Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Studio Chaos







What a chaotic mess..
my studio is..
at the present moment..





Old papers and documents purchased recently need to find the drawer marked, Antiques...





but 
Chaos 
was the goddess of creation..
and that is what is taking place in my studio at the moment..




Caterina Giglio, Excavations, Work in Progress, Mixed Media



the problem is,




Caterina Giglio, Work in Progress, Mixed Media on book covers..










it is taking up every flat working surface ..
and then some..

which generally means the floor..




Some fresh vinca's brighten the clutter..







part of the process of being a mixed media artist is
to peruse all the possibilities ..
so I am endlessly dragging out every piece of ..












lace,
fabric,
paper,
ephemera,



Stitches on fabric..



and trying to decide where each thing wants to live..
listening for a confirmation..



sometimes though..
the chaos feels overwhelming to me,
and I fight back by putting a project in a zip bag and clearing a table..

just so I can breathe..

and 
perhaps sit and gaze out at the distant sea...




Caterina Giglio, August Journal Pages, in Progress.."Her soft eyes were fixed on the distant sea.."


So, I am

Off to clear that table..

and play with some transfer methods
for you 
gentle readers..

see you on Friday, dear hearts..


Ciao, ciao!



20 comments:

Randi Kuhne said...

Lovely chaos you have!

Donald Digison said...

The most creative people flourish in a cluttered environment.

Jo Murray said...

LOVE the way you work Cat. Makes complete sense to me...AND you certainly come up with the goods.

Pamela Gerard said...

It all looks good to me!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I agree ...i need to mess around and create my own stew of choas. my intuition and heart guides my hands as i reassemble a new voice.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Apparently I am not that imaginative or creative, because I cannot work in chaos. You, on the other hand, seem to thrive in it. Beautiful excavations.

BTW, I HAVE taken up every square inch of my craft room on occasion when I am making background. Unfortunately, my space isn't as large as yours.

Dorthe said...

This all looks so very beautiful, and from where did you get that envelope with Danish postage stamps-- so fun to see there on your table .
I love the lightness of your creations, shown here, they are so lovely, Cat .
Hugs, Dorthe

Anonymous said...

Fabulous bit of blue there at the end! xox

Debrina said...

Love your gentle work, Cat. Great to see you've been published too! Well done.

Pallas said...

I totally understand the chaos you are talking about. Sometimes I'll put a project I've worked on into a plastic Ziploc bag, and later when I get it out, I see it with a new creative eye.

I find your collages quite inspirational, and I just created my first junk journal where I used mostly paper - well I had to add some ribbon.

Caterina Giglio said...

Randi, you are so very kind!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Don, it is so true!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Jo, you are so dear, thank you so much.. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Pamela, thank you dearheart!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Helen, you said it so well.. it takes time to hear it right? x

Caterina Giglio said...

Dr. E, I am like a little bee going from table to table, but when the tables start to overflow, that is when I have to draw the line, everyone has their own brand of chaos methinks!! Thank you so much! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Dorthe, my dear friend, it came from an estate sale over the weekend, old stamp collection, and it was just on top of the pile, I did not even realize that the stamps were Danish until you said it!! so glad you like the projects, dear one!! thanks for stopping by! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

LOL, how did I know you would like that bright blue, Corrine? We will see if it stays!! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Debs!! are you blogging again? I will stop by, love!! Nice to hear from you and thanks so much!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Pallas, thanks so much, and I so agree that when you give things a break, you either come back with fresh eyes or for me, sometimes I just put all the ingredients away, because the idea just wasn't speaking to me anymore! Thanks for stopping by!!

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