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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

june pages



June was one of those months...
the kind that brings lots of opportunity for
growth and release..









some challenges...
and spiritual work...








the forests around my home in Fort Collins
burned to a crisp
with many homes lost..
which was followed by floods
and mudslides... 






and I watched from afar...
in a safe new place 
but feeling it none the less...





the pages are layered with writing and then I collaged and painted over that, and followed 
with black gesso which attracted colored pencil and
the stitched the x paper piece... below 
that to me symbolizes the hope that will be renewed...  





ingredients: paper ephemera, thread, colored pencils black gesso acrylic paint




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17 comments:

Lisa DiNunzio said...

Oh the weather! I am glad you are safe Cat, but some people are enduring so much this summer, especially the poor farmers. No matter where you go a piece of you still remains where you've been, don't you agree? I love the homage you created, it's beautiful♥♥♥

Dianne said...

Such a meaningful piece of art... A moving tribute of hope...

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh yes, they showed the terrible fires here in Germany too. Sorry to hear about your forest. Good to hear that you and yours are all ok. The weather is crazy everywhere this year. We are having some of the worst storms EVER. Your artwork is very moving and I love the pieces on the post below...just wonderful work.

lynne h said...

i've been thinking about you re: the fires around fort collins...

i love these pages... that colored pencil is very very nice.

xoxo

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful and sorrowful...the black gesso is so strong, it shuts out light and yet there they are light stitches and greens showing through.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful portrayal of the tragedy and rebirth that is sure to come. My parents had property in Estes Park years ago. I read of a guy who just retired from a international school position in Bangkok only to return to his home in CO and find it burnt to the ground. So sad! Wishing you a lovely day. Tammy

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I know how much you loved your home in Colorado. Your pages reflect all that has been happening to so many there and to so many dealer with weather challenges everywhere. Lots of folks are rising from the ashes. xox

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I think you have skillfully portayed both the sorrow of loss and the beauty of hopefulness. Caterina, you are a gentle soul...and it shines through in your work. It is good thereapy to work the fibres of our lives into everything we make.
I have not visited you in so long, I'm ashamed, but it's my loss really. Your work is as inspiring as ever and congratulations on your recent publication in the crafty magazine!


Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

I´ve been following those fires in the news over here too. So glad you´re in a safe place.
Love your pages - the textures is great

Dorthe said...

What a strong way of telling all those sad stories , your pages are stunning,and beautiful,- Caterina.
As Tina said we have heard and seen all those nature catastrophes in that part of US,from here in Dk,-and followed the sorrow and losses, with much sadness.
Your art piece is so meaningfull!
Greetings,Dorthe

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I sincerely hope your home in Fort Collins is OK. I can appreciate your concern. I still own a home in Webb City, MO, which is on the north edge of Joplin. People from all over the country called and asked about it, and, like you, all I could do was wait and hope. And I believe you have shown hope in this piece. When I first saw this piece, I immediately thought "out of the ashes comes renewal." You have journaled these fires flawlessly.

~*~Patty S said...

hope in the ashes
beautifully spoken
your pages are wonderful dear Cat
oxo

Margaret said...

My heart goes out to those poor people, such a scary experience and heartbreaking for all. Lovely tribute Mx

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Mother Nature has been dancing at my door and the winds have been almost unbelievable. My Whispers in the Trees have survived and we have an opening for the participants in the All Seasons Garden on Sunday so I am praying for a bit of rain before then to refresh the gardens. Ashes...what a beautiful rebirth...I am very inspired by this journey. Peace be with you! Mary Helen Fernandez StewART

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

There's inspiration here for me. The renewal sense is very strong. Fire and water and earth and air.

Marie said...

Your pages are so poignant and grief ridden. Colorado has definitely suffered this season. I have felt it to the north and south of where I am and it is so sad to see so much devastation. Good to get this out right?

Suzi Smith said...

So moving cat... as you say, so much scope for renewal.

strange~ i thought i had commented here & there, but no evidence... mind you, i think i sometimes forget that i have to put the jumbly letters in and skip to the next page!!

*hugs*