So I started my collage-a-day ACEO plan…although it’s more like 10 ACEO collages in a week because the truth is that even I don’t want to sit down and paint everyday. I typically like to have marathon painting/collaging sessions once a week (twice a week if time allows).
So I sat down to work with some old photos I’ve been stocking up on and went to it. I tried to add my signature to each piece by adding a stamp to each image, a tiny heart somewhere on the piece and flowers in the hair. It’s just my thing I guess. And some of these are a little sassy (read: nude-ish)…you’ve probably figured out by now that it’s also my thing. Part sweet, part sassy.
Anyway, I’m really happy with how these came out and it was super fun (not to mention I got these 10 done in about 1.5 hours, so it’s really gratifying to have that many collages down in a short amount of time; now I understand the appeal of creating ACEO/mini-art cards!).
I’m giving away 5 of these. Interested in a piece of original mini-art? Leave a comment below telling me which one is your favorite! I’ll use the random number generator program from Random.org, pick 5 winners and will contact those folks for a mailing address by this weekend. Pretty simple right? If you want to know when more giveaways are happening, then subscribe to my blog!
UPDATE: drawing is now closed…since not too many folks commented, everyone will get one, yay! I’ll be in touch
Last week when I was working on my cake and coffee pieces, I shared one of my cupcake pieces…here are two more:
Ah yes, there’s the sweet to my sass
So I’m pretty excited about a big leap I took this week: I ordered UPCs for my line! This is not a minor expense mind you, but I’m really hoping to start selling some of my goods (i.e. bookmarks, magnets, note cards) in boutiques and stores this year and having a bar code on your products is often the first step in the door (most won’t talk to you until you do so), so I’m hoping that acquiring UPCs will help to put my intentions out to the universe. Of course there’s lots of legwork to be done and “pounding the pavement” as they say, but I’m excited to have taken this first step.
My art shop is doing so much better than I could have ever anticipated in this short amount of time (and I’m picking up more wholesale interest) so I’m thinking I’ll eventually gear down my goodies and supplies shop so I can focus solely on my art shop. Not only is it my busiest shop, but also the one that brings me the most satisfaction by far. We’ll see where it takes me…
Thanks for following me along on this incredible journey during this past year…how my life has changed and I’m so very grateful. ♥
Okay enough with being sappy…gotta keep up the sweet and sassy persona after all!
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