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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

On the Work Tables...




It has been ages
since I invited you in to the studio...

and I thought I would share with you
all the projects that I have going

 in my studio, 








I have
5 different stations..
in my small studio..

mixed media allows me to 
work on lots of different things
at one time...





I always have journal pages in process...
my journal claims it's own table
 below
March pages are a work in progress...






and table 2 usually
shares space with drawing and book making..

when I get stuck, drawing always seems to
move me...





and the book in process 
is for 
a show in Canada..

a mini concertina..

it will have see thru hinges
ribbon stitched hinges..

it is going to be a work on letters..
and conversations...





table 3 is covered with papers
and I am working on some new collages...




a detail below...
I am in love with the textures...






and on the painting wall,
I am working on a series of portraits..
with a very special muse..







and for those of you
not on Facebook...
I was working on this piece over the weekend
and thought you
would want to see it too..





based on my August pages from last year
a bit of Giglio love..

The finished piece below..






for a family member..
the transfer in the piece is from an old photo...
 my grandparents.. 
I think she will like it...






and that... 

dear readers 
is a normal 

studio day..

I hope you enjoyed the tour..
thank you for stopping by..

Ciao, ciao..






29 comments:

Kim Collister said...

Loved visiting your studio today, it felt like home. I like to work with several things at one time as well, it gives me a change to step back and reflect on it rather than hurry through to the next project. Love your creations!
XO

Tina said...

loved to see your work in progress - can't wait to see the book finished.
sounds interesting. love your journal page bagground and your drawings too
xx

Dorthe said...

Wonderful for you, to have so many tables /stations, Cat, I could use some ,too- only having two, one for sewing machine and sewing,the other, for everything else, lol.
It must be lovely, to be able to come an go, to several different creations, and wonderful to see every place, filled with your art, and things to use.
The book sounds beautiful, to be filled with letters , and conversations ,--your collage is fantastic ,with the texture you created , dear !!
Thank you for inviting us inside ,it was a pleasure, visiting you !!
Hug from Dorthe

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I loved seeing what is on each of your work tables. I wish I had that many places to lay things out. My tables are much smaller and I don't have the room you have. Thanks for taking us into your beautiful, multifaceted, and functional studio and sharing some of the art you are making at the moment.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Lots of different hats you are wearing...all art making, all beautiful! The close up of texture is amazing!

Catharina Maria said...

I will sit there in a corner and stil look around me .
Love Rini

lana kloch said...

you've made my day.. the tour of your studio is a pleasant surprise.. love how you use multiple stations for on-going projects.. and all of them divine..

you are an inspiration truly..

Jo Murray said...

Caterina, you are SO organised. No wonder your work is beautiful. Loved seeing it all. Thanks.

Bridgette Mills said...

Fun! I always have different projects going on at once too

Carol said...

Beautiful projects going on there. I have 2 tables that are both usually a mess!

handmade by amalia said...

I've just discovered your blog. Your work is beautiful and I like that natural theme of it.
Amalia
xo

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Lovely vignette's of your studio. Nice seeing you in Roxanne's book. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Kim, I think most of us DO work on multiple projects at one time.. but I don't think that non artists are aware of how many balls we actually juggle in the studio.. So glad you stopped by, thank you! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Tina, yes, I will definitely share the book.. I am excited about it, just finished some with ribbon hinges for SEW Somerset.. looking forward to the June issue!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dorothe, so happy you enjoyed it.. yes, we always want moe space don"t we... I am excited about the book too.. and i will share it with you when I can.. thank you, xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

E.. I stole the pool bedroom and bath at the back of the house, it is not large but I filled it with tables so I could get as many stations as possible.... it works for me.. i love to leave everything in process each night! Thank you for stopping by.. I will be over for tea tomorrow! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann.. yes.. juggling many hats.. always!

Caterina Giglio said...

Rini.. Thank you xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Lana, so glad you enjoyed the tour, fun to share how much actually goes on! Big hugs to you!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Ha... Jo.. I did straighten a bit and you do not see the boxes of papers and fabrics under the tables!!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Bridgette.. How could we no work on multiple things, right? with so many ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Caterina Giglio said...

Carol.. I DID straighten it up a bit!!! LOL

Caterina Giglio said...

Amalia.. thank you for stopping by, so nice to meet you here!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Corrine! Thanks and Thanks! :D

Gail Pierce said...

be still my heart! what a delight to not only read how your mind works, sort of similar to my process, but to see the photos of your spaces and works in progress. My studio is such disarray that it needs a lot of reorganizing before I can even think about starting a project thus the postings of digital art. No space needed. I appreciate that you took the time to take us on a studio tour. xo

Pamela Gerard said...

That was a very lovely look in your studio! I'd like to come over.

~*~Patty S said...

Busy busy ...
you look so organized Cat and like you're having a great time too!
Enjoy
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Sharmon Davidson said...

I think it's so cool that you have 5 different work stations - now, that's organization, which I so admire. I have 3, I guess you could say: my drafting table, my easel, and the floor - and you saw what the floor looked like...lol. I'm curious about your portraits and who your special muse is. Loving the texture in your collage, and can't wait to see your book finished. How do you make ribbon stitched hinges that are see-through? Very intriguing...

Anna said...

Thanks for the tour. I love seeing how other people work. I am in the process of putting my space back in order. I really miss having the room to work on several things at once and I am finding it hard to concentrate on working on one thing at a time. Time to rearrange and give myself room and permission to experiment and play.