Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inspiration and a new ACEO

While visiting one of my favorite blogs, Sunshineshelle, I read a post where Shelle shared a weekly challenge she found on a site called, Inspiration Avenue. It sounded like fun, and I decided to join in this week. Here is a link to this week's challenge which is to create something based on what you love about summer.

Next to flowers, my favorite thing is to see the many butterflies that are attracted to our purple butterfly bush. I used this concept as inspiration to create another ACEO in my series of "Moose on Parade". This one is called "Butterfly Moose" and features wings painted on an iridescent film with dimensional and acrylic paint. It measures the standard 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is acrylic on 140 lb. watercolor paper.


23 comments:

art2cee2 said...

Very creative! I love this butterfly moose. That is one of my favorite things about summer too, butterflies and dragonflies, the colors are amazing! :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Pure whimsy. Love it.

Beadwright said...

I love this. Very cool, very you.
Nicole/Beadwright

mentalmulch said...

Butterflies are the best! Your butterfly moose is wonderful! Neat combination. :)

Talking Horses Arts said...

Ooh my, our Moose has wings!
Love it!
Andrea.

Magic Love Crow said...

SO CUTE and he is mine ;o)))) I really love him! I love butterflies too ;o) Have a great day Debbie ;o)

Regina said...

OMGOSH...adorable and unique and well I LIKE IT!!! Great job...what a fun challenge.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks so much everyone! I'm glad you like my moose! The challenge was just what I needed to get painting again! (Thanks Shelle!)

Flowermouse Design said...

Really lovely work - and so creative. I like that you´ve added some "butterfly" to his legs as well. And a great idea to give your self a challenge. And I´ve missed your mooses!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you, Lone! I've missed creating them as I was in a bit of a slump with painting. The challenge was just what I needed!

Melissa said...

tee-hee...love it.

Deb said...

cute.....I received my card...love it......you did an awesome job....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an adorable moose. I really like the gossamer wings. They are perfect for the IA challenge. Welcome to the challenge!

Terrie said...

Too funny! Now that's using your imagination! Butterflies and moose are a new combo to me! :)

Amanda said...

I have come over from Inspiration Avenue. Love your piece for the theme this week. Fun having a winged moose, wonder what flowers he would want to go?? Very fun.

New End Studio said...

Great idea and makes for smiles!

Chartan said...

What's that saying? about boy I'm glad that cows can't fly.... I'm glad that moose can't fly, but your's is pretty cute. I do art cards myself, do you trade them some where? they're a really neat idea....

Ayala Art said...

This is too cute for words heheheeh but I'm glad they don't fly! XoD

Carola Bartz said...

Moose that fly, yeah! The wings turned out wonderful - and what a cute idea!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you so much everyone for all the kind comments. I wonder if he could fly, LOL!

Chartan, I sell my aceos on Etsy.

Sunshineshelle said...

So bright & fun!!! Love the risen texture on the wings & so pleased you joined the fun :) I've missed a couple of weeks so I better get my finger out & join in soon with some new art, sometimes a little inspiration is all we need :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How cool is this, Debbie? I love your butterfly moose!!! And the colors are so bright and inviting. :) Great work! :)

Debbie Shirley said...

Love the butterfly moose! Very creative!