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Another ACEO Attempt

>> Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This little guy was my second attempt at making an ACEO.  I think he turned out pretty good.  It was very hard to get all that detail into such a small space!  I have learned that I should not start out with such intricate designs when trying something new.  Then again, I've always been that way.  The very first quilt I made was for my mom who has relocated to Arizona.  I wanted the quilt to reflect the region so I used Native American Indian signs for the quilting part with a Kokopelli as the center  of attention.  Not an easy task for a brand new quilter, but I love challenges.

Anyway, I got the design idea from one of my Goodwill artbook finds.  I used watercolor pencils and added watercolors where I thought it needed a little extra oomph.  Now, if I could just get up enough nerve to try my acrylics!

Still having back problems but I am moving a little better.  My right leg keeps going numb all the way to my toes so I think I'm going to have to go back to the doctor.  She told me to give it two weeks and we're at about 1.5 right now.  Somehow I don't see it getting miraculously better in the next few days.  :(  At least I'm back to drawing and painting!  :)

2 Wonderfully Stated Opinions!:

Heather July 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

I like seeing your work in color!!!I have never tried the ACEO - you did a nice job.

So sorry to hear about your back. Take it easy. But yes, glad you are back painting and drawing again!!!

AutumnLeaves July 15, 2010 at 4:11 AM  

What a delightful surprise seeing that bird drinking from the spigot! Gorgeous colors too, Deanna. Still hoping and praying that you feel better soon!

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