Earlier this year I dipped my toes into the ACEOs thread in the Folksy Forum and started drawing and painting again. I've tried to keep up with this forum thread and enjoyed a couple of the 'Challenges'. The discipline of trying to produce something original in an ACEO 3'5" x 2.5" format is proving extremely difficult for someone as slapdash as me!!
All of this has resulted in me looking at some of my larger pieces of art work, taking photographs and playing around with sizes. I've added the results to some of my ACEOs and I published my first set of postcards. I have to confess I was astonished when several were sold! I'm sure I'll be left with some unsold but I just didn't think any of the pictures were good enough!
I'm certain I would not have done any of this without the encouragement and support from other crafters and artists on Folksy and Facebook, they are just brilliant!
I would say to any of you out there.... if you haven't exercised your artistic talents for years go and dig out those old watercolours and brushes. If you've never tried painting before but hankered after giving it a go...do it now!!
Oh, and artwork these days doesn't have to be painting either.....as long as it's your own original work it can be photographs, mixed media collages, knitting and crochet.
|Thistle at Johnshaven|
|Bay of Naples - Sorrento Hill Pathway|
|Unfinished - Sketch of Thistle|
|Walsa' Lass off Portsoy|
|Old Boat (Thistle)|