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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ascension





transformation
is a word that I use in the place
of death..
we think of death as being so final

and I do not believe that for a minute...


my Ascension
book has been published by Sew Somerset..
and it was if you recall inspired by my Brother in Law
Terry...


Available at Barnes and Noble beginning June 1



who died quite suddenly
and left his dear wife bereft as you can imagine...

I decided early on that I would create a book
for Sharon and it would be a transformation
of the loss into
a piece of art...
and a keepsake...
that reminded us all... 





Big thank you to my new Editor Christine and Stampington, for publishing this dear project..




that death is just a change
and not a finality..

as one who has lost so many
I can say with certainty
the reason that they say 
"Old age is not for sissies" 
is not because your hair turns grey
or your bones become cranky..
although that is not a blessing...


it is because so many
you know and love 
leave you as you journey on your path...



I will leave you ...
with this post while I take a little blog 
holiday through the weekend and as I work on some 
new pieces... 
with Italian Collage..


ciao, ciao!




29 comments:

Mirjana Novak Cesar said...

You're so right "Old age is not for sissies". It's very hard loosing dear ones. Your article is a beautiful tribute!

Jo Murray said...

A wonderful keepsake in honour of your brother-in-law. Life gets difficult in many ways as we age, but each day is more precious.

Deb GypsyOwl Bryan said...

Beautiful words and stunning book! Transformation is a lovely word.

Caterina Giglio said...

Mirjana, so nice to be published with you again! Thanks for your kind words about the book!!

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Caterina Giglio said...

Jo, yes it does become more precious... and I have to say that I lost many I loved when I was younger, but it seems they leave with greater frequency now..

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Deb, thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked the tribute.

CERULEAN said...

The announcement already looks wonderful.

Margie said...

Oh, how wonderful you wrote this book and it's published.
The look of the book is gorgeous and I know Sharon will so love it.

Blessings my friend
xoox

Sharmon Davidson said...

Beautiful, beautiful tribute to your brother-in-law, Cat, and congratulations on having it published. I know what you mean about losing so many of those who are dear to us; I suppose it's a natural consequence of getting older... xo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on getting this book published. I'm delighted for you. What a beautiful word in transformation. Takes us to a better place. Again, I'm so happy for you.

Enjoy your blog break.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,
Ce livre est un grand témoignage d'amour...
j'aime les mots qui accompagnent votre billet;
Je vous souhaite une très agréable journée.

Gros bisous ♡

suziqu's thread works said...

Congratulations Cat for having this tribute to your BIL published. Sharon will hold it close always I am sure.
I am with you on your views of transformation where there is no beginning or end.
Beautiful and inspiring work always!
Suzy

suziqu's thread works said...

Congratulations Cat for having this tribute to your BIL published. Sharon will hold it close always I am sure.
I am with you on your views of transformation where there is no beginning or end.
Beautiful and inspiring work always!
Suzy

Chris Gray said...

Lovely book.....

...enjoy your creative weekend.

x C

Caterina Giglio said...

Eric... thanks so much.. and thanks for visiting!


Margie... Hi love, no did not write it, made it ... filled with art pieces based on feathers... will show you proper pics once the zine comes out! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks Sharmon, it was a labour of love, and I think she will like it.. and you are right... though grief visits us when we are young... it becomes our constant companion as we age... xo

Caterina Giglio said...

E... so happy to see you ... so glad you like the word transformation... it is good to reframe the things that cause us stress.. Thanks so much... have a great week and a lovely holiday! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Ma chère, je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles ... de sorte que vous heureux comme le petit livre ... et je vous envoie... <3

Caterina Giglio said...

Yes Suzi, that is a great way to put it... never ending cycle of life... thanks for that and your kind words and visit! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Chris, thanks for stopping by! I will enjoy the weekend, our holiday should be sunny!! x

Kim Andersen said...

Such a love filled piece ... It soars and shines. Congratulations on the well deserved recognition. Your brother in law would be proud.

Caterina Giglio said...

Ah Kim, I just know he is and he would be happy that his dear Sharon has a keepsake in his honor! thanks!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

What a striking piece. Will have to pick up my copy soon. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks Corrine, I loved working with the onion dye bath, such great colors... you would have been proud!!

Dorthe said...

Dearest Caterina,
What a most beautiful book of love and memories you created for your sister, ...and your wice words touch my heart.
I wish you a beautiful weekend, and happy hours with new creations!!
Hugs,Dorthe

Caterina Giglio said...

Dear Dorthe, I did have a lovely weekend, long and luxurious! I hope yours was most splendid too! and thank you for the kind words about the little book... I think she will treasure it. xoxo cat

Zom Osborne said...

This looks wonderful Caterina. What an inspired book. Thank you for posting me the link so I didn't miss it. xx