Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Art of Contemplation

This year I am determined to share with you
the mundane
as well as the finished project...

the everyday workings of the studio..
so finished or not..
and definitely unfinished..

"There is no art without contemplation..."

here we are..

small stitches on tiny shreds of fabrics...

"A weak background is a terrible thing.."

some are stitched to paper..
and scraplets of cardboard...

some are ribbon stitched to cloth..

"Color is only beautiful when it means something.."

many tea and vegetable dyed..
and some bits are simply stitches
torn from fabric...

but all done as a study in contemplation..
between projects...

to allow...

that is a great word... 

the flow of what is to come forward..

"Do whatever you do intensely..."

As it has been rainy pouring and wet ..thunderous
 these past few, dark,
I find it comforting to sit and sew..
freeing my brain
from any thought..
agenda less..
as I create a smattering of tiny stitches
that will tell me where they want to live..
at the appropriate moment..

taking time for contemplation
is paramount to creation..

and relaxation is always key to releasing control..
my goal is always less struggle 
and more 

in the studio..
I am also working on
my Portrait of Ella..
April pages..
and a new series based on my 
March art journal pages..

so off I go to peruse
contemplate, and paint..

I hope your week offers time
for contemplation..


All quotes by 
Robert Henri 


Randi Kuhne said...

I adore your hand stiching. Such lovely bits you create!

Cathy said...

Lovely contemplation, so nice to see your process. So many lovely bits to serve your imagination.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Slow stitching is a powerful meditation for when I need to be still and calm my heart.

janet said...

What a lovely way to contemplate. You are ever inspiring. Thank you.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had planned to be here sooner, but my keyboard had other plans. I always love your hand stitched pieces. I was also impressed by your tea and vegetable dyed fabrics, too. It shows what is possible, and I truly LOVE it! Yes, you inspire me.

froebelsternchen said...

At some point all art needs a little pick me up or inspiration.
Love the little peeks!
Art is contemplation!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Lovely little pieces and amazing where they will 'fit'. Rainy day in the studio...does it even get better?

A bird in the hand said...

We do love our scraplets, don't we. It's like a meditation for me. Love yours. Baci.

Caterina Giglio said...

Randi, thank you so much!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Cathy, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!!

Caterina Giglio said...

You are so right, Mary Helen... I agree .. a perfect meditation!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Janet, I just found you on Instagram and followed you there, and will look for you on Pinterest too.. so happy you enjoyed the little post..

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dr. E. I love those little bits of fabric, dyed to perfection and then stitched up.. so fun!! Thanks always for your kind support!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Right you are, Susi!! Art is Contemplation!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann, the rains have started a bit early so... here's to hoping that we don't have a tough hurricane season...

Caterina Giglio said...

Ciao, Colette... we do love our tiny stitches and fabrics yes, and who knows where they will lead us, right? Thanks for stopping by, it is always so nice to see you here!! baci .. baci.. baci...

vonleidenberg said...

Great! The colours, the fabrics, the stitches! I love it!

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