The ACEO Bounty Etsy group has contests where people can win Art Cards, ACEOs (2.5 x 2.5″ art).Â I am totall thrilled to be the big winner for this 2 month period – I have won 9 ACEOs and 1 ACEO mat!!Â Quite a variety of different artists and styles.Â The ACEO Bounty group at Etsy has a lovely blog with lots of information about Art Cards, ACEOs – The ACEO Bounty Blog.Â Â I am thrilled to be included in this post announcing the winners!! You can see one of the 9 – yes 9 Art cards I won for FREE!! Wow!Â Thank you!
The ACEO Bounty Blog
You could also participate and perhaps win another time.Â Here is the thread (a LONG conversation) at Etsy that I had commented in http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5566696&page=1501.Â My comment from ages ago (one of many from me at certain times) was the one randomly chosen to receive the Art Cards so generously donated by others for that month!!Â There is sure a lot of kindness and generosity online – with no strings attached!! Thank you again!
These Summer Birds are a vibrant, colorful painting in honor of Summer (in the northern hemisphere).Â It is starting to feel like Summer around here even though it has been a little cooler the last couple of days.Â Thank you for your continuing prayers for my cousin!!Â This is available at Etsy as an Art Card, ACEO.Â I was in the garden some today … and I am looking for rest and alignment … as I heal from all that has been going on.Â Thank you so much for stopping by and for caring about me!!
Today we have been getting ready for the current AWE Project (Artists Window Exhibit).Â Most of the windows are already up and looking great!Â But Susan Elkin and I are doing Wilson’s Department Store window from May 11 to June 8 (instead of the month of May).Â We are the first ones to show in this particular window – this store is one of the anchors of downtown Greenfield.Â So it is pretty exciting to be showing there.Â It is going to be quite a showcasing of our work!Â Our friend who creates Wilson’s windows came over today to plan out how the window will look.Â It will look lovely but be quite complicated to put up – I hope Susan will take pictures so you can see it!
These next 4 days are going to be quite a ride for me … there is a lot of prep work for these AWE windows, prep for the TV recording Wednesday afternoon, more publicity about the AWE Project, the monthly Fostering the Arts in Franklin County (building the Creative Economy), 2 big meetings around the local mayor’s race, getting the garden started and some other life chores that need to be done in the next 4 days.Â Oh right, and I should do the layout of the People’s Voice – now have the materials all ready to work with.Â And I still need to be getting more rest for my health. Wish me luck to somehow flow through it all with grace, ease, delight and joy!!
How are you doing?Â Thank you for stopping by today!!
Today I am feeling pretty sick … so here are some spring flowers in a vibrant, colorful painting for you and for me.Â I hope you enjoy them … as I mentioned by, they are one of my favorites!!Â Thank you for stopping by!
This vibrant, colorful painting was created for the 2009 WWAO Swap (Worldwide WOmen Artists Online).Â It is an Art Card, ACEO (2 1/2 x 3 1/2″).Â This one is called Shimmering Fields. It is a different style from the other flower pastels … I was playing around.Â The original is gone, but prints are available.Â Do you have a preference for one style over the other?
Today Susan Elkin and I went to the offline, real life meeting of the Western Mass (US) Street Team.Â It was cool to meet some of the other Etsy sellers.Â Search for the tag “WMass Team” if you want to see some work from this dynomite group!Â Here is my shop and here is Susan’s shop.
WWAO on the site says â€œWorldwide Women Artists is an international collective of women artists showing and selling our work through the worldwide web. As women artists, we give birth to our ideas in a variety of styles and media. We embrace the diversity of each otherâ€™s work, celebrating the joy of creating our art and sharing it with the world. We welcome female visual artists from all over the world who create and sell their own original art.â€
Today is a glorious spring day – and I am still recovering from several hard months. Tomorrow I am hoping to make some more pastel ACEOs and scan them in to show them you.Â Here is one of the vibrant, colorful paintings I created awhile ago – an Art Card, ACEO (2 1/2 x 3 1/2″).Â This one is called Firecracker Flowers – I hope you are enjoying these pastels!!
I know I am creating a lot of flowers, but …Â when I am in the flow creating in a certain style, I can paint and paint and paint … but then later I am in a different flow.Â And then it is a different style that flows out of me.Â Once these flowers stop, who knows when or if I will get back to them.Â And I am so, so delighted to be working in the studio with traditional mediums!Â Love to hear how you are!! Thank you for stopping by!
Here is one of the vibrant, colorful paintings I created a few days ago – an Art Card, ACEO (2 1/2 x 3 1/2″).Â This one is called Blue Twilight – I hope you are enjoying these pastels!!Â Â Today I created 1 more flower pastel – but it will take me a couple of days to get it scanned and prepped.
Today was a rough day physically as 2 extra things got put onto my day … so I am exhausted.Â But things are plugging along and it is going to get cooler tomorrow.Â I just came by to say HI and share a vibrant, colorful painting you have not seen yet.Â Love to hear how you are!! Thank you for stopping by!
Here is one of the two vibrant, colorful paintings I created a few days ago – an Art Card, ACEO (2 1/2 x 3 1/2″). This one is called Sunny Blue – I hope you are enjoying these pastels!! Today I created 2 more flower pastels – but it will take me a couple of days to get them scanned and prepped. I wish I had an easier system to share them with you the day I create them! That is one of the beauties of digital art!! Today is a Sunny Blue day here!
I got this one listed as an original in one of my shops!! Each original is listed in only one shop – since I don’t want to deal with the possibility that at any original (so only ONE original) would sell at 2 shops at the same time!! This one is listed at my ArtFire Shop. I might make some limited edition prints (that means, a certain number, not open-ended) … but there is just this one original! This is listed right here at ArtFire.
I am very excited to now have an original at three shops online!! Making progress! Thank you so much for coming by and looking at these! The originals have no signature on the front – only the back – and the color is more delicate than it is here. The prints I make will be a little more vibrant as the color is here. I lightened the images for the shops of the originals to more accurately represent the color.
These listings can take so long!! I have a free membership at ArtFire so I haven’t been there for a bit. Several things have changed so now I need to go back through all my listings and make changes – not my cup of tea! But necessary to be an artist in business. How are you doing? Thank you for stopping by!! I would love to hear how YOU are!
Here is another one of these vibrant, colorful paintings – an Art Card, ACEO (2 1/2 x 3 1/2″). This is a quick post … just want to share another creation with you.Â I am having a fun time making these little pieces of art!!Â I LOVE this one!!Â The colors make my heart sing!
To me these colors just dance with each other … with total joy and beauty!!Â My eye keeps going from one part of the painting to another.Â And the dance is horizontal, vertical and diagonal … so that makes it a good design to keep the eye drawn in.Â I looked at a version in grayscale to make sure the underlying composition works and not just the color – it still dances.Â So I would say this is a winner!
It is warm and glorious here today – at last I am warm enough!Â It was up to 89 degrees.Â It might have been a little warm outside but inside it was the first time in months I have felt really comfortable!Â Thank you for stopping by!!Â I would love to hear how YOU are!