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02 September 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 25 - Travelling Sketchbook for July

Hi PPFers!

I'm away in Victoria, B.C. getting my daughter settled for her 2nd year of university. I'll visit everyone when I have time and internet access but it may not be until next week...

I still wanted to play and party at Paint Party Friday and I finally received the July Travelling Sketchbook! Yay! (Canada Post may not technically still be on strike but their service is atrociously inconsistent and Stephanie's Sketchbook has been in limbo for far too long. Thankfully it is here and about to go on it's way to Nicola in Australia soon - I'll mail it from the West Coast - maybe that will speed things up a bit!) I had just enough time to paint my entry and will write the explanation page on route.

My Julys usually include a fun, al fresco Lobsterfest party with close friends, and fireworks on Canada Day. (My journal paintings last week were based on this year's Canada Day party on the beach.) Those are what I chose to (try and) capture in my pages.

July spread

Right hand page with words/quote
"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit." *

Left hand close-up

Background spread for writing about July - simple to make me think of a clear summer day. 

Have a great time at the party, a super long weekend (if you have one) and I will visit you as soon as I can!

*Yikes!! I just discovered I attributed that quote to wrong writer/philosopher!!! It wasn't Emerson it was Thoreau.  :(  D'uh! So sorry Stephanie. I think if I try to fix it I will make a huge mess. :(  
(Note to self - do not hurry, you can mistakes that way!)

32 comments:

  1. very beautiful spread eva.. and inspiring quote too. Enjoy your day!

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  2. I hope you get your daughter all settled in & find some time to relax! Love your journal spread!Theresa

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  3. That lobster sums up summer perfectly. :) You did a great job on the journal spread.

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  4. This is lovely and enjoy your time away x

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  5. Great quote (whoever said it! ;0)) Although I don't eat animals anymore I can imagine that a lobsterfest would've been great fun (although perhaps not for the lobsters)That's a great painting you did for the sketchbook and what a well travelled sketchbook it will be by the end of its journey!

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  6. That lobster is amazing. Did he taste good too?

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  7. Great page and such a wonderful lobster. Have a good time with your daughter. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. LOVE that lobster - you have the perfect mix of colors in the shell.

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  9. Your sketchbook spread is wonderful, and so is the quote, no matter who said it.

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  10. Eva its beautiful!!! Reminds me of the Rib cook off festival we are going to this weekend. I'm hungry already!! Happy PPF! Deb

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  11. LOVE IT...and how perfect the traveling sketchbook arrived when you were on short back to school trip too! Enjoy your weekend! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

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  12. Mmmmmm...Lobster! Your creation is very much Summer! Happy PPF!

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  13. Love the pages and the Love Love the quote!

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  14. Very creative and fun pages ~ enjoy your time away ~Thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  15. Love those lobsters. Great job Eva. Take care and have a great weekend. See you when you get back.

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  16. Beautiful work Eva...gorgeous splash of summer colors..love the lobster! Enjoy your trip and settling your daughter in!!
    Happy creating..thanks for sharing your magcial journal art!
    Victoria

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  17. It looks great! Don't worry too much about the quote goof. It happens to everyone. I once did a spread in someone else's altered book and afterward realized I had the book upside down! Now that was a Duh!

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  18. Oh WOW- I love, love, LOVE this- the lobster is amazing and that soft, sun is so beautiful! I'm SO very excited that it's for me! Truthfully, I kind of like that the quote is off- I've done that so many times, it always makes me feel better when others do it :D

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  19. Fantastic pages. I can't imagine trying to draw a lobster! It's wonderful and don't fret over the wrong author. Most of us wouldn't recognize the error.

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  20. Oh Eva, I love Lobsterfest parties. Sigh, I wish I had one this weekend... Beautiful pages in this sketchbook, I really like the colors and the summer feeling with no care in the air.

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  21. oh what a lovely tribute to lobster, yum! I wouldn't have caught the error as Faye says.

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  22. wonderful lobster! and love the quote, whoever said it! good luck getting her settled, it's always so hard, ... but bittersweet.

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  23. can I come to next years party???????? Great pages! Love the quote...I always hate when summer ends but I shall keep your words in my head!
    cheers, dana

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  24. Love your art
    your drawings are very refreshing
    Lillian
    http://www.canadianscraptramp.blogspot.com/
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mixedmediaart/

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  25. The quote is such a good one...perfect way to live life...and your illustrations are always so good. I am so looking forward to seeing them in person.
    Bittersweet week for you...daughters are the best invention ever!
    ♥♥♥

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  26. I love that quote, too. Your journal pages look fantastic. I have visions of lobster parties and clam bakes at the beach with a big bonfire and people laughing and dancing around it... all I know about these sorts of things are from the movies! ahhaha

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  27. Love the Lobster journal pages!
    Hope you enjoying Victoria!

    Thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop!
    I am your newest follower! :)

    All the best,
    Mary

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  28. Such a great summertime piece! The traveling sketchbook sounds so fun! A fabulous way to inspire each other :)

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  29. Love the lobster... nice, bright colors... definitely speaks 'summertime'! I too love the quote, regardless of who said it :)

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  30. I think your sketchbook is amazing,, how cool to journal your days with paintings,, I love this!

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  31. I love the sketch book & I LOVE lobster LOL, ahh the taste of summer, & the bright yellow lemon, just like a summer sun, this is major cool... or should I say HOT ;)

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Looking forward to hearing from you!