Tuesday, November 7, 2017

October Art Journal Pages

That cold north wind does blow..
it seems to me that 

Autumn is truly a season
of the soul..


the old crone 
calls to us all ...
and change is evident everywhere we look..

I sometimes resist change..
I imagine most of us do,
preferring what we know to the unknown..

change always seems so scary..
and yet I feel it in my bones..

Change is inevitable and in the air..
like the swirling leaves..

and the twisting branches...

What is harder is knowing and
intuitively feeling it..

but not knowing what exactly is coming..

so my pages look
a bit ominous, 
and again, I wanted to create the feeling
of wind..

the winds of change..
that bring new seeds of growth..

I hope you feel the drama..

Ingredients: Walnut Ink, handmade papers, paper ephemera, antique ephemera, personal photos, cheesecloth, wrapping papers acrylic ink, Pitt Pens, pencil.

This weekend, I will be sharing a 
Vlog post on YouTube 
of my latest

The French Paper Series..
Le Jardin De Amants

and I am working on a 
miniature book
 and planning on sharing the technique with you..

Until then,
dear readers..



geezercrafter said...

I can certainly feel lots of movement in your piece, stunning.

Randi Kuhne said...

So many evocative symbols, colors, and textures!

tgarrett said...

wonderful pages- so full of energy- textures and drama in the best way.

martinealison said...


Une très jolie oeuvre... du mouvement, de la vie...

Gros bisous 🌸

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Yes, captured the mood, the wind and the feelings of change...Autumn!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love it when you add fabric to your art journal pages. I can see how you used the various mixed media pieces to create the energy behind this spread. Even the texture creates a bit of drama. It's a wonderful October journal entry.

ELFI said...

je me sens bien dans ton univers, semblable au mien...biz

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You definitely captured the feeling very well in your journal spread. The textures and colors are perfect.

froebelsternchen said...

Oh yes - I can feel the drama and it looks just AMAZING with the details - just adorable is this spread and this special blue and all the little extra details makes so much visual interest and beauty! I am looking forward to the video - I love that you share your techniques with us and I really like to see you - you are a wonderful genuine person to teach - !
Greetinbgs from Austria!

Dorthe said...

This spread really makes me want to look at it forever, Cat. I don`t know what drags me so much , but maybe the movement in it , the wind . Blowing violent around us, and not always with changes of the good, in this old world. Beautiful colors, and texture , I love your tree, still standing through years and years of changing !!
So stunning, dear friend.
Hugs and xx- Dorthe

Jamcam said...

Lovely, just lovely.

Createology said...

Oh My Dear you have created a Masterpiece of motion. Your words eloquently describe just what I feel with Winter coming on. So amazing! Your Work of HeArt is Amazing!! <3

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Bryan, thanks so much, so delighted you felt the movement, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Randi, so glad you liked my pages! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Terry, thanks love, I so appreciate your feedback! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

MartinAlison, Merci Beaucoup! Gros Bisous!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you Dr. E, so pleased that you liked the addition of the cheese cloth, it is so fun to play with!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Oui, mon cher, nous parlons la même langue d'art, même si nous ne parlons pas français ou anglais !! X

Caterina Giglio said...

Thank you so much, Tammy. x

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh Susi, you are so kind, such sweet words! I will have another project video soon! I loved your books! You are a magnificent book maker!! Thanks for stopping by!! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi dear Dorthe, yes that tree is gone now, and I took the photo before I left Colorado, I took it to remember it and immortalize it. I do love the fabric, cheesecloth is just wonderful to play with. Thank you my dear for all your loving support!! xoxo

Caterina Giglio said...

Jamcam, thank you, thank you!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hello my dear Creatology, so happy you understood the spread, maybe it is the same wind affecting us both. thanks always for your comments and for stopping by, I so appreciate it!! x

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous October pages. You've captured the feeling beautifully! The textures and colors are simply perfect <3

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