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Isle of Bute, West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom
Too old to be a rock chick, so I'm the hippy hen! Womb cancer survivor and founder of Womb Cancer Support UK, a national cancer support and awareness organisation.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Small is beautiful!

We, buteartism, are a team! I make jewellery (amongst other things!) and Terry likes to paint. He usually paints large canvases and watercolours but recently we were both introduced to something called ACEOs.
The acronym stands for Artist Card Edition and Original.
They are miniature works of art created to sell, trade and collect. ACEO's come in all mediums, subject matter and styles as larger works of art but should conform to the standard size of 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.
So armed with some offcuts of watercolour paper, he set to work and gave it a try! Whilst he was doing that, I set about looking to see what others had been producing! http://www.folksy.com/items/1406665-ACEO?shop=yes
http://www.folksy.com/items/1257909

http://www.folksy.com/items/1246617

http://www.folksy.com/items/1409545


I hadn't realised that an ACEO could be made out of any material; as long as it measures 2.5"x3.5" then anything goes!! Well, I might even give this a go!! As for Terry, he is quite getting into this, so here is one of his to finish with!


http://www.etsy.com/listing/69319120/watercolour-aceo?ref=pr_shop

Hope you like this little selection! Why not have a go yourself! It sure looks like good fun!

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