Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Small Works

I have been working
in a studio that is almost completely packed..
I have a few paint jars..

a couple of adhesives, 
4 paint brushes,
a pencil and a small bag of ephemera..

a bit challenging..
but I did manage to finish a few small
and I am working on 4 more...

for my 
December Small Works 
show at 
just sneaky peeks, mind you..

but peeks nonetheless...

these are tiny pieces... which for me is more challenging than
working large..
having space and freedom for me is liberating..
but then I am claustrophobic..

they are still unnamed..
but they are the first pieces in a big show..
dragonfly and butterfly
all torn or separated...

damaged but unbroken...

Thanks for being there, you faithful readers 
and silent lurkers..

how blessed I am to have your continued support..

 I appreciate you, everyone.. 

ciao, ciao!!


Jo Murray said...

Such subtle little pieces! Gems indeed.

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks Jo, they were certainly challenging!

lynne h said...

cat, you have such an eye... as always, creating utter beauty.


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Pretty special creating these gems out of such limited materials ... when the heart is willing then magic happens! Lovely!

Suzi Smith said...

Working small with fewer resources has concentrated down to give a powerful impact… they're gorgeous :-)

suziqu's thread works said...

Gorgeous Cat!

~*~Patty S said...

Precious wee canvases and what a unique opportunity to create with most everything packed up...
a good exercise me thinks
certainly with brilliant results!

Anonymous said...

beautiful work n your small pieces with limited materials. Less is definitely more...xox

Laura said...

These are exquisite Kat… thanks for sharing the loveliness.

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...
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Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Caterina your small canvases are so wonderfully made, love them, thanks for your sweet comment on my book pages.

Caterina Giglio said...

oh lynne... sigh... you are so kind... xoxo

So true, Mary Ann.. so much to say, such a tiny space! but the heart knows how to doit!

Caterina Giglio said...

Suzi, thank you so much, that is very kind.

Suziqu... thanks for stopping by and thank you!!

Hi Patty, thanks, yes down to the nubs, and then I might have time to put the feet up... :) xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Corrine, thank you... sometimes it is.. yes!! xo

Laura, thank you, so nice to have you stop by!! xo

Hi Anni! your pages were beautiful, thanks for popping over! so nice to see you!! xo

Seth said...

Amazing what you have created given the limited amount of supplies you had. Stunning pieces. Small in size but big in feeling.

Unknown said...

Lovely small works! Blessings on your upcoming journey!

Sharmon Davidson said...

ooooooooo-eeeeeee, these sneaky peeks are delicious, my dear! I'm quite in love with that top one in particular! I know what you mean about working so small - it is hard to work small for me too - you really have to pare your composition down to bare essentials. So much to express, but so little space to do it in, right?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure how I missed this, but these small works are truly gorgeous. You seem to meet challenges as they arise, and meet them with true beauty and dignity. It's hard for me to work small, too. I'm also claustrophobic, but never thought that might be why I like to work large.

Challenges can be good, though. I look forward to seeing the completed show, and also your new studio once you are there and unpacked. I'm sure it will be a beauty, because you are SO good decorating even small studios and making them a comfortable place to work.

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Seth!

Thanks, Kim!

Yes, Sharmon, you get it, the story is compressed! Hard for a woman who talks with her hands and is so effusive!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Awww E, you are so complimentarty! Thank you so much. Funny that we both abhor tight spaces.. and small substrate is positively smothering to me, I have so much story to tell!! Thanks for stopping by, I have not been present lately, but once we settle in, I will grab an ice tea and pop out to visit! x

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