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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March Art Journal Pages






I recently had a conversation with someone
about
making a career of art..












and I told her that I do not view this as a career..
I see it as a calling..
a way of life..
an expression of my soul..






Give yourself permission to speak your own language... 



my best advice to beginning and emerging artists..


speak with your own voice... 











find your own language
and speak it..












Ingredients: underpainting, green acrylic paints, collage, decollage, paper ephemera, walnut ink, acrylic paint, H2O's, dendritic print, pencil, china marker.





and be totally unconcerned with the art language of others..
as we know comparisons are odious..



xo



24 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just beautiful!

Caterina Giglio said...

Susi, thank you so very much!

ELFI said...

.. tout le monde sait lire..le langage de l'intérieur...des mains et du coeur... bises

Pamela Gerard said...

I agree! It is a calling. And sadly it is very difficult to make a living from art. And your collages are beautiful as usual.

Kim Henkel said...

oh yes! how very true! Thank you for sharing the beauty you create!

Valerianna said...

Lovely atmosphere in these pages. :)

Roberta Warshaw said...

A Calling. Yes. The worst is when others call it a hobby. I want to scream. You are always inspiring.....

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Perfect. xox

Sharmon Davidson said...

I agree, Roberta - it is NOT a hobby, it is a calling, and can be a career. But we do it because that is who we are.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Cat, your pages are lovely and so emotionally touching to me. I love what you say about art being a calling. I remember explaining my weird eyes to someone (I had ambliopia, and have always been farsighted, which makes it impossible to fully correct my vision), and the person asked me why I would become an artist if I had problems with my eyes. I just started laughing at the assumption that it was a CHOICE... as Lady Gaga sang, I was born this way!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know if I had to support myself with my art, I would starve, because I have yet to find my voice. I think you have found yours and done so with the most beautiful art that people actually pay to see, read, and purchase. I'm in awe.

Caterina Giglio said...

Mon cher Elfi, beaucoup d'autres luttent ici. Ils copient d'autres artistes et ils semblent avoir du mal à s'exprimer. Xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Pamela, it IS a calling and many people I know are making a living at it, and before I retired, I did too, now I have time to do exactly what I want and determine what I want to create financially... it is just a game that needs to be learned... X

Caterina Giglio said...

Kim, thanks so much for stopping by and weighing in!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks, Val, I appreciate that! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Roberta, many people do not understand the difference, sad but true!! thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I so appreciate your remarks!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks Corrine! :) xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Dear Sharmon, we were all born this way, one way or another, right? Love what your eyes see, and some of my favorite works of Monet were created when his sight was going... just perfect in my view!! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

E, I think that our attention and intention changes through the years, but certainly if you decided to make a living at it, you could do that ... so many do, but I am glad that I have a gallery that keeps me busy and it is just perfect for me right now!! thank you, dear friend! x

lana kloch said...

what an amazing post; following you is priceless.. you are so generous.. caterina giglio.

Dorthe said...

Oh Cat, your spread is beautiful, so rich in tones of green and brown, which I love, and you are so right, that creating is something life demands , from such, as us ! we just can`t stop.
And only if finding one self, it would be called art, I agree !! Hugs, Dorthe

Caterina Giglio said...

Lana, thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind remarks and your support! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Yes, Dear Dorthe, we cannot stop, it squirts out doesn't it? thanks for the lovely comments and for stopping by!! xoxox

Tunder Mitrea said...

I'm telling you!Your art speak to me and my soul. All the time I find more it's less and your pages represents this quote "more it's less ".