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Friday, April 25, 2014

April art journal pages




my how the week 
screams by..
here it is the weekend already...

but I managed to finish my April
journal pages






to show you..

stitching again...






paper quilts from envelopes and wrapping papers..
and I used an old french book with prints of paintings..

still thinking about creative intention..
and the papers that I choose and the stories that I am sewing, weaving 
and threading in my work..





I love to leave the threads hanging off the stitched paper...
like words trailing.. or ideas lingering...
and when you see the journal in person...
you cannot help but touch it...

it begs you...







ingredients: gesso, acrylic paint, pencil, colored pencil, paper ephemera, thread, walnut ink, alcohol gel medium, inks, stencils.. 






to make this spread, I glued the scraps of paper together like a quilt and then hand stitched it
I used envelopes from cards that friends have sent to me, 
a paper quilt stitched with love...






I suppose I have always known that
what I want to create
would be stitched, painted and sewn with love...


I am off to the studio now to make cool stuff...
I hope you have a lovely weekend...
I am planning to put my feet up and sit on the patio
in the sun with a glass of wine..

it is my one weakness... 
you know..



xo


16 comments:

Dorthe said...

And grazie for this beautiful post, dear Cat.
I love the words describing your art, and I love the quilt of paper. The letters and envelopes from friends, makes it so special, and your handstiching,too.
LOVE !!!!!
Hugs from me.

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you dear Dorthe.. So happy you liked the post.. Xoxo

Margie said...

Gorgeous art.
Enjoy your weekend.

xo

Analia Cristina said...

Simpatico il tuo lavoro,le cuciture si vedono originali,complimenti!

Sharmon Davidson said...

The paper collage quilt is wonderful, Cat; your pages are truly a work of art.

Caterina Giglio said...

Margie! Thank you.. I hope you have a lovely weekend too! Xox

Analia Cristina.. Vi ringrazio tanto contento che ti piace il mio lavoro..

Hey, Sharmon, thanks for stopping by, they were satisfying that's for sure! X

Jo Murray said...

The stitching and threads are so cool...love these pieces.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful ... especially like the stitched X's and loose threads.

Zom Osborne said...

I also love the stitching, and your subtle use of colour. Do you stitch through to the other side, or is it, like you said below, a quilt that is then glued onto the page?

Caterina Giglio said...

Jo! Thanks! I think it is cool too!

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann.. Thanks.. So happy you like it..

Zom, it is hand stitched and glued to the page.. And thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn J. Rock said...

So lovely!

suziqu's thread works said...

And grazie to you Cat for sharing your beautiful work. I just love the quilted paper and envelopes and special paper pieces that you have used from friends to create these pages.
I so love them!
hugs,
Suzy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your April pages are adorable. I also like to leave threads. They also tell a story, I think. But my threads come from my machine, not my hand. I'm always impressed by your hand stitching. It is so expressive.

~*~Patty S said...

do you by chance watch Lark Rise to Candleford Cat?
The post mistress Dorcas always says ___ is my one weakness *ggg*
Happy you are enjoying your Virginia Spring and creating always such lovely and meaningful creations...
tfs dear ♥
oxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Marilyn... so glad you liked it, thank you!


Oh Suzy, thank you and thanks for stopping by! xo

Oh E, I am so thrilled that you use a machine! I am afraid I do not do well with machines!! thank you so much!!

Ha Patty! I loved that show and that saying did stick with me... Mr. LDV teases me about it!!
And yes, quite enjoying spring... but taking trips back and forth to Florida to locate the "forever" home... Just returned and think we have found it...
will keep you posted!! xoxo