17/03/2011

#ART for ALL #Handmade #Folksy

I was busy looking through the listing club thread and viewing everyones listings, unsure what to put on todays blog. Should it be bags, things of one colour or a different theme altogether. It was as I viewed and mused, that I came a cross an ACEO of poppies and that decided me. There was something about this particular painting that really drew me. It caught the eye with it`s colours and beauty and that was it. Then I really noticed all the other ACEO`s and pictures on the thread. I had been viewing, without really seeing and that picture stopped me in my tracks. I hope you enjoy the art I have chosen today.
AS usual, to see a larger picture or a description, just click on the picture and you will be taken the that piece of art in the shop.
ENJOY!

Couldn`t decide what to do today,
I thought of art, it might make me play
with my paints and get my inspiration back.
When I don`t paint or draw I feel the lack.
It takes me away to a wonderful place
where I work at my own slow pace.
Where, oh where, has my mojo gone
is that it, is my painting done?
I just haven`t felt the urge in an age,
can`t even put pencil or pen on a page.
A time without art is so very bad
I came to it late, so it makes me sad,
to no longer have this burning need
and no ideas, not even a single seed.
What should I do and where should I go
to find inspiration, to make it flow.
What do ther artists do when this occurs
does your irritation stick like burrs.
I can no longer go on the Aceo thread
it reminds me that my painting is dead.
It`s hard to see the paintings emerge
and I still don`t feel a single urge.
I will display pictures done weeks ago
just so that I have something to show.
I think I`ll stop fretting for a while
I`ll ignore the paints with a smile.
I am very sure I will paint again,
at the minute I just don`t know when!


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ACEO Original Watercolour - Cottage by a Stream. ACEO Original Watercolour - Spring Tulips.
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Red Poppies by Shoogly Beads. ACEO: Vintage Vixen pair by The French Quarter.
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ACEO by PANTS AND PAPER. Photo ACEO - jungle water by Laura Faye Crafts - Cards & Art.


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Pencil Petals ACEO by PrestoBeads. Dinosaur collage art (unframed) by floppsie moppsie.
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ACEO - Sunflowers by Audrey`s Art. Cherry Blossom Mixed Media ACEO by NOFKants Curios.
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Camper Van Framed Embroidery by Buggable. ACEO: Donkeys on the Beach by Boy in Park.


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Owls in Spring yellow by Indira Albert. Fantasy Themed ACEOS by Squintessential.
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Encaustic art postcard painting by GweddusArt. Sunset in the fields by Wellydog Gallery.
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Acrylic Rabbit tree paintings by JaysMonkey`s Jewellery. "Mystical Magic" post card set by Petit Bird.

I hope you enjoyed todays gallery of art. I thought it would make a change as I haven`t shown it for a while.
Thanks for visiting, comments welcome as I love reading them.

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely blog this is! As someone who has only just "discovered" ACEOs (or ATCs), I appreciate the work which has gone into those shown and especially like the sunflowers which brightened up this cold, rainy Scottish morning for me.

    Regarding your lack of inspiration for painting, don't worry I am sure it will return when the time is right. I have found it is good to doodle on the ATC cards and would recommend you have a look at Zentangles on YouTube.

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  2. Thank you so much for including my mixed media ACEO of crocheted cherry blossom and beads amongst such talented artists.

    Love them all, just wish I could paint!!!!

    Natalie x

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  3. Thank you for including my camper van. There are all so lovely so loving the dinosaur and the donkeys.

    Thanks

    Vicki

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  4. Thanks for the advice Pat and for the lovely comments all of you.

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  5. Thanks for including my ACEO. Loving the owls.. don't think I've seen that one before...

    Emma

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  6. Thank you for the lovely thoughts about my poppies Linda...I loved the wee cottage when I first saw it on the 'Challenge'. I look at old photos when I don't feel any inspiration...I've taken loads of pics of flowers in the past....The poppies came from a photograph of some in my garden.

    Pat

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  7. I'm loving seeing the variety of art on folksy too from the simple to the complex to the mixed media to the photos. Makes me want to dabble. Its been a while since I got my sketch book out. I used to love pencil drawing and pastels. Wish I could paint to Natalie!
    Gorgeous choices. Loving Petit Bird's postcard set
    Gemxxx

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  8. Beautiful collection and thanks for featuring my owls print.

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  9. Finally viewing this- some really lovely pieces chosen today and thanks for featuring me :)

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  10. Really sorry to hear you've got painter's block at the moment, but sure it'll come back to you in time.

    Great choices, such variety is amazing!

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