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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "Doin' Somethin'"

Even though I am not posting as frequently, I have been doing some things.  Like more cards, enjoying my ATC cards that I got from other artists, doing thumbnails sketches in preparation for my 3-day Plein Air workshop with Frankie Johnson, and using scraps to make some very textural ATC cards.  I also took a couple of pictures of my work area.  Perhaps if I start linking to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, I will get more organized!  I am linking this to Paint Party Friday.  Be sure to visit and see what everyone has been up to.

After this week I will be gone to Albuquerque, NM for the IAPS(International Association of Pastel Societies). My fellow artist Dottie Carringi and I will fly into Albuquerque Tuesday the 4th, rent a car and drive up the Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe where we will spend the night. Then Wednesday we will take the "high road" up to Taos, spend the day and the night. Thursday we drive back to Albuquerque and start our round of 2 demos a day for 4 days at the convention.  And,of course, we will force ourselves to go to see all the new pastels and accessories offered by the vendors.  We are meeting up with two of our other artists friends from IL, too, so great fun and lots of new ideas and products.
One of the cards I made in a class to learn different ways to use my new Cricut machine.  I already gave the other card to my daughter as a "Thank You" for Mother's Day gifts.
Aleli, here is your card(finally)!




These are only a few of the wonderful cards received.  I would love to hear from anyone who received one of my 52.

This is all about learning to edit out all but the important aspects of what you see outside when doing Plein Air.  I was using three values and doing 2 to 3 sketches of the same scene(from my photos).  I realize outside it will be different, but I will have my View Finder, and still do my thumbnails before starting to paint.  One of the instructors I was working with laughed when I wrote "HELP!" under one of my sketches.  





Here I used Elmer's Glue-All to add scraps of torn papers over painted playing cards that had been glued to a map.  I will add more to these at a later date.

And finally my workspace(s)!




26 comments:

  1. Lots of terrific work here Gloria. Have a fun time at the convention. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Wonderful ATC cards and sketches Gloria. Your collage work is lovely and such a creative way to use your scraps of paper:)

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  3. love seeing those thumbnails... I love progress and planning type sketches... and am madly jealous that you are going on your arty road trip... hope you take lots of photos to share with us...xx

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  4. You are busy! :) Have fun on the trip and I love your sketches. :)

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  5. You received some beautiful ATCs. Your thumbnails are really great and the convention sound fabulous. I'm a little green!!
    Von.

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  6. Wow a change of pace and direction for you seems like lots is happening!!! Great cards you received! All very beautiful! Sounds like a fun excursion!! Can't wait to hear all about it and see the results of your artwork!! Thanks for sharing all your lovely work!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. lovely sketches, and cards, made and received!

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  8. Lots to see at your desk! I especially liked the additions to your ATC collection! patsy

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  9. Wow, you have been very busy! Love your atc collection. HPPF!

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  10. Love the collages and the peek into your workspace!

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  11. Wonderful post full of creativity, Gloria!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Looks like fun with the ATC's. Your workdesk looks great too, I love seeing how others have their space.

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  13. Pretty productive and happy workspace. Your ATC's are great and I love the collage over the map. Happy PPF

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  14. lots of great projects Gloria!! Sounds like you'll have an exciting time in Albuquerque-enjoy!

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  15. loved seeing your thumb nail sketches!

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  16. It's great to see you post and all the things you're working on. I'm just beginning to play around with pastels, so I hope you have fun and find great things at the convention. You have a remarkable range and great sense of composition in all you do.

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  17. Excellent post, tons of goodies, thanks for sharing and happy PPF!

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  18. What a great post full of wonderful creations. there are some beautiful ATCs there. Have fun at the convention.

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  19. Just in love with your cards, so wonderful! The pencil sketches are really cool, too, so loose and free, really, really like them too! So expressive with few strokes! <3 The collage is great!

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  20. I’m sorry to be late in visiting but I’m now on day four of my quest to get round everyone this week and as you’re the last on the list, I’ve finally managed it….Yah!
    I wanted to say that it’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    Your work looks amazing Gloria, especially your sketches. I wish I was able to draw like that. Very pretty ATC’s too, I might add.
    Enjoy your weekly snoop, especially as we’re celebrating WOYWW’s 4th Anniversary
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82
    x

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  21. Gloria you amaze me with your creativity! You are so willing to try all things artistic - and your work is so lovely. You inspire me.

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  22. Cool! It looks like you've been having fun playing with all sorts of media. Blessings, my friend!

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  23. Wonderful! Love using the view finder for plein air paintings!

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  24. Another interesting post. Loved seeing the thumbnails and reading about your trip. I have friends going to the convention and they go every time. From what I have heard - You will have a blast.
    PS. I love the one with all the colored scraps glued on.

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