Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Tree,The House & Me"

Another busy and productive week to share with my friends at Paint Party Friday.  Today I finished my entry for the Trees Exhibit sponsored by the Artists Association of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Village Library.  The exhibit runs from March 9, 2013 until April 27, 2013.  There will be an opening reception to meet the artists and enjoy an evening of art and fine food.  I will let you know the reception date as soon as it is announced.  My original oil painting is on a 30"H by 15"W stretched canvas.  I have titled it "The Tree, The House  & Me".

Next I am happy to show off the newly released book by Lynn Cohen.  Lynn spent a year at her favorite lunch spot drawing the people she saw there enjoying lunch with their friends, and relaxing at Tacos Jalisco run by the Ubillus family .  The Ubillus' have become quite the celebrities!  Congratulations, Lynn, on your first publication.  I am really enjoying looking at all your art work and reading the captions.

The Front Cover

In the Middle

Next is my first day of 10 minutes( per day) work on my journal for "30 Days in your journal".  I am enjoying seeing all the possibilities that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has to offer.  I just started last night, so will do my next 10 minute project later tonight.  I started by using a journal page covered with paint from my Gelli Plate and stencils made by Jessica Sporn.  I added the date and time, and picked my title for this page, and did a little journaling off in one corner.

The next two pictures are of two Artists Trading Cards I made while at our January meeting last Saturday.  The Theme was fabric.  I had made a dozen fabric cards beforehand, but we always do some while at the meeting.  I didn't get a very good picture of the first one, which was fabric and lettering applied with fusible web.  Then I highlighted with Gel pens and sewed on a sequin and bead.

I had time left over so made this ATC tangled for a general trade.  My new friend, Cathy, an experienced ATC card maker traded with me for one of her lovely cards.

I also joined a group of artists who will be creating for Jessica Brogans "Inspirational Card Deck Swap: February 2013" which you can read about and possible join by going here.

Have a creative week, and be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday to see what everyone has been doing this week.


  1. Gloria, wondering where you live..there is an Elk Grove near where I live...Sacto?

    The painting you did for them is awesome. I like the style so much! Best of luck and enjoy the show!!

    Fun journal pages and atc's too.

    AND thank you so much for purchasing my book, and for sharing it on this post! I feel so honored seeing it here, honored and humbled!

  2. You have been busy ... and the painting at the top is simply amazing and I love the little balancing orange trim on the bird house... makes the whole thing come alive... xx

  3. Some gorgeous artwork - and I love the idea of art trading cards. What a great way to trade art :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  4. Whew...I feel sort of winded just looking at all you have done this week! Winded and inspired. Love that journal page!

  5. You are one busy lady! Love the painting- really captured by the perspective of it! My favorite had to be your art journaling - the way the Gelli prints create the design and depth and fabulous colors. Love how you played up the line by adding the title there! Not a surprise to you that I was drawn to the Gelli work I am sure...

  6. Man, you have been prolific! Love your house, and Lynn's book. And yes... life is a puzzle...

  7. What a great blog post!..loved reading this and seeing your artwork.

  8. Lots of wonderful eye candy here Gloria. You are definitely having a ball. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  9. What a busy week you've had! Thanks so much for the shout out, and I hope you enjoy Julie's journaling class. I found it very rewarding! Happy PPF!

  10. That painting is beautiful! Love the strong colours and the combination of the orange and purple.

  11. Wonderful painting, great composition and love the way you simplified the image! Gelli plate page is beautiful! HPPF!

  12. Really love the painting and the title is awesome. Well done. You have been very busy and that's always a good thing. Oh I have to see about Lynn's book. Thanks Gloria

  13. You have been busy! I really like the composition of your tree piece. How exciting to be part of an exhibition.

  14. So prolific, Gloria!
    I love the color triad of your first painting...all those lovely secondary colors are wonderful!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  15. You have been busy! I love the top painting.

  16. You've been so busy! I love all your work - your colors really pop and your details are so intriguing. Enjoy your new book too - what a cool idea :) xoxo

  17. Wonderful work Gloria! So much creativity pouring in you! Love the textures and colors!


Thanks for leaving me a message. I so appreciate hearing from you.