Thursday Giveaway part 2 - 2 Chances To Win

Welcome ! It's that day of the week again!

You know, the 1 where you get to see what new Thursday Giveaway is up for grabs. Hold onto your hats, we’ve got double the fun this week!

Yep, 1 talented artist, 6 original ACEOs and 2 winners!!

Melanie has a fabulous online etsy shop, Studio27. She offers a colorful variety of artwork in several mediums. There are original paintings, cards, swirly linocut prints, and ACEOs. I love all the vibrant colors & movement in her artwork. Plus her prices are amazing!!

A Mother's Love ACEO

Melanie’s wonderful creations seem to flow in a series. Today’s prizes come from 2 different series, so there will be 2 separate winners picked next Thursday (6/25). Woo Hoo x 2!

To Seek His Fortune ACEO

Both prizes are sets of ACEOs. What is an ACEO? I’ll let Melanie explain:

“It is a tiny, collectible work of art in any medium. The only requirement is that it be 2.5 x 3.5 inches, but it can be oriented in either direction. They can be placed into photo magnet sleeves to decorate the fridge or a file cabinet at work, they can also be made into cards or framed......the possibilities are endless!”

Cherish Every Moment ACEO

The 1st prize is a set of 4 ACEOs from her collection that I’ll call the Family Portraits. Melanie has altered prints from some very cool vintage & antique photographs and embellished them with text from old books. The layers of text add a poetic touch to the intriguing images. In her words:

"For these original mixed media collages I used a prints of vintage 1940's photos, and then collaged text from old books onto them, and then affixed them to bristol board paper."

Sisters ACEO

After random winner #1 has been selected, a 2nd winner will be picked. The Next Prize is a pair of ACEOs from Melanie’s Goddess Series. This fabulous series is a truly eloquent collection and a steady seller at Studio27. Melanie can explain it better than I:

"An Everyday Goddess is the story of a woman - an everyday woman with a delicate spirit. She believes in Karma and celebrates the magic of living every day....and sometimes her imagination gets the best of her! These are ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) original, being 2.5" x 3.5" in dimension. I used marker, ink, colored pencil and collaged text (patiently found in old books) on bristol board paper."

Darkness Falls ACEO - from Goddess Series

I don’t know about you guys, but I always enjoy hearing more about the creators behind such interesting art. I asked Melanie to share some info about herself:

"I love the magical moments in life......watching raindrops as they ripple in puddles, blowing bubbles, watching the crescent moon rise in the twilight sky. It is always these simple moments that take my breath away.

I studied art at the Montserrat College of Art in Massachusetts and the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. My work is very inspired by indigenous and tribal art. I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful little cabin in the woods....so the forest world around me also inspires my work."

Winter ACEO - #45 in Goddess Series

By the way, check back in a few days for a peek into the real Studio27, where this talented artist works her magic!

Many thanks to Melanie for her generous donations and for taking the time to share with ArtSnark’s readers. Plus an extra large helping of gratitude for helping me out of a last minute bind today!!!

You’ve seen the prizes (the ACEOs pictured here). Now jump aboard the giveaway train! Shipping is free & this giveaway is open to international entries as well. To be entered in both random drawings: just leave a comment on this blog before noon (EST) on Thursday 6/25. At that time, the 2 winners will be picked using Random.org. C’mon...play along!! You know you want to :D

Just a note: Please be sure your contact info is correct. You don't have to leave an email, as long as I can track you down easily through blogger. If I do not hear from you within 10 days of your name being drawn, I'll go back through the list and choose an alternate winner.


  1. what a wonderful interview! Melanies art is so full of life and being. Compliments to her and YOU Stacey for hosting such a fun give-away!

  2. I love her use of mixed media and her reflections on the little things.
    Thanks for the intro to this artist. Great Giveaway!

  3. I really like her style. :o)

  4. her work is gorgeous. what a great interview! :)


  5. Stacey, first of all I want to thank you for the words of support at my blog. It was kind of you to think of me, and to remember my worries. VERY much appreciated. Secondly I am so glad I followed yuur name back to thank you, since it let me know more about Melanie than I already had. She has always been a wonderful part of the forum at Etsy and some of the images and verses in the ACEO's seen here really hit home to me. Wonderful give-away from 2 truly wonderful people. Carol

  6. I'm really loving her work. Very fresh and unique. I have an aunt who would love these. :)

    My email: spammysauce@gmail.com

  7. I absolutely love Melanie's work...especially her goddess series! Thanks for the wonderful interview and giveaway!

  8. Thank you for sharing more about the artist...enjoyed seeing her work. Happy Summer ~Natalie

  9. i have just started the journey of making atcs and these are magical. would love to be considered in this giveaway. yahoo.

  10. I always love hearing more about the artist in these interviews! Thanks for sharing with us and thank you for hosting such a sweet giveaway!

  11. Loved the interview...and want to be entered in the drawing! Still have not done my own ACEO's but looking forward to doing so!

  12. Great interview, and great work from Melanie. I was happy to see linocuts - I haven't done them since college but this has inspired me to try them again. Thanks.

  13. Vanessevadesigns4:17 PM, June 23, 2009

    Being a member of Etsy and Melange, I have been enjoying both Stacey's and Melanie's work...and looking forward to hearing about their lives as well. I love the "everyday goddess" series...always waiting for the newest one and to see what is on Melanie's mind!
    eva from Vanessevadesigns