Saturday, January 26, 2008

ACEOs "Antiquity's Gold 1, 2, and 3"
Available in my Art166 - Small Works shop.

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Gilding the World -- One ACEO at a time!

Recently, my fellow Etsian, Contrariwise, ordered her very first ACEO -- my "Antiquity's Gold 3". I'm honored that my work was chosen for her initial foray into the addictive world of ACEOs, and very pleased that she chose one of the "Antiquity's Gold" pieces.

She even blogged about it, giving me a very nice plug, here.

Regular readers of this blog (which is -- oops! -- irregularly updated) probably know that I'm crazy about these designs and have sent many variations of them out into the world. So, yay, Contrariwise!

Speaking of, you'll enjoy visiting her "Contrariwise Jewelry Designs" shop. It's filled with magical, handmade designs of swirly silver and glowing stones. I want them all, but the "Unicorn Horns" earrings are at the very top of my wish list!

You can also stop by Contrariwise's blog and say, "Hi!"

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On a personal note --

Dear Contrariwise,

I'm very pleased to have made your acquaintance. Our "mini-communications" clearly highlighted your enthusiastic nature and sense of humor, which combine with an obvious respect and appreciation for the raw materials used in your pieces. I'm betting your 'day job' falls prey to your unique, artistic flair sooner than you imagine.

It's not every day I meet a 'real-world' scientist born with a silver -- hammer -- in her mouth.

Enjoy your ACEO!

~ W. J. St. Christopher

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About ACEOs

What, you ask, is an ACEO?

An ACEO (which stands for Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) is a collectible bit of art which is bound by only one rule:

An ACEO must measure 3.5"x2.5" -- or vice versa.

Beyond that single requirement, an ACEO can take any form: an original painting or drawing, a limited edition print/reproduction, a photograph, or anything else the artist can imagine. I've seen them made of paper, glass, metal, fabric, and other materials.

With ACEOs, only the size matters!

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Final Words

A heartfelt "Thank You!" to the sublime Mr. Chris Isaak for keeping me company through a long night and early morning of creative, insomnious frenzy.

Chris, singing with you is always a joy -- though my neighbors may feel otherwise.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Items available in my new Zazzle store!.

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Back In The Saddle . . . Again

Ah, blogging, how I've neglected you. However, I'm back on the job and 2008 finds my head brimming with new, art marketing stuff!

Today's New Stuff!

My digital art images are now available on a variety of really cool items
(biased? me?) -- magnets, U. S. postage, mouse pads, tote bags, ceramic mugs and more! Of course, archival-quality prints created on gorgeous 'fine art' or pro-grade poster papers, are still available in a variety of sizes and prices.

You can shop my new Zazzle store by:

* Browsing the animated panel, above, and double clicking any featured item. (Many other items are available in the actual store.)

* Going directly to:*
(Yep, the * is part of the address, and designates me as a Zazzle affiliate.)

* Clicking the "W. J.'s Zazzle Store" link located on the right side of this page.

I've always wanted to offer my work on a line of collectible and/or functional products and Zazzle is a convenient way to do just that.

Only interested in, say, mugs? Links on the right side of the Zazzle pages allow you to conveniently sort and browse items. Click on any item picture to see available colors, sizes, etc.

Have a favorite Art166 digital image and would like to see it on a specific item? Let me know!

Check back often, as I'm still stocking the virtual shelves and new items will be added several times a week.

And you guys thought I was just goofing off -- for months...

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On a personal note --

Dear WGA and assorted Hollywood suits,

Someone please, please, please step up and put an end to the strike. I can't afford cable TV and can only stomach so much 'reality' viewing and mediocre game shows. Really, I could barely tolerate "American Gladiators" back in that other decade.

C'mon! (whining)

W. J. St. Christopher, D. A. (No, that doesn't stand for District Attorney!)