Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Party time! A Susan Alison Border Collie party goer



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At rest (for a second) - a Susan Alison Border Collie cross Golden Retriever



The original of this painting is 5"x7".

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Monday, 30 March 2009

Whippet Egg and Spoon Race

I am now doing much bigger fine art prints - 11" x 15" - and this picture is one of the first to go to print - the other one at the moment is the Lazy Days of Summer.

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Friday, 27 March 2009

Thinking place - a Susan Alison Border Collie dog moment of peace



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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Spring in the air - a Border Collie frisbee manoeuvre



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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

In hiding - a Border Collie dog flowery retreat



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Monday, 23 March 2009

Solidarity (aka We're all in this together) - Border Collie, Greyhound, Corgi, Saluki, Great Dane, Mutts galore



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I think there are 53 dogs in this picture - there are definitely two cats, one BBQ and a megaphone.

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Saturday, 21 March 2009

Scary daffodil terrorises Border Collie dog



Monty always walks on the inside when on his lead, and doesn't really look where he's going. He's always too intent on getting ahead to sniff out the messages left for him by the neighbourhood dogs. So anything that sticks out from the wall or the fence that he's following startles him. This morning he jumped a mile high in absolute terror when he was attacked by the daffodil he wasn't expecting.

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Thursday, 19 March 2009

He always likes to know where his toys are...

(aka 'A place for everything, and everything in its place')



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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

I'll get it! It's mine! I'll get it! (just in case anyone else was thinking of getting between a Border Collie and his frisbee... Yeah, right....)




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Over time, the Border Collie has evolved to blend in with his natural habitat

Pie? What pie? (this Border Collie dog never gave the pie a thought - what pie?)





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Monday, 16 March 2009

The Border Collie patiently stalks his prey

(he's been watching too many nature documentaries, that's what it is)



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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Artist Trading Cards - inspiration - also known as ACEOs - see article

Artist trading cards, or ATCs, are more than works of art in themselves - they are sparks to a whole new world of creativity.



Just like fans might collect baseball, magic or cigarette cards, art appreciators collect art cards featuring their favorite artist's work. Sometimes, rather than collecting just one artist, collectors will concentrate on a particular subject, eg wedding cakes, dogs, landscapes, fantasy worlds - the range is as limitless as your imagination.

Originally, ATCs were created by artists who traded these small works of art with each other. Then 'art cards, editions and originals'(ACEOs) were created to be sold to collectors rather than just traded by artists.



The official standard size of an art card is 2.5" x 3.5" (64 x 89 mm) - any card that is a different size is not considered to be an ATC or ACEO. These art cards fit into the clear plastic sleeves that are used for baseball cards, and they fit all the other things made for them, too, eg, the pages of pockets, albums and little frames.

ATCs can be original artwork, or prints. They can be made from collage, photographs, eggshell mosaics, fabric, pasta, glass, polymer clay - you name it - you can make an art card from it. They can be painted in ink, watercolor, oil, acrylics, poster paints - painted with brushes or fingers! And they can be in any style.



These cards are bought, sold and traded globally - trading them is such a brilliant way to meet (in real life, or online) other people with similar interests in any country in the world, whether you are nine years old or ninety.

What do you actually do with them once you've got them? Well, you can trade your art cards for other artist cards or keep them in their collectors' sleeves or pages, or frame them up as an unusual and unique art collection. Some people put them in clip frames and hang them where they work, so that they can change their own personal art exhibition on a regular basis. You can make slits in a plain greetings card and insert an artist card into it to give as a lovely and generous present of art to some lucky person.



This is a cheap, popular, rapidly-growing trend in art collecting. Having said it's cheap - if you get an artist's work now that is growing in popularity, you might find that in a few years' time you have something worth quite a bit of money.

Looking through your own collection of art cards (however big or small) can spark your own creativity just as much as a visit to your local museum or art gallery.



This article was first published on the Creativity Site at BellaOnline by Susan Alison, Creativity Editor - Click here to read other articles to boost your creativity and this link will take you to the associated forums where you can chat about creatiity.

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All ATCs/ACEOs within this article were painted by Susan Alison - her artwork can be found here:

- Today's Susan Alison Artwork blog - Spring is busting out all over t-shirt

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Max the Marvel - being a seal - Dachshund career moves

Thursday, 12 March 2009

You don't want me in the car??? This Border Collie dog can't think why not...



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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Gottit! Border Collie dog wins again!!!


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Mine! A slightly obsessive Border Collie dog...

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Spring is busting out all over t-shirt

We're wearing ours today, despite the heavy frost all over the garden and the fact we're sitting in the study with the heater on and a blanket over our knees... It's to encourage the weather to do what it knows it wants to do, really...


Wednesday, 4 March 2009

REALLY Cool Surf Dudes - a Susan Alison Golden Labrador confection

Cool Surf Dudes - a Susan Alison Labrador ocean vision

This is a 7"x10" ink and watercolour painting.

Blimey - what cool surf dudes!



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