- This Art for Your Head - Attitude Hat got bought yesterday.
It was bought by a woman who wanted to give it as a gift to the daughter of one of her co-workers. She is going to be starting a years worth of chemo and wanted her to have this... What a great woman she must be.... she is also a knitter and it makes me go all warm and gooey when there is a story like that behind a purchase.
- My first ACEO card: (Available at DreamWoven.Etsy.com )
- This is the first ACEO in the series "Exotic Forays". There will not be another like it because each fiber piece will be different.
"The Rubaiyat" by Omar Khayyam
This card is comprised of a delicate fiber paisley either crochet,knit or woven (or a combination) by me... It rests on a collage of moroccan tapestry and a partial illusration, as well as Stanza 47 of the Fitzgerald translation of Omar Khayyam's "The Rubaiyat", which reads:
"And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press,
End in what All begins and ends in -- Yes;
Think then you are To-day what Yesterday
You were -- To-morrow You shall not be less"
The entire collage is backed on to a 2.5" x 3.5" varnished piece of cherry wood that is 1/8" thick which was purchased from another etsy seller - RonH, whose shop can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=16067 .
The paisley crochet has been stitched to the collage, prior to backing it on the maple wood. If you really wanted to, it could be removed and used as a patch or pin
ACEO stands for Art Card Editions and Originals. The standard size is 2-1/2" x 3-1/2". That the ACEO is that size is the only requirement in making ACEO's.
This ACEO will come in a plastic sleeve.... but, due to its nature it is meant to be touched, not sealed away. It will be signed and dated on the back.