Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March Art Journal Pages




My pages, 
for March were inspired by the beach..
it is funny how I can see one thing and then my mind
free associates
with something else..











a line of shells on the edge of the shore, reminding me
of ripped and torn paper..
and suddenly in my mind at the beach I was tearing and weaving..
a collage in my mind...


I am continuously painting, drawing, sketching, sewing and glueing things together
in my mind..







I wrote about a relationship 
issue that I have been chewing on and coming to terms with
the changes ..

obviously still being worked out this month,
although healing happens..








it is still an excavation in process...

I find that when I have something really deep,
that needs chewing... 
and my emotions are so moved..
abstracts are the best way to convey
the issue..







I knew I wanted to use my dendritic prints and mono prints
on the page...
to express the depth of my emotion..
and the lines of attachments...









So after writing directly on the page, I began to gesso and then
to layer the paper..
it was tedious and meditative, all at once..








and dear reader..
 the perfect words literally appeared magically on the page
 circled to remind me 
of my journey .....









Ingredients: gesso, pencil, colored pencil, mono prints, dendritic prints, antique book pages and papers, tissue papers, acrylic ink





If you saw my last video, then you know that
I am busy in the studio..
but also in the garden this time of year..
I am hoping my Easter lilies will be blooming..


So I am sending you all my kindest wishes for a lovely weekend..
may we all spread new seeds of love
wherever we go..


xox

28 comments:

Karenliz Henderson said...

I so enjoy your art journals pages and how you create them. I can so see the beach and your feelings.

Randi Kuhne said...

I love how you artistically process what you are working through in life, and find answers in what you have done! ❤️

ELFI said...

ta démarche est formidable...le printemps se laisse attendre, et je fais les même gestes que toi...avec du metall :))) biz

Carol said...

These are incredible! Love!

Christine Kiehl said...

I too love the beach and I love your work. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love your sharing of your process. Layers journey for a focused voice. Imagine and live in peace. Happy Easter!

janet said...

Absolutely beautiful and very touching♥️

Miss Iowa said...

Lovely pages, Cat. I especially like the right side; it's evocative of a window; a metaphorical window into the soul (OK, that sounds really cliché, but I'm being sincere). And I noticed the words you circled and I agree, we CAN do that and be better for it. Best wishes for a happy spring!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

When I first saw these pages even before I saw what you wrote, I thought what a lot of layers you created for March. Layers of various depths and sizes. I so enjoyed this journey this month, and loved the way you came to terms with a problem you were having. Art heals all, at least I believe that, and apparently it is helping you, too. Happy Easter, dear friend.

vonleidenberg said...

Beautiful collage! All these layers actually remind me of soul layers. Some have to be tackled step by step, others may be more generously torn away or overlaid with much more positive aspects.
Greetings from me, which finds your work and the healing process behind it very inspiring for me!
Solveig

Dorthe said...

Beautiful and so many layers, layers of many thoughts and soul healing, a wonderful art piece- and so fantastic is the faith that you found just the right words Cat.
Wish you a lovely Easter dear friend,.

Sharmon Davidson said...

This is so emotionally expressive, dear Cat. I can see the the layers of time and complexity you're dealing with here. So glad you found the perfect words, and hope all will resolve happily in the end. Xox

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Layering and depth as you sort it all through. The black is so striking. xox

Ruth Andre said...

I felt the depth of thought in this work before I read your words. The work is lovely and makes one want to look inside to see and feel what is going on. Lovely work.

Caterina Giglio said...

Karenliz, Thank you so much for the kind comment about my journal pages and for taking the time to comment, I so appreciate that!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Randi, thank you so much, dearheart, I appreciate that!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Elfi...Tu as tellement raison mon ami, le printemps arrive bientôt .. et je suis content que tu aies aimé mon processus. Métal? wow .. biz xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Carol, thank you ever so much!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Christine! Thank you so much what a kind thing to say, and nice to know you are a beach comber too!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Mary Helen, thank you dearheart, and I hope you have a lovely Easter! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Janet.. thanks so much and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to let me know, I really appreciate it!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Miss Iowa, nothing cliched about it, since it was what I was thinking.. and yes, forgiveness is so powerful! thank you my friend as always for stopping by and leaving a comment... so nice to get your feedback!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

You are so right, Dr. E!! Art does heal, and this felt like a breakthrough both spiritually and artistically.. thanks so very much and hope you and the kitties have a beautiful Easter!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Solveig, thank you and yes, soul layers is right!! Thank you for coming over to my blog and letting me know how you felt about my work, I very much appreciate that!! I will pop over to visit you as well!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hello my dear friend Dorthe, I am hoping you have a blessed Easter and thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know what you thought of my pages!! I send you big hugs!!! xxx

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi dear Sharmon... well, as for resolution, I can forgive what happened and I can forgive myself and that is all that I can do.. and my intention was pure, so all I can do is move forward .. right?? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend!! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Corrine, thank you, so happy you liked it, dearheart! hope your pup is doing well! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Ruth, thank you so very much, I really appreciate that and thanks for stopping by!!

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