Sunday, March 24, 2013

Glue it Tuesday on Sunday

I wanted to make my collage on Tuesday but just getting to it in the very early hours of this morning. Here is my contribution to Artysville's Glue-It Challenge. I'm also going to link up with Sunday Sketches to share what I have been working on this week (more below).
I love green, can you tell? :
I initially wanted to have the two pages flow together and
 painted both the same color background,
but they are two distinct collages, to me, and that's perfect.

Green , though I love it so much, is a hard color to capture...

no matter how much I try to color correct the photos,
each image has it looking a different green:) I tried to tone down the photo
because in reality its not so garish.

Clean up is tough in the early morning hours.
Hell what am I saying?
Its tough no matter what time of day it is.
 I couldn't find my glue sticks,
where they disappeared to, I have no idea.
So I mixed a little glue with water.

 The book I used to collage in is from a journalling class I took a couple of years ago. Here is a look at some old pages, I think these are from Summer 2011:

We did alot of collaging in that class and I miss it! I'm on vacation starting Wednesday and I plan on getting together with a friend who loves to collage as well.
I also took a stab at creating some art using acrylics. I am very dedicated to watercolors and switching off always feels like sort of a big thing for me.
I keep buying these little canvases when I go to Blick and the last time I was there I had to literally say STOP.
And I promised not to buy more unless I do a damn painting. (I'm like to think that I am only a spendthrift when it comes to art supplies)... I went in without a plan so I wasn't expecting too much.
i had, had, HAD to cover that green blob LOL!!! haha.
I like how this turned out, this little piece (4"x4"), am pleased with how it looks. I'm glad I tried a little sgraffiti on the right side.
I started on another, larger (8"x 8") canvas board and primed it with some black  I'll work on that during my vacation too.
Thanks for reading through this far!
Have a lovely week!
Take care,
Fran T xo
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Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you added the entire page spread here...awesome! And the green looks good to me : ) Have a lovely vacation.

Anonymous said...

Also, the arms coming out of the shopping bag is so fun : )

Fran Traina said...

Thank you so much Lynn!

Fran Traina said...

Lol thnx!!

bohemiannie! art said...

You've got a lot of yumminess here. I really love your collages and painting! Keep on using up those art supplies!

Head Krazy said...

HI Fran,

Better late then never I always say. I love your collages! So colourful. Thanks for stopping over at Kookaburra Laughing, and for your kind comments. Enjoy your vacation!

Michelle said...

Lovely collages...the one on the right looks like a cut & paste no doubt! Great job!

Adrienne Rose said...

I really liked seeing the progression of your little canvas. But I think my favorite painting on it was #1 and #2 of the progress photos! hahah.

I buy random art stuff all the time. Though, its harder to do here in Germany with stuff seeming to cost so much more!

aimee said...

i love that you made your own glue! and that green -- awesome!

Janet said...

I love your green journal pages!! They look so fresh and happy.

I'm also addicted to buying small canvases. I have a stack of them on my studio shelf...which reminds me, I should get busy and use them.

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

I love your collages! Especially all the fantastic "Fran doodles"! Keep having fun with your acrylics!! xx

Tricia @ Daring Hue said...

Fran - This post cracked me up! I have to stop myself at Blick ALL THE TIME! I love your little painting. It was really fun to see all of the different phases.

Fran Traina said...

Thanks! And I will use them bohemian or, I will!! Lol

Fran Traina said...


Fran Traina said...

Thanks so much for the kind comments. head Krazy!! I'm planning on a nice couple of days to relax-_-

Fran Traina said...

You have a good eye Michelle! It is a shrine that I cut out of Yoga Journal... Or at least part of it is a shrine.

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Adrienne I like #2 alot also... I should have stopped there. There's always next time. Thanks for stopping write me a note!!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Aimee the green looks great in person:) I finally found my glue stick in my son's room. He had a project :)

Fran Traina said...

Hi Janet thanks for your note! Lets see whst you do with your little canvases!

Fran Traina said...

Thank you, I will Lorinda! I loved the collages you made and posted!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks so much Tricia!

Cameron said...

Green is my absolute favorite color, too!
I have to constantly remind myself that I have things at home I can use....I've saved a bunch of children's book covers to paint on....and yet, still buy more!

I'm striving to only replenish a supply when it is totally run out. We'll see how that goes :)

Hope you have a wonderful time with your collage loving friend!