Tuesday, October 2, 2018

September Art Journal Pages

The news has affected me greatly..
gentle reader...

Our supreme court hearings
to be precise..

and perhaps it has affected you as well..

My pages this month are about...
speaking out..
speaking up...

we will not be silenced..
we will go as uppity women..
we will take care of ourselves ..

and stand up for each other..
and for all women who have a right to be heard ..

We have been invisible for too long..
it is time to live large and loudly..

If you were ever abused, physically, sexually, or harassed physically or sexually,
raped or harmed in anyway..
Or told to just "get on" with your life..
if the laughter of "boys being boys" still reverberates in your ears and is 
permanently burned into your memory..

then this spread is for you..
it is for me..
and it is for all the women of our past,
now long gone..
those who went to their graves..


Ingredients: Gesso, pen and ink, antique ephemera, tissue papers, acrylic paint, paint pens, colored pencils, Antique photo, tape.

My heart goes out to you all..
and in gratitude for your constant support..



Karen said...

I stand with you.

Caterina Giglio said...

Karen, thank you so much.. x

Sharmon Davidson said...

We all stand together, in mutual support. Beautiful pages, Cat. I hear them loud and clear. xoxo

Unknown said...

We must persist and resist. Thank you for shsring these powerful images.

Claire said...

Me too <3 x
A gorgeous, powerful, spread!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Although they are conditioned to believe it, it is not the victim's shame, but her abuser's. It only becomes shame when she hides the abuse from the authorities, her family, and herself. I also keep hoping law enforcement no longer treats female victims with total disregard. BEAUTIFUL art and great September pages.

Dorthe said...

And me , too Cat-
a very important issue , still is , even in our "modern" world !!
Your spread says it all, my dear friend. !! <3 <3 <3

froebelsternchen said...

I am totally with you - what a meaningful and artful spread!
Hugs, Susi

My name is Erika. said...

I'm with you. This whole thing has me so upset. Your beautiful page really expressed everything I am feeling right now. Hugs-Erika

Colleen - Journal Design Shop said...

Thank you so much for giving voice to what is in my head and my heart right now. I was silenced for so many years and it was such a waste of my life/energy. We need to stand up and speak our truth and know that we have the support of other women.

Caterina Giglio said...
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Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you, dear Sharmon!! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Claire, thank you so much, dearheart!

Caterina Giglio said...

Dr. E, there is no rest for a suffragette!! Lots to do!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Dorthe, thank you my dear one!! hugs to you, always!! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Susi, thank you, love, that means a lot to me!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Erika, thank you and I understand, it certainly brought up many things for me!! xx

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