The Crazy Suburban Mom: Some Props for N-Squared*

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Some Props for N-Squared*

My wonderful friend, Dianne, is an amazing artist and sometimes I list work on eBay for her. I used to do artwork in ACEO format ( 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches) until I couldn't see well enough to work that small. I'd been telling her forever that if she would do ACEO cards I would sell them for her; recently she started making them.

I love her magical style. Her fantasy subjects. And I love her giftedness which never ceases to amaze me.

And I wanted to share with you.

Title: Chorus

This wonderful artwork, while done in ACEO format (2.5 inches by 3.5 inches), is so much more. Titled CHORUS, this card reflects the artist's beliefs as a shamanic practitioner. Dianne Lorden was born in New Jersey and currently lives in South Central Pennsylvania and enjoys honoring her spirit allies in paintings and illustrations. One of them is Wolf. As triads are considered sacred in many traditions, this card used a trio of wolves to depict this powerful and protective helper. Available on eBay HERE .

* The pictures should be clickable to larger pictures on photobucket. And when your looking don't forget that these are done on pieces of paper about the size of a playing card using pencil, ink and paint. I'm taking the information about the card straight from my ebay listing.*

Title: Story Time

This card was the highly anticipated next addition to Dianne Lorden's South Mountain Sketchbook ACEO (2.5 inches by 3.5 inches) Series.

The card is titled "STORY TIME". Fawns are often "abandoned by their mums in the mountains. But on for a short time; they always come back for them. In the mean time, sprite keep the babies entertained with songs, dances and stories. Available HERE.

Title: Dew

This wonderful work was done in ACEO format (2.5 inches by 3.5 inches) by Pennsylvania artist Dianne Lorden. One of the wee folk of the South Mountains has used dew during her morning routine... as a mirror! It's a common practice, but is easiest done in the autumn, when the dews are heavier and linger longer. Available HERE.

Here's a little information about Dianne:

As a period portrait artist ( fantasy/medieval/renaissance) she worked at the New York Renaissance Festival and taught Renaissance Portraits for the New Jersey Teen Arts program.

She worked on several books/covers for The Hermit’s Grove Press, Kirkland, Washington as an illustrator.

An accomplished gourd artist, Dianne currently makes custom-crafted ceremonial rattles, bowls, and masks from gourds for shamanic healers. She also gives classes in gourd art and is a member of the ACAC and of the Pennsylvania Gourd Society.

Currently, she is on staff at the Adams County Arts Council (ACAC) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

I am listing for my friend Dianne because she doesn't sell on eBay. I have sold cards for her before and she does have collectors here as you can see by my feedback. I'm not taking any money for the cards. All the money goes to the artist.

If you've never heard of ACEO cards, it stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. According to Wiki :

An offshoot of Artist Trading Cards are the "Art Cards, Editions, and Originals" (ACEO). ACEOs originated when some artists began to create cards to sell, in addition to trading among themselves.

But there is more at the Wiki link.

*If your wondering about the N² thing, it's from the Double N's in her name.*


chicamom85 7/22/09, 8:34 AM  

The art is beautiful.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 7/22/09, 8:37 AM  

I hope she comes by and looks at the post, Anne. If not I'll be sure to pass your comment to her ...and anyone one elses :)


Six Feet Under Blog 7/22/09, 11:16 AM  

So beautiful!

Anonymous,  3/17/10, 4:14 AM  

Very useful question

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