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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

September Journal Pages






We had an unexpected event
last summer that surprised me..











and though I managed to make my way through it








the fear and concern caught up with me in September...










so my pages are about peeling back the layers of thoughts
and the fears to resurface
and find myself surrounded once again in peace...

it was just a monster under the bed...


I literally glued layer after layer of papers and then ripped them back
it was all very cathartic..
and then realized what was bugging me...












ingredients: gesso, papers, antique ephemera, cardboard, acrylic paints, colored pencil, pencil






Looking forward to the cooler temperatures in October..
and creating in the studio with the sliding glass door open to the pool
cage..

what bliss...

As always, I am so grateful to you for your kind readership...
and thank you in advance for stopping by the 
"sweet life"..



C4N..


17 comments:

Janine said...

What a wonderful idea and you did such a beautiful job on this! I will have to go back and see the rest of your blog! I hope you don't mind if I try to peel back some of my spiritual baggage this way! I really must be cathartic! Thanks for sharing this post!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Monsters under the bed can be so powerful. But this place you created is as safe and serene as can be. xox

suziqu's thread works said...

What an amazing expression of peeling back the layers til you found what was bugging you!
Love every step in the process and all the ingredients you used to create the end result!
Hugs,
Suzy

Zom Osborne said...

I enjoyed the story, and love the bug at the end.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is simply gorgeous. I'm in awe of the way you treated these pages and the peeling layers you created. I'm glad you discovered the monster under the bed and put it to rest. What a great way to illustrate a delicate situation. I love the sleeping beauty and the way you tore the papers. Even the papers have special beauty. They are each beautiful in their own way, even the "bed bug."

Lisa DiNunzio said...

joy&pain
sunshine&rain
growing can be so painful
but when
peace can be found
in artwork...
that's a beautiful thing.
thank you for sharing these pages.
they are alive
with frustration
humor
and love-li-ness♥
xoxox

Caterina Giglio said...

Janine, thanks for stopping by! By all means ... rip away.. techniques are not proprietary... enjoy the process and if you have a blog, I will stop by to visit!

Caterina Giglio said...

Well, Corrine, once I found the little monster, things got quiet again... grin! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Suzi, each month I find that what I think I will write about and create is not what is REALLY going on! Glad you liked the layers! Thanks for stopping over! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Zom! somehow, I knew you would love the bug!

Caterina Giglio said...

E! brilliant, yes it was a bed bug! evil little thing at that! so happy that you liked the layers, I wore a blister on my finger...by rubbing and peeling, but it was worth it in the end, I am happy with it.. good therapy.. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Ah, Priti Lisa, you have got that so right... spiritual growth is sometimes challenging, but I did manage to find that evil bed bug! And all is well in the end. Thanks for popping over... big hugs to you, dear one! xoxo

Dorthe said...

I know of monsters under the bed, dear Cat, they are awfull,and can be hard getting rid off. Your spread is very beautiful,and so love your woman in the window, -- the fantastic background , and how you used paper scraps to make layers ,and peel them off again !!
Hugs from Dorthe

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I love these lovely layers and the 'working thru' in art making.

Gigi Harlan - artist said...

My daughter has always since she was a toddler and still today at 36yrs found the tearing of paper soothing something about it releases tension and worry. Your art piece is beautiful and profound.

ELFI said...

magnifique travail!

Linda Vincent said...

I guess we share a love of tearing paper and fabric Cat ;-) I very rarely use my scissors these days. Hope the monster has gone..... xx