Sketchbook: Glue it Tuesday!


Hello, spring! It’s everywhere. This is a page from my Moleskine sketchbook for Aimee’s Glue it Tuesday. Check out her blog to add your own link. All you need is a glue stick and something to glue down to participate.

I handcolored some Japanese printmaking paper and tore it up for this collage. On the top section I used a craft punch to make all of the little holes. I was happy to hide an ugly painting on this page with the collage, and like the bits of green that pop out at the edges. The quote is a small bit of a lovely poem by John O’Donohue called A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted. Even when I’m not feeling particularly happy, bright colors seem to cheer me up a bit. The poem reminds me of sitting outside on the back step with my paints and paper, enjoying the sunshine and sounds of my neighborhood.

Thanks to everyone who popped over from Artsyville to check out my glue creation! I hope you are having a happy and colorful day.

Comments 8

    • Tricia April 2, 2013

      Emily – Thank you! That overlapping was an afterthought, and I love it too. I’d like to play around with that technique some more.

  1. Chris April 2, 2013

    It is a GREAT idea to use your own painted papers in collage! I have done it before but it’s time to do it again! It makes the whole collage completely original!
    This is pretty, and so reminiscent of Spring!

  2. Ros April 3, 2013

    I imagine it would be very therapeutic to punch holes in paper, much like popping bubble wrap don’t you think? I love the colours you have used. Like others have said very fruity.

  3. Marit April 3, 2013

    The collage with all the little holes is indeed very Spring-like… makes me long for sunny days, green grass and flowers – we’ve experienced too much cold and rainy days last month in the Netherlands.

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