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19 August 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 23 - Walking in and Rocking my World

Thank you all for your wonderful comments last week on my heart shaped rocks! I think it is so cool that so many of us enjoy beach-combing and especially finding interesting rocks! Fabulous!! And even funnier some of the places you find heart shapes in nature or as "gifts' from pets! Great comments! LOL

On our road trip last weekend, I took my paints, waterbrushes and some photos that I have taken on some of my summer walks with me. I started sketching and painting in the car (as a passenger!) and am now almost halfway through my 30  page "Walking in my World" journal. 

Here are a few more on the rock theme:

Another heart shaped rock (@ 12 inches across) in the river - too big to bring home!

One of my silly/fun goals this summer was to build an inuksuk in the river, using river rocks... and I did! Such different rocks were there and the top one was of a much darker kind than most.

Hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful time visiting all the Paint Party Friday participants!

35 comments:

  1. What great rock paintings Eva. I like how you painted what you saw. That's not easy. Great job. Happy PPF!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time, as evident by your lovely sketches!

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  3. Hi Eva, so cool that you have taken your art on holiday with you and made it part of your trip! Love these paintings they are so sweet!!! What a great idea to build something with the rocks too!! :0)

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  4. Great watercolors, Eva! I can't do anything in a car. I get car sick. Didn't use to. As a kid I read all my comic books in a car while traveling on weekends. :)

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  5. I now am HOOKED on seeking out heart-shaped rocks on each hike I take! I love your iverbed heart rock painting this week. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration you gave me! HAPPY PPF!

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  6. These are super gorgeous...and very very reflective and meditative...super inspirational!! Love them all!
    Victoria

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  7. Very cool rock paintings...do you ever think about painting on the rocks themselves? I love collecting interesting shaped rocks and a river as you noted is the best place for that! :-)

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  8. Ha! I loved that you clarified that you were the passenger as you were sketching... I sure hope so! ha!

    Another wonderful heart shaped rock painting :)

    I'm glad you were able to build an inuksuk and capture it so beautifully in your sketchbook!

    xo
    Kristin

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  9. how neat to build your own inukshuk and then paint it so nicely! Your large heart shaped rock is lovely too.

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  10. Your rock paintings are wonderful, and quite an inspiration. Now when I can't decide what to paint, I am going with rocks.

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  11. Wonderful paints ~ thanks and namaste,
    Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  12. More beautiful rocks- I LOVE these- share more please?

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  13. Loving your rocks..sounds like your having fun.. :)

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  14. wow your sketchbook paintings are terrific, loving those rocks. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  15. I definitely think you're rocking the rocks! Rock On! Ok, enough...sorry I couldn't resist! Wonderful work! POP ART MINIS

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  16. What an infinitely diverse subject! So many options, colors, shapes - I love this series.....I've always thought rocks were SO hard to draw and not look like a lump of gray or brown. I'm inspired by you to try again.

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  17. Great rock paintings. I like the idea of a Walking in My World journal. And your inuksuk must have been lots of fun to build. I love playing with rocks and collecting them, too. Not just the heart-shaped variety.

    Happy PPF!

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  18. Oh, I especially love the first one! Lovely.

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  19. Somehow, you managed to make rocks interesting and attractive. :)

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  20. wow sketching and painting in your car, how fun! Love these.

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  21. I LOVE your rock paintings what a great subject ( can't help it I'm like the biggest rockhound!)Thanks so much for the wiki about the inuksut, that was sooooo cool, I had never heard that word before!!!Deb

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  22. Your rock paintings are awesome. Some people find rocks so difficult to do. Yours are perfect, Eva.

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  23. I used the wrong handle in my comment. I should have signed it from Wordpress. Faye

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  24. I do love your rocks - this is a great series! Happy PPF!

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  25. YAY! More great rock paintings! I build cairns everywhere I go - not familiar with the inuksuk, but now I'm inspired! Envious that you can paint in the car (and impressed by your steady hand). I would be barfing if I tried it. Plus I'm a control freak and prefer to drive!

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  26. Liking your rock themed paintings & its a great idea to have a 'walking in my world' journal.

    There's a place just down the road from me called Helman Tor which is basically a huge neolithic pile of rocks on top of a high hill with great views. I can't climb to the top but the kids have fab fun up there climbing on, through, under, over the rock formations. There are even some with huge hollows that make great seats. I shall try & get some photos to share with you cause I think you'd love it.

    Great to join in with PPF again this week. Thanks for organising with Kirsten.

    Hugs
    Kat X

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  27. I would love to find a heart shaped rock. When I went to Michigan I hauled a bucket full of rocks out of Lake Superior, so beautiful the only souvenir I wanted. Your paintings are soft and relaxing, makes me want to move back to the coast. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have fun! Lori

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  28. these are great Eva! you are like a creating machine! tee hee... I love the inuksuk!

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  29. You're right, we both were thinking rocks... I want to see a photo of the inuksuk!

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  30. Fun idea!! Very popular here on the coast of B.C.
    Happy ppf!

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  31. Beautiful work, and I love, love, love your inuksuk. I have often made these down at the Rhine here, much to the pitying and wondering stares of passers by: *poor dear, at her age...!* So glad I am not alone! Hugs, Valerie

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  32. Beautiful rocks, Eva. I like that you built an inuksuk and then painted it. I always like your paintings.

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  33. I had never heard about that concept. Thanks for the link. :)

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  34. These are great Eva! I love the earthy tones used. Happy PPF just a little late!

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