Buying ACEOs and what you are saying

I wanted to share with you some Buyer feedback in my eBay store over the past year and what people have been saying about their ACEO art card purchases from me.

“It’s absolutely perfect, Thank you very much! ++++”

…wrote an eBay Buyer about what I call a delicate and powerful charcoal whippet portrait. Then again, let’s face it, with their speed and graceful looks, whippets are absolutely perfect after all!

absolutely perfect whippet ACEO

absolutely perfect whippet ACEO

Another eBay Buyer described my military ACEO art for the Armed Forces as…

“meaningful,”

…and this one includes Romans 13:3-4 printed on the border.

Meaningful military art ACEO

Meaningful military art ACEO

And…

“Wonderful – very pleased with multiple purchase… lovely detail and colors… fantastic artwork – high quality prints…”

…were the more than three lovely things this eBay Buyer said about these three princess ACEOs of mine.

Wonderful Princess ACEO art cards

Wonderful Princess ACEO art cards

So why not check out my eBay store for the ACEOs you’d choose to either gift or collect this upcoming Christmas season!

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Gifts

that nose of your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy

that nose of your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy

From their regal seat on your lap, that new Cavalier King Charles Spaniel you know could be surrounded by any number of these as their owner is even cushioned themselves by a Cavalier King Charles throw pillow.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Throw Pillows

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Throw Pillows

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Womens Tank

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Womens Tank

My drawing, which has a graceful quality, not unlike the daintiest of Cavs, could be worn as a Cavalier King Charles Women’s Tank.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel fluffy ears and big eyes

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel fluffy ears and big eyes

And which color do you think suits that loyal little face on these King Charles Spaniel Women’s Fitted T-Shirts best? Heather Grey? Navy? or Asphalt?

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Womens Fitted T-Shirts

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Womens Fitted T-Shirts

Charcoal - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy by Douglas Rickard

Charcoal – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy by Douglas Rickard

(A phone with one of these Cavalier King Charles iphone cases could go in one of these bags too!)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy iPhone Cases and Skins

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy iPhone Cases and Skins

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Bags

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Bags

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Notebooks

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Notebooks

Take a look at my favorite Auntie’s reaction when I gifted her just one of my ACEO cards of this drawing. I based my puppy art on Darcey who has been giving her so much as a new companion.

Top 3 Hottest T-Shirts 2017

Take a look at my top three best-selling t-shirt designs for this summer!

Boxer dog tees come third place for 2017 in my Redbubble store.

Boxer dog tees

Boxer dog tees


“Charcoal – Boxer Dog” (top to bottom) Classic T-Shirt in Asphalt | Women’s Fitted Scoop in Athletic Heather | Women’s Fitted V-Neck in Dark Grey

Look what a Buyer messaged about their recent purchase of the second best selling 2017 t-shirt design: “Finally someone has very cute Jiminy Cricket shirts! I’ll be shopping more with you!” “Charcoal and Oil – Jiminy Cricket” T-Shirt Buyer, Reno NV.

Jiminy Cricket Tees

Jiminy Cricket Tees


(top to bottom) Women’s Fitted T-Shirt in Asphalt | Men’s Graphic T-Shirt | Unisex T-Shirt in Eggplant

Donald’s better side came out on top this year and this design winged its way to become my Buyer’s favorite t-shirt for 2017!

Angel Donald Duck T-Shirts

Angel Donald Duck T-Shirts


“Charcoal and Oil – Angel Donald” (top to bottom) Women’s Fitted V-Neck in Purple | Women’s Fitted Scoop T-Shirt in Navy | Classic Tee in Baby Blue

As your Blue Heeler goes everywhere, right?

Considering this companion will go everywhere you go anyway… where would you display this art? There’s a strong cotton shoulder strap to grab when you need to catch up on Blue Heeler tote bags and these charcoal color Australian Cattle Dog throw pillows won’t show quite so many paw prints.

Blue Heeler tote bags

Blue Heeler tote bags

Blue Heeler Pillows

Blue Heeler Pillows

And when you’re out overseeing some herding or just leading a walk in the park, you might want to go full Blue Heeler alpha and wear the t-shirt! Mens T-Shirts (shown below, left to right) …and not just in blue: Graphic T-Shirt | Classic T-Shirt in Baby Blue | Tri-blend T-Shirt in Green Triblend.

Blue Heeler Mens T-Shirts

Blue Heeler Mens T-Shirts

If you’re out solo, everyone is going to know of course, who’s waiting at home when you wear one of these women’s t-shirts too: (shown below, left to right) Relaxed Fit T-Shirt in Athletic Heather | Fitted Scoop T-Shirt in Navy | Fitted T-Shirt in Cranberry.

Blue Heeler Womens T-Shirts

Blue Heeler Womens T-Shirts

Now as most owners are like their dogs, or so they say, every Australian Cattle Dog owner is bound to be high-energy at work too. So why not mark your work territory on your iPhone case, wallet, laptop skin or iPad case, especially for when you’re next outdoors on the plains!

Blue Heeler iPhone cases and wallets

Blue Heeler iPhone cases and wallets

Blue Heeler Laptop Skins and iPad Cases

Blue Heeler Laptop Skins and iPad Cases

Blue Heeler Art Board

Blue Heeler Art Board

Blue Heeler stickers

Blue Heeler stickers

The most outdoorsy Blue Heeler female owners could wear this scarf at their next fancy party, complete with a sturdy looking 4ply Cattle Dog art board on display (or maybe just a large sticker of your loyal, hard-working companion on the refrigerator full of beers).

Blue Heeler Womens Scarves

Blue Heeler Womens Scarves

Introducing Gallery Boards

Dachshund Art Gallery Board

Dachshund Art Gallery Board

Here’s a new range of neat, textured mat boards to collect, just perfect for my art.

Las Vegas Drawing Gallery Board

Las Vegas Drawing Gallery Board

In this new product line, my drawings are professionally printed on watercolor textured boards which have an organic ‘art studio’ look. If you display one of these on a shelf, you could almost imagine a handful of the oil pastel sticks nearby that I used!

Audrey Hepburn Yorkshire Terrier Art Gallery Board

Audrey Hepburn Yorkshire Terrier Art Gallery Board

They’re easy to display(with four Velcro dots included) to walls. And there are cute little square sizes too, which really work for displaying a series.

Angel Donald Duck Art Gallery Board

Angel Donald Duck Art Gallery Board

ACEOs 2016 Picks

My Buyers have always loved them. Affordable, perfect to display in a really, really small space, and at this time of year, can be gifted as a Halloween treat or slipped inside for plussing a Christmas card. My ACEOs are the same museum / gallery quality as full size versions. And they’re back and at new low prices too, with great combined postage and multiple purchase deals in my eBay store (where my ACEOs and art selling career all began in 2004).

So, between my recommendations and your favorites, here are 2016’s top five picks for ACEOs over five categories.

This benevolent threesome, (drawings of Flora, Fauna and Merryweather) are getting carried away with that fairy dust in one fresh full color ACEO card, that is also popular as part of a set, accompanying Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip and Maleficent.

Weddings ‘n’ Romance - Blue to Pink - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather

“Weddings ‘n’ Romance – Blue to Pink – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather”

2016, perhaps more than any year since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left us, has his powerful example been more in need. This ACEO card has phrases used in a 1967 speech drawn into MLK’s portrait.

Martin Luther King Jr. - Stick with Love

“Martin Luther King Jr. – Stick with Love”

In this U.S. election year, lifting up governing authorities in our prayers may seem even more critical; and so 1 Timothy 2:1-2 written in oil pastel within this White House drawing could make for a fitting visual reminder.

Pray for America

”Pray for America”

Now with three to choose from, a drawing of the unassuming theatre stage door of a London West End show you or a friend has seen, is going to make for a very unusual gift or keepsake. And if you’ve been to “The Lion King,” then you’ll know what magic the artists create who go through that of The Lyceum’s.

Stage Door London - Lyceum Theatre

“Stage Door London – Lyceum Theatre”

One dog owner wrote and told me how she and her bulldog Bailey both loved what she called in my eBay store feedback a “stunning picture”. Of course there are plenty more dog breeds I’ve drawn that are available as ACEOs, so this could be the time to ‘find that breed’ and pick up an inexpensive, little gift for a dog owner you know.

I Love My Bulldog

“I Love My Bulldog”

Blue Heeler art can even turn blue

Daring, without-hesitation charcoal lines which round up the courageous contour of the Australian Cattle Dog in this art, have got to be apt for any assertive alpha owner!

Blue Heeler Drawing

Blue Heeler Drawing

Australian Cattle Dog Drawing

Australian Cattle Dog Drawing

If you’ve ever seen any of my mixed media drawings which appear to be half developing into color, then this could be the pure charcoal drawing equivalent. The blue heeler’s fur, tongue and twinkling eyes spring out in more detail from the pure line starting point of this perky dog’s shape.

Blue Heeler Art

Blue Heeler Art

Blue Heeler Art by Douglas Rickard

Blue Heeler Art by Douglas Rickard

This aspect could make for an even more interesting drawing when the canvas is filled with the color of your choice, when purchasing my blue heeler art on something like a hoodie from my Redbubble shop. And of course you don’t have to choose… blue!

Blue Heeler Hoodie