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!
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