Monday, January 3, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "Summer, Winter, Summer, Winter?"

This evening I used a couple of my Gelli Plate painted pages to make a journal page about how my feelings change with the weather.  Maybe because I am a Gemini?  In the hot of Summer, I am wishing for cooler weather, and in the 20 degree weather I am thinking of moving from Illinois to Arizona! "Be happy whatever the weather!" I tell myself,  "Are you never satisfied!"  So on my journal page I joined the cold and hot, just like a water faucet and made some WARM!  I show the two sections of pages cut out and another blue page that is similar to my top half.  What was interesting to me is that if you look at the small section of leftover blue piece you will see the darker blue area that was cut off.  I saw in the paint a figure in a hooded jacket with arm extended, and then other figures in front of that one.  I used a blue pencil to outline what I saw in the paint to make my Winter figures.  This is my Paint Party Friday entry as well as my Gelli Print Party 3rd Entry with Carolyn Dube.
Top left is the paper used to make the bottom half, bottom left is where my Winter figures emerged.  The right side paper is an example of some predominantly blue pages I made last night.


  1. I think I need to try Gelli Plates...

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

  2. I always take summer over winter... and we have no winter to speak of, but I love the heat ... and love the bottom part of the work especially... not that I don't love the wintery bit... I just really like the textures in the bottom part...xx

  3. I love the beauty of summer and fall....but I'm not a heat baby. My bones hate heat and cold...they like it room do I!
    Love the texture of the beach....

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Lovely colours and textures, interesting mix!
    I'm a summer baby, winter is ok, sometimes fabulous, but I do not like extremes!:) HPPF!

  5. smashing page Gloria, especially love the children enjoying the snow. Happy PPF, Annette x

  6. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this matter to be really something which
    I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated
    and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to
    get the hang of it!
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  7. I am with you about the weather- what we need is a private jet (who wants to wait at the airport) that will take us to where the weather is the way we want it! I love love love how the figures appeared to you and the mix of warm and cool colors on the top and bottom of the page! You've inspired me to look for some figures in my next gelli print!

  8. Love the texture and color! Happy PPF!

  9. I'm a goldilocks girl when it comes to weather - not too hot, not too cold - just right. Looks like it was a lot of fun to put together these pages. Fun! Happy PPF

  10. So much fun! Love how you combined the hot and the cold. Happy New Year and PPF!

  11. I don't know if there's anything more fun than the gelli plate! Your pages are lovely.

  12. Gloria, your pages are beautiful. I definitely see the hooded figure with the arm extended. I am enjoying seeing what you Gelli plate users are producing. Beautiful art.

  13. Love your gelli prints-isn't that plate SO fun? I so love summer that no matter how hot it may get I won't complain about it.
    Happy PPF!
    PS-I haven't forgotten the grungeboard-still need to pkg and mail :)

  14. Oh, I really like the "found" figures in the winter half of the page.

  15. Love all your glorious experimentation, Gloria!
    Wonderful layers and textures!
    Happy PPF!!
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  16. I think I need a Gelli Plate when I see all this beautiful work.
    lovely greet and nice weekend

  17. Your work emits so much beauty and positivity which is just enough to glide you through 2013...magically :)

  18. Interesting technique. I am inspired to look more closely at my prints to find the images within.

    ;-> Felicia
    The Journal Junkie


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