Friday, March 22, 2013

march pages








what a difference  a year makes...
this time last year, I had sprouts in the garden...
cut flowers on my table...
and tulips lining the drive...









and nowhere is it more evident than in my art...
I am certainly affected by my environment...

to see march pages from last year






not that I don't love the color brown...
you all know that it is my favorite color...
but I am ready for green
and color, and flowers...







and bird nests...
can it really be easter... ?






soooo...
I guess I don't really have to explain these pages...
do I?

I mean... x marks the garden plot above in my head because the garden is covered in snow...

sigh...

I know it is happening everywhere... so you all understand...
at least in Colorado, we were prepared for wet and snow
since March and April typically are the heaviest snow months...
but we had BIG SUN TOO...

but here...
the deer should not be eating all of my evergreen bushes...







ingredients: gesso, book pages, paper ephemera, acrylic paint, ink, twinkling h20's, molding paste, colored pencil thread, ink resist, pen.



my spring giveaway ends
on 
March 29

so scroll down to the last post
to 
decide which piece of art you want...

hoping everything is in bloom in your world!


C4N!








20 comments:

Analia Cristina said...

Light,inspired,you are creative,delicious work!!!

Yvonne said...

Lovely works Cat. These pieces remind me of the extreme drought we are having here. It has even affected the bird migration. I've really noticed there are not many hummingibirds, when usually we have so many this time of year.

Valerianna said...

Oh, I really like the long winter's influence on these pages... lovely. A few feet of snow still here.

~*~Patty S said...

Love your rich deep pages full of promise and what lies beneath Cat

our daffodils are pouting and quivering in the very chilly wind we've been having ... I did spot my first grape hyacinth today ...

your parade of flowers will begin soon I'm sure ... the last days of winter weather can seem to stretch on forever sometimes I know
oxo

Marie Danti said...

The weather is worrisome, especially the predictions of drought for the summer months. In any case, your winter angst has inspired another set of lovely pages.

sharon said...

Pa. weather has us just about crazy already, with snow in the forecast for Monday and a few days after that....ugh...stir crazy is an understatement! Like you, I feel my color choices for jewelry are toned down again. BUT, these colors and images are so soft, set in, comfortable, warm, and familiar, they feel like a blanket, just wonderful!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Lovely Cat....I just told Becca at Patina Moon that we saw snowdrops for a minute before they were blanketed with 12 inches of snow.....the wind is blowing like crazy here today too and it's darn cold...I wanted to think about peas.....guess we will have to wait to bring some color to life! xox

lynne h said...

wow, cat, these browns... you've got some good ones here.

love these pages... and i really, really love that texture where you put it.

xoxo

ArtPropelled said...

Loving the browns! Hope Spring envelopes you soon.

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

All that brown reminds me of the roiling earth...always in motion...getting ready to spit out those daffs and tulips. Snowdrop and crocus sighting here in the northeast yesterday. Spring's a-coming! (And so is the snow--more predicted for NY tomorrow.)

Leslie said...

Gosh, I love these browns. There is something calling to me in those dark, textured pages. Love the botanical sketches, the bird, the BROWN!

Patti said...

Oh Cat, these pages are gorgeous and, though we're having a snowy spring as well, there is nothing as beautiful as all the shades of the earth (except the green ones:)
xoxo

*jean* said...

i spy with my little eye vintage botany book! beautiful balance of browns...but i am with you, ready for green and fresh...xo lovely work, cat

Laura said...

I get it... I so totally get it. I broke down and bought myself tulips the other day at the grocery store. Enough for the dining room table and a tiny vase on the kitchen window sill:-)

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh I just adore these pages in brown and black tones.
Hope it won't be too long now before the garden plot shows itself to you once again when the sun starts to melt the ground around you!

Sue M said...

Here in Australia these brown tones are reminiscent of summer - but looking forward to your spring pages too.
Great inspiring work.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have snow predicted here on Easter night and Monday....hurry up Spring. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Dorthe said...

Dear Caterina,
your pages are so sooting and
gives a warm feeling, also to me, here in Denmark, where we also have snow and cold winter,still-
I love your beauty with the birds and nature pictures and your painting tecnique- they are beautiful. And one more thing-apart from the snow, we have in common--I have also deers eating -but here it is my rose busches !!
Hugs from me.
Dorthe

Kim Henkel said...

I love your pages, as I too am a lover of brown! My world is still full of so much snow, but the sun is shining for many long hours now,and I am smiling. I hope your spring arrives soon.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Ah! I'm finally able to post again. It's been so frustrating for so long. I am so happy you didn't give up on visiting me, even though I've been unable to reciprocate for over a week.

Your pages for March are incredible. You make squiggles better than anyone I know. And those Xs on the page of brown brush strokes really got to me. It was simply the perfect addition to a very "brown" entry. I loved it and the symbolism of the empty garden plot.

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