Tuesday, August 9, 2016

July Art Journal Pages




As I was loading the photos 
for this post, I realized that I have always
had a love affair with trees..








my first published work was
 my senior year book..
in high school,
they published a few pen and ink sketches..
my favorite was
a tree of course...

to me they represent wisdom ..
and grace..

and allowance..
they just be a tree and they do it so well...











there are two trees here, one on each page,
 in the light,
and one is in the shade...









they remind me that we always have a choice
to sit in the shade or the sun..
to be in light
or dark..








to look at things with hope or dread..







my trees holds promise..
incubating healing love and putting down roots..
allowing
new and wonderful things to grow...




ingredients: gesso, acrylic paint, walnut ink, paper ephemera, cloth, tissue papers, pencil



work goes on..
in the studio...
I have been working on my
Carte Postale collection
for the fall
and will be sharing that with you next Tuesday..

until then...

C4N!


19 comments:

Anna said...

These are so lovely!
Cant' wait to see your Carte Postale Collection.

Gail Pierce said...

oh my, another stellar post! And today just what I needed. I too love trees, but hadn't thought about light and dark, living in the shadow of dread or in the light of hope . . . I was dreading the dentist appt today (am in too much pain) but have now changed that to being in the hope of light! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Anna, so nice to see you here, thank you, putting the last touches to it!

Caterina Giglio said...

Awww, Gail so glad for you, happy to inspire, you do the same for me dear one! <3

Pamela Gerard said...

Lovely! And a carte postale project? Right up my alley! Can't wait to see.....

maya matthew said...

I have a thing for trees too. Your pages and representation of trees is beautiful. Trees are exceptional - housing and nurturing animals, birds and insects and parasitic plants, providing shade and sustenance in the form of fruit, flowers and leaves - I can go on. So much to learn from trees.
Waiting to see your Carte Postale project.

ELFI said...

très beau! les arbres sont l'essence de notre vie...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You're back! Glad to see that your blog break has ended. Your trees are lovely, and for some reason, I don't see shade as dread, but a respite from the heat of the day. I DO love the two very different pages, though. They are superb.

Dorthe said...

They are such beautiful pages, both, dear Cat. Light and shadow, yes, rooted or not, the trees gives us many wise solutions if we let ourself "speak" with them, as you did here. Young or old, they are beautiful, and always giving us shelter and safety . Love you used a little soft pink in your papers , it gives such a lovely feeling of warmth !!
Hugs,Dorthe

Cheryl said...

These are major works of art. I see each page as a large format (3'x4') collages on canvas in an art gallery. Your minimalist presentation raises their voices. I would buy either one in a heartbeat if I shopped in art galleries. I love the layers, the translucency, the writing. Everything!

Tammie Lee said...

It is a joy to see your trees, to read your thoughts and take the details to heart. I love trees to, they are home or landing place for so many and feel a bit like sitting Buddhas to me.

Caterina Giglio said...

Pamela... You will love the new series...

Caterina Giglio said...

Maya.. I agree.. They are just blessed beings... Thank you!

Caterina Giglio said...

Oui, ELFI...Je suis d'accord de façon , ils sont des rappels Magistic à vivre dans la beauté

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi E, well that is good to hear, I was just ruminating on choices and the positive and negative of thoughts, but shade can be very positive too... x

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you, Dorthe, so happy you liked the pages this month, and yes, I did not realize that one is not rooted! thanks for bringing it to my attention! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Cheryl, thank you so much, I am just finishing my next show for my gallery, 142 bis gallery in Colorado. But I was already thinking about the next show and yes, nature was my theme.. thanks for the appreciation and vote of confidence!

Caterina Giglio said...

Tammi Lee, that is just beautiful... sitting buddhas, I love that! Thanks for stopping by!

ArtPropelled said...

I have a thing for trees too. Your tree pieces are beautiful. Love the way you have written and layered, drawn and glued.

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