Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gloria J Zucaro's "Bookmark Stack"

This week at The Artist's Playroom we are making bookmarks or other drawings/paintings/photos related to books.  
Here is my "stack" bookmark done in ink and colored pencil.  I will cut this out for actual bookmark use. 
  The style is called a “ pattern stack”.  Here is the original link where I learned about them.    My bookmark is not following the exact recipe, except that the different items are precariously stacked up.  It is just about reading & learning and sitting down for a cup of tea with a good book.  The flowers are something I would just like to have in the room with me.  You are just supposed to draw anything that comes to mind.  I often like to look on a map to see where something in a story is located.  
The apples are because I thought of “an apple for the teacher”.  

 It is on 140 LB. watercolor paper and is 8 1/4"H x 2 1/2"W


  1. Hi Gloria,
    I've been staring at your bookmark and wondering what it means!
    Anyway, I dropped by to tell you that you won my weekly ATC giveaway, so please email me your snail mail address so I can send it off to you promptly! Thank you for your encouragement! Hugs from the Philippines! patsy.paterno (at)

    1. I took note of your comment and added an explanation. Can't wait to get my "prize"!

  2. great bookmark! I love the colors. All it needs is a tassel, hehehe.

  3. I like the idea behind your bookmark. I've only ever balanced 3 or 4 things on top of each other in my drawings never called them stacks, or any name really, but I love the wacky pile of things on your bookmark, so perhaps I'll try a few more things balancing on top.
    READ is a good word for a bookmark, like it.

  4. I love everything you've done with this Gloria. The idea of a stack is great. I like that you have written 'Read' on your bookmark. One of my favourites says, 'SHH...' on one side and on the other '.....I'm reading!' love it, haha. :0) Mo

  5. Great bookmark - you hit all the important 'must-haves' to enjoy a good book. Adorable drawing.

  6. I want to curl up with a cuppa and a great story now!

  7. What a clever bookmark. Thanks for the stack link, I'm always on the lookout for inspiration.


  8. I love your explanation and the method behind your bookmark. Creative fun!

  9. how exquisite, Gloria!! I love your stack and I'm going to check out that link straightaway!!

  10. i keep wanting to try that pattern stack, but not yet. your bookmark is pretty cool - i think the word 'eclectic' comes to mind - and that's a good thing :) the roses are beautiful.

  11. I like the combination of line work and bright colours... it is hard working in that long skinny format and I completely chickened out on it... admiring the fact that you handled it so well...xx

  12. This is great, such a story to go with it. Love the bright colours.

  13. This is so sweet Gloria, had a look at thepattern stacking link, hadn't heard of it before, what an interesting idea to connect unconnected forms. Great post.


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