How I Commissioned the Perfect Art Piece

After all, it was his spontaneous inspiration that I was commissioning as much as the actual finished work. But most importantly, and I cannot emphasize this point enough, we shared an aesthetic – battered, frayed, worn, eroded, but with an underlying charm. When choosing an artist and commissioning an artwork, having this in common helps to ensure your end result will be positive.

ACEO – From Hobbyist to Professional Artist Part I

ACEO stands for Art Card Originals and Editions. They are kissin’ cousins of ATC’s or Art Trading Cards. Both are by definition cards of artwork measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same as a standard playing card. ACEO’s originated on Ebay, and are a favorite form of art on the world’s biggest online auction site.

On Collecting Postcards

The request I get most often is for me to mail the card from our local post office here in Tubac, Arizona because of its reputation as an art community. I am happy to do this…

A White, Plastered Wall

“This amuses me,” I thought to myself one morning and it occurred to me that this unadorned, rather retiring backyard wall had actually become, for me, a sort of muse…