Friday, August 10, 2007

ACEO Art Card "Asian Dreams" from Bee & Flower Soap

Asian Dreams c 2007 Annie M! Annie M! 2.5" x 3.5" collectible art card
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This is a new collectible art card or ACEO from a class that I'm taking from the talented artist Pat S. Check out her art at her website here: The class is designed to mix it up and get us to think outside the box. I love looking at collage but have never made one before. This is made with soap papers from Bee & Flower soap that is purchased at the health food stores. I've bought Bee & Flower soap for many years, mainly for the paper and beautiful way it is wrapped with gold seals and tissue paper with Asian writing on it. I've accumulated quite a stack of soap papers that I've FINALLY found a use for on this aceo. Most of the artists I know tend to be accumulators of needful thingies. Last year I threw out a whole bag of mint tins that I'd saved - little did I know that they art hot on the artists circuit for making altered mint tins, cool dolls and collages and ACEOs. Oh, well, spilt milk.....

ACEO's (art cards editions and originals) are collectible affordable little art cards, only 2.5" x 3.5", made to fit in a baseball card sleeve, and are ~H~O~T~ on Ebay. Just type ACEO in your Ebay search. I know I keep plugging them, but they are a fun place to discover other artists; and to be discovered. So far I've seen two artists' work skyrocket and I wish I'd bought more of their work when ".....I knew them when....". Which artist will you discover? Maybe ME, ha ha.


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Cartoon Kalama Zoo

Here is a link to a funny old cartoon about the name Kalamazoo compliments of Jen J who lives in Cali of Fornia. I thought it was SOoooo funny because Kalamazoo is my old home town and people have made funny of the name since forever. Evidently Merry Melodies picked up on the name and produced this old cartoon - looks like from the 30's or early 40's. The old cartoons are kind of weird and Twilight Zoney rather than funny in my humble opinion - kind of like bad dreams with a hint of funny. Can't believe we raised a whole generation of kids on them (like moi, perhaps?). It is a hoot and I'm going to pass the link onto the Kalamazoo Gazette because they publish stuff about funny uses of the name Kalamazoo. Having grown up there, we all think the name is normal, but I guess it is funny to those not used to it. Who would guess it's a major art community and is actually a good sized small big town (if that makes any sense?). Kalamazoo sounds like everyone living there should look like some sort of zoo animal, no? Maybe we do and just don't know it, HA! I include myself in the "we" since we hope to move back to my old town at some future date. Here is the link:

If you can't access it, let me know and I will try again.

Enjoy the hot sultry summer night,

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