throughs? Good thoughts coming your way!!
Hi Bobbie, thank you for the good wishes and the suggestion – maybe I will even see here if there is interest in ACEOs from the blog.
Hi Sue, I do think some artists do an either or thing. I agree that as artists keeping both in mind works best for me!! How has it gone for your trying to find and create for an audience?
~ Diane Clancy
Hi Diane, I am slowly opening up to the idea of creating for an audience. I think it is more a modified thing because I am only doing one art form instead of many, but I am taking special requests that has worked out well for me so far.
Hi Sue, thank you for sharing about being open to creating for an audience. Given that I do graphic design and web design for clients, I guess it is just an extension of that to create what people like – as long as it is in harmony with my own aesthetic. And it is interesting to see who likes what … there is such a variety!
I am very glad it is working for you!!