When I signed up for the Bbest Boomer Team, I hadn’t expected to meet so many artists whose work expands into so many various directions. I have since learned so many different techniques of “visual art” and am amazed at the creativity that exists among the “Boomers”. The answer is yes if you are asking yourself, “are they really Baby Boomers”. Yes, we are a product of the Baby Boomer generation all grown up. Then again, if you lived within our generation, you will know that we never really grow up. Besides this group having so many talented artists, they have a bond among themselves that would make one think they have known each other all their lives. Oh, you must also meet the age requirement – over 40! Of that I will say no more!
We talk about our newest creations, or designs, family’s, food (that always get us crazy to want to go get something to eat), our kids, our pets and even music. Like I said you have to have grown up during the Boomer generation to even begin to understand our type of music. Luckily for me, my kids were raised on Beatles, Doors, Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Stones, etc. – just the other night, we were reminiscing about Rick Springfield (Rock and Roll Hoohcy Coo!)
When a Treasury comes up, we never forget to promote our group, either in all the promotions or at least some of them. Like I said the bonding between all of them is like a home away from home. Actually as I started this blog, I was about to write about one of the artist’s from our Forum and her shop, which ranges from beautifully shot photographs to an ancient type of art called “encaustic art.” If you haven’t guessed by now, this talented lady is Beth Peardon, and her shop is BethPeardonProds.etsy.com.
According to Beth’s profile, she began her artistic talents as a photographer, which the photos on her site will attest to her ability to capture a subject and make it reality. From there she expanded to making ACEO’s, which she describes as “her new love.” I have to admit until I met this group I really had no idea of this specific type of art. I have since come to not only love the designs; I have already purchased a few which I absolutely love looking at. Ok since you wanted to know ACEO stands for “Art Cards, Editions and Originals.” This art form actually dates back over 2000 years to Greek and Roman times. The making of these cards begin with a process in which different colored wax is burnt onto plaster, canvas, wood by using special scribing tools. Beth has combined her knew found talent with her love of photography; using her original photos as the background. The stamps are from a collection she has had since she was small. The end result of this talented artist is created onto one of the cards as one of a kind designs or pictures. One of the specifics of these ACEO’s is the measurement – they must be 3.5 x 2.5”. Beth also has a large selection of various stamps from around the world which she, at times, incorporates into her design. The one pictured here is one of my favorites, called “little girl plucking” which has a stamp from India in the corner.
This beautiful ACEO, “the rose with a heart”, is created from one of the many realistic photos featured in her shop.
I have just learned that Beth has another (hidden) talent - song writing. She wrote the most beautiful song about war (although there is no beauty in war) but her song will really touch anyone who listens to it. Beth has it on her "my space" www.myspace.com/photosbybethypoo
It is something you don't wish to miss!