Although I am not finished with
my new pieces..
I decided to show you some
of the Works in Progress
French Paper Series..
These are just snippets of work
Italian Collage pieces with original drawings
As you know, I have resisted sharing my WIPs because they are often pinned
on Pinterest and when the finished work is released, it is confusing. So I decided to pin them myself with the explanation that it is not a finished work. I know how
important it is to you, dear reader, to see the process. Italian collage pieces take months for me
to complete, because they scraps of papers are layered glued and dried and reapplied and often I rip back the papers to reveal what is below. This process was lengthened for this collection because I decided to create original pen and ink drawings to use for the garden images.
|Work in Progress, The Winter Garden, Italian Collage, Caterina Giglio|
I was partly inspired by the color of my
July art journal pages, an example is below
and you can see the whole post
I found a whole stash of old
parchment paper in an antique book
and had fun layering the pieces..
|July Art Journal Page detail, Caterina Giglio|
for the Winter Garden
Le Jardin D' Hiver
arrived when I was scrolling thru my
Pinterest home page and I viewed a photo
of a rose captured perfectly....
|Italian Collage, detail, The Winter Garden, Caterina Giglio|
in it's frozen beauty...
|The Winter Garden, Italian Collage detail, Caterina Giglio|
it also held the promise
of new life...
the cold North Wind my be cruel, but
life springs eternal..
it is a powerful thought...
what we once treasured
and that is important to remember...