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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "This week For Moebius Syndrome"

Tonight I am linking to Paint Party Friday and to the Diva Zentangle Challenge which is a special event for Laura(the Diva)Harms.  It is  "String Theory v.XXII - Moebius Syndrome Awareness" day, the 24th of January.  Lauras' son Artoo has been diagnosed with this syndrome.  Moebius Syndrome is a congenital nerve disorder .
The logo string Laura gave us to work from is below right.

          
I drew several variations of the logo with my pastels and used the MSAD color of Purple for my main designs. I then divided the remaining areas into areas of black and white.  The colors inside the logo are the other two triadic colors of oranges and greens.  I did various tangle designs in the white pieces with my #8 Sakura pigment pen and did an aura stripe with my white Gel pen in the black areas.  

The first picture below is after I did the main design and sprayed it with fixative and then with Krylon Matte Finish varnish.  

The second picture is the painting after I finished the tangles.

For Paint Party Friday I have added my other pastel of the week called "Green Chic" which I posted earlier in the week.


To Purchase with the proceeds going to the Moebius Syndrome organization.

Below is my Daily Paintworks entry for the challenge of painting glass submitted by Linda McCoy.  I happen to love colored glass and would always choose it rather than clear glass or even crystal!  I just can't do without color.  My apple posed for me until lunch time when I very rudely ate it as it's service to me was done! Now I am off to do my daily journaling and my Diva Challenge.  Then I will check my Yumbly app to see where we might go to dinner this weekend once I can decide what I am in the mood for!
"Green Chic"
This is an original pastel on 16" x 12" Canson Mi-Tientes Pastel Paper.
I am thinking I will also link this to Jennifer Mcleans' Artist Playroom, just in case I don't get another one painted specifically for her "Bright Colors" challenge this week.  I think this is nice and bright, and cheerful for a cloudy winter day.  Get better, Jenn!

54 comments:

  1. I like this a lot Gloria. It got a nice design, composition and I love the little details, the thin line defining the objects (you know I like lines), very well done. Happy painting (as if I need to say that to you ;).... )

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    1. Thanks you, Roger, I love colored glass(and apples) and (shabby chic!) so it was a pleasure to do.

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  2. Just love how you made the bottle look so translucent. Well done

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    1. Thank you Sharon. It had been a while since I had painted from life, and it really makes a difference!

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  3. Painting glass is so difficult, you inspire me to try (again).

    Darla

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    1. Thanks Darla, your work is always wonderful!

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  4. Love your humor, poor apple! Really! And yes, very cheerful, colorful delightful painting!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. I hope one day to be able to draw as well as you do!

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  5. fantatsic effect and yolors and great composition on both!
    xxx Susi from Austria

    please notice our monthly challenge over on
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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    1. Thank you. I will check out the journal page you suggest!

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  6. Have never heard of this disorder before and thank you for sharing the info and your tangles.
    Loving your painted glass and you get fab results from the pastels. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  7. The pastel is beautiful! And I really like your zentangle too.
    Rinda

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    1. Thank you for commenting. Yes, both pieces totally different!

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  8. Gloria your art is always so well done and interesting... Love the richness of the pastel...beautiful! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hi there, I will be popping in on PPF to check on you, too. Bet your colors are beautiful.

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  9. I love your abstraction of the Moebius logo, great job, and your pastel is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Daniele. I have neglected my pastels recently, so it feels good to get back to them again.

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  10. You have made the challenge into a fabulous art piece!

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    1. Thank you Lee Ann. I have to get over to the Diva and see what everyone else has done this week.

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  11. Love your zentangle piece and your pastel is wonderful! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you, Kim, happy PPF to you, too!

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  12. Beautiful work again this week, Gloria!
    Always an inspiration visiting your blog!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  13. LOVE your Mobius strip and what a great cause! Nice of your subject matter to provide you with lunch :D
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  14. I'm in love with everything you've done here this week!

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  15. Your creative juices are flowing this week! Both are wonderful,but I am partial to bottom one. Would like to take a bite of that apple.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know your preference. I love to experiment, but always love to hear what people find the most appealing.

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  16. I love the work, but I prefer when you paint still lifes that geometry, but both are good, you are a great artist .. Saludos

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  17. You made your challenge really sooooooo great!!!

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  18. Both the zentangle painting and the pastel of bottle and (now eaten) apple are fantastic, gloria.

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  19. had never heard of moebious syndrome and I love the still life! painting glass is so very fun

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  20. Beautiful paintings. Great interpretation of the challenge.

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  21. Love the pastel. Great challenge and well done at that. Thanks and Happy PPF as well as weekend.

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  22. WOW!!! And again I say, WOW!!! this is all just fascinating, Gloria!! I was completely taken with the Zentangle and your painting is exquisite!!!

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  23. Gloria I love the graphic design of your zentangle and on the opposite end your pastel painting is so soft and beautiful!

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  24. I always love your still life paintings Gloria. I hope some day I can do paintings like your bottle and table, it always reminds me of the old masters. Great job.

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  25. you have done so much this week and all so wonderful... like you I love coloured glass and the shape of that bottle is captured perfectly...xx

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  26. Glorious! You are the master of color, Gloria. Blessings!

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  27. Love your pieces, interesting abstracts and the glowing, delicious colors of the still life - fantastic! <3

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  28. Both pictures are so fantastic! Although they are so different I love both of them. The colored glass mekes me feel so relaxed and calm while I find the beauty of the other one in it's great clarity!

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  29. Gorgeous work Gloria. I am in awe of your pastel technique. I love the coloration of that one. Happy PPF!

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  30. Gloria - I just love that you try so many different things. I have seen many of your tangles and they are just gorgeous. That colored glass bottle painting is so lovely. Happy PPF

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  31. Visiting from the APR - Your coloured glass bottle is incredibly gorgeous Gloria. I feel like I could touch it's cold smooth surface. Fab! Mo :0)

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  32. Sorry to hear about yet another disorder, had never heard of it. Wonderful and thoughtful effort Gloria...and I loved both your art works. The still looks fantastic. HPPF :)

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  33. Your glass vase and apple are wonderful. I saw it in the APR and you had to tell you how much I liked it.

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  34. I've never heard of Moebius Syndrome. Spreading awareness like this is a good thing. I love the pastel. It just glows! I had planned to do the glass challenge but somehow never got started.

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  35. The way you've used the logo is spectacular! The triangular shapes with the colors and then the tangles- wow!!

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  36. Your pastel is beautiful and the zentangle is gorgeous.

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  37. That is an AMAZING still life, Gloria! All the colors reflected on and thru the glass are just stunning!

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