Sunday, March 30, 2008

ACEO:art card, editions and originals. A Review.

I have always wanted an original piece of art - be it painted, collage, a wonderful one off lino/block print- in my home. As a child I always thought art made peoples homes look worldly and classy. I still think it makes you look interesting, if not always classy. But great art comes at a premium, as does wall space. Recently, I have come across ACEO's. They're wonderful 2.5" x 3.5" works made just for collecting. How fun! An opportunity to display wonderful pieces without breaking the bank or having your walls come down on you! I recently discovered Diana Crites a wonderful artist in several mediums who tells my own stories (it seems) through her artwork. She has recently had some of her favorite pieces printed in a limited (to 66) edition ACEO so that everyone can enjoy her work. Please check out this up and coming artist in her Etsy store - and get a piece while you can. You won't regret it!

Here is my favorite, a piece entitled "Faith". It says so many things about my thoughts on the subject, and in a nice accessible way. It's delightful and darkly whimsical.

She is also a master with a pen, check out Harriet, Konrad, and The Tailor! Harriet is also available in her Etsy shop - But I call dibs!!



ChristopherAndTia said...

We've been considering collecting ACEOs. We've got plenty of blank wallspace. But how do you display them? Hmmm. This entry has my brain fluttering with creative throughts :)

Diana said...

Oh my! What a lovely writeup!!! Thank you so much for all your kind words and for playing in my contest. I'm so glad you like 'Faith.' It's so special to us that the original is in our private collection.

Crossing fingers for you! Thanks again!!!

missfire said...

I have a few ACEO's right now (okay, 3) and I display them on little easels on my desk at work. (My day job.) They brighten my day there, and make my dinky desk in the cube farm a great place to display art!

Callooh Callay said...

What a great piece of art! I love seeing what people can do in such little space.

snowy652 said...

great aceo's