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ACEOs : Great Way to Start Collecting Art!

I love painting ACEOs!

I also collect them from other artists. I especially enjoy collecting totally collaged-out ACEOs. Mine are usually painted with acrylics because I love how the colors just pop. Sometimes I use ink and watercolor. Have to be careful with those though, if you get the surface too wet with ink or watercolors – guess what turns pulpy and yucky and peels up? No fun!

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Organizing Where I Sell

Time has become quite the commodity. I’ve been experimenting the past year with various outlets to sell art and decided to have just two main avenues. (Obviously you can always contact me directly if you want talk commission or something.)

Original Artworks

– will be sold on Ebay

Fine Art Prints

– along with prints, greeting cards and pretty much anything you can put an image on will be available at Fine Art America.

I dismantled the store on my site – it was just too much to keep up with – plus collectors know Ebay, they know Fine Art America – and are much more familiar with those big name venues – they don’t know me, don’t trust doing biz in a place they don’t know. So, I think I found a happy medium that works for art buyers and me. ūüôā

So far, so good.

Ebay has been steady selling and I only just started selling prints at Fine Art America. At the time of this writing I have 25 different prints up, over the next week I should have closer to 125 different prints to choose from! Plus you can add a mat and frame.
I’ve sold some and the feedback has been great!

If you love to read and prefer books with images. I can hook you up! Available for reading on any device OR in print if you like to hold a book in your hands.
Tales From Nebrahoma - Kindle edition by Jo Potocki. Arts & Photography Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com..clipular

I need coffee. I’ll post more later.

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New Artcar Being Born!

Well, it’s beginning. Another artcar being born – the working title is #AllStarCoCarand you can follow us on social media by putting in that hashtag OR just follow us for regular updates. It is going to be a fun journey. We are collaborating with the fine folks at the AllStarCo for the gems and let me tell you – the gems are so much better quality than we used on Plan B. We had a huge issue with the gems on Plan B scratching as soon as they were out of the package and many got scratched within their own packaging so the shine was diminished from the get-go. I’m so stoked!

Here is the yucky, dull, boring exterior of our 2003 Ford Taurus.
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Here’s how to lay the jewels ….

 

Look at the sparkle in those jewels! These jewels are a triangle-cut and they reflect so much more light than the square cut jewels we used on our other car, Plan B.


Here is a closeup of some of the progress made so far. It’s going pretty fast today.
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And here is the finished back end so far – a LOT left to do but I feel confident we can get this done in 3 weeks or less (weather permitting).

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I Didn’t Think 500 Lumens was THAT Bright!


If you keep up with me, I’m always going on about how much I hate going down to the basement where my art studio is because it’s dark. I took a spill down the basement stairs (there are 14 of them – metal stairs that end on a concrete floor – but who is counting?) so, I always make sure I have a flashlight.

Then the flashlights turned into a hassle because: batteries. OMG they don’t last and I went the rechargeable¬†route but that started getting expensive too. They’d hold a charge a few times then no. We wind up using a flashlight a lot in this house because it’s 100+ years old and there are zero overhead lights in any room and only a few standing lamps in the rooms we’re in the most. The rest work great for light in the day just having the windows open, but after dark you do indeed need a light source, like a flashlight. I was given the opportunity to try out this Night Provsion¬†GMetal-5 flashlight at a discount and I said, “Count me in!”

The flashlight arrived quickly and was very well packed.
What struck me first was the compact size of this flashlight. It is barely large than my hand! FOTE855
That square white place on the flashlight there is a lantern. If you don’t want to use it as a flashlight, it will be a great lantern for you and the lanyard holder makes it convenient to hold no matter which mode you have it in. I just plugged the USB cable that comes with it into my computer and the flashlight charged up pretty quickly.

I’ve been using it about a week now, on the first charge still. Let me tell you, I read this light was 500 Lumens, it makes my¬†other flashlights look like they are so dim. This light is super bright.

If you need a handy flashlight, I highly recommend this one as a great asset to have around when the lights go out! (or if you live in a house that was built by people who apparently hated lighting).