Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gloria J Zucaro's "First Day Of Gelli"

Today is the first day of Carolyn Dube's Gelli Plate celebration.  I really had fun today.  In fact I didn't realize how much time was passing and finally went to a room with a clock to find it was 12:45 AM!  I think I started painting around 7:30.  Anyway, I did 10 papers, but some I painted/stenciled(with Jessica Sporn's stencils) on both sides.  With one of my journal pages I used the gelli layers to make my Fall Fearless & Fly page #7.  The hostess for that link is Marcia Beckett.  The prompts for the 7th Fall Fearless & Fly page are  
"Headline Prompt:  Future Imperfect: What is different about your life now than what you once expected it to be?  How is the way it turned out perfect or imperfect.  If your future turns out differently than you imagined in the first prompt, could it still be perfect?
Color Prompt: Yellow
Quote Prompt: "Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present."  Friedrich Nietsche"

I thought I would always be married and when I was a young mother I envisioned myself as a grandmother sitting on my front porch in a rocking chair passing out homemade cookies to all the children as they were on their way home from school!  LOL!  Sorry, no rocking chair, no homemade cookies most days, and no front porch!  I think you have to go with the flow of life and accept and embrace the surprises that become your opportunities.  PS.-when I was very young I thought it would be so much fun to travel like a hobo in a boxcar across the country!  ME, the person who has never even desired to go camping in a tent!

Gelli result using Jessica's Star Stencil

Using a stencil with several border designs

A combination of Jessica's stencils and some of my leftover Cricut papers.