Friday, March 12, 2010

Miniature Art Cards - Watercolor and Pen and Ink Cats!

Yesterday (after I fixed my facebook page) I got to something I've been wanting to do, these collectible minis.They are called ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) and are 2.5" x 3.5" in size.

They started out as a trade.  They are baseball card sized and artists traded them among themselves.  Then a few years ago, they really took off and collectors began buying them. I did a ton of them a few years ago and sold all but 2 that I listed on ebay! Most of the buyers were other artists, and honestly, it was such a boost to my art confidence that OTHER ARTISTS were collecting my work!  And bidding for them!!  I sold them for as much as $65 plus each! 

Then, I got too busy having to do the day job and let it go.

I am trying out yet another medium and love it. I am also going to try out some local farmers markets and the Golden Nugget Antique/Art flea market near New Hope over the bridge in Jersey. I want to bring my samples of portraits and my painted canvas pieces but think some small pieces might prove popular too.  They can be collected in books, but the ones I have traded or bought from others I have put on those inexpensive wooden easels you can get at craft stores and boy, did having some super original art ever brighten my work cage..I mean cubicle.

Meanwhile, here's one of them.  I have them for sale in my Etsy shop, and will try out ebay, too, where I just sold a miniature portrait commission.  Have to keep all the art "balls" up in the air, sell a little here, and a little there, and I might never have to go back to that work cage... :D

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"JeanneG" said...

I just love ATCs. I have been trading them for a couple years now and have over 200 plus quite a collection of postcard sized ones I have also traded. I trade thru 2forums Wetcanvas Projecdts and Drawspace. I love having my art in other countries and having a piece of the other countries.

Anonymous said...

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Robin said...

Neat, Jeanne! I hear scrapbookers are also collecting them for "chunky pages" embellishments.

and to my new Chinese friend,


aline said...

congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.
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