The first pebble has arrived!
This little tumbled beauty came to me from an artist friend, Gillian, in Indiana. I love the layers of color in this stone. Here’s another view:
I love it!! But what I love even more, is the fact that Gillian gave me a pebble from her very own collection. This is one of her favorite pebbles. And now, it is my favorite too. 😀 Thank you so much, Gillian!!! I’m painting a special ACEO just for you and will be mailing this week.
Gillian is an amazing artist. I own two ACEO size prints of her work. Check out her shop on Etsy, you’ll love it! http://gillianivy.etsy.com
One of the pebble ACEOs from March’s pebble a day was chosen for the EBSQ Art of the Day! What an honor. This is pebble no. 16 and it is available in my Etsy shop.
Here’s Sue’s entry:
Name of Stone: adder stone
Fact 1: offers protection against eye disease
Fact 2: prevents nightmares
Fact 3: cures whooping cough
Congratulations, Sue! I’ll be posting your prizes first thing Monday. 😀
Click here to learn more about the Adder Stone.
Sue is a fellow artist selling. Visit her blog Sacred Circle Mandalas to learn more about her and her amazing art.
I know some of you are a bit puzzled by this stone. So I’m going to be kind and give you a hint (or two, or three). If you’ve already entered the giveaway you have until Monday to re-enter (I’ll delete your first entry.)
Hint 1: This stone came from England.
Hint 2: Check this forum thread, not for the name I’m looking for, but for some excellent keywords to use in a Google Search.
Hint 3: It has it’s own Wikipedia page. 😉
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What better way to start the One Pebble season than to have a giveaway? However, I’m not going to make this easy. 😉 Here is what you can win:
Now, here’s what you have to do:
**I’ve added another photo, and there is a new post with hints!!
This stone has a very specific name (hint: it does not start with the letter “h”). To enter the giveaway you must tell me 1. what the name of this stone is and 2. state three facts about the stone. If you answer #1 correctly you will be entered into the random drawing to win the prize pack. Entries will be accepted until April 29, 2011. The winner will be announced on April 30th. Open worldwide!
Entries are now closed!
Welcome to the third annual One Pebble Project. I began this project first and foremost because I love pebbles. I began collecting little bits of Nature as a child and the passion has stayed with me to this day, sometimes to my daughter’s embarrassment (though I secretly think she loves it). Much of my collection grew from hikes in the mountains and walks on the beach, but health issues have put a strain on my desire to explore. That’s when I had the idea for the One Pebble Project.
I wondered. Would anyone send me a pebble if I promised to send them a free ACEO? I decided to give it a shot. I had no way of knowing the response I would receive. Look at these pebbles from year one! But that wasn’t all I received in return. Countless, wonderful people sent heartfelt letters. More than a few brought tears to my eyes. The second year of the project I didn’t have as many participants, but I had just as many pebbles! This project has been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined.
Some of you may be wondering, what exactly is an ACEO? ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They are baseball card sized artworks; which can be original artworks or prints. The ACEOs I send out for this project are original works of art–watercolor paintings to be exact. You can collect them, trade them, frame them, put them in an album and more!
So, without further ado…
Send me a pebble, and I’ll send you a free ACEO!
1. In a couple hours a stupendous giveaway will begin, so check back soon!
2. If you’ve participated in the One Pebble Project in the past you are welcome to again!
3. The first give pebbles I receive will also get a free laminated bookmark with their ACEO!
Here they are!! The last pebbles for the month of pebble ACEOs. Have I really painted thirty-one ACEOs?? Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a giveaway to celebrate the opening day of the One Pebble Project. 😉