Thursday, June 1, 2017

May Art Journal Pages and a Vacation






May was an amazing month...
I have to admit it 
rushed by in a bit of a blur..








I was working to finish my collection..
get packed and finish deadlines..
so I was very focused on 
the show..

but looking back on the month,
I see that I grew immensely
spiritually...
as I was putting the finishing touches on 
the show and my work..







going home
was amazing..
it has changed considerably 
in the last four years..

the town itself is quite different..










but the friends that I have made 
that are so close as to be family...


are still the same..








so my pages are layered..
and I have painted them
over and over..












worked almost as laboriously
as I did on my Notebook pieces..











Who says you can't go back home?
my pages reveal the blue sky breaking through..
and the world flowering despite
trauma and tragedy..

both personally and universally..

I believe...



Ingredients: Collage, decollage, paper ephemera, acrylic paint, gesso, pencil,  



so dear readers..

it is summer,
and I will be taking a break
to visit with family..

When I return I will film a new YouTube segment
on My Flower Collages,
and I will hopefully ..
have some amazing
Caribbean Blues
for you to see..


thank you all for your kind support..
your uplifting comments..
and understanding..

I am so very grateful..


xo





25 comments:

Roberta Warshaw said...

Enjoy your break!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful pages! Enjoy your summer break!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Have fun!!!

Le petit monde de Louison said...

Che bello!!!!

Randi Kuhne said...

What lovely work! The butterfly is my favorite part. The lines/text under it look like kite strings and tail! It brings so many thoughts to mind. Have a fun holiday!

Miss Iowa said...

Your journal pages are so interesting--so many wonderful marks to draw one in and to ponder. Thanks for sharing some insight into their meaning. And have a fabulous vacation!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your May journal pages touched me, both visually and emotionally. Isn't it wonderful that no matter how long it's been since you have visited, REAL friends never change in their love and openness. Your pages are so deep both in meaning and purpose. I really felt a certain connection.

Have a wonderful vacation. Enjoy your time away with family and wherever else the road may take you.

Claire said...

LOVE these pages, thank you! And enjoy your Summer break - soak up all the blue you can :) x

Dorthe said...

My dear Cat,
I think you deserve a break, a holiday, and to meet with friends and family- you had so much on your palette !!
Your spread is filled with the hope the beauty, the world, getting renewed ,even the old remains inside us , and can`t totally be washed away, and maybe also shall not ! Such a most beautiful spread, dear friend , you know I love the water breaking over the cliffs , :-) and the whole spread gives calmness and joy watching - Take care and see you later !! <3 Hugs <3

Fiona Dempster said...

Such lovely layering - I really hope you enjoy your down time, and return refreshed and renewed!

Hastypearl said...

I will miss you :) Happy Rest...Laura

ELFI said...

j'aime les superpositions ..ton travaille par couches..les couches de la vie...bonnes vacances!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you, Roberta!! It was awesome...

Caterina Giglio said...

Susi, thanks so much it was a great vacation..

Caterina Giglio said...

You know I did have a great time, thanks, Mary Ann!

Caterina Giglio said...

Le Petit Monde de Louison..
E'! Grazie!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Randi, the butterfly pulls it all together doesn't it?

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks so much, Miss Iowa!

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh E, thank you so much, and you are correct, no matter how much time or distance ... old and good friends just take up where they left off, it was so nice to be home!! So glad you liked the pages!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Claire, thanks so much and I did soak up the blues!! :) x

Caterina Giglio said...

Dear Dorthe, I took a very long break and it was so good! Spent lots of time with family and the grand kids. Thanks so much, so happy you liked the water over the cliffs! Thanks for always stopping by, it is so nice to always hear you kind comments! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Fiona, and I am refreshed and ready to go!! :)

Caterina Giglio said...

Laura, how sweet, Thank You!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Merci Elfi! J'adore aussi les couches ... c'est toujours sur les couches de la vie ... n'est-ce pas? xo

Ruth Andre said...

Love your blog and love the stories that surround the art. It is all very special. Ruth

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