in January, I post every journal entry of my
art journal, all 12 two page entries..
this year however, I decided that I would
just catch you up with
since I am woefully behind...
|Je Suis Charlie... My first ink pen..|
and since I missed three months due to
packing and moving
and the unfortunate flooding...
I thought I would share with you
the cover and frontispiece of my journal...
and if you have been following my blog..
you will remember that I got this
journal some years back at a flea market...
it was in great shape
and has enough pages for anther year..
and I still have not
started the cover, but that will come in good time..
November pages below...
about allowance and going with the flow...
ingredients: walnut ink resist on book pages, gesso, acrylic ink, colored pencil, paper ephemera, chalk pen, pencil.
|Detail from November pages, Caterina Giglio|
December was very busy...
travel and new beginnings...
holidays and welcoming
a new grand baby..
a joyous month...
|December journal pages, Caterina Giglio|
ingredients: transfers on gesso and painted pages, wrapping papers and ephemera, pencil, stabilo pencils, and cardboard
|Detail December journal pages... Caterina Giglio|
December was filled with good food, chocolate and champagne..
my one weakness..
|Detail December pages, Caterina Giglio|
January brought us
of a bright future...
we were all stunned by the murders
My January pages have traditionally been marked with my self portrait..
and this year was no different..
but I dug through my boxes to find
the first ink pen
I bought as a teen..
and gave it a prominent place..
ingredients: French paper ephemera, writing paper ephemera, watercolor paper, Stabilo pencils, colored pencils pencil
sketching from a photo I had taken
I realized as I was collaging the French papers to the page
that I was wearing my gigli
know also as a French Fleur De Lis..
mightier than the sword...
below my 2013
and my 2014 Self Portrait...
"The face is a mirror and the eyes without speaking confess
the secrets of the heart.."