The Art of Life
Photobucket I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed. Photobucket

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My first Aceo!

2.5"x3.5" Prismacolor on Colorfix

~~If you haven't yet heard about them, ACEOs are a really popular thing with artists right now. ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions, and Originals. " These cards have one main rule- they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches-the size of a traditional trading card. Here is a link to a site that explains a little more about them : ACEOs
~~I have known about art cards for a while but have never tried one. Today I just had the urge to tackle that challenge!
~~I love lettering. In school I was always the one who was asked to make the posters and signs. I have also always loved the power of positive words. When I was a teenager I kept a journal of any interesting quotes or words that I came across. I still have that journal and am thinking about starting up the practice again.
~~Nature is another great inspiration to me. God is the first and really the only great Artist. Everything we do is just an imitation of His great work. Before I had my girls I did mostly wildlife art and it's something that I still enjoy.
~~So this little card is a combination of the two. The little bird's egg, to me, is a perfect symbol for possibility; for dreams; for life. Every day is full of new possibilties!
~~As I mentioned before, I am also working on a new large piece. I am very excited about this one. I'll let you in on a little secret-it will also include lettering. An idea struck me like lightning a few days ago and now I'm just trying to find time to work on it, lol.




6 comments:

Lei said...

I love it Kasie! I lov elettering too and have aslo always been designated "sign maker". In fact, I am entering a font contest, which is fun (and new).

Zoe said...

I love your artwork!!! AMAZING! I love Artist Trading cards too!! I was in a group that did them . . . I got some of the most amazing creations! If you make one, I would love to swap with you!!

Valerie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to see your current piece!

Shawn said...

Cool! I hadn't heard of them before ... very nice. Yours is gorgeous.

Also, can't wait to see this big project you're so excited about! Must be something!!

Zoe said...

Ok, just going through your blog again - love your artwork!

I was thinking that my ATC is so similar in thought to yours. I wanted to share the link to it with you . . . even though it is done through photoshop- not by hand!

It is
http://www.freshpreserves.com/Inspired%20By%20Nature.jpg

I can't wait to see more of your work.

Kasie Sallee said...

I LOVE your ATC Zoe! It's amazing that we were thinking so much alike, lol. Synchronicity.
:)