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30 January 2011

Sunday Sketching - Happy Anniversary Sophia!

It's been one year now that Sophia has been hosting Sunday Sketches at Blue Chair Diary! Congratulations Sophia!! I just looked back and the first time I participated was 21March2010. That sketch seems like so long ago!!

My simple sketch seems fitting for your anniversary:



Sophia, yours is my favourite weekly challenge! You have attracted a wonderful group of loving and supportive artists and I always enjoy and look forward to our weekly visits. I have been thinking about its structure a lot as Kristin and I are busy concocting something fun to complement your challenge. (Stay tuned to find out what you've inspired! Details soon!!) IMHO (in my humble opinion), your challenge doesn't need to change at all! All the components work very well!! 

Has it inspired me? Yes! Every week I participate I create something I otherwise wouldn't have. It helped me through the Sketchbook Project as I could work on my efforts for it and be accountable here. The weekly Mr. Linky check-ins are fabulous for ensuring I actually accomplish something!

Has it touched me? Yes! It has introduced me to people I would otherwise never have "met" and I feel like a small part of their lives as they are of mine. I'd never have expected that this sense of community could be created in the blogosphere and it has, especially here. Very enlightening and very touching.

So thank you again for your wonderful Sunday Sketching challenge!! You are the best, Sophia!

(Below are the two simple pencil sketches I worked on today. The bottom was first but the top one was the one that called to be painted and presented! Maybe I'll colour the other later... now must go to grocery store, get ingredients and make chili!)



I look forward to visiting with you all a bit later!


26 comments:

  1. It's always a joy to see what you are up to, Eva! Hope you are keeping warm...chili sounds like the perfect idea for today...I think I will copy-cat you 8)
    xox

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  2. Eva,
    that was so well said! I totally agree with you about Sunday Sketches.....100%.

    Your sketch today makes me think of love blooming. Love the bright red hearts!

    save me some chili! that sounds so good!
    can't wait to see what you and kristin are working on...( do i say that every week?) he he he!
    enjoy your sunday! xo

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  3. You nailed it Eva! This is exactly how I feel about Sunday Sketches!
    I just love the simplicity of this piece and yes, I see hearts opening and blooming too! Can't wait to see what you and Kristin are working on!

    Have a great Sunday!

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  4. Ahhhhh, how my heart feels like this! and yes we agree about Sunday Sketches! next, Valentines - love Valentines Day!

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  5. I was shocked to see the year anniversary come up - can't believe it's been a year!! Totally loving this community we have created :)

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  6. Simple and beautiful! Love the bold red!

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  7. oh that is a lovely sketch. I really like how it has turned out.

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  8. Hi Eva, what a great post!!! So well put and this sketch is lovely the red is so striking but simple, lovely piece! I really love your zentangle in your previous post too, beautiful!

    So glad that your box arrived in one piece and that you love it! :0)

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  9. Awwww, EVA, thank you for your sweet post and loving words. I appreciate it very much. I have been very blessed by all of you today and the amazing support and appreciation of Sunday Sketches. THANK YOU!! :)

    And yes, your sketch today is VERY fitting. OOMwah!

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  10. Sophia's Sunday Sketch is my favorite group posting to join in on as well...I love you sketch, I keep seeing a lot of red colors this week in everyones artwork...for valentines day maybe? :D

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  11. this is a fabulous piece of art - well done

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  12. oh your simple sketch is so beautiful Eva, as is your tribute to Sophia, she IS the best.

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  13. Very lovely sketch, simple yes but sometimes those are the best. Looking forward to what you and Kristin are cooking up.

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  14. I love SS's too Eva!
    Your piece is sweet, lovely to see the stages too.

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  15. Eva that was so well said! Took the words right out of my mouth!!! Very cute drawing.

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  16. This is so great... I think you said it so well.
    Looooove this community :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  17. Sweet sketches with lovely red hearts.
    Like you, I am glad to be connecting with other artists and enjoy Sketch Sundays.

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  18. Hi EVA, This is a fun design! I like the angle that the young shoot is growing; festive! And, it's fun to see your zentangle (previous post). Wonderful!

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  19. Lovely sketches and I LOVE hearts. I can't keep from doodling them lately, so it's great to see other people use them in pictures.

    I agree about Sunday Sketches.....I'm only a newbie but I love it so much already and it inspires me to create each week!

    Also, looking forward to hearing what you are thinking up with Kristin.

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  20. Hi Eva, love the hearts and yes I agree Sunday sketches has a wonderful array of talented and supportive artists...

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  21. Sweet, made me think of Valentine chocolates. mmm...

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  22. Great blog, very creative... your title is 'perfect'.

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  23. This would have been perfect for valentine too, EVa. Love its simplicity. so well done. :)

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Looking forward to hearing from you!