Sunday, April 29, 2012

Finally. . . Off the Table

Mixed media collage 
4 1/2" x 6 3/4"
Mixed media collage
4 1/2" x 6 3/4"

I think I'm "back in the groove." My gluing "production" area has been moved to a new location and after finishing these two pieces, it stands ready and waiting for me whenever I get an hour or so.  It had been so long since I used my drafting table, triangle, architectural scale, glue, etc., that I sort of had to re-train, if you know what I mean.  (Does this happen to you?)  Like, it was only after I glued my first piece down, with sticky fingers, that the little voice in my head kicked in with, "Oh . . . remember, you need to get an art "rag" and dampen a portion of it so that you can use it to clean your hands periodically while gluing, and can also use it to dab up any glue that gets on the face of your collage."  And, "Okay, use your parallel bar and your triangle to mark off where on the support paper your print should go. But remember, make the marks on a blotter paper -- not directly on the support paper.  And, by the way, use a Micron pen instead of a graphite pencil so you don't get graphite on the support paper or your work." :)  

But the retraining was no big deal, and now I'm ready to roll.  

Thanks very much for visiting!
Hope you have a wonderful week.


Printed Material said...

You are on a roll! The colours in that first piece are luscious, especially that chartreuse like green. They are immaculately made Gloria and I am impressed by all the mention of set squares and tools etc. I just cut and stick. Perhaps that's why your work is so much better than mine! I love them.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Gloria...these pieces are gorgeous! And yes, I'm all too familiar with that after-the-fact voice that reminds you how it should work...."oh yes, that why it's all so messy here, remember you're supposed to...." Good thing we learn eventually....well, most times anyway! Often I'm just too impatient! Congratulations...these works are beautiful! Cheers!

Kristen Donegan said...

Ha! I had to chuckle when I read your line of thinking. It really pays off though these are gems!

Sophie Munns said...

wonderful Gloria... esp taken with colour in first one...

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Thank you all!! So very nice of you to visit and I truly do appreciate your ongoing comments and support.

annamaria said...

I too think that making visual art is very much like dancing. If you stop doing it for a while the hand and eye and brain forget and one has to start all over again. It's rather painful, isn't it? I am happy to see you are back in the groove! Lovely work:)XX

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Annamaria,

So nice to see you here! Thank you! And I can't wait to see your next paintings!