ACEO of the Day- August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

Click to see it on eBay.

ACEO of the Day – August 23, 2015

August 23, 2015
Snowy Day #2015-1 2.5"x3.5" on bristol board Dawn Blair ©2015

Snowy Day #2015-1
2.5″x3.5″ on bristol board
Dawn Blair ©2015

Welcome to another new edition. I don’t know how often I will release an “ACEO of the Day” but I thought I’d try it out to show you some of my newer ACEO’s.

What’s an ACEO? It stands for Artist Card Editions and Originals. The are 2 and a half inches by 3 and a half inches — the same size as baseball cards. I have a lot of fun painting them. A lot of people have fun buying, trading, and displaying them.

This one is currently available on eBay.


New Header

August 22, 2015

My blog now has a new header. Look up!

If you’ve been following me for very long, you probably noticed a slight shift in my “brand.” I recently adopted the phrase “Multi-dimensional, Time-traveling Tour Guide” to explain what I do (because writer and artist is so hackneyed and passé – grin). This is more of my conversion to that branding.

So, what do you think? I really do want to know your opinion. Love it? Hate it? What the –? Yeah, I really do want to know what you think.

ACEO envelopes for August

August 13, 2015

Winning eBay auctions going out the door:

Dawn Blair_ACEO1

A closeup of Bonnie’s envelope:

Dawn Blair_ACEO1a

Dawn Blair_ACEO2

And a closeup of Michael’s envelope:

Dawn Blair_ACEO2a

A big “Thank You!” to Bonnie and Michael for helping to support my art.

Tree of Life Studies

August 7, 2015

I thought I’d show you a few pieces that I’ve been exploring. They are all the same concept, just different workings on it.

Tree of Life #1 7

Tree of Life #1
7″x5″ on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

Tree of Life #2 10

Tree of Life #2
10″x8″ on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

Tree of Life #3 10

Tree of Life #3
10″x8″ on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

I’m thinking about taking at least one of these concepts to a larger canvas. Personally, #2 is my favorite. What do you think?

Pondering Questions

August 4, 2015

Every so often I feel like things are shifting behind the scenes and I just know the Universe is working to help me out.

It’s been awhile since I felt that way. Instead, I’ve been pondering other questions and I’m not sure where they lead. I just can’t help this feeling that I need to make a very big change in my life. What kind of change, I don’t know. That’s why it’s a question.

I got to looking at this picture today, this the way the darkness surrounds all these little star-like flowers and the light being all around them. It’s like a “guide star,” point your ship in that direction and follow them. We’re told to follow our bliss, our love, our passion and that it won’t lead us astray, but what if you feel like it hasn’t been like you’ve expected? How long should one follow? At what point does chasing a dream become too toxic to hold onto any more? Or is it just that other aspects of your life are what is holding you back? Maybe you really need to be unleashed to live? Many “gurus” out there today keep trying to convince us that we can make a living doing what we love, that we have a message to platform out to the world. Can we really live in a world where everyone does their own thing? Would that be utter chaos?

I believe there will always be leaders and followers. I believe there are some who will always take the comfort of the known versus a risky venture. There will always be people who don’t want to be where they are. There will always be someone who feels the need to make a major change. I hate feeling like one of those people. I much rather prefer my assured, self-directed, take charge, nothing-can-stop-me self. I want back on that hype train — that’s where I belong.

I wish my guide star would come out from behind the clouds.

It’s time to get back to loving the journey, focusing on the process. Not dreaming about where I want to be, but steadily walking the path I know is mine.

I guess, in the end, all those pondering questions really seek clarity of self.

I hope your journey is smooth, the wind at your back, and a bright star leading your way.

If you don’t give your heart wings

July 31, 2015

Here’s one I did on a whim awhile back. Just a fun little piece.

How are can one go if their heart is not able to fly? Keep your heart free.

Winged Heart #4214016 4x2 on canvas Dawn Blair ©2014

Winged Heart #4214016
4×2 on canvas
Dawn Blair ©2014



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