Since I joined twitter, I made friends with a lot of new people! It’s a great place to meet new and interesting people. Speaking of which, one of my newest contacts is Silja (http://twitter.com/5erg) from Estonia. She’s an incredibly talented artist that has introduced me to ACEO.
ACEO stands for “Art Cards, Editions and Originals”. These cards have one main rule – they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches – the size of a trading card. They have been originally made to be Traded, but eventually they also became popular with “non artists” to be used for decorating and collection purposes.
Silja put up a request on twitter for people who were interested to share a photo of their eye, so she could re-create the picture of the eye in oil painting. The idea intrigued me immediately, and I sent her the photo. After some time, I got my painting as you can see in the picture below… (mine is the one in the middle!)
So with this post I just wanted to show off my eye painting :-) whilst thanking Silja for the amazing painting that I got in the mail yesterday! – You can visit her page and online shop at http://5erg.etsy.com/