a new year
always brings countless possibilities
a chance to look back
at the old year...
to take stock..
and perform a personal inventory..
so that we can
remember where we came from..
what we learned ...
and what we accomplished...
and move forward fearlessly into new territory
|Taos Countryside, detail, Caterina Giglio|
movement and change
is chaotic and at times painful..
but going through old files
and finding past treasures
is well worth the effort...
|Taos Countryside, 9 x 12 Caterina Giglio, colored pencil on pastel paper|
all this work was created several years ago...
most are simple colored pencil drawings...
|By the Fence, Caterina Giglio, 22" x 30" mixed media on watercolor paper|
I have always had a love affair with drawing...
and taught drawing classes for a while..
|Holly Jungle, Caterina Giglio, mixed media (colored pencil, charcoal and pencil) on paper 22" x 30"|
The florals are large, 22" x 30"
as I have said before I like working on a larger scale
and find small work far more challenging...
|Detail of Holly Jungle, Caterina Giglio|
it feels great to see these
again and to remember what I was dreaming about at the time...
|Holly Hocks at Doc's colored pencil on watercolor paper 22" x 30"|
I once used color quite liberally ...
|Tropicals, Caterina Giglio, 22 x 30 colored pencil|
and then I began to mix media and moved on
|Aureole, Caterina Giglio, mixed media on pastel paper|
and my angel drawings were accepted in a collaborative art show
and my career moved in a totally different direction...
allowed me to speak a different language...
|Heavenward and Earthward, Caterina Giglio, Mixed media on paper 2003|
and to create more texture in my work
which talks to me in it's own tongue...
and represents all the layers in our lives
in our relationships...
looking at these...
I know exactly where I want to go..
wishing you all a creative new year..