Friday, 15 August 2008

Shopping List Saturday Time Again...

1)Growing Beautiful in the Garden of Eden - ACEO mini print http://jessicadoyle.etsy.com/ 2)Original Painting Floral 3D Asian Zen Cherry Blossom Abstract Flower Art http://kathymartinstudio.etsy.com/ 3)The Beautiful Needle Felted Wool ACEO http://juliepersons.etsy.com/ 4)Angel, ACEO, Fine Art Giclee Print, no 1 of 25 in limited edition http://world2color.etsy.com/ 5)thumbelina and the berry patch adventure 3/50 ACEO http://matchstickgirl.etsy.com/ 6)Cosmic Butterfly Fine Art photographic digital painting ACEO ATC very limited edition ZNE EBSQ http://ldphotography.etsy.com/ 7)a chaque oiseau son nid est beau ACEO http://cafebaudelaire.etsy.com/ 8)ACEO original QUICK TO BLUSH http://corid.etsy.com/ 9)Mmm Coffee ACEO http://bubbletime.etsy.com/



Something a little different for you, today. Usually, my Shopping Lists have been based around a theme - the forest, the seaside, for example - and the same goes for today. The unusual thing is that all of the above items are exactly the same size, and serve exactly the same purpose.
Lately, I've become more and more interested in ACEO's. I'm sure that most of you reading this post need no introduction to these little cards, but for those of you who're like me, and quite new to this phenomenon, I'll explain.

An ACEO is an Art Card Edition Or Original, and always measures 2.5''x 3.5'' - and there the similarities end, because an ACEO can be made out of absolutely anything...anything at all. As you can see above, it can be an original sketch or watercolour, a photograph, print...anything. The card can be watercolour paper, thick card stock, felt, fabric, canvas...anything. It can be collaged, hand drawn, sewn, appliqued, embroidered...anything. Anything! The opportunities are endless...

These ACEO's mean that art becomes affordable, and because they are trading card sized they are also collectible - you can trade them (but you'll want to keep them)! To me, that makes art fun and accessible - and the fun starts by foraging through the diverse range available on etsy, and selecting your favourites!
Etsy is a huge, worldwide source of talented artists and designers; take a good look today, and buy handmade!



*For more Shopping List Saturday lists, click on the links on the right hand side (Shopping List Saturday: Check Out Their Lists!) of the page. If you'd like to join us next week, let me know! Enjoy!

9 comments:

Marian said...

I've been looking into ACEO's too lately. Im not sure precisely how much those measurements are in inches, but I ve been asked a few times if I'd do some of my canvas designs in paper as ACEOs. THe funny thing is that I always sketch everything on paper before putting it on ...anything else, being the tiles or bags. So...been looking into it.

I bet you would make great "collages" of buttons and stitches and fabrics as ACEOs...

Nice collection. Im having a .....one of those days and my rage is going against etsy, but nothing that wont pass... hopefully...soon. :) Do I sound crazy...yes, not diagnosed yet though :)

Marian said...

By the way... the selection is great. I love Jessica Doyles art... the top left corner... love it!

Ruth said...

So that's what an ACEO is! Thanks for the explanation. Good to see so many types on your shopping list.

Ruth said...

How are you finding Folksy? I just saw your link and had a look at it? Much traffic? Any sales? How does it feel?

Cary said...

what a great idea! i think ACEO's are such a neat idea... and i love that people trade them:) great choices too!

Kathy Martin Studio said...

Hello! Thanks so much for supporting ACEOs! They are a fun way to afford and collect original art. I collect Halloween ACEOs like a bandit! =) I also like to paint them. My painting is the one on the top middle. I enjoy painting my ACEOs on regular playing cards. They are perfectly cut, well priced, and even have a little texture that is sort of like canvas. =) OH, and they are fun! =) Smiles, Kathy

Kathy Martin Studio said...

Hello! Thanks so much for supporting ACEOs! They are a fun way to afford and collect original art. I collect Halloween ACEOs like a bandit! =) I also like to paint them. My painting is the one on the top middle. I enjoy painting my ACEOs on regular playing cards. They are perfectly cut, well priced, and even have a little texture that is sort of like canvas. =) OH, and they are fun! =) Smiles, Kathy

'fancypicnic' said...

Glad you all liked the ACEO selection...I'm going to give it a go, I think, so watch this space! Anyone else tempted?

jessicadoyle.ca said...

Thank you for featuring my ACEO mini print. :)