Friday, June 15, 2012

Insomnia. The good kind.

Last night I could not get to sleep for ages. I was tired but my mind would not shut down for the night. My mind was reeling with a new idea. I hesitate to tell you about it for fear that it will go away in the form of my loss of interest. Yeah, I'm kinda like that. I get a wild hair-brained (or not-so-hair-brained but possibly too lofty) idea and then don't carry it out because I am impetuous like that. But this seems different. 

I've been trying to think of a series that I can do. Something people might want to "collect the whole set" of. I noticed that a lot of Etsy artists sell ACEOs. For those that are unfamiliar that stands for Art Card Editions and Originals. They're a bit like trading cards. The only rule is the size: 2.5"x3.5" and as the name implies they can be one-of-a-kind originals or editions. They seem to be quite popular on Etsy and the beauty is that the buyer can have a piece of art for very little money. My thinking is that it would whet the appetite for larger pieces later.  So… I have been thinking of diving into the ACEO pool and seeing if I can boost my sales and exposure that way. 

I wanted to come up with something that there are a lot of that would also be fun to paint. Last night I hit on it. I was going to hold back until I can show you the actual thing but being the impatient one (and hoping this makes me a little more accountable to my promises) I couldn't wait. So here is a hint—note that this is NOT a painting yet. Merely a draft of the concept with a photo. 

My goal is to also offer the original painting in a larger size (probably 10x14) without the text which I will have to do in Photoshop. And giclée prints in various sizes.

I would love to know what you think. 

1 comment:

  1. I think it's a brilliant idea to drive new business to your store! Would love to see some of your concepts. :-)

    Great idea!