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ACEO – playing with vintage pages and images, dressed up with original art.

Such fun to do. Did this today, an ACEO (2.5×3.5″) art original collage + original painting roses.Old handwriting from 1874, Harper’s Bazar illustration (fashion) from 1898 – hand tinted in watercolor. And decorative roses hand-painted in gouache. Rounded corners – card backed. “A True Rose” Listed on eBay.© Jillian Crider

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291119473583

Art of Jillian Crider 2014-04-02 13:19:00

I’ve offered prints on old book pages in my Etsy store before, as well as currently. But this is a first.I was thinking how much I love teacups, especially those with pink roses, and then thinking how popular prints of my watercolor of one has been. I had an old book from 1876 nearby, and was thinking of printing on the pages of it. And from there, this became my new creation (using my own art

Photobombed by a Squirrel!

Going through my photos, and tagging them with keywords, and loved this ruined farmhouse (southern Oregon), so enlarged it. I started to laugh …
I was …
Photobombed by a squirrel! This little guy looked up out of a ditch/creek? to see what was happening to an otherwise quiet rural area. Took 3 photos, he’s in 2 of them. Made me laugh.

A word on displaying and collecting original art.

Art adds SO much character and adds interest to one’s decor.A few years back I decked all my walls full of art. Some were from floor to ceiling. Some were my art pieces, but it included others’ work, too.I loved to look up and see it. It gave me a lot of joy.
But even more amazing, my visitors loved it. People would come in and go directly to my walls, and conversations would start up. Even

Original ACEO (2.5×3.5") watercolor painting. Historic old Victorian house porch, entry doors.

“The Old Victorian” original ACEO watercolor (+ some ink). 2.5×3.5″. Listed on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=291101208118 “I tend to get ‘caught up in all the details’ when doing my art. I deliberately chose a looser style with this, and love that I did. The house is lived in an historic with wonderful Victorian features. Shown in the ‘lace’ work on the door and side

New ACEO watercolor painting. Cowgirl barrel racer – white horse.

Original ACEO watercolor painting 2.5×3.5″
“I’m grinnin’. I’m winnin’.” 

“Just the sheer exhilaration of barrel racing sets one’s heart a’poundin’.

Whether this rider is grinning for the pure joy of it, or because she’s winning, I don’t know.This is a winner for capturing the thrill of this ride! Yehaw!Cowgirl up!”
Rodeo barrel racer on a white
horse. By artistjillian © Jillian Crider. On

A new ACEO watercolor painting. Fluffy cat on a vintage doorstep.

Just finished this original watercolor painting. It’s an ACEO (sized always at 2.5×3.5″). I love doing art this size, it helps to really concentrate on the essentials.

I was looking at the door of an old building, when I saw I was being watched back. This fluffy cat made a lovely subject for this painting.

Thank you for looking.

I have it listed on eBay – HERE

Week-long SALE – of original Small Format Artworks, by artistjillian

SALE – 8 original SFA (Small Format Artworks). 30% and more off price, on auction on eBay for 1 week – 18-24th January. http://tinyurl.com/lcfhq89

NEW! SFA watercolor – Horses, people on beach at dawn.

I just finished this original SFA watercolor last night. SFA = Small Format Art – nothing over 14″.

This is 6×6″ square.

I’ve wanted to paint this for a long time, so I can’t help but wonder where these people are now. No doubt the ‘little’ girl is at least a teenager. Dawn at one of Adelaide, South Australia’s beaches (Semaphore). Where horses are allowed to exercise on the beach and in the

ACEO original collage using vintage buttons – scottie dog, shoes, and goose.

On eBay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/merchant/artistjillian
Some more ‘playing’ with vintage buttons – use them to design original ACEO (2.5×3.5″) collages around. A fun task.

Another Scottie dog – turning back time to another era when Scotties were ‘the’ dog to have.

Mother Goose transparency transfer, vintage paper and a colorful garland and spotted washi tape set off a button of a goose with a