Sunday, January 27, 2008

ACEO madness.

I'm not sure if I've blogged about ACEO's before, but I recently began making them. An ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) are miniature works of art the size of a trading or playing card. They can be framed or stored in a trading card album. They are tons of fun to make as well as collect. I, myself, collect bird ACEO's.

The original inspiration was an old map book of Los Angeles (my hometown) that belonged to my grandmother. I didn't want to throw it out, but it was very outdated. I've always wanted to incorporate maps into my work, but wasn't really sure how until I discovered ACEO's. I started experimenting with the maps and my designs and came up with some interesting pieces.

So today, being that it was cold and snowy, was a perfect day to be holed up and create! These are a bunch in the process...some will make it and others will not. I think they look really cool all together.


m.Lee said...


They are so addicting to make and collect.

acaligurl said...

i love the bird cage and bird.
so cute. i want to start collecting!!!

pinkbathtub said...

True m.lee!

Thanks acaligurl. The nice thing about ACEO's is that they are affordable to collect.

susan said...

i love these a lot!
i would love to see a little bigger ones too - do yo uthink that you will do that? say 8x10s? or so?
very pretty...

pinkbathtub said...

Thanks Susan! I've done a few in 5x5 and then did the collage (which you saw on my Flickr site). I am hoping to do more of the bigger size when I get some time.