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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Carte Postale- Part One




I have been working
on my new series..
Carte Postale

and I am putting the finishing touches








on some of the larger pieces..










I was not satisfied with mounting them
on paper
and decided to put them on cradled boards 
which pleased me
and gave me an opportunity to add 
even more texture..













 this series began as I was going through
old post cards and stamps and was
graciously given
a lot of wonderful old stamps
by my friend Jeanne...










it is so seldom, 
that we receive a post card
anymore...








often a business will send them out..
but the old 
romantic thought of sending a post card 
has 
mostly fallen out of favor








a post card

was once a winged thought..
a desire to share an experience..
and wish that a special someone could share in the joy
of the sight...
the discovery...
the pleasure..
















Part Two
will be here next week

and then...
titles..
hardware... 
shipping..
and show time...



ciao, ciao!




22 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Beautiful post and oh, sooooo true!!! Your pieces speak to my soul of a bygone practice . . . . . something so very simple that gave so much pleasure to the recipients!!! ♥

Annie Coe said...

Lovely collages, how big are they? Beautiful post. xoxo

Pamela Gerard said...

Oh! those are so beautiful. I wish i would get one in the mail. Postcards haven't fallen out of favor among mail artists. i get lots of them -- but nothing as beautiful as those that you made.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

The reds and pinks are fantastic. xox

CERULEAN said...

Little treasures! I love them all.

Miss Iowa said...

Gorgeous collages. I still send postcards when I take trips or go to a new museum exhibit. I know it's old school but my friends who receive the cards just love it.

tgarrett said...

Just wonderful!

Caterina Giglio said...

terri, thank you so much, so happy you liked them, broke out of my color zone ... a bit, haha! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Annie, thank you so much, sorry I rushed this to post and forgot to mention size.. smalls are 5x5 1/2 inch cradle and the top one is 8 x 8, the next ones are a bit larger 8 x 10 smalls for holiday..:)

Caterina Giglio said...

oh you know you will.. send me your addy on PM ... Facebook! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

happy you like them Corrine, broke out a bit just for you!! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Eric, thank you so much, nice to hear from you!

Caterina Giglio said...

Miss Iowa ... you are my kinda girl, old school is so charming...

Caterina Giglio said...

oh, Terry, thank you and thanks for stopping by! x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think postcards are a wonderful way to stay in touch. I know I've always sent one to friends (or myself) every day I was on vacation. Your beautiful art touches on that concept beautifully. Not only have you illustrated the beauty of the postcard, but also honored it with your words. These are genuine beauties, and of course, I always love seeing postage stamps used in your art.

Seth said...

Love these. The strong linear/graphic looks really appeals to me - and so well echoes the shape of both envelopes and stamps.

ELFI said...

une belle série de cartes .. une surprise d'artiste dans la boite à lettres...!

Dawn C. said...

Wow, these are just beautiful. I love the postage stamps and how you make them the focal point with color and texture. I love your use of white space.

Caterina Giglio said...

E, thank you, so happy you like the series, it was so fun, I really enjoyed it, and I have heard from several people about how the post card is alive and kicking!! X

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Seth, thank you, the series was really effortless.. Like it made itself.. 😉

Caterina Giglio said...

ELFI ça a l'air formidable!

Caterina Giglio said...

Dawn, thank you I loved the negative white space too, highly graphic... thanks for stopping by!!