SO.....I have managed to get into the Autumn edition of "Create, Collect, Trade" , a fantastic book on ACEO artwork that combines both the works of adult "professional" artists and children from an elementry school in the U.S. . (Who are lucky enough to have a brilliant teacher btw!)
The new edition has about 20 or so adult artists so far and looks to be filled with some really fantastic pieces. (The originals of some of these are actually for sale on Etsy.com as well!)
So...here is the link to the lovely blog: http://createcollecttrade.blogspot.com/ it's over there --> also but I thought I'd make it even easier to hit. There is also a running thread on Etsy that the artists are involved in: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5774291 so you can check up on us!
If you love art, but think it's too expensive to own originals, or just love little things, ACEOs are for you! Even some very popular artists make them and they are usually far more affordable.
They are also the perfect tool for teaching kids about art. Sometimes the very idea of art can be daunting when faced with what seems like a mile of blank, empty canvas staring at you!
The 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch format seems much friendlier!
Anyhoo...check out the new edition of "Create, Collect, Trade" ! And there should be copies of the previous edition as well in a couple of weeks, so check that out too!