Tuesday, March 25, 2008




Created on 300# watercolor paper,this work has an elegant, yet primitive feel. Pieces of torn, twisted shapes of wire, painted gold, are imbedded into the black background paint. Bits of gold paintskins are added, as well as gold painted, sheer fabric. The entire work is finished with a glossy varnish, to protect this labor intensive piece,which also gives a leathery look.

It's available in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Much Ado About Typography

I love typography... script types, typewriter keys, scrabble tiles, anything that represents the written letter.

Here is one of a new series called 'Typography and Nature' in which I have used fabrics printed with typographical elements, superimposed with thread-stitched natural elements.

See this ACEO and more in my store:

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Blue Bird and Poppies" by Dana Marie

Greetings Everyone!

This is my first post here at ATC & ACEO Enthusiasts Blog!

"Blue Bird and Poppies"~ ACEO
2.5" X 3.5"(2 1/2 in X 3 1/2in)

Standard Trading Card Size
These are wonderful affordable collectables!
A trading card folder/book filled with ACEOs makes a great coffee table book!Or they can be matted and framed for beautiful miniature art! I personally would like to collect enough to cover a coffee table and then purchase a fitted glass to play on top.

This original collectable bird ACEO/ mini painting is created with professional acrylic on an acid free Strathmore 246 lb weight and sealed with a light coat of clear acrylic protective gloss.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating this piece!

"Blue Bird and Poppies" Sold and is no longer available.

Thank you for your interest!

~ Dana Marie

Friday, March 14, 2008

A Pug in Paradise

"A Pug In Paradise."
Currently listed on Ebay. I created a "Work in Progress" slideshow, which is on the auction page, so please take a peek. Imelda
(click here to see listing)

Border Collie ACEO - "In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it..." by Susan Alison

Click here for ebay auction; also Buy it Now items

Border collies extraordinaire, Monty and Rosie, have their own art blog: Drop by and leave a comment

Click here for collieish present ideas

Or drop us a bark

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Border Collie ACEO - Yes, it IS a trifle breezy... - by a wind-blown Susan Alison

This is what the weather’s like over here at the moment.
[b]Yes, it IS a trifle breezy…[/b]

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When they’re on form my Border Collies, Monty and Rosie, provide comments – ranging from nice to not-so-nice - on all my paintings at – www.montyandrosie.blogspot.com (On this one Rosie is ‘HOWLING up a gale – geddit???? Dyagedditttt????)

Thanks so much for looking…..


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Border Collie watercolour painting 7"x10" - "...the lonely sea and the sky" by Susan Alison

Monty, sitting on haunches, paw on chest, sombre tone, reciting:


I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

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Thanks for looking. It would be lovely if you left a comment below for us to drool over or even to bark back at.

Or drop us a bark

Monty and Rosie provide comments – ranging from nice to narky - on all my paintings at – www.montyandrosie.blogspot.com


Monday, March 10, 2008

First three of four in my “Precious Metals” series, these are oil paint stick rubbings on fabric, embellished with metallic thread painting.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Takin' a Break??

"Takin' A Break"
Well, this little fella is certainly ready for spring because he is sooooo tired of being indoors! It won't be long now and he's resting up so he can be ready for warmer days!
"Takin' A Break" is an ACEO done in acrylics on 140 lb Arches cold pressed watercolor paper.

Friday, March 7, 2008

What's at the end of a rainbow??

Why, a pot of gold of course! This St. Patrick's Day ACEO is made from tiny squares of hand-dyed fabric in the form of a rainbow.

See this ACEO and more in my store:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Calico Cat ACEO

A tiny little play on words, this pair of kitties is indeed made from calico... one of my textile fabric art ACEOs. A tiny button sun shines on the pair. Meow...

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Monday, March 3, 2008

ACEO Original WATERCOLOR bird flower ATC DW WnW MLES

ACEO - 2,5" x 3,5" Watercolor on 14o lbs Arches grain satinè.
I got inspired by the sparrows that are just arriving here and by the cherry trees that are typical in my zone, blossoms are all over also if the weather is making jokes and is warm one day and frozen the day after.

How to Make a Fish Pretty

In response to a challenge to create "off-colored animals", I created this "Striped Bass". He was interesting, but not pretty. So I added glittery metallic quilting lines, interwoven glittery tulle, metal fishy buttons, czech glass beads... and then he was pretty!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

It's time for MARCH MADNESS!!

Wow! It's already March - can you believe it? Wasn't it just Christmas?? Time sure does fly when you are having fun!

To celebrate the madness, I'm giving away a piece of art this month. You can see my website for details at http://www.rhondaglisson.com/

I have just started this website and would love to hear your comments, suggestions and thoughts. Since I haven't done one before, I can use all the help I can get!! If you have time (I know that's precious) and can check it out, I would really appreciate you looking it out and letting me know what you think.