Friday, March 8, 2013

snippets






well dear readers..

lately I have been busy in the studio
painting papers with ink...
working with resists...






and playing with transfers...
on paper 
and plastic...



this piece below
is a detail of a larger piece
the paper is 22 x30








although the transfer is small,
I love the way it came out, 
quite by accident, which is sometimes the most wonderful
of 
art events...






working on tiny stitches...
snippets 
really...







but on fine fabric it lays down nicely on paper
below...








I realized last week
that I have quite an obsession with edges, 
with the way paper meets
fabric 
and rough edges touch cut paper...

and above where the rough torn fabric hangs down on the paper..
just slightly obscuring the words...

sigh...


well that's quite enough revelation for this week, 
see you next week...



C4N!



22 comments:

Yvonne said...

Paper is so fragile, I love what you can do with it. Yes, accidents are surprising at times. I guess that's what I like about watercolor, I don't always have control of what happens.

lynne h said...

cat, you create (and work with) so many wonderful shades of brown! in your hands i like it almost as much as pink! : )

xoxo

Valerianna said...

Nice snippets! I like where edges meet, too. Most epecially fabric and paper.

Marie Danti said...

Love the snippets! Sometimes a pile of snippets make one nice piece!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I feel like the small boy in Oliver...More please...more please...
These are just lovely! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Priti.Lisa said...


Kim Andersen said...

Beautiful work Cat .... I am drawn to the tiny stitches and the words ..... Simpl lovely

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely edges and transfers and stitches and more! Precious how the words want to shine thru your special fabric too!
It is always a treat to see what you are working on
oxo

Dorthe said...

Caterina, your creations are so beautiful,and some so simple, and they so attracts me ,wanting to explore more.
The transfer piece is a gorgeous creation.
Hugs,Dorthe

sharon said...

Beautiful Cat! I have a very similar obsession...the way layers come together, edges, oooh, I understand completely!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice hint, oh just a hint of pink and you ever so tiny stitches. xox

Becca said...

Oh I LOVE the way that transfer turned out! Stitching on fabric and paper...sigh. Happy Sunday!

layers said...

What a wonderful obsession to have.. edges. I understand your obsession.. thanks for sharing you work up close.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Happy accidents and tiny stitches...my kind of heaven! Lovely studio work!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Really lovely!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Cat, I miss Kimmie's Tuesday tea party because it kept us all in touch with each other. Life sure does get busy. Always nice to see your love artwork. Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes, Tammy

Kim Henkel said...

beautiful colours, beautiful transfers, beautiful stitches, beautiful edges... yes they all make me sigh too... beautiful work

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This sneak peek is incredible. I am in awe of your awesome pieces, especially the transfer. Much better than ones I am working on at the moment.

Your snippet of fabric and sewing looked like writing in a foreign language. Very impressive. And of course, the colors are SO YOU!! Hope to see more next week.

nancy neva gagliano said...

yes, SIGH...

it happens
in your hands
~ a gentle rhythm
in subtle hues

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Loving your transfers. I've been doing the same kind of inky-residue-thing through decollage. I've come to appreciate the fragility of old papers because, at least in decollaging, the sum of the mingled papers...and the ink/textures they leave behind when abraded, can be used to good purpose in honing one's expression. You've got some bautiful stuff going on here, CG.

Sharmon Davidson said...

I love the way the transfer came out, too- so lovely and delicate, it almost looks like an etching! Edges are very important, more so than most people would think. one of the best pieces of advice I got from an instructor was, "Pay attention to your edges."

Zom said...

I also love the torn strips of fabric on the paper, most evocative. What do you use for your transfers?