Monday, 30 November 2009

Something Completely Different!

My first ACEO - there, I've said it! A fun e-mail from Lynsey at the weekend prompted me to take up my pencil and do some drawing, which I haven't done for a while (apart from designing softies, of course!).

Today, I decided to take it one step further and have a go at creating an ACEO - I'm really not sure why, it just sort of happened. Anyhow, I really enjoyed the freedom of the pencil, and of course some Harris Tweed managed to make its way into the picture too! I decided to use the tweed to make 'accents' on the drawing, which to my mind worked quite well. I always think of Harris Tweed as part of the landscape, so perhaps it was a natural progression.

This one's available in my Etsy shop (the grown up one!). Well, it filled a space where my 'tweedie' draught excluder was! (The view is from my kitchen window by the way - the above pic is a detail from the ACEO).

P.S. ACEOs are miniature works of art for trading, collecting, framing, or just treasuring, and measure 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches.

Added Later: I spent some time at the weekend taking photographs of the landscape around my home - I thought this blurry one taken through the sun and the rain was quite interesting! Blurred because my camera wasn't powerful enough to zoom in this far (we live a mile or so from the sea):

Bye for Now :)

8 comments:

Biba said...

It's different alright, but it's absolutely gorgeous! I could tell you were a skilled artist but you still manage to surprise people! Wonderful, I really love it.

Karin said...

Oh, to be able to draw. I really can't though, even though, even if I would like to. When I draw, it looks like something my 4 year old would draw. Or my 3 year old :-D

june at noon said...

What a fantastic drawing, and I LOVE how you incorporated the tweed into it. It's a perfect combination.

The blurry picture is gorgeous, too. Almost looks like a painting!

Swirlyarts said...

Oh it's fab!! I'm very tempted to by it but I will try to be good :)

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Lovely to see a nice piece of drawing. 'A line a day' is apparently what Picasso used to say and it's what one of my Mum's artist friends always says to me when we are discussing our artistic endeavors. I'm lazy at drawing and should do more of it but always appreciate it when I see it : )

janet said...

And just when we think we have seen all your talents....Poof!...another one appears ;-)

Tweed Delights said...

Thanks all for lovely comments on my 'scribbly', tweedie-drawing - I was more than a little nervous posting it here! But I'm glad I did :)

Ann Christine Dennison said...

I love the blurry photo, it is almost like a painting. Must be wonderful to have a view of the sea from your home :-)I like the drawing too, better get your pencils sharpened for more, by the looks of all these comments :-)))