Thursday, November 8, 2007

Featured Etsy Shop - Coconut Palm Designs

Coconut Palm Designs offers art with a tropical flair. Joanne, owner of this spicy Etsy shop, is a Canadian living in Belize, Central America. She’s an artist working in a variety of mediums, a graphic designer and now a woodworker.

Designing signs is her newest crafting passion but art has been in her blood since birth. The colors and designs of many of her pieces are rich and vibrant in color and point of view.

I’ve chosen to showcase Joanne’s amazing ACEO art. But first, let’s have a little lesson on ACEO art.

I didn’t fully understand this particular craze among artists until I went on a little online hunt. Here’s what I found out:

  • ACEO stands for “art card, editions and originals.”
  • They started out as ATCs or “artist trading cards” and were traded among artists.
  • Artists realized this was an opportunity for the public to share in the fun, thus ACEOs were created.
  • They’re individual art miniatures which pass hand to hand.
  • The only standard requirement is that it measures 2.5" x 3.5”.
  • It’s basically a way for the average person to own some art, at the same time offering exposure for the artist.

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, here’re the goods:

This ACEO (above) is an original pencil crayon illustration of a red eye tree frog (Agalichnis callindyas). These frogs breed in isolated ponds in lowland forest habitats. It is drawn on watercolor paper and is signed and dated on the back.

This ACEO (above) is an original drawing of a wildflower that grows in Belize. It is drawn on watercolor paper and colored with pencil crayons. It is signed and dated on the back.

This ACEO (above) is an original acrylic abstract painting done in primary colors and edged with black marker. It is done on watercolor paper and signed and dated on the back.

Want more?

  • Visit her blog.
  • Visit her Etsy Shop.


    CoconutPalmDesigns said...

    Thanks for the great feature!

    Giftbearer said...

    Good feature. I read the other one too about the adoption organization. Very interesting.