Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Flowering Art Journal

Last weekend, gentle reader...

I found some time to get back into the 
Flowering Art Journal and play a bit more...

So I thought I would share some of the little details

after sharing with you

some of the products that I have been mixing in this little
handmade journal..
Putting them all together makes for such an artistic soup...

Collage is wonderful to blend with
layers of paint and gelatos add such shimmer and shine..

I have been adding my drawings on tissue paper
which enables the viewer to see the layers beneath the drawing,
 the layering effect in my journal...
is almost like seeing all the layers of plants in the garden..

It is all about the details..

For me...
That is what art is..
paying attention to the details, 
listening to the heart..
and documenting the journey...

So I am back to work..
in between gardening and weed pulling
which is job security..
for a gardener...

The days are hot here and the pool is a lovely diversion..
but I have to finish June pages..
and I am working on another travel journal as we
will be visiting the Caribbean again soon.. 

and as soon as I finish the portrait..
I will be working on my new mixed media floral series..

Alas, no rest for the creative.. 
I am sure..


Friday, June 21, 2019

Mixed Media- My 5 Must Haves for Art Journaling

Ciao, dear ones...

Here is a little post about my
5 absolutely 
for journaling..

I started with a basic list and then came up 
with the products

that I always use when I get the basics in place..

they add 
shimmer, shine and definition...
as well as color..

Hope you enjoy it and I will be back on Tuesday
with a little blog post..

Wishing you all a lovely Solstice..
whether it is summer or winter where you live..

I send you Solstice greetings of
and love..


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mixed Media Inspiration Kits

Ciao, gentle readers..
in case you have not noticed my
new tab at the top of my blog

I thought I would let you know

That my new little shop is open..

and my inspiration kits..

are available..

I had fun putting them together...

with charming bits and 
lovely laces and fabrics..
many of the laces were dyed in black bean dye...
  and some feature small works of art
and handmade papers that I created..
as well as antique and vintage ephemera...

If you decide you want to purchase something 
simply call the store
the old fashioned way
 and they will ship to you
wherever you are..

I have been painting in the studio this week and have nothing to show
for myself..
especially since it is a surprise..

but I am planning a new YT video this week on my
5 Must Have Art Journaling Supplies

see you then dear ones..


Friday, June 7, 2019

Pomegranate, Blackberry and Beets .. oh my!

I know you have waited a while for this video
gentle viewers ...
and I hope you enjoy it..
I had several experiments that 
and realized that I really do my best work 
in playing with color and techniques...

in scientific study..
so here are a few fun things to do
with fruit and veggies..

don't fret about how much fruit and veg to use
just cut up a few berries or a few slices of beet and 
play with it...

Definitely let your dye bath sit.. 
I put mine in the fridge
and left the fruit in ..
I boiled the pomegranate skin as well as the seeds..

Enjoy and play with it...

Hope you have a really splendid weekend!!

Ciao, Ciao!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Mixed Media Art Journal Pages

Ciao, dear readers..
I am slowly getting back into the studio and creating again..
I started my May Art Journal Pages

before I left for my 

I am still obsessed with paper manipulation ideas..

and while I intend to begin
doing some painting..
it was nice to play and construct and deconstruct paper..

this is undoubtedly my favorite monochromatic

I love playing in it, the simplification seems to be it's own
great story..

Ingredients: Mono prints, antique book pages, paper, acrylic ink, colored pencil, pencil, adhesive.

We are working on a new YouTube video for this week
on organic dyes..

and I am finishing up work
on my ephemera packs..

and yes I will be painting soon..
and looking forward to some lazy days

Thanks always for stopping by,
I so appreciate your kind attention..


Friday, May 24, 2019

EXCAVATIONS Show and Book Cover Class

Ciao, my dear ones..
I have softly landed and am taking a little time
to get back in the creative flow..

Holding a one woman show and class means 
that I was working
at capacity and I am used to 
far more quiet time..

 it was
and I was so happy to see everyone...
and my students were so dear and wonderful!! 

This little video will give you an idea of what the gallerie space is like,
and where my art work lives..
here is the link
for the gallerie site

Meg and I agreed that I must go back to teach
another class and I will be 
teaching in  2020 at Way Art Yonder..

so excited about that...

so enjoy this little taste..
it was a yummy weekend...

and as always...
I am eternally grateful to you..


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mixed Media Collage-EXCAVATIONS

 gentle readers...

all the work has reached 
the Gallerie and I have it loaded in the shop
for pre sale..

I chose to call
the show EXCAVATIONS because
I noticed
that I had been doing a lot of 
in my art journals..
layering the torn pieces,

chewing on relationship
issues and stressful events...

metaphorically digging by
 ripping and tearing..
to find out what was really at the crux of the 

As If, Mixed Media Collage,  5 x 7 Caterina Giglio

I used mono prints and painted papers..
old book pages and antique ephemera..

Detail from A Bridge Too Far, Mixed Media Collage, Caterina Giglio

it took me a year and a half to work on this collection
from my 
Ripped and Torn Series..

A Bridge Too Far, Mixed Media Collage, 12 x 12, Caterina Giglio

and just now...
I feel as though I might have a bit of 
understanding about the process..

Caterina Giglio, Two Sides Of The Same Story, 12 x 12 Mixed Media Collage

But there is still so much to learn..
I feel quite humbled by the experience

Detail from Natural Remedy, Caterina Giglio

Caterina Giglio, Natural Remedy, Mixed Media Collage, 8 x 10


Excavations is an attempt to rip through the layers and sort out the truths...
The center always reveals what has been hiding there all along..
As I rip, tear and study, the dimension 
of the relationship comes clearly into focus..
I am always reminded that harmony 
and congruence is born from

Detail from Moonlight, Mixed Media Collage, Caterina Giglio

Caterina Giglio, Moonlight, Mixed Media Collage, 8 x 8

and I have lots of new ideas about paper manipulation...

Caterina Giglio, The Story Teller, Mixed Media Collage, 8 x 8

But when I land back to the studio..
methinks I am headed back to some painting..

Caterina Giglio, Compensation, Mixed Media Collage, 8 x 8

Caterina Giglio, Light Through The Forest, Mixed Media Collage, 8 x 8

This collection took far longer than even portraits..

Detail from The Distance To Harmony, Caterina Giglio, Mixed Media Collage

There was so much to understand..
not just about the application..
the paper and the products..

Caterina Giglio, The Distance To Harmony, Mixed Media Collage, 11x 14

but my emotional process as I worked on each piece
of art..

Caterina Giglio, The Origin Of Hope,  Mixed Media Collage, 11 x 14

Detail from Origin Of Hope, Caterina Giglio

coming to terms in my own heart..
and moving forward in peace..

The Gallerie site lists the prices and details..
as well as a detail of each piece..
and as always, 
I am so very thankful for each one of you..


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