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Mar 10, 2009

Used Books and ACEOs

On Mondays my Husband and I have the day-off together. Yesterday we walked through the city to get to the used Bookstore. It usually takes about 40 minutes on foot to get there. I had a stomachache and Hubby suggested ice cream, so we veered off course to hit Baskin Robbins. I felt tons better after my Jamoca Almond Fudge Sundae!

The bookstore has 4 floors of used books which line all the shelves, tables, corners and floor ... just about every spot is covered with books. I got some beautiful, old Japanese books for my collage works. We must have spent more than an hour looking at old books. By the time we got home, we had been gone for 4 hours! Not all of that time involved walking, but I was sure tired when we got home.

I joined the ACEO Bounty challenge group last year on Etsy. It has been fun creating art works based on the challenges. Anyone can join. On a monthly basis, a Mini-Aceo Bounty is held. For this mini-bounty, a random number is chosen, and the matching post in the thread, wins all the aceos that were donated to the mini-bounty for that month! I won it in January. Hurray! The artists of the beautiful ACEO cards below are as follows: tapestry316, Art2ArtColorado, lyekka, pinkglitterfae, TheCreatorsPalette, alwaysartistic, artistsuetaylor, Lazyhawk, readingsully2, WorldOfMoments, bellsakabin. What is an ACEO?
ACEO stands for “Art Cards, Editions and Originals” …a specific “size” of artwork measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches in either Portrait or Landscape orientation.

My Father was an Avid photographer, and he had lots of different cameras in the house. This ACEO stems from one of the challenges and is based on a drawing I did of his Yashica-D camera.


readingsully2 said...

Your aceos look wonderful. Thanks for putting a link to my shop. Stop by and subsribe to my blog if you get a chance.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Thanks for dropping by. I had a look at your blog and subscribed:)

Kathleen said...

Very fun to see all the lovely cards! Thanks for the link to my shop =) Congrats again on your win!

Hey Harriet said...

I LOVE that Yashica ACEO :)

fly tie said...

i really adore bookstores and libraries. really, any space filled with books! there's just so much opportunity in reading for mind expansion, eye opening, life enhancement, etc.

congrats on winning. :-D

readingsully2 said...

I meant to tell you how much that book store appealed to me. When I spent a month in England that is where I went quite often. Old book stores. And in England they are kind of musty. Just loved it.

Art2ArtColorado said...

I am very late in finding and seeing this but wanted to thank you also! *what a cool bookstore & the Yashica ACEO sure kicked up some memories of one of my first cameras. Thanks again, Cheri

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