Monday, November 14, 2011

come back to me




is the title ...
of this first new piece
a close up below...







this work on paper
measures 15" x 15"
mixed media painting







and the following small pieces
are all
"Italian collage"

several of you asked me about
this process
I call it Italian collage, because
I use a pasta machine
to press the collage so that the layers combine ...
neatly with the substrate










I like to use a lot of layers of collage
and different textures and I prefer smooth
edges...

and you know how I love a restricted palette...




each of these
measures 4" x 5"






and is hand stitched to
khadi paper measuring 8" x 8" 1/2




working on getting new these new smalls mailed
out to my gallery
and also working on a couple of cradled gesso boards..
and of course...
November pages in my art journal are almost finished...

hope your spring or autumn is
splendid..

ciao, ciao!






34 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

size and color is so perfect...personal, intimate, something to hold close and dear. the heart is never lost...it always returns. Bella.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lovely work as always Cat. I can picture you making collage pasta - if you start cooking them we will have to worry. xox Corrine

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are beautiful as are each and every one of your creations. pen x

donna said...

Awesome work!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

The dark shape around the heart is exquisite as is the whole piece. Your small pieces are true memory fragments...lovely work!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

They looks so beautiful and vintage rustic :)

artistamyjo said...

Really some beautiful Collage work. Love the soft colors and vintage look you use.
Pasta machine too,how unique.
Hugs

Margaret said...

Beautiful work Cat, I just love your collages and fascinating to learn you use a pasta machine! wonderful Mx

lynne h said...

mmmmm... love these smalls... xoxo

audrey said...

These are lovely, Cat! I so enjoy stopping by to see what you have made.
♥ audrey

nancy neva gagliano said...

sweet little mysterious messages of the heart, via the pasta press! love that.

mansuetude said...

lovely work, and i am reminded of a great pasta making house in Boston's North End where the soft pasta in the box was so good. Biagi's ... the real stuff. xo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Small lovely heart works to treasure and cherish. Blessings, Mary Helen

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous. I'm impressed and rather curious about what the pasta machine does for the collage, and when you run the pieces through the machine. Just my curiosity. They are scrumptious.

Renee Howell said...

Love these. And love the term "restricted palette." xox!

layers said...

love all your wonderful collages.. I love see see pieces of papers placed.. like setting stones in the garden.

~*~Patty S said...

oh dear I'm afraid my first comment didn't stick...here goes again

Love each piece that you've created dear Cat...wonderful
AND
you made me smile with mention of the pasta machine...very Italian indeed ;)
oxo

Marie said...

These are each wonderful: size, compostion, & palette. Great work Cat!

Deb L. said...

Yummy color and lovely textures... love them all! xo Deb

lilylovekin said...

Beautiful, what a creative way to use a pasta machine!!!

kimmie said...

These are so beautiful! I love the use of a pasta machine. That's definitely gluten free :)

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

What gorgeous pieces, I especially love 'come back to me'.

cerulean said...

Love the Italians! Thanks for passing by to my blog.

sharon said...

I adore your restricted palettes! These are amazingly beautiful Cat. Your pieces are always so serene and peaceful to me.

Marilyn Rock said...

These are so beautiful!

Ange said...

Any restricted palette that includes ORANGE is a favourite palette of mine too. Love your Italian collage bella. Belissima :)
xx

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

These are absolutely lovely. I, too, appreciate a "restricted pallette." What a lovely expression. The pasta machine technique has me smiling!

Seth said...

I really love that first piece. And a pasta machine...how cool!

Sophie Munns said...

Love how that background gives such strength to this work (the second image I'm referring to).
Good to visit again Cat...hope all is well in your world... just home yesterday and catching up after quite a break!
Blessings,
S xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Cat, your artwork is so very pretty. How resourceful that you use a pasta machine for your artwork. Italian collage indeed! Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving week to you, Tammy

Nathalie Thompson said...

I haven't been by in toooo long, so wanted to see what you were up to. Love your latest collage series (and how you coined the term "Italian collage"!)

ArtPropelled said...

I've been smiling ever since you mentioned using the pasta machine for your Italian collages. These are all lovely, especially Come Back To Me.

LauraX said...

so beautiful Cat!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Wow- what's splendid are your new pieces; I love each and everyone,and I'm thinking of getting a pasta machine, if this is the result! "come Back to me" makes me think of one of my favorite books (and movies), Cold Mountain. So romantic.

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