Friday, May 18, 2018

Scatterbrained or Creative Genius?






Here is my new Vlog post
about being a scatterbrained artist..

like many artists, 
I was labeled as a child, 
because I was constantly thinking about making art..

I still make art in my mind...
when I drive,
garden, 
make dinner,
I think about creating something...

My family called me a 
space cadet.. 
bubble brain..

and 
air head..
which could not be farther from the truth as so much was going on in my head!!







I can remember my parents asking about all the unfinished work in journals
and sketch books, 
unfinished pieces of work that were scattered about..

I always felt so guilty about the things I left undone..
but after reading so much about Leonardo Da Vinci..
I realized that it is our true nature..
we are simply
always open to new possibilities..
new beginnings 
and that my friends is ...

Magical!!




Happy Weekend,
gentle viewers..
and thanks ever so much for watching...


Ciao, Ciao!

12 comments:

tgarrett said...

I loved this so much Cat. We share so many traits- I have an idea journal. If I don't write them down they are gone.
I love the idea of putting unfinished works in bags. Brilliant. As I have been packing up my studio for the big move I came across things I had forgotten about so when I get down there and unpack my studio I will put things in bags! Thank you for sharing yourself with us. You are such a gift.

froebelsternchen said...


Art is never finished, only abandoned. - Leonardo da Vinci


I call it often flight of ideas in my head.
Your tipps are unaffordable.
Since I started with Mindfulness and Meditation it is so much easier to accept for me that I will never be able to implement all my ideas . I got so much calmer in dealing with myself and my thoughts, other people and even all my creative projects!

Thank you for this wonderful video - I will share it on my blog and on Pinterest!
Hope this is o.k.!
I wish you a wonderful weekend Caterina!
Hugs, Susi

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

thank You Cat...spending time with my grand daughter for a week, was like reliving my childhood ! Ideas, recreating re-purposed things, and enjoying treasures, a lot of Nature brought home. A mother asking WHY? what are you doing with that? I laughed , and said she's left handed !! My son, I and she are all that. Our creative thinking takes us places no one else can disrupt. We just like "things" and have fun doing it. Maybe too energized?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I used to be called dumb, scatterbrained, etc. I always believed it. It took getting my Master's degree and being accepted into a Ph.D. program for me to realize I also had so many thoughts in my head, they often made me look scatterbrained. No one can call me dumb anymore, at least, and I have an undergrad, Master's and Ph.D filled with NOTHING but A's to prove it.

As for art, there are days I am really happy with what I create. Others not so much. After all, I am a scientist, not an artist by trade. I'm willing to admit when something isn't my finest work, but it doesn't mean I'm demeaning myself, only that I recognize I could have done a better job, taken longer, etc.

This is a wonderful post, dear Cat and I absolutely LOVED what you shared in this video.

Carol said...

This made me feel so much better about all my unfinished journals, projects, paintings, etc. And very good ideas how to manage them when I can no longer walk in my studio!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Terry, You will love the bag organization, it really helps keep things in perspective and I cannot wait to hear how the move went!! So glad you liked the little video!! Love your idea book, basically the same as a studio journal, I just keep a diary of the series I work on and how and why I created it... Sending you big hugs my friend!! xxx

Caterina Giglio said...

Susi, dear, you are so right, I agree, mindfulness does make it clear that we can only do so much! So happy you liked the ideas and glad you liked the video, thanks for watching!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh, Sylvia, never too energized, in my opinion, I love all of those things too and more!! I am looking forward to spending time with the grands this summer and creating art projects with them.. such fun and they are so inspirational!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Dr. E, oh my heavens, you went to great lengths to prove them all wrong didn't you? I dropped out of school to care for my Dad, so it was never an option, I just decided that they were wrong, and that I was possibly a creative genius.. so glad I did!! Thanks for sharing about your past and how you felt, we are not alone, there are so many of us!! Nice to be in such fabulous company with you my dear!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Carol, I am delighted that you liked the video and believe me, I know the feeling!! I have a big spring cleaning in January each year and by the end of the year, I need to go over it all again!! Thanks ever so much for stopping by! xo

Jo Murray said...

Ideas. ideas. ideas....constantly whirling in my head. It's impossible to complete everything I begin, because I head off on a new tangent. I also keep unfinished work in bags...we have a lot in common. Occasionally I visit those bags and, surprisingly, something gets finished, but not necessarily as it was originally intended. Thanks for the post.

Linda Reid said...

This is a wonderful reminder (with great suggestions). Thank you so much!!!

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