ACEO art

So it turns out I love making ACEOs (art card editions and originals or ‘artist trading cards’) ;) I spent most of university making rather large work and now I’m challenging myself with creating tiny work – to be specific 2.5″ x 3.5″.

I am building up a little collection now and have an idea to make a zine containing my favourites at some point but for now I’ll just get them all finished and put them up for sale on my etsy shop, just waiting for the protective cellophane bags to arrive.

Making these ACEOs has inspired me to create even smaller paintings and I see it as a good exercise because it forces me to become more intricate with detail. Not to mention it means I need to have a steady hand so I don’t mess anything up.

Oh and on an unrelated note, I am very much still in love with gold and halos :) plus I found some glitter glue (which belongs to my sister so shhhh she doesn’t know…) and I couldn’t help but using it <3

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Btw, I found some adorable ornate frames which I had to buy and they are the perfect size for ACEOs :)

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… I might buy some more.

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Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wow so much to write. Can’t believe it’s nearly been a month since my last post but it seems during the holiday season time goes crazy quick and I find my to do list has been rather neglected and doubled in length…

Well firstly I would like to wish everyone a belated merry Christmas and happy New Year :)

And now I will get to the exciting news, I recently entered a painting into a competition held by the company Hint Mint. It was a festive themed contest and one person won each day on the countdown till Christmas day. I was thrilled to discover I had won for the 19th day, this being extra special as it was also my birthday :) There were lots of great winners and it was a fantastic, fun competition to enter. I very much hope they do it again next year! Below are two pictures of the painting I entered, I tried to scan it but the blue background kept disappearing so I apologise for the poor quality photographs…

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One of the rules for the competition was to include either the companies logo or leaves. The image itself is a lot different to my usual work but I decided to give the painting to my sister and I knew she would appreciate something sweet and lacking in skulls…

I also had a commission just before Christmas which was another fun little painting to do and again different from my usual work. Below is a picture of it and I’m glad to report the owner loved it.

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Furthermore, I wanted to say how I find Christmas a great time to create fun things either as presents for people or making your own cards (plus it tends to be more economic and heart felt!). So I thought I would include a few pictures of the things I made, one being a present to my Doctor Who fan brother and some cards I gave out to the family. I really like the cards and might make more to sell :)

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