Postcards as Art Souvenirs

Certain images are irresistible to me and I have long collected bits and pieces from magazines and newspapers, postcards sent by friends, old photos, and the odd doodle for my collection. I guess it was inevitable that I would eventually produce my own cards, both original and professionally printed. I have a difficult time keeping…

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.

Change is Scary

Changes, even small changes, are difficult because the outcome is never guaranteed and our rationalizations will be working overtime to thwart our efforts. After all, we’ve made it this far being just as we are now, haven’t we? …