Sunday, October 30, 2011

What's an ACEO?

An ACEO, or Art Card, Editions and Originals, is a miniature work of art that conforms to a standardized size of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". They are highly collectible and sold at many online sites, such as Ebay and Etsy. The difference between an ACEO and an ATC, or Artist Trading Card, is that ACEOs were created solely for the intent to sell, whereas ATCs are intended for trading purposes.

ACEOs are a great way to collect art at affordable prices. They can be displayed in numerous ways. Mats and frames, ACEO wallets, or baseball trading card sleeves are just a few of the ways in which you can store and display your art collection. Some artists create their own unique holders for display.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Introducing BrokenMuse

I want to introduce my art shop, BrokenMuse. Art is a personal journey. Here I hope to share my art with you... I invite you to share in my own personal art and photography journey. I love to work in ink, watercolor and acrylic paints. My favorite is watercolor. I love the way it flows on the paper, sometimes translucent, sometimes bright and thick with color. Photography is another love of mine. There are times when I wish my eyes were cameras and that I could simply hook a wire up to my brain to download all the brilliant images I see on a daily basis. If I could REALLY show the world to see what I see, that would be truly remarkable indeed. Art and photography speak volumes to me, and I hope that I can portray my passions in a way that will touch and inspire you all. Welcome to my shop.

What's your favorite?

FaerieNotions wants to know.. what's your favorite stone? What stones would you love to learn about? Let me know and I'll do my best to answer them all! :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Great new bracelet!

Showing off my newest creation! This is a double strand bracelet :) Faceted fluorite gives off just the right amount of sparkle to dress up any outfit. It measures 9" in length and is finished off with a toggle clasp. It is believed by many that stones have metaphysical properties. Fluorite aids in organizing thoughts and smoothing out feelings of anger and depression.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Having a sale!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.. 10% off through Oct 31st with coupon code PINK10. Free shipping in the US and Canada!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A few new items

A 1/2" wire wrapped quartz pendant makes up the focal point of this petite necklace. Strung with multicolored moonstone, tiny silver plated beads and blue labradorite, it shines and glows from with in. The necklace measures 15" in length. It is believed by many that stones have metaphysical properties. Moonstone has a gentle protective energy, also well known for attracting love, while labradorite renews your spiritual energy, aiding in a peaceful feeling.

A beautiful sun, setting in the sky, is what this pendant reminds me of. Orange and red bring warmth to the eye, accented by a small pentacle. Hematite, aragonite, moonstone and silver plated spacers make up the rest of this great necklace. The necklace measures at 22" and is finished off with a S clasp. It is believed by many that stones have metaphysic

al properties. Hematite is a healing stone, excellent also for it's grounding abilities. Moonstone has a gentle protective energy, also well known for attracting love. Aragonite brings an urge to find truth in reality, as well as increasing energy in your self-worth as you seek to find the truth in yourself, and red agate is known for its healing ability and for bringing calmness and peace to the wearer. All of these stones work together to bring you to a more complete and fruitful place, a place where you can harvest your best abilities and reap the benefits of good physical and mental health.

A stunning landscape jasper pendant is showcased in this great necklace. Surrounding it are creamy morocco agate beads and warm rosy rhodonite beads. The necklace is finished off with an S clasp. It measures at 17" in length. It is believed by many that stones have metaphysical properties. Morocco agate brings calmness and healing while rhodonite promotes peaceful energy and balance. Landscape Jasper, or picture jasper, is known for bringing balance and stimulating the immune system.