Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The stages of an ACEO

I have been working on a couple of ACEO's for the past couple of weeks.  Every time I photograph it I see flaws that need improving.  When is enough enough?  I am so worried that I will not do a good job and people will criticize.  With all my "talk" to encourage others, here I am-worried!


FIRST DRAFT

SECOND DRAFT


THIRD DRAFT

Did I mention that my camera is taking the colors differently every time?  The second draft is closer to the colors.  What to do?

I guess the good thing is, I am being creative, which is the goal.



12 comments:

Crafty Mommas said...

I think they are lovely! thanks for letting us see the process!

Julia Badgley said...

Looks good! Thanks for sharing. Keep up the creativity.

krafterskorner said...

I like the third one best with the embellishments. I find it funny that we both started making ACEO's at the same time!

myeuropeantouch said...

I like number 2 very much Sue, but cannot see anything wrong with the others....they are all beautimus...

Monika

Angels and Everlastings said...

Us creative people are never satisfied -- Very nicely done Sue!

RedLetterPaperCo said...

Nice!

If the camera is being inconsistent, try a free photo editing program like Picnik. It can help you change lighting and make things look like the actual product. But you've got a good start!

Lizzi said...

Oh, it's so neat! It looks larger than my aceos though. I ended up taking mine on a slightly overcast day in the kitchen in front of a large window without the flash. I took a buncha pics and finally picked three that I liked.

Becky K. said...

I don't know anything about ACEOs but this looks super bright and cheerful to me. I like it!

ZudaGay said...

I think it is lovely, Sue! That is the trouble...stopping before you go too far. I have that trouble when I'm painting a mural. I keep thinking of things to add and then all of a sudden it is overloaded. I try to stop before I think I'm done. :)

new creationz said...

LOVE your third draft! And LOVE your goal, which is to be creative! We truly are made in HIS image!

Jill said...

sweet ATCs! wish you were closer so you could join the monthly atc swap i host:(
Keep creating!
xoBlessings, Jill

Mechelle said...

We are our worst critic. Enjoy the process. We all are learning each and every project.