Saturday, April 25, 2009

Latest ACEO - Hide and Seek

This is my latest ACEO - had so much fun drawing little mice, that I thought we might add to our extensive family pet collection to get a couple of mice, so I have ready little models - hope they don't smell too much, but they are very cute.
I was interested, and I must admit, a little disappointed to see the Innocence ACEO did not sell on ebay, so have moved it over to Etsy. That is the first of my ACEO's not to sell in a while, maybe because it was too much like a portrait. I have always started my ACEO prices from a reserve of between $20 and $30 aud, so thought I would try something different with this latest one and start the bidding at 95 cents, to see if it attracts more interest. I guess there is always a risk in doing this, that it does sell for only 95 cents, which really doesn't make 6-8 hours of work worthwhile, but will be an interesting process. This ACEO may be purchased from my ebay store.

7 comments:

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Oh Karen! This one is SO charming and beautifully done.

pencilportraits said...

This is so sweet, how did you get all the detail in such a small space!

DEB said...

I think it's darling! I'm confused about ebay these days too...Stuff I think will sell doesn't, and things I think are marginal will get bid up. When you figure it out, do share! :)

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much girls, for your wonderful comments - you are so sweet! It would be great to have all the answers Deb, but I guess that's the fun of it all!!!

r garriott said...

Very sweet and darling! I raised mice as a child and still love to see theri cute little faces.

artbyakiko said...

What a cute ACEO!! Karen, I hope it will set at a big $$$ It's definitely worth that.
I just checked your eBay listings for this and Leopard ACEOs. My advise is that you should put words like "mouse" "rat" "leopard" on your titles, so animal-specific art collectors can find your beautiful works. This is VERY IMPORTANT in any online venue. Good luck!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you R Garriott, (not sure of your first name - but did check out your web site and your artwork is stunning!) for stopping by and leaving lovely comments. I went and bought three little mice today "for the kids" - they are very cute.

Akiko, thank you so much for the hints. I have been thinking lately perhaps I should be more specific. I'm still such a novice and appreciate any help at all :)