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Thursday, September 30, 2010

"The Letter D"

HeLLo!  I am dee-lighted to present to you "The Letter D"!  This latest illustration will be listed in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x10"; as well as an ACEO Open Edition, size 2.5"x3.5".   I now have eight letters completed and only eighteen more to go!

Lorrie, of DivineDesignStudios, figured out that I was working on "D" and has happily provided me with the Letter of her choice to now work on.  Can you guess which letter Lorrie chose?  The person who first guesses correctly will have the opportunity to choose the Letter they would like to see illustrated!

Until then, here is

"The Letter D"

Take care all!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"The Letter T"

Today is Tuesday and what better day to tender "The Letter T"!   I will be listing "T" in My Etsy Shop  today as an Authorized Art Print, size 8"x10"; and also as an Open Edition ACEO, size 2.5"x3.5".

MagicLoveCrow guessed that I was working on "The Letter T" and has graciously provided me with the letter of her choice to work on next!  I really like guessing games and puzzles, so the next person to guess the letter I am now working on will choose the next letter they would like to see completed.

Until then, I plan to have a dandy day Doodling on my next letter!

"The Letter T"

Hope you are all having a Dandy Day!

Monday, September 27, 2010

"The Letter S"

I everybody!  Well, I am off to a good start this week.  I completed "The Letter S" and have it posted in My Etsy Shop.  This letter is available as an authorized art print, size 8"x10"; as well as an Open Edition ACEO, size 2.5"x3.5". 

I have begun illustrating my next letter, want to take a guess which one I am working on now?  The first one to guess correctly will get to choose which letter I work on next!  As for now, I am going to sit back with some Tetley Tea and doodle away!

"The Letter S"

Have a wonderful Monday my dear friends!

Friday, September 24, 2010

"The Letter J"

This has been a good day, I finished "The Letter J"!  I find this "Zentangle" doodling quite addictive, it's a bit like putting together a puzzle; you begin with lines going every which way, going up and down, side to side and round and round.  Then you pick a blank space, begin filling it in with a design that comes to mind and see where your imagination will take you from there.  In this case, it took me to ....

"The Letter J"

Later today, I will be listing "The Letter J" in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x10"; and in ACEO Open Edition format, size 2.5"x3.5".

Until then, I have tossed the remaining letters of the alphabet (Scrabble tiles) and found my next project.  Which letter could that be?  Take a Guesss?

Your friend,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"The Letter C"

"The Letter C" is now complete!  All the while I was working on it I kept thinking of cotton candy, so when it came to painting the background I tried to make it look like pink cotton candy with sugar flecks.   I think it came out rather well. 

I will be listing "The Letter C" in My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8"x 10"; as well as reduced ACEO open edition format size of 2.5"x 3.5". 

I have decided to randomly select the remaining twenty-two letters, so in the future I will be surprising you with "Which letter is she working on now?"!

For now, I am pleased to present ....

"The Letter C"

Happy Day to one and all!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Snuggles the Sweater Dog

"SNUGGLES" the Sweater Dog
Size:  2.5" x 3.5", ACEO
Medium:  Watercolor
Artist:  Pamela Godwin, Pams Pencil Gallery

Snuggles is a new addition to my Sweater Dog Series!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"The Letter B"

Hot diggety dog!  I finished "The Letter B"!  Three down, only 23 letters yet to do!  I'll be adding "The Letter B" to My Etsy Shop as an authorized art print, size 8" x 10"; and in ACEO Open Edition Format, size 2.5" x 3.5".  I am really enjoying this project and eager to get started on the next letter ...

"The Letter B"

Happy Day to all!

Halloween Is Coming!

I have been getting into the Halloween mode lately with my ACEO's and it has been great fun!

It all started when I participated in the ACEO Etsy Street Team Swap, subject: Halloween! I started out making 2 of the Pumpkin, one for the swap and one for Etsy.

Then I thought a ghost would be fun...and it was! Cutting out the eyes wasn't the most fun though, especially the little ghost!!

Click here....'Scary Skull' ACEO Original in my Etsy Shop
Then onto a bit of a scary skull, kind of the 'Day of the Dead' type skull. Halloween is always lots of fun to create from and I look forward to the many ideas still 'lurking' to be created.

Monday, September 20, 2010

"The Letter A"

I completed "The Letter A" this morning and am happy to present it to you now.  I will be listing it in My Etsy Shop in authorized art print form, size 8" x 10", as well as ACEO open edition format, size 2.5"x 3.5".

"The Letter A"

Well, I'm off to work on "The Letter B", have a grand day everyone!
Karen Anne

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Autumn Color Studies

I've decided to do a series of color studies playing with the colors of and subjects related to Fall. I got some mini gourds and pumpkins this last week to get me started.
Here is the first one:

"White Pumpkin in Orange Bowl"

Autumn Color Study

2-1/2 x 3-1/2", acrylic on #140 watercolor paper
listing HERE

I am having fun seeing how the different colors play off each other. More to come....

Saturday, September 18, 2010

An Idea For A New Series Of Drawings....

As I was viewing my latest drawing "Jury Room Doodle" I was struck by how much it reminded me of the letter "B".  I thought, hmmmm, this might be fun, doodling my way through the alphabet.  So I began with the letter "Z", not a very often used letter and thought I'd see where "Z" would take me.  As it turns out, I am very pleased with the final outcome of "Z".   I will be listing "The Letter Z" in My Etsy Shop in 8"x 10" art print format as well as the reduced ACEO format of 2.5"x 3.5". 

Hopefully, within the next few days, I will have completed the letter "A" and be able to share that with all of you.  In the meantime, it is my pleasure to present to you .....

"The Letter Z"

Thank you for looking, I appreciate any and all feedback you may care to share ...
Karen Anne

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jury Room Doodle

Hi Everybody! Today I spent most of the day in the jury room doodling ... and my doodle turned out pretty cool so I thought I would title it "Jury Room Doodle" and list it for sale in my Etsy Shop in both authorized print form and ACEO open editions.

"Jury Room Doodle"

 For your viewing pleasure and amusement.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Penguin Note Cards

Set of 4 (4" x 5 1/2") Folded Cards with Envelopes
Artist, Pamela Godwin, Pams Pencil Gallery

Cards are made with high quality 61 lb. heavy white professional matte photo paper. Affixed to these 5 1/2" x 4" blank cards are prints of my original drawing, "Pete the Penguin", which was rendered with Color Pencil.  The print on the card is 2.5" x 3.5" in size.  On the back of each card is a detailed description of the art and my signature.  The prints have been reproduced using my Epson Sylus printer. Each card comes with a matching white envelope.  Cards are blank inside for your personal note.  Thanks for viewing!

by Pamela Godwin

Saturday, September 11, 2010

ACEO ATC PRINT Mother Always Said PLUS FREE GIFTS Digital Collage Mixed Media Art

Where have I been? 
I have been really loosing my ambition to create new art!
Today I pushed myself to bring out a new design.
I hope you all enjoy it!

Friday, September 10, 2010


SIZE:  2.5" X 3.5", ACEO
MEDIUM:  Watercolor & Ink
Date:  2010
by Pamela Godwin, Pams Pencil Gallery

Diamond is my sweet Yellow Lab who is always ready to give me a perfect doggy pose!

A Perfect Beach Day

We went to the beach last weekend to enjoy one of those lovely cool days of late summer before the kids went back to school. We had fun playing in the sand and enjoying the wind and waves. I couldn't resist trying to paint a beach scene. It is listed here.

"A Perfect Beach Day"

3-1/2 x 2-1/2", acrylic on #140 watercolor paper

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happiness Is A Basket Of Posies

This latest ACEO is inspired by my great-niece, little Kaitlyn.  A sweetheart to be sure!  This one makes me smile and feel good, hope it does the same for you. 

"Happiness Is A Basket Of Posies"

The original ACEO, as well as a limited edition set of 16, will be available in My Etsy Shop shortly.

Happy Day to One and All!
Karen Anne

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Approaching Autumn

I keep seeing fallen leaves on my front walk, reminding me that Autumn is on its way! Fall is my favorite time of year - I can't wait for the golden light and the cooler nights, crisp air, smell of leaves and beautiful foliage. Here is my third ACEO with a fall theme, inspired by the leaves on my walk:
acrylic on 140# watercolor paper

listing here

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Team Feature: ACRYLIC

Here are just a few ACEO's done using acrylic paints. Want to see more ? To search "ACETSY Team" on Etsy, click here.

AyalaArt - Girl with Snail pet

KathyMortonStanion - Abstract Southwestern

MagicLoveCrow - Little Angel Baby Crow

artistsuetaylor - winged warrior

backroomtreasures - Green leaf study

nkolika - Ladybird Beetle

This post was compiled by Pam of alwaysartistic

Friday, September 3, 2010

Inspired By ACEO

I just love ACEOs because no matter how busy life is, you can always find time in the midst of our day to work on these little pieces, to try a new technique or inspire us into something bigger. Well, this is what happened for me. This is the 2-layer technique I spoke about here. First, I finished this ACEO....

(c) Lorrie Bennett 2010 'Leaf 1'
then I finished this ACEO....

(c) Lorrie Bennett 2010 'Flower 1'
which in turn inspired me to do this piece....
(c) Lorrie Bennett 2010 'Morning Song'
It's an 8x10 so I plan on taking this and reformatting it for an open edition ACEO print, perhaps with a quote at the bottom. Haven't finished that part yet but will be in my Etsy Shop soon. I just love ACEO's and all their little...ur...big potentials!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Infinity Flies"

I have had dragon flies on my mind and decided to put them down on paper, the result is my latest illustration which I have titled "Infinity Flies".  The original illustration is 8.5" x 11".  I have digitally reduced it so that I can offer it as an Open Edition ACEO.  I will be posting this in my Etsy Shop shortly.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Artist Trading Cards hit the Mainstream in Dick Blick's 2010-2011 Studio Catalog

Artist Trading Cards, or ATC for short, is the brainchild of Zurich artist M.Vänçi Stirnemann who originated the concept in 1996 and created the first trading party in 1997 in Switzerland. Originally intended to be traded by artist to artist in person, this mini art form has morphed into a world-wide phenomenon with beaucoup variations and ameliorations. On, the handmade marketplace online, they are often referred to as ACEOs ("Art Cards, Editions and Originals") because they are primarily for sale rather than traded artist to artist. Plus, they include prints rather than being all original, handmade works of art. 

I have my own collection going on and prefer to buy only originals. However, I have mistakenly purchased prints from time to time. Click here for an interesting discussion of originals vs. copies by two creators of ATCs. I create and sell my own as well, but, sadly, I haven't yet found any artists willing to trade them with me. I love the idea of artists trading little miniature paintings with each other. Many of the artists on Etsy, including myself, who create ACEOs belong to a group called the "ACEO Etsy Street Team." Browse this wonderful blog for links to many miniature works of art.

I was pleased to find a two-page spread in the 2010-2011 Dick Blick Studio catalog featuring ATC supplies for artists. Log onto or call them at 800-828-4548 for your very own copy of this BIG catalog of art supplies. Happy Creating!!!
-reposted from Raphaella's Journey Continued, September 02, 2010 by Raphaella Vaisseau,

Acetsy Team 2008 Autumn Video