This color is for Irene … Hope you like this yellow orange … I have another one I will show soon.Â We had an offer today to have our work on consignment at a local store – with a very nice woman who is opening a clothing store with a gift section.Â So we spent the day going through and prepping, itemizing, doing the display for this store.Â Hopefully it will be successful (the store itself and our sales too). So I will have to catch up again … Please share about you!!
Here is an alternative entry for the zoo. This is one of a series of images I created using vector clip art that I purchased the usage of. I am very taken with this kind of animal image that has an African feel. If you like, I will tell you more about this tomorrow.
Today I have spent the day burning DVDs to backup clients’ work from the last few years. It meant I couldn’t use my computer for anything else. One time I tried and the DVD tanked (was defective). It could have been a coincidence, but I didn’t want to take the chance again.
So I had no access to the computer until now. The rest of the time Susan and I read her screenplay out loud – and that took several hours. I am eager to finish the backing up because then I can delete a bunch of files and I hope that will speed things up some … they have been crawling lately and that makes it a lot less fun!! I will catch up with you tomorrow … and I would love to hear about you!!
I am having so much fun making and looking at these ACEOs that I am making. Art Cards Editions and Originals are a 2.5 x 3.5 ” piece of art. Artists originally developed then as ATCs (Art Trading Cards) to share with each other. Then someone realized that is it a way for anyone to be able to own a piece of work by an artist – and collect them – in an affordable way.
For years I have bought greeting cards by various artists and have saved them – to be able to look at and admire them …. and be inspired. I don’t know many other people who do that – but I love to look at art – in a manageable way. So, I am pretty psyched to have discovered this new (to me) genre.
At first I was hesitant, but tried them anyway … and now I am hooked! Other artists at Etsy were very generous with helping know how they made their ACEOs. So that helped me decide exactly how I want mine to look. I put the painting (or print) in an archival sleeve and then put that into a hard sleeve to protect them.
I have been making them for the fair this weekend (by the way we are now ready) and I want one of each. It is fun to be enjoying them so much!! And I have gotten excellent feedback from the people who have gotten them.
Any of my images on this blog or my site I am glad to make into an ACEO edition (print) for $6 plus shipping and handling. (Shipping and handling is $.50 for the US, $1 for Canada and Australia and $1.50 for other places.) If you want 3, you can get them for $15 plus shipping and handling. I can accept PayPal.
If you want to check them out in my Etsy Shop, please do. There are also lots and lots of fantastic artists who sell there. Thank you for indulging my sharing this new passion!!
I like to enter the 2 Things Challenge every week. This week it is Brash and Luster. I agree with other people that it really stretched me to figure out what I wanted to do. First I had to get my head around it! Thank you for a great challenge! It is late in the week but it is just under the wire ….
A follow-up: Recently, I posted Nedaâ€™s Questions and my answers. Apparently my answer wasn’t clear enough – so I will go make it very clear in the comments.Â I have now sent you to the correct place … whoops!Â Hope you enjoyed!
I have been busy prepping for the only fair we are going to do this season. They take a hefty cut, but you tag everything, give them a list and they deal with it all. It was so sweet, I called late to say we were doing it and the response I got was, “Oh, we were hoping you were going to come! You made the fair last year.” Nice ego booster.
Another update: My signature is now on all the mugs in my CafePress Shop. It took over 12 hours but that piece is done!! (The internet connection was intermittently way slow yesterday.) How are you? I think I am not the only one who has been way busy lately!
I have on my list of things to do … making a newsletter … including a database so that when you get the newsletter from me, then it will be addressed to you. I still don’t knwo which software to use and it certainly isn’t going to happen right away. “They” recommend giving something away to have people give you their address so you can send them a newsletter. Again, it is on the list!
So I am just going to ask you to allow me to send you a newsletter (by email). I would never give it away or sell it! At anytime you can opt out. If you make a comment, I can have your email – unless it is a no-reply email.No one else sees it. Also you can email me (email me at bottom right of the header) and give me your email. I would be honored and delighted if you would allow me to do that. Thank you in advance!
I am still mostly creating every day in November … and here is the link to that blog. I do not feel well again and I am very busy getting my signature up on all the merchandise at my CafePress Shop. If you buy something there, I want the new version with my signature to be there for you. And it is a LOT of steps!
By the way, this is a dog who as rescued and now lives in a good home in the country. Thank you and I will catch up – I am so sorry! but I love hearing about you!!
Recently, I posted Neda’s Questions and my answers. I am sure you have all been burning with desire to hear which of my last 3 answers was the lie (I was supposed to lie on one). Check out the comments with this post to find the real truth! Thank you, Neda for this fun!
I wish everyone who celebrates it, a great Thanksgiving. And I wish everyone a very good rest of the week! In the US many people have some time off. I also want to say that Native Americans have gotten a crummy deal from from the US in many was ever since that first Thanksgiving. I am delighted that many people and groups organize and come together to celebrate native culture and to empower Native Americans!