I've been having fun lately discovering and immersing myself in the wonderful world of ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions & Originals). An ACEO search on Etsy alone will bring up a gazillion pages of these little treasures of art in their variety of mediums. From paintings, drawings, mixed media, collages through to intricate papercut art. All unique but all sharing one thing in common. The size. The all important and very specific size. ACEOs measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I've been attempting to paint some ACEOs (thanks to the suggestion made by this here fab person) and I've not found them to be an easy size to work with. I generally paint in small scale, but ACEOs are REALLY small in comparison. It feels awkward at this stage but I'm hoping it will become less so with the more I do. Besides the awkwardness, I still very much enjoy making them. They are fun to do! I plan to soon list some on Etsy. Here's a small sample of some ACEOs I've painted so far. Some of these I've painted using Art Spectrum pigmented inks (I love these inks & can't gush about them enough!) and some using acrylics.
As evident here, I'm currently obsessed with painting birds that look like billiard balls. The b&w 8 ball only so far. I think I'm also obsessed with the number 8. I have a passion for all things Super 8, and 'eight' sounds like 'ate' and I'm thinking any number that relates to food is a goodie. Although if 'eight' sounded like 'brussel sprout' I don't suppose I'd like it as much.