Tuesday, April 01, 2008
I'm taking part in an ongoing conversation amongst a group of ACEO artists on Etsy. At one point, the topic of what to do with unfinished pieces came up. So, we decided to trade round our UFOs, and see if we could finish what had been started by someone else. Jessie sent me two ACEOs to work with. Like an idiot, I failed to take the 'before' pictures, so I'll just have to describe them. One was a landscape in gorgeous warm browns; the other was a woman's head in a crystal ball (at least that's what I took it to be... I don't know many people who put their heads in goldfish bowls just for the fun of it!). Both are quite unlike my style (which is of course the point, or a big part of it...).
So, here are the new versions. The first is still recognisably a landscape; it is now called 'Leaf Dreams Tree', and you can just see the tree underneath the skeleton leaf. The title is written on the painted lutradur that runs across it. The second, though, is quite different. I added a tiny hand made envelope that came as an 'extra' from another etsy seller, and wrote the words 'secret love' on the sides of the card, with a paper heart collaged onto the envelope. There is a little card inside the envelope for the owner to write down their secret, be it love, or be it something else.
Jessie, let me know if you would like your cards back, I'd be happy to send them to you!