Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale on ACEOs!

Are you ready for a Cyber Monday Sale on ACEOs? I'm working feverishly getting all the bargains lined up.

Certain ACEOs will go on sale for MONDAY ONLY! Stay tuned for details throughout the day..

UPDATE: 47 ACEOs are scheduled to go on sale on Cyber Monday. They will be available for 1 day only, starting at midnight!

Watch my web site for sales on other artwork:

What a great way to get your holiday shopping done - and give unique gifts. You can give like a superstar and save money. Nice.

p.s. Some of these ACEOs are new, never posted. You'll have a chance to grab something no one has seen yet. Just sayin'...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Doodle #8

Black ink on smooth white paper (standard ACEO size - 2.5 x 3.5 inches).

I'm having a great time with these little doodles. Got a whole series of these to show.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Zentangle 7

Sepia ink, standard ACEO size. See the Zentangle web site for the full scoop:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Zentangle 6

Sepia ink, standard ACEO size. See the Zentangle web site for the full scoop:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Zentangle 5

Sepia ink, standard ACEO size. See the Zentangle web site for the full scoop:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Zentangle 4

Sepia ink, standard ACEO size. See the Zentangle web site for the full scoop:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Zentangle 3

Sepia ink, standard ACEO size. I am having trouble coming up with titles for these, so they shall be known by numbers only. For now.

See the Zentangle web site for the full scoop:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Zentangle 2

Another Zentangle; this one in sepia ink. Again on a standard sized ACEO card (2.5 x 3.5 inches).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Zentangles, Anyone?

Is anybody doing Zentangles? I just ran across them in an issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine last weekend, tried one, and needless to say: I'm hooked!

Their web site does a wonderful job describing them:

To oversimplify the concept, Zentangles are made of lines and repetitive patterns put together in any way that pleases you. The process is meditative and contemplative, which I really enjoy. It's amazing -- regardless of how frazzled I may be when I start a Zentangle (and I've been super frazzled this week), after 15 minutes of doing this tiny drawing, I'm calm and focused. Lovely.

A classic Zentangle is 3 1/2 inches square. Since I have bazillions of spare ACEO blanks laying around, that's what I'm using. This one above is in pencil and I rather like the softness and shading in it. The upcoming ones will be ink.

If you're doing them, I'd love to see what you're doing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Red Flower

And...number 4.

It's a flower -- not a snowflake. It's cut from a different style of origami paper. The background is more intensely red than the others. Some purples and greens in the background, but very subtle. And a tiny splash of iridescent white.

It does have that same yellow stripe down the right side, though.

Keep your eye on your mailboxes. This one might turn out to be my Christmas card this year.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Red Snowflake 3

Number 3 in this series. Same printed design on the origami paper, but a different style snowflake. This one almost reminds me of a flower, but I'll call it a snowflake anyway.

The background is more complex than the others, with more purples, greens, and even a little yellow.

All 3, of course, have a tiny yellow stripe running down the right side. That's the soft torn edge of the paper that I tinted yellow.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Red Snowflake 2

Another red snowflake, but in a more typical snowflake design than the last one.

The background has more red and less pink than the previous one, and also has some unexpected purples and greens.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Red Snowflake

This next series of ACEOs features snowflakes and flowers, as I like to do, but is in a different color scheme than I've been using lately. I don't know if it's the change of season or what, but I'm leaning towards reds and pinks these days instead of the yellows, greens, and blues of the summer.

This ACEO has a lighter pink background than the others. The snowflake is delicately cut from my favorite origami paper.

More to come...stay tuned.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Come See Me At These Art Fairs!

Good news! I will be exhibiting at TWO art fairs this month! Stop by and see me and say hello. I'd love to see you and show you the new things I've been working on.

Here are details of the 2 shows:

November 22, 2009

Valley Art Center

155 Bell St.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

1–5 p.m.


November 27 & 28

The Creative Gallery

45 Village Way

(1st and Main shopping area in the old Shoe Gallery)

Hudson, OH 44236

9-6 p.m.

Each show will have about 30 local artists offering a nice mix of eclectic handmade items that will be perfect as gifts -- or for yourself!