Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Artist Shelfies




Just for something different..
I thought 
a studio tour







by way of 
shelfies







would be a nice change...
after all..
 we are all voyeurs..
aren't we?

we long to look..





to see into the soul..
we think that by viewing the things
a person attracts, 






Photo above by Neva Gagliano


we can know a person better...






Miss Kuhlins, Wood block encaustic sculpture, Caterina Giglio








but we would be wrong wouldn't we..?









The person I am today,









dear reader, is vastly different from the
person
who began blogging in 2008...









carved and smoothed by both love and loss..
separations..
and new beginnings..









and one cannot ever truly know another..








but still,
my shelves hold treasures that I
adore..






bird nests,
and eggs, real and handmade..

shells and found feathers..






antique bits and books..
jars filled with tiny shells..
metal boxes rusted with age..







all little shrines..
they remind me that it is all for us..
this marvelous world..
made just for us, to enjoy..

how blessed we are...








what's on your shelf?



ciao, ciao!



16 comments:

Pamela Gerard said...

Oh -- so lovely. i love the tour and now I'd like to stop over for a visit........what's on my shelves? i think you've seen on my blog.....we like a lot of the same kinds of things. And, you should get mail from me today -- i hope you will like it. (Your shelfies gave me more ideas)

Jo Murray said...

There's no doubt there's a little voyeur in all of us. I loved seeing your collections of treasures.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Having followed your blog for many years, I remember the losses and your found love. Although your focus may have changed, through it all, your art has inspired and impressed me. It resonates with me, whether it's paper or sewing. And of course, I adored seeing what was on your shelves for us to peruse. My shelves are quite boring and utilitarian compared to yours.

ELFI said...

j'aime ces étagères..initiatrices d'idées toujours nouvelles...
les miennes sont très ressemblantes...de bric et de broc, de nature et de brocante..de souvenirs...

Dorthe said...

Yes dear Cat, the beauty of your soul, is to view on your shelves, everything collected and created , every beautiful piece, shows a tiny part of your soul, to me, and even that would never be enough to actually know you, it tells me a quiet story, that in some ways we are linked. We both love those bits of nature`s grandeur and your art, which so often ,also partly are bringing nature inside . So thank you my dear friend, for this wonderful little piece of your heart ,home, and you ,which you lovingly shared with us !!
Love, Dorthe

Seth said...

Gorgeous vignettes. So many treasures and so much inspiration.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Yummy. Woodblocks and sculptures and crusty shells. Divine. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Pamela, I would love to see your shelves and you are welcome anytime, would love to show you in person! I adore my mail art thank you so very much, your portfolio will be with me in Europe... xo

Caterina Giglio said...

I agree Jo, we really have curious minds...:)

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh E, I try to mix the usefulness with the exceptional, it doesn't always happen, because I need space to spread out in and I work in a small room, but sometimes is works perfectly.. thank you and yes, we have been friends for many years now... it is simply wonderful!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Salut Elfi, oui, je pense que beaucoup d'entre nous les artistes recueillent les mêmes choses, nous vibrons avec la nature .. et la vie .. merci! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Yes, dear Dorthe, we speak the same language of the heart, don't we? we love and treasure the same things, and see value in lace and shells well loved objects. You are right the soul is definitely revealed by what one keeps, so happy that we love the same things... thank you for your kind words, they always lift me up! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Seth, you are so kind, thank you so much, I could only hope to inspire YOU!! Methinks your inspiration light burns pretty bright! :)

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Corrine... yeah, some fun stuff... :)

Hastypearl said...

I don't know what it is, so universal, that we Love to see each other's spaces. While sometimes soooo similar to our own, they each have their own "life"print, like our unique fingerprints! Thanks for sharing...Laura 🌻

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Hastypearl, I was just thinking about you the other day, and you are right, they do have a unique finger print!! Thanks for stopping by!

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