Tuesday, October 4, 2016

September Journal Pages





Each month, dear reader...
I share my art journal pages
with you..

but I don't always like them..







They are often so close to the bone, 
that I find them

quite raw..
unsettling to view...









sometimes they are 
just ugly pages..
to me anyway..

What matters is that I do the work and show up each month
and find out what is really

going on in and around me..






this months started out totally differently
and ended up being more
about my inner child...







layers of paint and paper
and writing..

litter the pages...
like peeling wallpaper..









I carefully ripped back the layers...
to 
find myself again...









Ingredients:Acrylic paint, walnut ink, stencils, chalk pens, pencil, pen and ink, paper ephemera, antique photos, rub- ons. 






and now... to clean up the studio..
organization always leads to discovery..
funny how that works..

who knows what I will come up with..
but I will be sure to share it..



C4N!

21 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think you always find yourself in your beautiful art. You create the best monthly journal pages. They are really inspiring, as are your words of wisdom. I LOVE these pages.

Carol said...

These are beautiful pages?

Carol said...

Sorry meant to use an exclamation mark, not a question mark. However I do question why you wouldn't like them. They really are lovely!

Sharmon Davidson said...

I can understand not liking your journal pages; journaling can reveal parts of yourself you may not be comfortable looking at, much less showing to others. Your pages, however, I find quite beautiful.

Sharmon Davidson said...

I can understand not liking your journal pages; journaling can reveal parts of yourself you may not be comfortable looking at, much less showing to others. Your pages, however, I find quite beautiful.

Pamela Gerard said...

Beautiful pages, Cat.

Dorthe said...

I always find your pages, interesting, and always telling a story, sometimes together with your beautiful words. Like this spread, with your partly visible text, and the wonderful papers, you ended peeling away, in some places to find what laid beneath , ---in your mind !!!
So beautiful, dear Cat, the universe you created here, speaks to me.
Dorthe, Xx

Ruth said...

So beautiful and evocative, delightful pages, feel like I've been on a journey with you Ruth x

Catharina Maria said...

I love your journal , the Colors are so beautiful !
Have a Nice holiday in Itali├ź
Love Rini ­čśŹ

Kelly M. said...

Finding inspiration in this entry -- I think the process alone is worth every moment. If we don't capture these images and thoughts, they'll disappear before we know it. Thanks for sharing! Kelly

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh E, thank you.. I gave up on having a a large focal point and surrendered the fact that the pages, had less going for them compositionally, in order to illustrate my feelings. And thank you, always for your kind words... x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Carol, thank you, I often find my pages ugly, because some of the things I write and illustrate are about things that are not always pleasant. I love the colors and some of the imagery, but I don't always love my journal pages. I often love parts of my work... and the rest gives me opportunity to grow...

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Sharmon, so glad you understand, and thanks.. learning to surrender.. is the job of the artist right? xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks Pamela!

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh Dorthe, thank you so much, your words mean so much to me! xoxox

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Ruth, thank you so much, so glad you pick up a story on my pages! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Sweet Rini! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your kind words! I cannot wait to get to Roma!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Kelly.. so nice to have you back blogging.. thank you and yes, I agree! Thanks for stopping by!!

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely blues in your sweet inner child pages.
oxo

Seth said...

These are among my most favorite of the pages you have done. There is something very compelling about these. Soft and strong...and most definitely filled with history.

Robyn Gordon said...

Wow! Cat I saw your journal pages on The Altered Page this morning and am blown away! As Seth commented above these are my favourite Caterina pages.

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