Sunday, November 3, 2013

AEDM#2 & #3

I've got some art to post! Aside from some projects that I am currently working on, I've got two pieces for Days2&3
For Day 3 I knew I had paint this quote as soon as I read it on someone's wall. It's a quote by Jack Canfield...a wise man:)
I decided to join in on Saturday Patterns that CPhelps Designs is arranging and will soon blog on. I'll attach a link as soon as I get that. That's the art I created on Day 2 using Lino stamps I made. 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and have a great week!
FranT/ WeThree3 xo

Saturday, November 2, 2013

hello there

Oh boy, its been a while. I've been wrapped up with work for a number of weeks.
I've been relying on Instagram to stay connected mostly, so I've neglected my blog. To be completely honest, IG is so much easier to use :)  It's like the name says, instant. No uploading, tagging, linking, etc. But I'm going to try to keep this blog moving along:)
Like I said I'm crushed by my day job but trying my best to keep creative! And I just started AEDM for November this month

and will be hashtag-ing that on IG and Facebook.

RECENT TRIP to NYC in October. Crawling around town with my brother and his crew, up from Florida! Oh the things you'll see....

Some work I've been up to, there's more on Instagram. Please click the link on the side bar to view:)

Take care and I'll be back soon! I promise:)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's a Cakewalk!

This summer I was asked by a friend of mine to design
a logo as she begins her own communications firm.
I was really honored to have her ask me.
Deborah was brilliant to work with and
knew exactly what she wanted.
 I enjoyed researching and creating the artwork. 
Lastly, I am thrilled that she is pleased
with how it all turned out!
Here's a collage showing the front of the business card as well as images
of some fabulous items that were made especially for the launch party -
cookies with QR code, beer glasses and cupcakes with the Cakewalk logo! 
I was also asked to create artwork to give as favors
to those attending the launch party.
 The idea was to make small pieces of art.
And if anyone had a favorite quote, I illustrated theirs.
 I can't tell you how much fun I had doing this!
I am not the most outgoing person at parties so this
was a super way to spark a conversation with other party-goers.
I created a collage of some of the pieces I made.
I didn't get a good shot of them all, and one or two
I completely forgot to photograph! (too much wine!) 
However, below are most of them:
I got a kick out of some of the quotes that people came up with! 
What a terrific experience this has all been.
I'll be back posting again soon. This has been a busy summer.
I'll be off this week on vacation and hoping to catch
up on visiting blogs and creating some artwork.
I've been working mostly in my little Moleskine books.
Thanks for stopping by and for visiting.
I love getting your comments :)
Thanks for leaving such lovely notes!
Take care, Fran T xo

Monday, August 5, 2013

Small work

I spoke too soon:) I didn't get a bit of painting in this past weekend!
But it's all good. I was creative in my yard.
Raking up grass clippings, weeding, but most important -observing.
I'm trying to keep simple and I'm jotting,
sketching and doodling things down into my little sketch book.
keeping things easy...

just drawing with not too much intensity between my ears...

documenting a meal...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments I've received so far this summer.
I hope all is well and I'm planning on visiting some more blogs this weekend.
Enjoy the weather. It's been downright delightful here and the humidity
has disappeared for a little while.
Take care,
Fran T xo

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Break

Its been too long! I've been busy with our house move and all things summer! Thanks to Instagram I'm still staying connected virtually. My artwork has slowed down to a halt. Started the ICAD with a lot of gung-ho but my gung up and went.
I added some more in mid-July but that too went to the wayside.
I guess I'm doing what I need to do and that is my 9to5 job.
ICADs from early July:


This weekend looks ripe for some artwork though. The move is over, the tag sale is done, things are in their place for the most part...
 The rest of the summer is just my day job and a week vacation thrown in, towards the end of August.
I am feeling the itch to make art again.
Woohoo! How is your summer going?
Hope all is well!
Fran T

Saturday, June 22, 2013

ICAD Week 3 Round-Up and then some.

Here is my Week 3 ICAD Round-up with 
the index cards show below.
Day 15

Day 16 "be"
Day 17 "Fire Away"

Day 18 [Tea for Tracey]

Day 19 "Home Sweet"

Day 20 "be" II


Day 21 Buddha Quote

I'm so glad there is an ICAD Facebook page 
to post up on as well. I've gotten the chance
to see so much great work and
 meet a nice bunch of people.
My last post went only up to Day 12
So here are #13 + #14 that I missed out on posting.

Today is the start of Week 4 and it runs through July so I'll have 60 or so pieces of artwork, that I would not have if I didn't participate!
 It's never to late to join ins, so do it you'd like. Its a great idea and keeps your mind moving:)
Take care and have a good weekend!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

ICAD Day 11 + 12

I know I should have 15 done by now
but I'm only up to 12...but I'm getting there!
Day 11
I'll be doing some more this evening in order
 to get myself back to where I should be.

Day 12
I made a collage of all I have done so far,(see below),
as well as showing Day 11 +12 on their own.

Hope you are joining in and enjoying this challenge.

Take care!
Fran T xo


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

More ICADs

The day job is keeping me super busy
but I'm finding time for the index cards
[just not posting them here]!
My favorite, so far, is  DAY 8.
I'm trying to vary things as I draw
in order to keep things interesting.




DAY 10
There is more to come. I have two I am working
on simultaneously in the effor to catch up!
remember to visit to catch up on other artists!
Take care and be happy ,
Fran T

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Day 5 + 6 More Quotes

My favorite thing to do - illustrate quotes/sayings:)
Here are some more for Days 5 + 6!
Day 5 was a quick one but fun to do.
 I made another and put it on my frig.
This one for Day 6, below, was inspired by a
 very cool photo I saw on instagram.
The photo was taken at place called
the Crystal Palace in California.
I would love to go there one day.
 Heck I'd just love to get
back to California one day:)
I changed the woman a little bit.
This would be mostly about "line"
and I tried to create value by using different
 ways to fill the space with pattern and
black and white. I think I'll get to
coloring it but wanted to
challenge myself to b/w.
Don't forget my little, tiny
Knock,knock joke contest;)
Rememeber, to find out more
click the index card below,
you'll be glad you did:)
Take care,
Fran T xo

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

ICAD 3 + 4 - Knock, knock. who's there. Confuscius

Running like a chicken without a head.
Busy these days but trying to keep up with ICAD.
Oh boy, and its only just started :)
This one below is a favorite joke of mine, of my son
and it seems a heck of alot of people.
Comment me back if you know any other good ones!
I'll send a print of this ICAD or any of the others I have
made to the person who's joke cracks my son up the most. X)
.P.S. I have never had a contest
 so I have no idea how to go about this so,
 lets just say by this weekend we'll pick one.
My ICAD today is below.
For this card, I started drawing my favorite shapes.
My focus was on space and keeping it light and airy.
Because those doodly shapes get heavy fast.
I hope you join my little joke contest
and we're looking forward to the laughs!
Also please check out the other participants
in the ICAD Challenge
Take care,
Fran T