Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Until several days ago, I had never heard of ACEO's (Art Cards Editions and Originals). In case you haven't either, they are tiny paintings measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches that artists have been trading for quite some time. They fit in the plastic sleeves or pages made for baseball cards. Recently they have become popular with the general public too, and have been appearing on ebay. They are cute, made with a variety of media, some are realistic, some cartoonish and funny, some collaged with photos, fabric and beads. I decided to get in on the party and have turned out a few that I have listed on ebay. Let's see what happens with them.


Friday, July 08, 2005

Grandchildren and Art

I love doing art with my grandchildren. I have eight of them, and they all like to paint with me. This week I had my 8-year-old granddaughter here for a sleepover. We did a lot of fun things like swimming, shopping, and a carnival. We also did some arts and crafts, like watercolors, origami, rug hooking and painting on rocks. These are the watercolor and rice paper collages we did yesterday.

First we stained washi (several different types of rice paper) with bright watercolors and let them dry. Then we collaged tulip shapes on a support of watercolor paper. It was exciting to see the colorful bits of paper as they began to look like tulips.