Tuesday, January 15, 2013

italian beauties










often I think
that art is really about the
details...

my 
Italian Beauties 
have returned home
and 
I have just loaded them
in my 





so I have shot the details
to precede the pieces...

each piece is 8 x 81/2 







they are transfers from antique post cards on muslin
with water color...






the paper ephemera includes: hand painted papers, wrapping papers, old Italian currency, book pages, and sheet music





each piece is stitched by hand on Khadi paper and 
backed with fine sketch paper






the cloth remnants are from 
old pillow cases, an antique wedding veil..
and vintage ribbon...






 the stitched strips which are hopefully reminiscent 
of columns
are the end pieces from my paper cutter...








they are named...
Pensive
Serenity
Treasure 
Devotion





thank you for stopping by
the sweet life...
I hope your day is blissful

and your weather is
warmer...

I will return with my art journal
I am going to photograph all the spreads and the new cover...
it is in process right now
a 2 year journal
or I should say 
journey..

ciao!









18 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Caterina you are the gift...I have been to Italy once and it is never far from my heart. The reverence, the details, and the compositions are always a thoughtful judgement and affirmation for us all. Thank you, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

lynne h said...

gosh cat, these are so SO lovely!! and the details!!! i absolutely agree; it's all in the details...

xoxo

~*~Patty S said...

WOW your lovely Italian beauties each speak to me so sweetly...what gorgeous creations one and all!

oxo

Laura said...

Oh Cat... magnificent!!!! every detail so lovingly chosen and integrated. Well done!

sharon said...

Each one sings beauty in a different voice, but all in unity! Love each one.....so beautiful!

Judy Martin said...

Very beautiful work. xx

Dorthe said...

They are amazingly beautiful,-the warm coloured beauties, are wonderful focused against all the nature ,and black! So vey lovely,too, Caterina.
xo,Dorthe

Becca said...

These are so lovely! The detail is amazing and since I play piano, I especially love the sheet music! Enjoy your day!

Marie Danti said...

What treasures are your lovely Italian ladies with pretty names!
Your personal details add such warmth and narrative to your pieces.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Lovely to see these Italian beauties...I agree about the details!
Your new year is starting out well...as you say "the journey"!

*jean* said...

lovely ladies!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Each Italian Beauty is collaged so beautifully in your unique style!
Hugs,
Suzy

Linda said...

Cat I absolutely ADORE these!! They are such beautiful pieces of art and totally inspire me. I will keep coming back for another look ;-)
xx

Leslie said...

They are all beautiful, Cat, and I'm with you on the details!

xo

Angela Recada said...

I simply adore how you put things together, and all the beautiful little details you add. You really have a magic touch!
xo

Marilyn Rock said...

So beautiful with your transfers and touches!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Il y a bien longtemps que je ne suis pas venu te rendre visite et j'ai eu tort. Ton travail est remarquable, Caterina et je t'en félicite chaleureusement.
Amitiés.

Roger

Belladonna said...

These are truly beautiful!

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