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Monday, July 30, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Special Offering from mLee

Ginkgo Leaves ACEO and Case
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
When I have a printing session I like to print on every scrap of paper I have. Normally I use these small scraps of printed art for my one of a kind magnets, buttons and mirrors. But I just happened to have one piece of my lovely Japanese mulberry paper torn the exact size of an ACEO/ ATC so when I printed on that I knew it couldn't be turned into any sort of product! The beauty of this piece with its fuzzy hand torn edges and delicate paper is also the problem with it. It isn't much of a card in the literal sense is it? But the only rule with art cards is the size. I couldn't bear to ruin it by mounting it to a card so I needed to come up with a better solution.

That is when I remembered that awhile ago I did an ATC swap with the wonderful Jennifer Gordon (aka stilettoheights) and that the card she sent me came in an impressive thick plastic display case. A case that she was able to provide since she owned a comic book store at the time. Well, I hadn't needed the case for my method of display so I took her card out, but I of course kept the case. This case turned out to be the perfect solution for my special art card but I was missing one of the screws! Oh no! Looking at hardware stores was not helping as I could not find any the right size. Being the nice girl that she is she kindly sent me some screws and now I am able to present you all with this well packaged ready to display ACEO! I'm quite happy with it. It currently happens to be the only ginkgo leaf image that I have in art card form.

Changing Paper

I started using heavier paper for my ACEOs. This is painted on 300 lb Arches watercolor paper. I really like the effect. I will list it in my shop soon.

Thanks for looking. - Pat

Other Worlds

Do you ever wonder what else is "out there"? I'm betting on lots of color!

Thanks for looking in!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ACEOs by Woodblock artist mLee

Art Card Poster
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
I took a bit of a hiatus from making ACEOs/ ATCs. Especially from carving new blocks for them. They have always been a side project for me. After a bit of an artistic drought I decided it was a good time to get out some of my small blocks and do some quick carvings to reinvigorate myself artistically! It has worked in the past and it worked now. Pictured here is a collection of some of my favorites. Some are available, some are not. Some aren't even listed yet!

Starting with these cards I found the inspiration and motivation to work past the pain and tiredness of pregnancy and now I have so many new cards that I just can't list them fast enough. And new larger work too.

You know, I wasn't really getting the whole art card thing at first. Even when I first started making them. I understood why I made them because they were a low commitment way to experiment with shapes and colors where if I messed up and ended up with junk it wasn't a big deal. But now I get them completely. Starting with a simple trade prior to even joining Etsy with a Livejournal contact of my very first art cards I now am building up a collection of my own that I am quite proud of and have in a rather informal display display in my studio. And I find myself wanting to hound Etsy sellers that don't offer them to make them. Having a full sized piece from an artist makes me want an ATC from them as well even more!

I am excited about this team and team blog because I am now fully on board with this fabulous format of art!

What do you think about offering this as a 8.5"x11" poster print?

Apple Tree

I love this apple tree! Don't you wish you were there?
Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Collage ACEO's

You can buy these cards in my etsy store or my new site at
This collage means that you can count on me if you need a friend. It has tissue paper as the background, bits of sheet music in it and a drawing that I did of two hands. I hope that you like it. Front of card:
Back of card:This aceo I decided to make One side of cat's and the other side of dogs. That way it would bring joy to both cat and dog lovers. :) Actually this piece is almost two aceo's in one.
This one I just did for the fun of it. I took paper and doodled on it. I then cut out pieces from the paper that I doodled on. I burnt the edges of them and glued them onto an aceo card. I start with a regular card and cover both sides with paper. This time I decided to go with blue. Although the front and back look similar. Ohhh well. :)
Front of card:
Back of the card:

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Submit ACEOs for ACEO magazine!

I would like to let everyone know that I am now a writer for ACEO magazine! If interested in my writing an article about your aceo's. Please e-mail me at

Please be sure to follow these submissions guidelines for both artwork contributions and banner ads.1. Scan your artwork at 300dpi (high resolution)2. Save as jpg, tiff or pdf file format3. Name your file after yourself ie. joesmith.jpgIf you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Please note that it may take awhile before an article is written about you. I have to research and send it to the editor first. Members of this group will get my attention. Please add in your e-mail Thank you all for your time in reading this post!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Great Site to promote your store


If you are over the age of 50 then this site is for you. It is called and concentrates its marketing and site to the baby boomers and those that are older. It is free to join and they have a specific blog that focuses on home businesses that welcomes Etsy stores participation. Here is the link so look it over, then join and promote, promote, promote. The more we have our name out there the more people we will drive to our stores.

I especially like the fact that it is free and welcomes our promoting our businesses.I've also posted a notice in the forums that maybe people could help keep the thread going as we are working on other efforts.

Kae of Kae1Crafts

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Vast Off the Wall Sale

I am participating in the VAST off the Wall Sale,
Everything in my shop is 15% off, just follow the instructions in my shop announcement
ACEOs are on sale as well!

Click Here ! for other stores participating. Sale is until Thurs July 12

Acetsy Team 2008 Autumn Video