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Upside Down© (ACEO)

I think I got stung by the ACEO bug...

I totally honor Alberto D'Assumpcao who introduced me to the ACEO's!
[“Art Cards, Editions and Originals”]
Frank Maguire is stung by this contagious ACEO bug too and is producing like crazy!
And did you see Nira Dabush 's Four Seasons ACEO's yet?
Wonderful how the ACEO fever is grabbing all of us at Art Wanted and beyond!

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I love to work with the batik method to outline the abstract shapes.
The white lines enhance the colors and provide that extra bold dimension.

ACEO stands for
"Art Cards, Editions & Originals".

These cards have one main rule
- they are 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches
(6.4cm x 8.9 cm)
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the size of a (baseball) trading card.

The French artists were the first to come up with advertisement on the art cards. It wasn't until the mid-1700's that the English picked up on the idea of using the Art cards for advertising.

In 1887 "baseball" cards started to appear. These early cards are now very rare and it is uncertain what they were made of. They were not mass produced. During the period 1902 - 1935 baseball was in its golden years. Cards during this time were usually sold with bubble gum, chewing tobacco and cracker jacks. As they were marketed with different size products, baseball cards were different sizes and it was not until the 1960s that the modern 2.5 x 3.5 size was standardized.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2008©
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.

many thanks to
http://www.art-cards.org/history.html

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Maureen Bloesch 24 Aug 2009

lovely!

Brandi Wilson 28 Jun 2008

great lines, shapes and colors!

Hiroshi Taniguti 13 Jun 2008

Excellent and very creative work

Gavin North 11 Jun 2008

NOW THIS ROCK, I LOVE YOUR CHOICE AND USE OF COLOR IS TRULY INSPIRING, I REALLY LOVE THIS PIECE

Babis Kiliaris 10 Jun 2008

i love those small works of you. i have done some similar 15 years ago and i enjoyed them so much