Sunday, December 26, 2010

Front Page Feature

I just got back from a few days away and noticed that on December 23, around 6 pm, Etsy featured a treasury I made on their front page! The treasury is a collection of items for sale on etsy, usually gathered together around a theme or color.

To see more treasuries I've made, you can click here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Art Card Giveaway Promotion just got better!

Hello All,
I made a happy mistake, and my etsy and artfire customers get the benefit!

The current art card giveaway just got even better. The original deal is described here

The available cards can be viewed here

Please pick out your card before ordering, and include the title in the notes on your order. If you forget, you can contact me via etsy or artfire 'convo' or message.

PLEASE NOTE that if you leave a note under the photo in the facebook album, I may not see it right away. However, feel free to write anything you like there, such as 'mine, mine, mine!' ;) If the card doesn't go out with your order for some reason, I'll be sure to send it as soon as you ask!

This has been an incredibly fun and fulfilling experiment. I am continuing to make new art cards every week. An exiting collaboration is also taking shape. I look forward to telling you more!

One last note: Where art cards are concerned, trading is often involved. Occasionally I may mark one of the offerings as 'unavailable' so that I can trade it with another artist. PLEASE if you are an artist who wants to trade cards, let me know. I would love to see your cards. I did my first art card trade this week and I would love to collect a few more!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Free Gift Promotion

In the chaos of the quickening holiday season, some etsy sellers ran "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" sales and specials. Meanwhile, I quietly doodled my heart out on the latest unplanned creative project: A series of original artist cards. Some may know these as ACEOS (Art Cards Editions and Originals). The cards are often made for the sole purpose of trading, though some are offered for sale.

I've decided to offer this series of about 30 (and maybe still growing) as signed originals only. (I will not be making prints available from these images.) I am offering them as free gifts with purchases.

I am giving a card to each customer placing an order of $10 or more (before shipping) from or

At the time of your order, you have your choice of available cards, which you can view in an album on my facebook page I will be posting one new card per day until the series is complete and they are all posted. This promotion is good until the series has been given away, or February 1, 2011, whichever comes first.

The best way to let me know which card you are requesting is to use the comment field on your order. If you forget while ordering, you can send me a message via artfire or etsy (whichever you are ordering from). Please refer to the card by title.

The cards measure 3.5" x 2.5" and are drawn with archival drawing pens on archival bristol board paper. The themes range among aliens, monsters, curiosities, and feminine forms and ideas. Some contain hand lettered text.

I'm enjoying them immensely. I hope you'll also join me on my facebook fan page 'The Art of Angela Ranzoni' to keep up with further festivities.

In addition to all this goodness, I have recently marked down and moved several items to the 'Holiday Sale' and 'Clearance Items' in my etsy shop. Just crazy, I tell you! Customers are starting to take advantage of the situation. I hope you will, too!