Thursday, October 30, 2008

More on my ACEO Deck Diamonds

What is this fascination with playing cards? Is it something new? I think if I reach way back into the memory banks, I recall playing cards with my mom. But its only a faint memory, and I'm not even sure if its true. Then there was concentration, trying to remember where the cards were hidden. Did I play that with Robert? Or by myself? Oh and the cheap trick "want to play 52 pickup?" I clearly recall tons of games of 500 rummy with Megan. It never even mattered who won. It seems throughout my life there was this fascination with holding the cards, arranging the cards, sorting the cards, observing the cards, touching the cards.

No wonder I can't stop flipping over and over through my ACEO 'deck', or at least the diamonds. Does no one else share my fascination??



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A New ACEO Deck

This weekend I started listing my ACEO Deck. This is the set of 54 ACEOs I am creating from prints of the first 54 ACEOs I created, backed by a matching original piece of textile art.

The 1, 2 and 3 of Diamonds are also very yellow, with backgrounds of a yellow fabric dotted with spots of gold. The numbers and pips on these cards are hand-stamped, the red fabric diamonds are hand cut and glued in place. The "faux stitching" around the diamonds is done with red pigma ink, and on each diamond a little crystal is glued in place (Gemtac is a great product for gluing beads and crystals to fabric.)

2 of Diamonds, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

3 of Diamonds, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

4 of Diamonds, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"


On the back of these cards are prints of my very first ACEOs...my Tribute to Vincent:



Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pam Tanzey newest ACEO Fairy pony


She is supposed to be sleeping, Autumn Princess of the meadow.
She's snuggled safely where the long grass and wildflowers grow,
but there's still too much to look at and so much she wants to know.

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Just listed on eBay
Thanks,
Pam Tanzey
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Persian Patch Work Kitties


The design below is a
Water color style.




These designs are for all the Persian kitty cat lovers.
This design reminds me of the sixties in the Hippy days!
I hope you all enjoy this one!

You can find this new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop





Thursday, October 16, 2008

Garden Persian Kitty


Hello everyone I had to design something soft and sweet! so cuddly you just want to reach out and pet her! I loved this design so much I just had to do two different version!
I am going to be doing a series of Persian Cats/Kittys. Most loved are the silver with the black eyeliner and green eye's!
You can find this new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop
















Monday, October 13, 2008

New Art On Etsy

Hello, I've just added new ACEO's on Etsy!


I hope everyone is have a wonderful Autumn!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Funky Hatted Witches



I had a ball creating these cute witches wearing funky hats for Halloween! I finally got them all printed from my Zazzle shop, great printing, great prices on quantities! I think these would be super for someone who collects Halloween cards, witches, whimsical art and the like!

You can view them at my Etsy shop!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Captured Fairy And A Brownie


This new design is for all collectors who love
"Captured Fairies In A Jar"
The little Brownie is skipping around with glee.
The fairy seems a little pissy.lol
If you double click you can see a larger size of this design.
Enjoy

You can find this new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop


Two Fairies On A Fence


I can imagine this place!

Can you?

I love a feel good when you create something that you just absolutely love!
I am so excited to see this new design in print. FYI my designs can be printed as big as 8 x 10 so if there is one you would love to have in print contact me at anitra008@yahoo.com for more information!

You can find this new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop


Ghost's And True Love

Here is another late night design! I think it turned out pretty good for the hours I put into it. I am so happy it is done it took me three days to complete!

You can find this new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop


Monday, October 6, 2008

Stained Glass Window ACEOs

An artistic highlight of our recent trip to Europe was a visit to the Fraumunster church in Zurich. Their claim to fame...5 stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall.

It's a rather fascinating story. The church had tried and failed to find a local artist to redesign colored windows for the chancel of the Fraumunster. Then a 1967 Chagall exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich led to the project for Chagall to do these windows. He was in his 80s at the time!

I've never been a huge Chagall fan, but these windows are beautiful. Not in the way of say Notre Dame's Rose Window, but in a more primitive, earthy, biblical yet intensely colorful way. I sat for a long time looking at these windows, and could have stayed longer. Photography was not allowed, but I got a great postcard.

Chagall's Stained Glass Windows at the Fraumunster Church, Zurich


I also got a booklet explaining the story and iconography of the five windows.

So these windows are the inspiration for my next ACEO series. Here is the first, the red window, known as the Prophet's Window.

I couldn't possibly reproduce the whole window, or even accurately render a part of it, but instead what I attempted to capture in this Artist Card are the elements which speak most powerfully to me - the colors, the shapes, and the wonderful fracturing which occurs with stained glass.


Chagall's Prophet Stained Glass Window, Diane Weber, 2 1/3" x 3 1/2"

Several different red hand-dyed fabrics were used, with touches of yellow and blue. All the shapes are hand cut and fused in place, then stitched with black thread. Stay tuned for the next window, the blue Law Window.

Continuing with my series representing Chagall's stained glass windows from the Fraumunster Church, here is my Blue Window ACEO. The blue window is known as the Law Window, since it features Moses with the stone tablets representing the eternal law of God.

In addition to 3 or 4 different blue fabrics, I added touches of green, yellow and a couple of complimentary orange pieces in the center.

I sometimes feel like it is cheating to use complements in my quilt art. It's like a trick that will always work to make an art quilt, no matter how small, look interesting and draw a second look from a viewer. I guess that's why they call them compliments?

Chagall's Blue Law Window ACEO, Diane Weber, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"


Friday, October 3, 2008

Baby Boo And Her Kitty

Baby Boo And Her Kitty!
Halloween is creeping up on us and I am going to just spend some time designing creepy,spooky,cute designs.lol
I hope you like this one as much as the last!
You can find my new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop



Geisha


I managed to get some time in for one design over the weekend!
One design a day is a long way down the road for me.lol
I love this one it has so many vibrant colors!
I used a little color burn on my flowers. My brushes worked out really nicely in this one too! Her mask is a brush hard to believe I know, and also her wispy pale blue wings!
You can find my new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop



Two Little Witches

Double,Double, Toil And Trouble
Happy Halloween! We are now in October and I have this new little treat for you all to see! I really,really love this one it is now my favorite! I hope you all enjoy it too!
You can find my new creation
at
My Ebay

And Also in

My Etsy Shop



Please Cast A Vote for Me!


Hello everyone!
Today is the last day it ends at 2pm California Time.
I just wanted to ask a favor if you might take a moment and go to the link I have provided below and cast a vote for me on my latest design Beauty's Lot! I really would love to win! lol With your help I know I can!
Just look for my design (Anitra Williams) then click on the circle then scroll down to cast your vote! It is that simple and will only take a second, there are no sign up's to do or anything!
http://charmingsam.blogspot.com
Hugging You all!
Anitra