Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "First Day Of Gelli"

Today is the first day of Carolyn Dube's Gelli Plate celebration.  I really had fun today.  In fact I didn't realize how much time was passing and finally went to a room with a clock to find it was 12:45 AM!  I think I started painting around 7:30.  Anyway, I did 10 papers, but some I painted/stenciled(with Jessica Sporn's stencils) on both sides.  With one of my journal pages I used the gelli layers to make my Fall Fearless & Fly page #7.  The hostess for that link is Marcia Beckett.  The prompts for the 7th Fall Fearless & Fly page are  
"Headline Prompt:  Future Imperfect: What is different about your life now than what you once expected it to be?  How is the way it turned out perfect or imperfect.  If your future turns out differently than you imagined in the first prompt, could it still be perfect?
Color Prompt: Yellow
Quote Prompt: "Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present."  Friedrich Nietsche"

I thought I would always be married and when I was a young mother I envisioned myself as a grandmother sitting on my front porch in a rocking chair passing out homemade cookies to all the children as they were on their way home from school!  LOL!  Sorry, no rocking chair, no homemade cookies most days, and no front porch!  I think you have to go with the flow of life and accept and embrace the surprises that become your opportunities.  PS.-when I was very young I thought it would be so much fun to travel like a hobo in a boxcar across the country!  ME, the person who has never even desired to go camping in a tent!

Gelli result using Jessica's Star Stencil

Using a stencil with several border designs

A combination of Jessica's stencils and some of my leftover Cricut papers.


  1. The time warp happened to you too! I am starting to believe there is magic in the gelli plate because time just disappears! I love love love all your colors and layers! Your vision of the future reminded me of when I was a teenager and thought (very seriously or so I felt at the time) about becoming a semi truck driver. Yeah- I hate to back up my minivan so I can't image an 18 wheeler. So glad you joined the party!

  2. Love your journal page. No homemade cookies here either.

  3. Gloria your is incredibly beautiful. Beautiful compositions and colours.

  4. Gloria.. gorgeous.. I understand about the time passing.. I did a video on m blog on my gelli and it took me forever to edit it and cut it down to under 10 min. Crazy... but FUN!

  5. This does look like you had great fun! Love all the designs and colors!

  6. That´s a fabulous page Gloria and so many beautiful Gelli Print pieces too.. I just try out some monoprinting with a glass plate ... it´s really funny that great printfunmess!!!

    Thank you for visiting me!
    Have a Happy New Year!

    xxx Susi

  7. Really great pages -- the fun you were having pours through!! Thank you for giving my stencils a shout out too!! By the way, I received your Christmas ATC and it's so lovely. I was truly touched to receive it. Thank you.

  8. Those gelli plates really look like fun! Great job!
    My life turned out very differently than I first envisioned, too. It's still nice right here where I ended up--at least so far--LOL! :)

  9. The quote you chose for your art journal entry is so true. I love, love, love all the prints you created. Happy New Year!

  10. Lovely page and interpretation... Fun prints :)

  11. I agree the time just FLIES when you are playing with the Gelli Plate. You got some really wonderful prints :)

  12. Very nicely done. It's nice to see how you used the printed pages to develo ideas in journal form. I've had similar 'lost days' with my plate!

  13. Are the cricuit papers left overs? Great layouts!

    ;-> Felicia
    The Journal Junkie


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