Apart from gallivanting around the world,
visiting family and rescuing other humans...
I have also been busy in the studio..
are always a time for giving...
and if you are an artist, it is also the time for working
|3x3 mini canvas, mixed media collage, Caterina Giglio|
not as easy as some would think
working on sizes outside the comfort zone
is necessary if you want to shake off a few cobwebs...
this is a tiny collection that reflects
our resilience, our ability to fly even though our wings may be tattered or patched..
inspired by the people in my life who
are still flying,
facing death, insurmountable grief,
and the total loss of memory..
|Patched Morpho, mixed media on canvas..|
when the Japanese have a bowl or cup that is cracked or broken
they repair the item with gold which makes the cup stronger
and obviously more beautiful...
My Patched Morpho, above is repaired with gold leaf...
the chunky canvas above are enlarged below
the dragonfly wing is stitched together
flying out of the mist...
|Out of the Mist, 4 x 4 x 1 1/2 canvas|
|Winging, 4 x 4 x 1 1/2 canvas|
the wing is a rubber stamp, I cut for the show and printed on an old book page...
and it wouldn't
be the holidays without angels...
The French Guardian below
|4 x 4 canvas, French Guardian|
the only piece on paper.. below
the little Putti..
|Putti, 5 x 7 watercolor paper...|
the last three pieces
I love the way they look together...
These are all on board
which I adore, because they take such a beating..
and you know how I love texture..
and gold leaf...
|Soaring, 5 x 7 board, Italian collage, mixed media|
|Bird of Paradise, Italian Collage, mixed media hand cut rubber stamp on 5 x 7 board|
|Patched Dragonfly, Italian Collage, 5 x 7 board|
and I just had to shoot a photo of them
below... all framed and waiting for
their protective covers...
to debut in their little
we are off again,
this time to see family and to welcome a
new grand baby..
there are few things more
wonderful than welcoming a new human into the world..