Tuesday, June 5, 2018

May Art Journal Pages





May...
the fifth month always seems to find a way 
of bringing change...

five signifies changes 

and so I have been dealing with
death..

no... not mine or family




but close friends..
and people I care for...







So gentle reader..
and dear friends..

as I went to the studio to journal write my feelings and collage
on top of the writing...


this spread took shape..







and after some resistance,
I just let go..

It seems that each day brings a new email..
and letters carry such emotion...






It is simply the circle of life..
to accept death..
but acknowledging that it is not always easy..
opens the door for healing..




Ingredients: Gelatos, antique ephemera, book pages, wrapping papers, acrylic ink, colored pencil.








At the moment I have a couple of submissions
in the works..
which you will hear about at a much later date..

and I will be 
working in the studio planning our next YT video..

Thank you always for reading, watching and leaving
such great questions and comments..
I feel so blessed by you all..




Ciao, ciao!

11 comments:

Pamela Gerard said...

I too have lost good friends in May. It has been a hard month. Take care, dear Cat.

Bonnie Miller said...

It seems so final doesn't it? And yet when we look and listen there are reminders that their souls are all around us xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Such a touching, poignant, and dignified post and journal page. The circle of life and death seem inevitable, yet we try to hold onto life as long as possible. I hope the art and your journal page has, in some small way, helped you heal, dear friend.

froebelsternchen said...

You are happy to have your art to deal with all this! Wonderful post !
All the best my friend!

Dorthe said...

Dear Cat,
always difficult to accept, people saying goodbye , and leaving,-- sometimes more than other times.
But with our art we luckily can deal with emotions ,and work with them- which you did here. Showing the warm healing feelings, trying to cope with the death.
I hope you are ok, dear.
Hugs from Dorthe, xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Pamela, so sorry to hear that we are both saying goodbyes. Unfortunately it continues this month too. My heart goes out to you dear friend. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Bonnie, It was more about the shock of untimely death.. and so many all at once. Unfortunately it continues this month and though I agree with you that the soul lives eternal, it is very difficult to watch those we love suffer when their loved ones leave this life. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi dear Dr. E, It helped a bit, more deaths follow this month and it seems to be a subject that I must give attention too. Thank you dear friend, I so appreciate your feedback and kindness! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Yes, Susi, I agree with you, Art Heals!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi my dear Dorthe, yes, thank you I am fine, and dealing with all of it, there is more to come and I must give what love and understanding I have for others to lean on. You are so right, Art is so healing!! Love you sweet friend!! xoxo

Flor Baurs said...

your work is so inspiring to me... thank you for being there...

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