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Thursday, May 19, 2011

april journal pages



ciao, gentle readers...

it was a long journey but
I am finally home
and settling in
despite the serious rain...







and as I promised you before I left...
I have my april journal pages
here
a lot behind, I know
but I have been slightly
preoccupied...
so I hope you will forgive me..


click on images for details


the full spread is below
been nesting...
as you know
and still working on pieces for my show,
which will be in my next post...





using my journal pages as my rough sketches for
my show pieces has been wonderful...
they are like a silent confidante
holding close my ideas as they mature...

ingredients this month: acrylic paint, antique ephemera, pen, pencil, colored pencil, walnut inks, tissue papers, china marker, paper shred, transfer on papers...

it is so nice to be blogging again
I missed you all..
I will be off to visit your blogs shortly...

oh ... and I have a new post at
if you want to see my new back yard and
soon to be ... garden...
ciao, ciao...


25 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

Gorgeous and a feast for the eyes. Enjoy your new nest!
xoxo Kim

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Fantastic pages, glad you are settled. The new garden looks like you have lots of room to play and plant... xox Corrine

Studio Sylvia said...

As always, Beautiful work Cat. Your garden seems to go on forever.

carole brungar said...

Your work is lovely! I can tell you've put a lot of love into it!

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are such exciting times for you. Your creations are exquisite. It is lovely to see you back. pen x

Ian Foster said...

Your journal pages are a delight. Bravo!!

Bayside Rose said...

I adore your work, it is just so beautiful. Loving the bird.
Pam x

Lisa said...

lovely Cat...and much too beautiful to be hidden inside a journal...

Hope your new house has quickly become a home!

sharon said...

Gorgeous! Love the subdues colors and the movement in the nest.....it really stirs emotion in me!
Wishing you the best in your new home!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have missed you. I'll be heading over to see your new back yard after I leave here. I wanted to tell you how much I love the shredded paper for the nest. It is the perfect embellishment for this spread.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

When enlarged the beautiful details show themselves...lovely. Glad you are settling and planting the garden....please, plenty of basil!

kimmie said...

Beautiful pages Cat - and thank you for sharing them with us. I love what you say about your journal being the confidante holding your ideas until they mature. That says so much about the process.

Seth said...

Hi Cat. Welcome back. I have missed your posts and am happy to hear that you have begun to settle in. I look forward to seeing, reading, and hearing more!

Riki Schumacher said...

I'm so glad you made it to your new home! How exciting Cat, so cool. LOVE these journal pages, just beautiful. I'm going to see your new home right now! Big hug, Riki

Jo Archer said...

Absolutely, gorgeous colours.

neva gagliano said...

NOW i am over the top excited to see you AND YOUR WORK...in just TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY under the light of our muse! WHO KNEW??? thanks to TWO GRACES!

~*~Patty S said...

Missed you dear lady....it is always a delight to see your artwork...I always want to touch it :)
Happy Weekend to you and yours Dear One!
oxoxo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hello sweet Caterina!
It is so true...our journals hold the view to our crearive minds, don't they?!
Your two page spread is beautiful...so rustic and textural! I love it!

Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA

Leslie said...

Such beautiful pages! Thanks for sharing, and it's so nice to see you here again!

xo

lilylovekin said...

The colors and subject matter of your journal pages are wonderful. And so appropriate for you right now going through a move and all. Have a good week-end.

pilarisa321 said...

Your journal pages are always a welcomed site for my eyes. I love your interpretation of nesting and use of paper. I wish you the best settling in and on this new adventure! xoxoxoxo

Renee Howell said...

Welcome back! Missed you! I can hear the creak of your pages as they turn. Great color and composition.

rivergardenstudio said...

welcome home, Cat, to your nest. This one on your pages is very lovely. Makes me think of the best parts of being home too, (which I am), making art and watching the birds... roxanne

De Anna Welch said...

Just gorgeous and I can't wait to see the artwork. Miss you!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Très très beau travail. L'art permet tellement de se dépasser pour atteindre la sensibilité de l'autre qu'il est pour moi, une des plus précieuses façons de s'exprimer.
Amitiés,

Roger