Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Handmade Tyvek Travel Journal






It really does look like antique and worn leather..
I find it so lovely to touch..

   I thought I would share some of the details
of my collage and mixed water media pieces..
before I tuck it away..







and it was fun to work in..
I made the decision to just play and toss









away any self imposed rules..
and I sometimes seem to have a lot of those..








so.. dear reader...
 I just jumped from collage..


to water media and back and forth again...







What I enjoy about mixing water media
 is the wide range of colors..
and the ability






to use a fine tip pencil for definition..
and to saturate

 large areas with the crayon...







playing with found papers and bits..






and documenting the travel
is a gentle way to pass the time..
and record the adventure..





the raggedy threads in the collage below came from the string
bag I used for my beach gear..
and I thought it made the collage below..






It was evocative of the flotsam and jetsam of the 
beaches here..
shells and seaweeds...
that drift in and puddle together..



the water always mesmerizes me...
I can watch it moving for hours
and it never fails to fascinate..
each wave is different..
if you photograph them you can see the differences..
the light and movement create such fluid abstract beauty,
that I cannot help but try to capture something that continuously holds my
fascination.
Over and over I try to capture the movements of
the
blue. 

 



So off she goes..






to live with the other journals..
to remind me of our adventure..
our peace and serenity..










Studio work continues 
and I am putting together more scrap packs
and working on another video..

we will be shooting my art journal pages
for those of you who want to 
be the "fly on the wall" as I work..

we will see how that turns out..
and back to painting
and submissions..

there is just no rest for the creative!


xox

10 comments:

Nanny said...

I have only enjoyed watching your work for a short time, boy, I have been missing beautiful pieces.

Sharmon Davidson said...

This is such a beautiful journal, Cat! I think it's great that you used both collage and watercolor. Why not? If your trip was as great as the journal, it must have been wonderful! Xoxo

Sharmon Davidson said...

This is such a beautiful journal, Cat! I think it's great that you used both collage and watercolor. Why not? If your trip was as great as the journal, it must have been wonderful! Xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I loved that you shared the close-up images from the video. Your ART is mesmerizing for me.

Claire said...

What a treasure trove of Beauty and Memory - just gorgeous!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Nanny, thank you so much and I am delighted that you like my channel, thanks for stopping by the blog!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Sharmon, thank you sweetie, I do love to play and it was so freeing, and I am so glad you liked the spreads! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you, Dr. E, I am so glad you were not bored with some photos of the journal, I had such fun with it and hoped you might like seeing it before I put it away. thanks so much dear friend! x

Randi Kuhne said...

So much beauty! ❤️

tgarrett said...

Love this journal Cat.

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