Tuesday, August 8, 2017

July Art Journal Pages

It's a matter of the heart..
gentle reader..

I know I have shared with you

my family... 

"A Matter of the Heart, Detail, Caterina Giglio

have heart issues..
and last month

we were on pins and needles..
waiting to hear..

 how my Auntie
was doing after her
heart surgery...

I was on
pins and needles..
literally and metaphorically..

Textile Art, "A Matter of the Heart" July Art Journal page, Caterina Giglio

so my documentation
was about this family issue.. 

Congestive Heart Disease

Writing under and over the page, wrapping paper and pen, Art Journal page, Caterina Giglio.

and in my pages, 
I wanted to express

the frayed heart..

Detail from, "A Matter of the Heart" July Art Journal page, Caterina Giglio

being stitched back together..

Textile art, Caterina Giglio

They have done so much work on her..

but ..
it also illustrates

Detail from, "A Matter of the Heart" July Art Journal page, Caterina Giglio

the family heart,
my heart,
waiting to hear..
wondering how it is going..

Ripping the fabric, 
washing it..
drying it,
and stitching it up..
ironing it..
stretching it..
pulling out threads..
was meditative ..
and soothing..

because art does heal..

Ingredients: acrylic paint, pencil, pen, wrapping papers, book pages, fabric, upholstery threads, lace, safety pins, cheese cloth.

July Art Journal Pages, Caterina Giglio 

even broken hearts..

I will say Ciao for now..

and I will be back here next Tuesday..
thanks always for following..



vonleidenberg said...

Repaired heart! That's what mine is all about! Excellent! I like the idea and the textile material in combination with the other materials very much.

Randi Kuhne said...

LOVEly expression!

Unknown said...

So deep your expression! Love it!

hula-la said...

Wow...this is a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing! Aloha!

Nathalie Nayer said...

Très joli. Très doux. J'adore

tgarrett said...

I figured it out- Such a wonderful post- and the stitching made it so special. I can so relate to this post.

Jo Murray said...

Love, love, love it!

Unknown said...

Just love it as always. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your aunt. With all your thoughts being so beautifully expressed she is one lucky lady!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm deeply impressed with the heart that you pulled apart and stitched back together. It's a fabulous addition to your monthly journal pages and it took us along with you while we waited to learn about your aunt's heart condition. Well put, great words, great thoughts, and incredibly wonderful fiber art captured in journal form.

Colleen - Journal Design Shop said...

Beautifully done, beautifully written, beautifully expressed. Best wishes to you and your family.

Kim Printz said...

This is so beautiful! I love your work -- this resonates with me even more than most.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

So well done and so thoughtful. The little safety pins give me a smile!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Solveig, thank you so much, glad you liked it and the materials, thanks for stopping by! sending you warm greetings!

Caterina Giglio said...

Randi, thank you SO MUCH!! :-)

Caterina Giglio said...

Tunder.. thank you!! :-)

Caterina Giglio said...

Aloha, Hula-la, thank you pleased you liked the post!

Caterina Giglio said...

Nathalie.. Merci beaucoup!

Caterina Giglio said...

Terry, thank you so much for stopping by and persisting .. I know you know how it is and I so appreciate your understanding. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Jo, thank you sooooo much!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Bonnie, my aunties are so precious to me and two of them have this disease, we are blessed to still have them. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Dr. E! So glad you liked the piece, it looked too christmasy after I shot it, but I am very happy with the stitched heart. She is much better and now we wait for the Catheterization when she is stronger.. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Dear Colleen.. thank you so much, I appreciate that! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments..

Caterina Giglio said...

Kim, thanks for stopping by!! I have not seen you much on FB, happy you like the heart, I am in love with it, the fabric really told the texture story better than collage.. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann, I adore the safety pins, I just used them to hold the pieces together and then I thought that they really wanted to live there!! LOL

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A beautiful post. Glad I had a few spare minutes to visit. I prayer your Auntie is doing well. It's just hard to see our loved ones go thru the aging process. Thanks for sharing your wonderful spent time.

Don said...

One of my favorite pieces. Very expressive.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Sylvia, it is isn't it? Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I so appreciate it!! ;-)

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Don, my sweetie! thanks so much, so happy you liked it.. but then you know what is in my heart... xo

Irene Rafael said...

Oh, Dear Catarina, I have chills from reading your post while scrolling through the details of your art and poetry. My prayers to you and your Auntie. Love,

Irene Rafael said...

Also, I, like you am usually process oriented. The class was a push for me. The two teachers are friends and I that I love and wanted to support. I had so much fun pushing the boundaries of my disciplined life :)

Dorthe said...

Oh Cat, no one say it as beautiful as you, - the heart aches, and can break, I dearly hope your aunt will recover, and feel good, again.
If you ever show her this, she will feel so loved, and comforted by your amazing creation , and from your words, dear friend.
I love all you expressed into your frayed and fragile heart creation.
Hugs, Dorthe

Hastypearl said...

Here's to Healing...and a very bright and long future for you Caterina. It's Yours for the taking! xo Laura

Createology said...

Firstly Thank you for visiting and commenting on my little blog. I am truly impressed with your Work of HEART!!! For being able to express your feelings in collage is brilliant. The way you have used wonderful textures and materials is so beautiful. Healing Energy lifted for you and your family Sweet Caterina. <3

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