In the last few days I have created 4 pastel ACEOs – it has beenÂ a lot of fun.Â After I painted them, then there is the putting them into digital form to market online.Â That adds another whole element!!Â Because I was scanning 6 ACEOs with similar colors, I think that is why I ran into so many problems … the colors all turned too much orange and I spent several hours trying to figure out how to deal with all that.
I had made 15 vibrant, colorful pastel paintings before and scanned them and I thought the color was more similar between the scan and the original ACEOs.Â At last I found the only 1 of the 15 I still had – right in the place I had looked 8 times …Â The color is slightly more vibrant than the original, but not that wholesale color switch …Â Â Eventually I filtered the ACEOs and got them pretty close to the originals.Â When Susan Elkin has time, I want to show her all of them and get her opinion … she is most helpful with those kinds of things.Â You will be seeing the new ones in the next several days … and I will be offering both the originals and prints for sale.
Yesterday I was featured at Found Handmade. This blog features all sorts of finds from lots of different online shops – it is very cool.Â Here is the Found Handmade Blog and this is the post where I and others from the ACEO Market on 1000 Markets are featured. There is lots of great merchandise that you can see (and maybe even buy) each day.
Featured at Found Handmade
1000 Markets is a marketplace that has Markets (instead of teams as Etsy does).Â So there are individual merchants and then markets … which are merchants who come together with a common purpose ..Â geography, type product, method of making items or styles of art.Â The ACEO Market, which recently accepted me, is a market that showcases … guess what … ACEOs … Art Cards (2Â 1/2 x 3 1/2″) that are a fantastic, affordable way to collect an artist’s artwork.Â I highly recommend them.Â At the ACEO Market (http://www.1000markets.com/groups/aceos) you can see lots of different, unique ACEOS!!Â You can see lots of my vibrant, colorful paintings at Diane’s 1000 Markets (https://dianeclancy.1000markets.com).Â Please stop by!
If you are a customer, this a great way to see more art, If you are a seller, I recommend 1000 Markets as a useful place to sell! I hope you enjoyed hearing about these places and maybe even got some ideas for yourself! Thank you for coming by!
~ Diane Clancy