Saturday, October 20, 2018

Flying to Europe

I know..
I never write a blog post on 
a weekend..

but I did want to let you know that we are on our way..

Flying to Europe
and to let you know that even though

I won't be posting here for a while..
you catch up with me
on FaceBook
and of course 

The links are all on my side bar..
we will be Vlogging as much as we can..
and I hope to share a few art treasures
with you all..

Thank you for viewing and reading..
I so appreciate your kind attention..


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October Art Journal Pages

October is the month..
of magic..

Change is all around us...

sometimes radical..
sometimes subtle..
but there is no escaping the fact that change is in the 

and my pages, dear reader are about changes..
and accepting that nothing stays the same...

I think that the more we are open to change, 
the happier we are..

The crow represents magic to me..
and the ability to call forth transformation that is beneficial..
and join in the songs of nature...

Ingredients: Gesso, tissue papers, monoprints, antique papers, acrylic paint, transparency, pencil.

This week ...
I am cleaning up the studio
and painting pages in my travel journal..

and I will have one more quick post for you before we leave..

You can always catch up with me on 

Ciao, Ciao!

Friday, October 12, 2018

4 Tips- Creating Mixed Media Compositions

Ciao, gentle viewers!

Happy Weekend to you all..

Composition is like a little puzzle..
that enchants the eye..

but often we can get carried away with texture and color 
and this video will offer a few tips 

to keep the eye always enchanted..

I hope your weekend is wonderful..

and I will be back on Tuesday..

my last post before we leave on our trip..

Looking forward to filming in Europe
I have a few museums planned..
to share some art with you ..

my dearest friends...


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mixed Media-Ripped and Torn Series

Well gentle readers,
I am working diligently in the studio...
daily to tie up loose ends..

Holiday Cards with Vintage stamps.. Caterina Giglio

meet deadlines and get a handle on my work..

Caterina Giglio, Two Sides of the Same Story, Mixed Media on cradled board

before we leave for our
European tour..

That means that I need to have my
holiday cards made and ready to post..

so I have been working on those..

Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media on cradled board, Settling Old Debts,

Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media, detail, Settling Old Debts.

and working on my 
Ripped and Torn Series

Which will debut this May..

in Colorado
at 142 Bis Gallerie..

I have learned so much about mixed media..
and paper with this new collection..

Magnolia seed pod and fall leaves..

and while I have signed all the new pieces, 
they still need to be sealed..

and I will work on that when I return..

This collection was birthed in relationship
Ripping papers to shreds and the ties that bind...
I found release in rearranging and story telling in 
different ways..
manipulating the paper to move to my narrative..

Caterina Giglio, The Days are Numbered, Mixed Media on Paper.

Thanks for all your concern about hurricane Michael,
we are fine and it seems to be headed west of us..

so I will be back in the studio this week and 
preparing for a new video on
Composition for Mixed Media..

Hope to see you then, 


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..


Friday, September 28, 2018

Top Five Mixed Media Questions

My 50th Vlog post!
Can you believe it?

we just past the 3,000 mark
on subscribers on 


I thought it would be great 
to talk about my most 
frequently asked questions..

We had a lot of fun with it..
so I hope you enjoyed the video..

May your weekend be splendid..
and all well in your world..

Thanks always 
for your most kind
it means so much to me..


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Book Cover Series-Mixed Media Collage

As you know gentle reader,
I have this
 major crush on black and gold..

and so this year I decided to create a 
holiday collection that emphasized that
 color scheme..

and paired them with 
antique botanical prints..

I also hand dyed a large piece of cloth and stitched it 
so that I could cut it up and use it in the backgrounds...

You can see it quite clearly in the background of this piece,

Send a Message of Love

There is something so enchanting..

isn't there?

repurposing old book covers..
and antique papers..

and it adds a sense of romance
to stitch
 tattered wedding veils..
and discarded petticoat lace..

to elevate not only the mundane, 
but the discarded..
forlorn and forgotten..


I will be putting the finishing touches on these 
and then wrapping them up
to ship

to 142 Bis Gallerie..

my dears,

the holiday season is upon us..

See you Friday
for our 50th Vlog post..
and I will give you the answers to the 

5 Top Questions 
that everyone asks me on 

Ciao, ciao! 

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