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Friday, February 27, 2015

Gloria J Zucaro's "Square Bird" and "Be Brave, Forge Ahead".

I recently returned from a visit with my Mother in San Antonio.  While I was there I was helping her with projects, so had little time for art.  But I did this personal birthday card for my grandson Chris.  He will be graduating from high school soon and these are places where I think he
will go in his"exploring life" years.


When I got home, I had some back problems, but was able to do a little artwork for Community Thrive.  I had the February Art Challenge using squares to do.  Here is the process for my Square Bird.








The finished project below, done with gelli printed papers, matte medium, and acrylic paint.
"Square Bird"


The second project was to make an Art Swap postcard for my swap partner in Bermuda.
The Swap Challenge theme was the word "Brave".  I chose "braving the storm" as my inspiration.
The process below...



Finished card below, and then the back of the card also covered with collage paper.










24 comments:

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    1. Thank you Valerie for checking in. :>) I will go check on your efforts this week.

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  2. Nice pieces ~ and I love seeing "Brave" evolve!

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment. I have just recently tried to remember to photograph as I go along. I know I enjoy seeing the progress of others and learn some things, too.

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  3. Oh I hope your back is feeling better...drink lots of water!! Your square bird is awesome and inspirational...I love it!! Great pieces!! Take care of yourself!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Good idea, lots of water! Thank you for your comments and friendship.

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  4. Wow these are wonderful! I fell in love with your square bird!!!

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    1. Thank you. I think he looks like he could be a friend to your Iguanas! Maybe he is a Roadrunner from your part of the country.

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  5. Fabulous work Gloria! Thanks so much for sharing your process-I do love that quirky square bird:) Hope your back feels better real soon. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I am starting to feel better already, just one "hot spot" left.
      I am enjoying learninfg about making these journal pages. It is fun!

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  6. I love that card! All the tiny details, it reminds me of an aboriginal work. And your square bird is so colourful and fun!

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    1. Oh, Thank you Denthe. I thought of flowing water and rocks in the stream, kind of like life. I believe I got the patterns from I am the Diva site and the broken lines are called Athitzi by "Seven".Challenge # 203 That sounds kind of native. I added my own style to it. The others are patterns called River and I think Stones. I have really enjoyed drawing more since I started Zentangles.

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  7. That card is just fabulous - I love how you used the torn paper to build the landscape. Your square bird is a great inventive piece of mixed media artwork. Hope you feel better soon

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    1. Thank you. I felt that paper snowdrift turned out neat, too. I am finally getting the hang of some of these mixed media projects. I enjoyed your limited color vase of flowers this week, too.

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  8. Love, love, love your collage and energetic compositions. The colors are perfect!

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    1. Thank you Joy. I enjoyed your post this week as well.

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  9. Love the square bird and other collaged pieces.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I had fun. Have a good week.

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  10. Super work, Gloria, all of it, but I am absolutely crazy about the square bird, how you made it and the fantastic colourful result - including the square tree.

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    1. Thank you so much for your very nice comment, Sheila. :>)

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  11. Fantastic creativity. Ouch remember those horrendous weather days well. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  12. Hi Gloria. Love the card you've made. I do hope your back is better, but that didn't stop you from doing a great job. Take care.

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