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29 July 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 20 - Travelling Sketchbook and ICAD

Last week I received and sent off the June Travelling Sketchbook (between our mail strike and various issues for many participants, these are starting to be delayed on their monthly voyages). The idea for the Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbooks is to paint (and talk about) that month, so this is what I did for June in Carmen's book...




The cardinals have been singing like crazy here (and still are). It is wonderful to see glimpses of red in trees or on power lines or flying through the air. They have also inspired some of this week's index cards for my ICAD (Index Card A Day) project.




Have a wonderful Paint Party Friday!


47 comments:

  1. so wonderful to see your bird art. Each one is lovely.

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  2. Love the red cardinal against the blue background. For a second I though he was wearing sunglasses! Well, he is a musician, after all.

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  3. LOL -@carlarey - he IS wearing sunglasses! And indeed for that reason.

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  4. Oh how great! Your cardinals are just awesome. I love the way he is singing right onto the next page. Very clever. Great job. Happy PPF!

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  5. Happy PPF :) Love your cardinals, I wonder if they got their name from the catholic cardinals, I think they wear red?? Or maybe it's the other way around? Love the book & vibrant colours :)

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  6. These are great!!! You know cardinals have been around here too. I do not rememeber a year that I saw so many!! They are so beautiful!!!

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  7. There are just superb! I LOVE the way you wrapped the music notes around the writing...it adds a nice depth and for the ICAD I love them all but that first one of the cardinal in flight kinda knocks my socks off..cartwheels for you!

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  8. great cardinal theme! they are delightful

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  9. Very cute! I think red was your inspiration this week. WTG keeping up the ICADS too! Happy PPF!

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  10. I do so love the little Cardinals. It always sounds like they are singing "pretty pretty pretty biiiiiird" to me. Your images are sweet. HAPPY PPF!

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  11. this is a wonderful double page! I like what you did with the note!
    Have a great Friday :)

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  12. Love the colors and Mr Cool Cardinal beltin' out his tunes!!! Hey Sunshineshelle, never thought about the cardinals and the Catholic cardinals, duh, it really makes sense though, lol!

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  13. Aw! So sweet ~ Love cardinals ~ thanks for hosting ~ ^_^

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  14. Cardinals are one of my favorites and this painting you did for Carmen's book is PERFECT for June- I LOVE it!
    I also really enjoyed your cards especially the red flowers- are those anemone?
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  15. I don't think we have this kind of birds in Europe. Love the color of the cardinal. Beautiful!

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  16. Cardinals, are my favorite of birds. They look wonderful in the sketchbook! :-)

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  17. Gorgeous...what beautiful and fun spirited pieces..your cardinals are gorgeous...everything is magical and sweet..simply charming!
    Victoria

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  18. Love the cardinal. I wish we had them here. I have only seen one in my life and that was when I was visiting relatives in Nebraska. Beautiful bird and painting.

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  19. Eva, what cheerful pages! I love all that gorgeous red. Thanks again for hosting PPF, to which I am fairly new. I don't drink canned tea since it doesn't taste like fresh brewed and also it has citric acid which does a number on my stomach. My daughter accused me of being a connoisseur of fast food iced tea, because I can detect the differences in the brews at McDonalds, Wendys, Chic-fil-a, Arbys, etc. Nothing beats Luzianne brand of tea bags.

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  20. Beautiful striking colors, and I love the sense of movement in the second one!
    Awesome work!

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  21. Just fab! Love the flow of the song bird's notes and the striking colours of each piece. Have a wonderful weekend x

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  22. I love the sunglasses and the notes coming out of his mouth. I always love your ideas, wonderful!

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  23. Love your sketchbook spread Eva! We don't have Cardinals here. I bet they sound wonderful. Hope you are having a wonderful summer, despite the mail. :-)

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  24. Fresh, charming and delightful!!!

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  25. Love the two page layout. I was here a while and looked around your blog. i'll be back later to see more.
    Thank you

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  26. beautiful,, I love cardinals but we are a bit too far north ,, we've has them at our feeder only once or twice in the 38 years we have been married.Your s are beauiful,, I would loveto here them sing,,

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  27. I love your June pages in your traveling sketchbook. It flows so beautifully.

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  28. Love the cardinals!!!! so pretty!

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  29. So pretty, cheerful and summery. His song is sweet taking such a graceful curve.

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  30. Cute cardinals! Love them, they always remind me of my father who always pointed them out to me when he saw them. There are usually very few around.

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  31. I love cardinals. Such a regal looking bird. What a great sketchbook entry. :) Musical notes are whimsical.

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  32. Tweet! Tweet! Oh so sweet...we were both on the same wavelength this week! Wonderful piece!

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  33. I love your singing cardinal - very cool with his sunglasses and red plumage! (We have a pair that live in our backyard, along with a pair of yellow finches and some robins' nests... Our backyard is like a love getaway for birds! ha!)

    xo
    Kristin

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  34. Hi Eva this is lovely!!! I really love how the musical notes just flow over the pages. Lovely work!!!

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  35. gorgeous Eva! I love the striking red bird.. your index card painting is also very cool! keep it up!

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  36. Your birds are great and make such a happy pic. Happy PPF and thanks for visiting me.

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  37. How comical....adore the sunglasses. aren't they just lovely? You certainly captured his spirit!

    I just ordered two pairs of eyeglasses, one for the computer and the other for writing and reading, both JFK and let me tell you, they are undeniably funny, especially on me but I adore the large view they give and no one sees me except my kids and hubby. Happy weekend


    Annabelle

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  38. Cardinals are so beautiful!! I love all your red and those music notes!!! Nice work!!

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  39. How lovely! Those big red flowers remind me of merrimekko fabric, one of my faves!

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  40. Just love all the Red, great sketch book! Wonderful...Happy PPf.take care, gerri.

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  41. Great Cardinals! They are my state bird here in Indiana :) I am so lucky as to see them all year around. Love your cheery flowers too!

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  42. Beautiful cardinals Eva.. love the musical notes everywhere.. looks great...

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  43. I love the composition of this one and the 2 page spread. Lovely vibrant reds!

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  44. love the red cardinals flying in your world ! Happy August !

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  45. Beatutiful sketchbook page and you know I always love your ICADs. I see the odd cardinal flitting by and they are fascinating.

    Thanks for stopping by today.

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