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21 October 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 32 - More "Walking in my World" Sketchbook

Thank you all SO much for the lovely healing comments last week - you brought tears to my eyes! THANK YOU! I am now more my normal self - back to work AND (more importantly?) back to painting! (At least in my Walking in my World sketchbook.)

A few months ago I made ( and then painted in my sketchbook) an inukshuk that I made off Bate Island in the middle of the Ottawa River. I set a little goal for myself to take photos in all seasons from the same spot and this little island is perfect. It has parking and great scenic views! I went down to the water to see if my inukshuk still stood. No. While it was gone there were numerous others - some much more elaborate so I photographed many and so far have tried to paint one for you (and my sketchbook)...

This inukshuk looks almost like he's surfing!

Last week Sophia was showing and telling us about a beaver who was staring her in the eye, no beavers for me this visit - just a big bold black squirrel at eye height on a tree!

What's up?

Here are more photos of inukshuks from the river - don't be surprised if you see more painted versions here at some point! Have a great time at Paint Party Friday!!

Closest to shore...

Six here!

Quite a balancing act!

Great backdrop for this one...

Non-traditional...

An inukshuk family!

Another six!

How did the builder get out there without getting his/her shoes soaked? Wow!

And last - the one that started them all! My simple inukshuk from the summer when it stood alone. Now long gone or re-used...

Hope you enjoy walking in your world.
Hugs!
EVA

43 comments:

  1. Hi Eva, cute squirrel & balancing rocks are cool!
    Happy PPF! Theresa

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  2. These are fantastic. I remember your post about the inukshuk because I had never heard of them before but -wow - how wonderfully elaborate these are and you're right - he does look like he's surfing! I love the squirrel - you've really captured his shiny little eyes!

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  3. Love the balancing rocks and you've captured them perfectly in your painting...oh, and the little squirrel...too cute! POP ART MINIS

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  4. Love your inukshuk painting, my first thought was that he was surfing too! What a great idea to visit and photograph the same place for a year. You have set my mind racing. You are lucky to have such a great little island that is always changing for your project.

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  5. The balancing rock photographs are fabulous! I can see why you are inspired to paint them. Happy PPF!

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  6. Love both these paintings, Eva. I have seen balancing rocks marking many hikes I've taken.
    And of course we St. Louis Cardinals fans love all squirrels now! :)

    Thanks again for hosting. :)
    Glad you're feeling better.

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

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  7. Inukshuk is new to me. What a great balancing act in all of them! I love your painting of the surfing Inukshuk.

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  8. Your painting is wonderful and he does look like he is surfing, I really enjoyed seeing your photos of the inukshuk, I will have to google them and read about what they are. Love the squirrel. Off now to the mountain....

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  9. Stunning photos and very nice painting! Can't wait to see more of the photos turned into paintings :)

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  10. the inukshuks are so neat, bring them on! Nice inspired sketches.

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  11. I've never heard of IN....oh well I'm not going to try and spell it but they are really, really cool, so is your painting of the surfing one! :-)

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  12. I always love getting a painted look into "your world"!

    How cool to see all of those inukshuks!

    xo
    Kristin

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  13. Yes! It's tottally surfing! :) Great photos and great sketches. :)

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  14. Love your work ~paintings and photographs ~ Fun and so creative! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  15. Glad you're feeling better! ^-^
    Your paintings are awesome, and the rock sculptures are impressive~

    // -T.W-

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  16. Love the posture and expression of that squirrel! And I can never get enough rock paintings and photographs. Those inukshuks are SOOOO cool. I'm near the ocean this weekend and even though it's cold, I'm going to try and find a spot to build one.

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  17. so much fun that you started a movement!!!

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  18. I love the idea of taking photos in the same place for a year. Your squirrel is so cool and so are the photos.

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  19. Terrific post and loving your paintings. Glad you are feeling better. Happy PPF, x

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  20. I had nevered heard of such a thing until today! What a neat impromptu sculpture garden! Love the one image with the autumn tree in the background. The idea to take images during different seasons is genious! Happy Weekend!

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  21. Super beautiful..powerful and spiritual..gorgeous art and a magical visit..thankyou friend!
    victoria

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  22. Great ispiration for paintings Eva!
    ManonX

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  23. heading down to the waterfront to build my own little inkus whatevers... that word does my head in... love them though! xx

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  24. Love your adorable squirrel and the inukshuks are awesome! Thanks for sharing the photographs of them!

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  25. wow, these are so cool! Love the painting too. Really neat!

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  26. These are so interesting! Thanks for the tour.

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  27. I love the balancing rocks, they are awesome. Your paintings are great Eva! Nice job. When I come here and I see the little birdie with boots, I always crack up.It's such a cute painting. Tee hee. Happy PPF!

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  28. Eva!
    Love your paintings and this blog banner bird!
    OMGsh, makes me smile large!
    I am so excited looking at your black squirrel, for some reason it looks like a SHE! That face is so cute!

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  29. oh wow Eva!!! this was a beautiful post....wonderful paintings and wonderful photos!!! enjoy your weekend!!!

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  30. too funny that you said your inuksuk looks like he's surfing... i thought the same thing. i have to admit, your squirrel also could be a surfer! or maybe as a former surfer, i just see surfers everywhere! LOL

    i love your watercolors and your photographs!

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  31. Love your water color sketch and your photos, tho I'm not sure what inikshusks are, (besides a pile of rocks;)Thanks for stopping by my place! Happy PPF!

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  32. Love the rocks work. Wonderful shading ... :)

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  33. Those photos are beautiful. I love nature shots and your squirrel is nicely done! You gave me an idea...to go through my old sketchbook and see what I can PAINT! I would love to play with color and textures a bit more.

    Happy PPF...although it's Saturday, I'm still at the party! :)

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  34. I liked seeing all the photos of the inukshuk and I learned something, too. I have often seen little rock stacks but didn't know they had a name for it.

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  35. Just fascinating!!!!!!!!!!
    I loved seeing these pictures and your sketch!
    I do love your robin with galoshes!!!!!!!

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  36. I love your inukshuks, the photos and the paintings! Valerie

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  37. Interesting inukshuks. I've didn't know about inukshuks. They make me think of Andrew Goldsworthy's stone sculptures.

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  38. I love these sketches and photos!!! I hadn't heard of them as iunkshuk's either until you posted and showed me before... we have just straight rock cairns mostly here in some people's houses and gardens that I know of, but I posted about a week or two ago where I had found one in the cemetary next to my house, and I was so surprised as I didn't expect anyone near me to be making them. So cool!

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  39. these are beautiful, I love how you paint them!

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  40. very cool. I like to see the photos from where you got your ideas! Thanks for linking to us.

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  41. Wow - those are SO cool! I've never heard of them before now and love your pictures - & the talent you have in taking it from photo to painting is so impressive! Love it, xo

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  42. What a great post! I love your painting and your inspirations. Wonderful Eva!

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  43. What a magical place!!! I saw a documentary on TV last year...it was by chance and I can't remember what it was called, but it was about 2 brothers who travel around and build inukshuks. It was fascinating to watch the careful balance between nature, gravity and humans...incredible.
    I am happy to find you back and healthy and inspired!
    ♥♥♥

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Looking forward to hearing from you!