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12 August 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 22 -Artist's Way Journal page and Frame within a Frame

Not the most productive painting week, I'm afraid! Oh, well. At least I have one thing to show for PPF!

I love finding heart shaped rocks! Two!

Over the summer I have slowly been working through The Artist's Way and I am now on Chapter 6 where one of the exercises is to go rock hunting and find 5 (ish) stones that you like. (I'd started ahead of Paula and Ileana et al and haven't really been talking about it much here so far.)  While I am having a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book, I am still working through it with a friend. I finally figured out where in town I might possibly find some nice rocks and went on an Artist's Date looking for some to take home. And I thought it would be fun to paint them too! (Not part of the exercise.) It's always a thrill when I find heart shaped rocks. 

And speaking of heart shaped rocks.... I noticed that Kat at Kat Eye View, for her Exploring with a Camera series this week, has the theme of a Frame within a Frame. It made me think of this photo I took in Mexico through rough coral. 


A few minutes later I found a big heart shaped piece of coral just as a bride and groom were walking by! So I gave it to their parents (the bride and groom had gone on already) to give to them.

I'm away this weekend so I probably won't be visiting until after Tuesday but I will try to visit you all then! Have a wonderful weekend and a great Paint Party Friday!!

(P.S. My ICADs this week are mostly zen doodles and aren't painted - I'll post them when I have more free time.)

45 comments:

  1. Oooh ooh ooh - I love this post!!! Finding hearts is one of my most favorite things to do!!! I love your hearts (And I know what a great big heart you have, so it seems very appropriate)!


    Kristin

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  2. I love these watercolour rocks Eva!!!! wow!!! Happy PPF!!!

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  3. Your rock painting is fabulous! I like the delicate way you handled the watercolors.

    I love to find heart shapes too! The Artist Way is one of my favorite books. Looks like you are having a fab time working through the book. Enjoy your weekend! Happy PPF! :-)

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  4. Your rock paintings are great. The photo you took in Mexico is awesome. Have a great time off, see you when you get back. HAPPY PPF!

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  5. I have been doing morning pages a la artists was for years. I nearly stopped a little while ago but have had a resurgance as I am now finishing doing Julia's Vein Of Gold, the artists was on steroids. A group of us started in 2 years ago but what with one thing and another never finished. Now me and another woman from the group and finishing it. YES!!

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  6. I love searching for heart shaped rocks too!!! The heart shaped picture is awesome!!! Loving your watercolor!

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  7. I have turned into such a heart person. I love them. I also love the Artist Way. Great book!

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  8. Love your rock painting...love heart shaped rocks, have a good weekend..

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  9. eva, i think this is my favourite picture of your on ppf so far! i love this. the way you've painted the stones is wonderful and i agree, there's somethibg uplifting about finding a hesrt shape in nature!

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  10. Lol! I see heart in everything. :) But I usualy don't have my camera with me to take photos. I did once took a photo of my cat's litter box. I'm weird like that. :)) One of the cats peed in the litter box and it came out in the shape of a heart. :) Love your watercolor heart shaped stones. :)

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  11. LOVE the Heart Shaped Rocks piece. Funny, all these years of my life I seek pretty rocks but NEVER thought to seek heart shaped! Can you guess what my new obsession on hikes NOW will be? HAPPY PPF!!!

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  12. Oh I love finding heart shaped stones too, in fact the girls and I were just talking about that at work the other day! Your painting came out beautiful and your photo is AWESOME!!!! Deb

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  13. Terrific painting of the stones. Such a great thing to do to give the heart to a bride and groom. You sound awfully busy so hope you get some me time soon. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  14. Love your stone paintings, they are so simple and beautiful. The story about finding the heart shaped coral is terrific. What a great story for that couple to have to tell about their wedding.

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  15. Wow! Love the heart shape rocks and the painting ~ Great photo also!
    namste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

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  16. I love rocks and stones of all kinds. Your stone painting seems to shimmer. And how incredible is the heart shaped coral frame!

    The story of the coral and the bride and groom is...well, I think it would be a perfect opening for a short story or a novel. Readers would be hooked right away :)

    ~Maggie

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  17. love your heart shaped rock painting, and your beautiful 'frame within a frame'!

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  18. I love your rock paintings- beautiful! I'm interested to hear more thoughts on "The Artist's Way"- I wasn't too impressed with much of it, but it IS something fun to work through with a friend :)
    And that heart shaped photo was incredible- you should do a painting of that!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  19. What a romantic story! I've always been a collector of rocks too - my son has picked up my habit. When we go to the beach we always have a few 'interesting stones' to bring home!

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  20. Lovely idea to go looking for your heart! Hugs, Valerie

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  21. Great rocks painting! And I love the heart shaped rocks in it. Also the heart shape "frame" is really beautiful.

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  22. Love your painting!! I never seem lucky enough to find heart-shaped rocks. I do have two, but I keep looking! I stopped over from Kat's Exploring With A Camera. Love your framed image!! Amazing that you found a heart-shaped opening to peek through!!

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  23. That is so sweet, I hope the couple still keep that heart-shaped coral you found... ^-^
    Great painting of the rocks, beautiful colors!

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  24. I collect heart shaped rocks every time I visit Cape Cod, where the hubby and I got married.
    We have one for each year we've been together as a couple

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  25. Great paintings of your heart shaped rocks. I love the story of finding the coral and passing it on to newlyweds. So sweet.

    I can get obsessed with looking for heart shapes. The funniest one I probably found (and photographed) was a heart-shaped stain of cat puke on the rug. What a thoughtful "gift" the kitty left for me.

    Happy PPF! Enjoy your weekend away!

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  26. You inspired me so much today that I found a beautiful heart shaped rock and shared it on my BLOG! http://happyhorsestudio.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-love-hiking.html

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  27. I too look for heart shaped rocks and shells. Love the painting of them. Enjoy your weekend!

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  28. The photo of the coral heart is stunning - and perfect for Kat's theme this week. I, too, am currently working through "the Artist's Way". I started out with the morning pages first before I did anything else - simply because we were going on our trip. So far I've written every morning, even during that trip, and I really like that part. I haven't been on an artist date yet, but then I'm only at week 1 - which brought some very interesting facts for me. I do understand the love/hate relationship.

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  29. Love the rocks and the photo it just awesome! :-)

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  30. I adore heart shapes in everything!! So fun!

    Hugs Giggles

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  31. What a wonderful photograph and such a nice thing for the Bride and Groom to have very sweet indeed!!! oxoxo

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  32. I love the painting of the rocks and your photo is superb! I wonder if the wedded couple are still married and have that coral? Things that make you go hmmmmmm...

    hahah
    xx, Jaime

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  33. I love your rock painting, one of my favorites of yours!!!but I love to draw rocks, even though I haven't posted any lately, great post!
    -Andrea

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  34. Your post and painting rock! Love that you shared your find with the couple and the pic you snapped looking through a heart! too cool! POP ART MINIS

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  35. I love that story about the bride and groom...so cool that you took the time to find their parents
    I get such a thrill out of finding the heart shape in nature...feels like a hug from God.
    ♥♥♥

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  36. love your post...I have jars of rocks and shells...I can't seem to give them up. My husband is a runner and will bring me home rocks he finds on the road that make him think of me!!!
    cheers, dana

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  37. I like your rock painting and your rock frame. The story of the heart shaped rock is awesome! I love it when things match up. Thanks so much for linking in to Exploring with a Camera.

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  38. lovely photo and your bird wearing rain boots is too cool!

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  39. I found a heart shaped rock at the beach once and I used it in my blog header picture. I also found I heart shaped strawberry and a carving in driftwood when on vacation last month. I love it when I find heart shapes in unexpected places.

    Your rock frame rocks!

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  40. What a sweet thing to do!
    I've been interested in working through that very book, myself....

    Hearts are such a lovely thing to have on the mind :D

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  41. awwww. thank you for this post. i love hearts, too and you've reminded me that there are little love reminders everywhere :) fantastic photo!

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  42. LOVE your rock painting. I'm vacationing on a very rocky beach and searching for heart rocks with the kids. I've had no success painting pictures of rocks - they just come out looking like grey blobs :) well done!

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  43. Beautiful!! i am a rock kindred too ...such a lovely post..goreous art..fabulous work Eva!!shine on..and....a very fabulous tribute to the stone-world!
    victoria

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  44. Just loved your rock paintings. The heart shaped rochk formation was amazing too. We have just returned from our South Carolina vacation and just had to see what you created. Thanks for your kind comments while I was away. take care, gerri

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