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13 March 2011

Sunday Sketches and my Mexican Sketchbook

I'm baaacckkk.... and I missed you, fellow Sunday Sketchers with Blue Chair Diary!

I had a lovely week on the Mayan Riviera and relaxed. I didn't turn on my blackberry or connect to the internet (or the office) once. I did however take some art supplies with me and spent a little time creating a Mexican resort themed Sketchbook. So my submissions today are some of the things I saw when in Mexico. I did do some snorkeling but it was much windier than I expected and there were either yellow or red flags on the beach - no calm water green ones. So not as much snorkeling as I would have hoped for but enough to make me smile and enough to see new (to me) creatures.

Here are a few of my sketches of what I saw:

A Sting Ray sleeping in the sand, partially covered! He was @ 4 feet wide! Saw 3 in different areas!

A charming sea turtle swimming along and grazing on the sea bottom. 

A leopard ray as graceful as a bird in flight. I don't really know if this ray is called that but his spots were very reminiscent of a leopard's.

And these are what I took with me for creating:

New Sketchbook (now about half full now and I have more ideas from the trip to finish it up later this month! More posts with pictures to follow!)

Paints and water brushes (LOVE these brushes!!!)

Pens

I am looking forward to visiting all of you but I have friends visiting from B.C. so I'm not sure how much internet time I will have or when, but visit I will! 

I hope all of you who are interested in painting more will come and paint and party with Kristin and I starting on Friday (March 18th) for our new Paint Party Fridays!!!


We're excited to have you join us!!

xo
EVA



31 comments:

  1. how nice!! ohhh I enjoyed seeing the pictures (ALL of them) :) very nice sketches! I love sea life!

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  2. Wow, Mexico, you lucky girl... I love your sketches and I'm so jealous that you saw in real life a sea turtle... I agree those water brushes are fantastic, I take mine everywhere... I've grabbed a Paint Friday button... great idea...

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  3. Love it! I can't wait to see more! http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2011/03/it-came-from-lab.html My sketch

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  4. Ah bliss... I booked a holiday this week too (Greek island). Bet you feel all rejuvenated. Lovely sketches and what a perfect holiday momento! I signed up for your paint party by the way!

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  5. I like to take a sketch journal when I travel too. I have always said if you take a photo, you might remember something for a bit however, if you draw something, you will never forget it!

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  6. So glad you had a nice trip! I agree with Akte, I really like them all....but i do love the first sketch of the ray. There's something about it...maybe the way you did the background. I am excited for Friday! xxoo

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  7. Well, if you couldn't put me in your suitcase to take me with, this is the next best thing ;)

    I love seeing your vacation through sketches... beautiful.

    I was at an Arts & Crafts store yesterday and I looked for a water brush, but they didn't have any... the search continues.

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. I am getting soooo excited!!!

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  8. Wonderful sketches...so makes me think of beaches and white sands, and aqua blue waters of Mexico! :-)

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  9. How fun to sketch your trip, would love to see what you saw. I love my water brushes also they work great. See you Friday.

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  10. love the sketches - am definitely taking a sketchbook with me on my next trip!!! I have posted about your party and hope to spread the fun!!!
    cheers, dana

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  11. thanks for sharing your sea creature sketches, most enjoyable. Love your new art supplies, reminds me I'm probably running out of watercolour paper.

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  12. Eva I love these. They are so adorable. I'm a little envious of your trip to Mexico though. :)

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  13. Welcome Back!!!
    I love the way you've framed your sea sketches...I can't wait to see more.
    Leopard Ray is a great name :)
    xox

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  14. oh these are fantastic sketches!!

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  15. oh what a great collection!!! and I love your art supplies!!!!

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  16. Sounds as though you had a wonderful time. Your sketches are fun and full of memories. I always enjoy seeing what art supplies people take when they travel!

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  17. So much fun! Vacations inspire the most wonderful ideas. Lovely!

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  18. wonderful sketches, makes me want to go there and draw. hope your sunday is sweet!

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  19. AWESOME sketches. I absolutely love your turtle and man, you are so lucky! I want to go to MExico!

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  20. Wow sounds like you had a wonderful trip. And the art you brought back with you is wonderful!

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  21. Wow, it sounds like you had a lovely peaceful time! Wonderful sketches, especially like the turtle!

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  22. These are all lovely paintings and I am jealous of your trip and your lovely lovely art supplies! What a great combo! Sounds like you had a great time - so happy for you!

    Thanks for the sweet comment too!

    Smiles

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  23. Wow, I can tell you had a good time on your vacation! Your sketches are wonderful, I especially love the turtle!xoxo

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  24. Rock on with your sketches! Nice job. I especially LOVE the turtle. I love turtles. :) Hugs!

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  25. lovely! I love seeing peoples travel sketches :)

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  26. Love the sea turtle - so cute. I have one of those water brushes & those fine liners - they are both great products & handy for travelling. Glad you had a good holiday.

    Looking forward to Friday!
    Kat X

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  27. Hi Eva how lovely that you took us all on holiday with you! :0) I love your sketches you saw some beautiful creatures and so nice that you have been able to remember them in this way!!!! LOVELY work! :0)

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  28. Are those brushes with water inside? I have similar ones - love them, great for travelling. Have a great time with your friends.

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  29. I so love everything about the sea... and its inhabitants. Thanks for sharing such fabulous explorations. Your drawings are wonderful.

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  30. Wonderful sketches and how nice to just switch off!

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  31. Great sketches and I love those watercolor paints and the brushes. Awesome. See you Friday.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!