Monday, March 11, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "Culmination"

Today I am linking to Jennifer Mclean's theme of the week which is "Woman".  The idea of the theme came from the International Woman's Day Celebration on March 8th.  I decided to do a journal page using the word "Culmination" as my main focus.  I feel that my attitudes as a woman are a culmination of the environment in my original home with my parents and my life experiences.   I used some of my gelli plate paper to write my journaling upon.  Then pieces of torn paper printed with various "roles" I have played in life.  A couple of attitudes like "Go with the Flow" and "I am Woman" were also added.   I don't know if other woman are the same, especially if they are younger, but I never had a bucket list, and was brought up to always be "nice".  I moved a lot as a child/young adult because my father was in the military.  There was no choice about that, but my mother always had a good attitude about moving, so as children we didn't feel like it was a bad thing, but a new adventure.  The most valuable thing to me is freedom of choice.  I am fortunate to be able to make choices for myself, as I now live alone.  I realize that many women are not able to make some choices because of great financial limitations.  
I definitely do  believe in equal rights of all types for all women.  If a woman has the same education and devotes the same amount of work-day time to a job, she should be paid the same amount of money as a man in the same work position. 
I used pen, markers, Silks Acrylic Glaze, stickers and rubber cement.  I found out that matte medium will remove your ink printing, but rubber cement will not.
Please visit "The Artist's Playroom" to see how everyone interpreted this theme.

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9"H x 12"W Sketchbook.


  1. beautifully done Gloria. thanks for participating!

  2. I like the focus of the culmination of your essence being all your life experiences and your upbringing. Like you I had a services father, involving moves around the country which were not welcomed by us children let alone my mother. My desire as a newly wed was to settle in one place, which we did, simply moving within a mile radius as we progressed through life. I love the fact that my children in their fifties have school friends from back ti starting school. But I would not have met my husband without all those moves so it turned out well. Your lovely journal page is a summation of what has made you the woman you are, I love it. And fully agree with you on the 'equality' aspect of women's lives.

  3. I can't say it any better than Jez. I love the word choice and all the thoughts behind it.

  4. Terrific page. Hugs Annette x

  5. Interesting that you used Gelli plate print, I have been reading into experimenting making printed papers with this method. I love the effect it has in your journal page. Freedom of choice is one of my most treasures things and as you rightly say many women do not have that. A thought provoking post.

  6. Gloria, I love this page and your entire take on this week's theme. I, too, am older and I have recently been thinking a lot about the woman I AM Now and the one I have been all along the way. I'm still brewing my idea for APR#48, but you've inspired me to focus on word art, something it seems I set aside at some point, though I intended to make it a focus this year...

  7. I love the ethereal feel of your journal entry, Gloria, and your philosophy as a woman is outstanding. Blessings!

  8. Beautiful page Gloria. I love your thoughts & feelings behind this piece and all the colours and mediums you used that have culminated in it's beauty. :0) Mo x


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