Monday, June 14, 2010

Frame First!

You Won - Mixed Media Collage - 4x6

Every once in awhile, instead of creating a piece of art and then finding a frame to go with it, I find myself doing just the opposite. I'll find myself in possession of a frame for which I decide to create a piece of art. My dear friend, Fran, calls that "frame first" art.

A few years back I bought from Target what I thought of as a very cool frame for a favorite photo of mine. I still think the frame is cool; it's light green and shabby chic, but it just never did the photo justice and finally I found a better home for the photo. 

So, "You Won" is a collage especially designed to fit the frame. 


Sally Dean said...

I love it! I have a friend who ALWAYS has the frame ready before she paints.
Now thats organized! I loike the fun and colorfulness of this.
And the title is great -I found a rock on the beach recently with he word "you " painted on it- took me a while to get that!

Kristeena Crabb said...

Sally, "You Rock"! I love it. Thanks for starting my day with a good chuckle.

Susan Williamson said...

Gosh, I really love this piece and how cool that you started with the frame first.

Kristeena Crabb said...

Thanks, Susan!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Oh, which reminds me Kristeena: The piece that I won from you was so WONDERFULLY framed, it's obvious you have a real eye for that! This one is amazing...(but everything you do is amazing!)

Kristeena Crabb said...

Thanks, Diane. I used to do a lot of framing when I had a larger studio. I've since started using wrapped canvases that don't require a frame, but every once in awhile, the perfect frame just falls into my lap.