What is it like?
to be an artist..
I was asked that once in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
and I shrugged it off,
"How much time do you have?"
I mean where do I start?
there are so many things
that set us apart ...
I thought about that last week as I was
my cardboard book,
I ordered a single book from Amazon
and it arrived in one of those
cardboard box dealios..
you know what I mean..
cardboard wrapped around the book..
and when I looked at the remains of the cardboard..
after I enthusiastically ripped it open to free my book...
I could cut the flaps and make a great book
out of it..
and I realized that that is what it is really like to be an artist..
at least, it is my experience,
but I know I am not alone..
|Cardboard book in process, stitching signatures, Caterina Giglio|
I see possibility everywhere..
trash and debris..
I am definitely an up cycler..
recycling is my nature..
Old lost buttons find their way to my
a onesie, scrubbed clean
It is so rewarding to
|Cardboard book, with jute closure, Caterina Giglio|
something from nothing..
|Hand stitched mixed media book, Caterina Giglio|
making beautiful pages
and images from onion skins...
|Hand dyed pages, onion skin and avocado, Caterina Giglio|
bits and pieces of string
and upholstery threads...
|Onion dyed page in Cardboard book, Caterina Giglio|
and the more things I create,
the more ideas
I seem to have..
it is an endless flow..
one idea gives birth to another..
being an artist is freedom..
freedom to create whatever I want..
experiment and try new things..
and speak authentically..
|Cardboard book, mixed media, Caterina Giglio|
off to the studio..
I am working on my journal pages
and Part 4 of my Art Journaling Process
for filming this week..
thank you, gentle readers...