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Friday, December 30, 2011

"My Girl" Day Twenty Ink Sketch

Years ago two very special dogs came into our lifes, Suzie aka Yellow Fawn and Dexter aka Moose.  They were anonymously given to my parents who eventually gave them to us and they became dear and precious members of our little family.  As far as we could discern they were in the Rhodesian Ridgeback family.

Thumbing through my albums today, I came across a photo of Suzie and it just called out to me as the subject of my Day Twenty Sketch.  Now, mind you, drawing animals is not something that comes easily to me.  I finally decided to challenge myself further in Brenda Swenson's 75 Day Sketch Challenge and at least attempt this drawing.  So here is

"My Girl"
Happy New Year!
Karen Anne

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Soldier Boy"

 I am so enjoying going through my old albums!  Today I found a photo from 10/4/1993 and decided to sketch what I call "Soldier Boy"....

Try it you'll like it too!

Karen Anne

PS  This sketch is available in my Store in ACEO format.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The bond between brother and sister.....

Recently I decided to take on "Brenda Swenson's 75 Day Sketch Challenge" in which a participant draws one sketch per day for 75 days using only ink ... NO pencils or erasers allowed! Today was my eighteenth day and I chose a photo of two of my grandchildren (when they were much younger). I have never sketched two figures together on one page without first making pre-drawings in pencils with lots of erasures to be sure that proportions are close to what they should be. Never the less, I decided I would try ... the result is this sketch that I really like! The lesson I learned? You never truly know what you are capable of doing until you really try.....

I have this print available as an Open Edition ACEO in my Etsy Shop.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Third and Final Entry to the December ACEO Challenge ...

Outside of our kitchen garden window we have an arborvitae that stands at the east end of the window.  We also have a family of squirrels that nest in the tall blue spruce in our front yard.  The squirrels gather and bury nuts all over our yard, later they will dig up their little treasures and many a time I have been working in the kitchen and a motion will capture my attention outside of the window, I look up and I'll see a little squirrel happily munching on a tender nut morsel. 

This happened again today and inspired my third and final entry in The ACEO Challenge which I have titled "Garden Window Visitor"....
 Happy day all!
Karen Anne

Two New ACEO Challenge ACEO's....

Have you visited The ACEO Challenge Blog lately?  This month's challenge is ".....Out Your Window" ....  here are two views from two of my windows!

Merry Christmas ... and if you have a chance ... enter your view in this month's ACEO Challenge!

Karen Anne

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Wandering the graveyard
2 little ghosts with a bluish glow
visitors or residents? 

Visit my ETSY shop

Monday, October 3, 2011

"Sticks" - Heartful Art ACEO by Raphaella Vaisseau

I like the effect of a stick fence, similar to those we often see here on the beaches of the Gulf Coast of Florida.
This little darling is a little different from my most commonly created ACEOs - original painting of watercolor on paper. "Sticks" is an abstract mixed media piece using scraps I cut up of one of my abstract prints. I then painted the background with silver metallic ink.

I hope you like it! Click here to view all of my ACEOs on Etsy.
-Raphaella Vaisseau

3 ACEO's - Autumn Leaf Portraits

This cute little leaf fell on my deck the other day... It's Autumn!! I couldn't resist painting it's portrait... three times. Click on each one to see it in my Etsy shop, or visit my shop TheCreatorsPalette to see all of my ACEO's.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Dance Of The Gecko's"

I have had numerous requests to illustrate a gecko design and this past week I finally did just that!  Here is my latest piece of art titled "Dance Of The Gecko's", hope you like it!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Listed these 2 little girls ready for Halloween!Click pictures to see listings.
Funny Paper Bag Costume

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Both sides now...

Flip side? Mood ACEOs?
2 sided watercolors?

Whatever you want to call them - they are one piece of paper 
painted on both sides.
The witchy one is ted getting ready for trick or treat
and the pumpkin 
before and after grooming for a jack o'lantern role.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pisces aka Two Salmon - a new zentangle inspired illustration

I have been having fun creating illustrations using zentangle inspired patterns; in this illustration I had drawn the border first, because my inspiration GPS just wasn't working. As the border was coming to completion I kept thinking of salmon (why salmon? I don't know!) so I went with this theme and the result is the drawing you see in this listing. I like the way it turned out and hope you do as well! The original drawing was done on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, but I have reduced it down to be able to offer it in ACEO format.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Frat house 
Roman Senate 
Trick or Treat?

No matter, he's ready
complete with touches of gold watercolor 
neck, waist, wrist and hem 
and the wreath of laurel on his head.

ted's adventures continue...

Friday, September 23, 2011

"Sun and Moon" - Heartful Art ACEO by Raphaella Vaisseau

Ah, the Sun and the Moon, two of our beloved celestial objects. This is the fourth version I've painted of the Sun and Moon theme. This time as an original watercolor ACEO painting. See this and other ACEO originals in my Etsy shop.
If you like it, share it on Facebook, or comment below. In any case, enjoy it!
-Raphaella Vaisseau

Fall ACEO listings

Hello there! Just listed a few Fall inspired ACEO, hope you like them! Click on the picture to see the listing.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Celebrating the Number Three - Heartful Art ACEO by Raphaella Vaisseau

THREE is a new ACEO celebrating the number 3. Click here to see it on Etsy. It's my third day of 30 Days of Get Your Art On. Read more about the number 3 and the 30 day project on my blog, Raphaella's Journey Continued. Enjoy today!
- Raphaella Vaisseau

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Just listed

Click image to see listing
 Hey guys, I hope everyone had a better week than mine! I'm having very bratty technical issues, but I was ableto list a couple of things.Wish me luck!
More in my blog

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Colorful Floral Expressions in Watercolor by Heartful Art's Raphaella Vaisseau

Presenting two new art cards for you in my heartfulart Etsy shop. The top one is "Opening to the Day" and below it is "Cacophony" - both ACEOs are original paintings on Fabriano watercolor paper by Raphaella Vaisseau.

These and thirteen other original ACEOs can be found in the ACEO Original Art Cards section of my Etsy shop.

My collection continues to grow. My latest ACEO purchase is on the way to me from Nova Scotia - two little pink valentine hearts with French love words, painted by Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald of jdmstudios. I can't wait to receive it. While I'm waiting for it to arrive, I'll happily browse all of your shops for more. Thanks for creating art and sharing it. - Raphaella

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Great times camping result in latest drawing!

This latest drawing is titled "Rosa's Flounder". We were down at the Pacific Coast in a campsite on Whalen Island the past few days and had great weather and a wonderful time. On Monday morning the camp host, Rosa, came by and showed me her catch of the day, a beautiful flounder, which inspired this drawing. The best part, however, was when she offered to filet the fish and give it to us for dinner! Cooked up in butter with pepper, season salt and garlic powder it proved to be the best tasting fish I have ever eaten! I remarked that it tasted a bit like delicate shrimp and Rosa said it was probably because flounder feed on sand shrimp. Guess I'll have to get a fishing license for my next trip to Whalen Island!

"Rosa's Flounder"
Happy day all!
Karen Anne aka IrelandBrady aka HummingBelles

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's all about ACEOs on Etsy - Raphaella's Journey Continues

My latest ACEO arrived yesterday from the UK to complete the first page in my ACEO Collection Album. I hope you'll enjoy my newest blog post about buying and selling ACEOs on Etsy. - Raphaella Vaisseau

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Helen Keller - Best and Most Beautiful - New ACEO by Raphaella Vaisseau

Here's a new mixed media ACEO I created yesterday with collage of scraps from my Heartful Art combined with original watercolor painting on Fabriano watercolor paper.

This and other original ACEOs can be found in the ACEO Original Art Cards section of my Etsy shop.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fall is coming.....

Well... any time soon anyway! It's still very hot around here. But I have some pumpkins, witches and little girls in costumes! (Click the picture for listing)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Some more Danny Boy ACEO's ...

This past week I have been going through my art work in preparation for a local show we will be participating in on August 6th (will let you know more about it a bit later) and I found two drawings of Danny Boy that I had not listed in My IrelandBrady Etsy Shop.   So I decided now was as good a time as any to list them and share them with you in this blog.

Happy Day All!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Original Sunflower Painting by ShirleyArt

Golden Flower
acrylic on watercolor paper

A new ACEO painting by Debbie Shirley
available at ShirleyArt on Etsy

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Undersea ACEO's!

These are two new illustrations I created for my new "Humming Belles" Etsy Shop, which features paper dolls that transform into fairies, mermaids, and mermairies!  You can learn more about them by visiting their Etsy Shop or by visiting and following their "Humming Belles" Blog.

The "Humming Belles" wanted an undersea scene added to their portfolio and requested I create a two part set to give them more space to play in.  In the first scene, a sunken fairy castle, a clown fish and a sea horse are featured; in the second scene we find an octopus, an angel fish, star fish, mussels and much more!  These illustrations are listed in the "Humming Belles" Etsy Shop in full color, as pages to be colored by you, and finally as full color ACEO/Trading cards.

May you always have
Love to share,
Health to spare,
 And friends who care!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Food Themed ACEO from ShirleyArt - Tomatoes!

"Tomato Trio"
Original Painting by Debbie Shirley
acrylic on watercolor paper

I have been having a lot of fun with food-themed art - this "Tomato Trio" is my latest ACEO!
You can check out all the ACEOs in my shop ShirleyArt.

Latest From My Dew Drop Series

Verzino Droplet
by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches

ACEO Art Card

Just wanted to share one of my latest watercolors from my Dew Drop Series. The series is still going strong.

This one and more can be found in the Watercolor Dew Drop Section of my Squier Etsy Shop.

I love ACEOs!

A Purple Pony!

My latest ACEO/ATC is for sale on Etsy.

Purple Pony ATC

Friday, June 17, 2011

Acetsy Team 2008 Autumn Video