Search "ACETSY" to find a great variety of ACEO's on Etsy

Monday, August 30, 2010

Play'n Footsies

Date: 2010
Medium: Watercolor Pencil

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be part of this team. I love everybody's art in this month's BALLOON challenge!

Pamela Godwin

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fanciful Doodle

I got back from a trip to the coast and after recovering from salt air and sun decided to sit down in front of the TV and see where my pen would take me. It was just supposed to be nothing much but once I had finished I thought it was kind of fun and decided to share it.  The original drawing was done on a size 7" X 10" sheet of paper in my sketch pad, I have digitally reduced it to make it available as an open edition ACEO art print as well.
"Fanciful Doodle"

Happy Day all!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thinking Fall

The coolness of the last few days have me thinking about fall! Autumn in New England is my favorite time of year. I couldn't resist painting an ACEO with an autumn theme:

acrylic on 140# watercolor paper
listing here

By the way, have you all checked out the ACEO challenge yet? Voting is still open - check it out here!

Friday, August 20, 2010

August Balloon Challenge

I've decided to enter the August ACEO Balloon Challenge like some of the other members here. This is my entry.
"The Journey"
acrylic on watercolor paper

Listing here

Lots of great entries for the contest. Be sure to check it out!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August SWAP - Mermaids

I have been waiting to be able to post this for about a week or so now, and finally, I get to! The August SWAP recently took place and the subject matter for the swap was Mermaids. I had just joined the group and thought, what the heck, I'm gonna jump right in and join in on the swap! Really glad I did. It was great fun! My first ACEO (ATC) swap actually.

(c) Lorrie Bennett 2010 'Mermaid'
This is the mermaid that I did and swapped out, which was done with pen and india ink and watercolors. I knew I was on the right track when my 5 year old, Nathaniel, came to my drawing table and said "Wow Mom...that Mermaid painting is really good". When your kids like what you do...nothing else matters! LOL.
More ACEO's in my ETSY shop.

Black-Eyed Susan

Back from a two week camping trip...sure am happy to be back to electricity and flush toilets!

Anyways, I made a few ACEOs while I was gone. There were lots of wild flowers in the woods and black-eyed susans are one of my favorites. Here is the first ACEO from my trip:
It is acrylic on watercolor paper. There are more ACEO paintings listed in my shop here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2 Layered ACEO's

I have had such a blast with these new ACEO's. Each ACEO is actually 2 paintings each, where one painting is cut out and mounted onto the other. I have really enjoyed these and there are many more in the making.
(c) Lorrie Bennett 2010 'Swim - 1st in Series'

(c) Lorrie Bennett 2010 'Shine'

You can see the layers a bit in this image. It looks very cool in person!
Click on the each image to visit my shop or click here!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


We have been having a blast making ACEOs of out doggy, her name is Scruffie. My 12 y/o has been drawing Scruffie for a while so I told her to make her designs to list and this is the result!

Click on them to visit the shop. More to come! :o)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


(c) Melanie Pruitt 2010 "Peacock"

I've recently discovered a type of drawing/doodle called "Zentangle" or "Zendoodle". Whatever you call it, it's quite relaxing and fun!

I've chosen to do mine over a background of watercolor which is less traditional, but it fits "me". Then, you do a basic single line that travels all around. From there, the doodle begins to take on a life of it's own!

My first one reminded me an abstract Peacock so that's what I titled it.

(c) Melanie Pruitt 2010 "Fish"

This second one had the look of a fish - and I even added an eye shape, so I titled it "Fish".

These are quickly becoming one of my favorite types of ACEO's to create!

The are both available in my shop The Creators Palette

Search "ACETSY" for a huge variety of ACEO's on Etsy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"The Merry Monarch"

This morning I awoke thinking of butterflies, Monarch butterflies to be precise.  Then an idea came to me, why not combine 2 ovals and a butterfly to create a unique design?!  Thus was born "The Merry Monarch"!

What a great day to be alive!
Karen Anne

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The ACEO Challenge for August 2010

Hi All!  For August TheACEOChallenge is "Balloon".  I had a lot of fun creating my three entries and thought I'd take the time to share ....

"Doodle Balloons"

"Dragon Fly In A Balloon"

"The Girl In The Heart Shaped Balloon"

Put on your "Creative Caps" and enter your ACEO in this month's challenge!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Original Rabbit Pen and Ink

This ACEO is an original pen and ink created on light pink handmade textured paper and is also embellished with artist colored pencils.  It has a lovely natural and earthy feel to it.  The paper has flower petals embedded into it.  It may be found in my shop  WindandHoney Creations.

Acetsy Team 2008 Autumn Video