When Life Gives You Cicadas...Make Fairies Of Course!
|Toadstool ACEO, this one is sold already!|
|I think their wings are beautiful...|
|...but this many is a little much!|
I stood on my porch surveying the cicada shells and bodies that littered my yard. What a summer! I thought to myself, what to do about all of this?! Then it occured to me that when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. But this time life had given me dead cicadas that had finished their lifecycle all over my yard! Then it dawned on me, make fairies!
I gathered up as many good ones that I could find and put them in a cauldron in the shed to await my creative energy that would allow them to be reborn with honor as fairies!
|Drawing, painting, cutting, scrapbooking!|
|This one called "Morning Has Broken" is still waiting for a loving home. Available in our Etsy shop.|
What's an ACEO card? For those of you new to ACEOs, they are ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches and are miniature pieces of art that make it easy for customers to collect original art at an affordable price. ACEO collecting is becoming very popular throughout the world. ACEOs can be kept in a trading card book with sleeves, or displayed on small easels in curio cabinets. These new fairy ACEO cards are all original, one of a kind, hand signed, and created in my studio by hand.
|Each one has the title and are hand signed on the back.|
|Daylilly, this one is still available in our Etsy shop too.|
What makes these ACEOs special?
They were drawn by hand by lil 'ole me, then carefully cut out and mounted on a piece of decorative scrapbook paper with glitter acents. I included included real insect wings as part of the design. I'm having so much fun making these, I'm sure to have many in the future for you to collect.
In Other News: A Nice Review for Voice of the Trees
Today there is a great review for my Voice of the Trees deck over at Tarot News Blog! I was delighted and honored, I loved the pics the took of the deck in a tree! Here is the link, she has a great blog, lots of wonderful posts about the world of tarot. http://tarotnotes-majorandminor.blogspot.com/2011/12/review-voice-of-trees.html
Also in Voice of the Trees news, I'll be at Pathways in St. Louis click for the link doing readings from 2-5pm, so if you're local and would like a Voice of the Trees reading before the new year, now it the time to stop in! Sunday, December 11. $35 for 1/2 hour appointment, call to reserve your space today!