Wednesday, July 15, 2020

June Art Journal Pages

gentle readers..
my heart is heavy as I write these words,
for my country, for the people and for my friends suffering
through this horrible disease..

Mixed Media Art Journal
Detail from June Art Journal Pages, Caterina Giglio Hollyhocks..

My June pages reveal the inner turmoil
that I have been experiencing..
I know I must create..
and give myself over to the act of creation, 
 I find this dark cloud hanging over me.. in so many ways..

Caterina Giglio, June Art Journal Pages, mixed media.

Perhaps you have felt this way too..
at first it was a stifling feeling of being stuck.
a lack of freedom..
of movement..
and experiences...

Art Journal Pages

Though we are safe and leave only
for marketing..
I know many are suffering
and this country is ripped at the seams..

Each day I rise ..
make my way to my studio
and take my materials into my hands, 
it is the best way...
I know 
to release the concerns I have..
the creative energy moves through me, 
 onto the page
the board,
and each fiber of the stitch..
me to the source of all there is..
soothe me.. 
if for only
a few hours..

I will take them.

Mixed Media Journal Pages
Caterina Giglio, detail Art Journal pages..

Ingredients: Mono prints with Caran d'Ache with personal photos, acrylic paints, antique papers, paper ephemera.

Detail, Mixed Media Art Journal

Be well my dear ones
and keep creating..
no matter how difficult it might be
focus and concentrate..
for art heals 
and aways will..



Randi Kuhne said...

Lovely, as always, even in this dark time. <3

Jo Murray said...

So sad for all in the USA. It is a terrible scourge, and I feel that better management from the top would have alleviated the problem. Each day the news is dire, and I only hope people take all precautions to protect themselves.
Take care Cat, and keep focusing on your gorgeous art.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Yep, I know exactly how you are feeling. All the uncertainty is certainly disturbing. Trying to stay motivated. Some days are easier than others. Sure am hoping that we can get through this year and start afresh in 2021. Lots of change is definitely needed to get us all on the right track. Take care! Keep adding beauty to the world with your art. Blessings, Tammy

Lemonade said...

So beautiful! These are strange days but the privilege we have of being able to create and express our feelings is such a joy. Your kindness and caring is felt throughout your media. It brings comfort that there is goodness still to be found. Thanks again.

Roseanne said...

Your words resonate, dear Caterina. Some days I just don’t know how we will come out of this time. And at other moments, I know, deep in my heart, we will.
Take care of your heart.

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