Tuesday, October 3, 2017

September Art Journal Pages





How do you illustrate 
a
Hurricane?

I had about a million ideas
swirling around in my mind...







and when that happens..

when my monkey mind starts up
I know it is usually time to just start 







with a meditative process that 
shuts down the chatter..







and listens...
to the deep stillness
that knows...







If you watched my last YT video,
then you know that I collaged and decollaged both pages
with a newsprint magazine,




to watch the video, 
just scroll down to the last post





I ripped up the pages and glued and tore
them back and you can still see the print below
in the center of the hurricane..

but 
I forgot to mention that I used my torn handmade paper
technique for the body of the hurricane in the center..

the white papers below..
that create the circle...








So...
 what is with all the little butterflies?







Ingredients: Collage and Decollage, acrylic paint, watercolor pencils, handmade papers, paper ephemera, Liquitex paint pens, pencil.






They followed us on our journey..
from our evacuation
and all the way home..

and we felt comforted by so many
tiny messengers of
joy...




xox







18 comments:

Randi Kuhne said...

A lovely representation of a hurricane experience.

tgarrett said...

I love this spread so much- it illustrates the whole time so well- so glad you made it safe through that- and that your home did not sustain bad damage. xox

Pamela Gerard said...

Great pages. Sure feels like a hurricane. And the butterflies....oh!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Great movement...lovely color and so wonderful to see the butterflies...life still moving!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Caught in the powerful hurricane, I believe those butterflies symbolize survival and the will to live. This is simply a powerful September memory. I am in total awe.

Robbie said...

Wonderful!!!!

Createology said...

Oh my dear your paper hurricane is amazing and it has captured true motion. Butterflies are the bearers of 10,000 happinesses. So very BLUEtiful!!! <3

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is an utterly beautiful spread! I love the depth and the motion and how you achieved the power of the hurricane's eye.The butterflies symbolize our fragility - gorgeous! oxo Susi

Gaby Bee said...

Great page, Cat! I think you've illustrated the power of the hurricane simply perfect.

Gaby xo

Caterina Giglio said...

I was hoping for chaotic, but I will take lovely!! LOL Thanks, Randi!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you, dear Terry, we are so blessed and even though it was challenging, it turned out very well!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Pamela, the butterflies were amazing!! But we live in a place where they are copious... all kinds!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann, EXACTLY and thank you so much!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks, Dr. E! and the feeling of fragility in being caught in something so terrifying, yes.. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Robbie, thank you!!

Caterina Giglio said...

oh, my dear Createology, that is a lot of happiness!! thank you and so very glad you liked my hurricane .. xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Susi, thank you so much, I agree about the fragility, and I felt like that, facing such an enormous threat. Thanks for your kind words! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Gaby, thanks so much, I so appreciate that! xo

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