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09 December 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 39 - Gingerbread Man!

I think I am slowly getting into the Xmas spirit - at least painting-wise that is! I had so much fun with last week's snowman that I am continuing with paintings to complement my decorations. First the snowman to hang out with my snowman collection in the dining room - which is slowly starting to gather.


This week, the gingerbread decorations that live in the kitchen said they need a painted companion too! 

With friends!


Bottom view...

Top view...

We all liked (Thank You!) the wraparound effect so much, I continued it here. These thick canvases are great for that!

The nutcrackers will come but the models that want to pose are still in storage - this weekend they should join in the decorating fun. I gessoed some canvasses (4) so it will be interesting to see which model poses first! (Ambitious project ahead!)

I also painted a photocopy of my Three Blind Jazz Mice header (see way above!) to make it more Christmasy. I discovered I can reverse images on my scanner and thought this one was especially fun!


Hope you have a great time at Paint Party Friday! I look forward to visiting you - though with everything going on at this time of year, it may take me awhile...  :)

42 comments:

  1. Those ginger bread men are adorable! And the mice picture looks great, like neon!

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  2. Your Christmas Ginger Bread man made me smile! Happy PPF xx

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  3. You are going to end up with a whole wall of Christmas gorgeousness... hope it is making you feel lovely and Christmasy!!!! I am sure it would make me feel like the season is on its way!

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  4. love your gingerbread decorations and your wrapped canvass gingerbread man goes wonderfully with them! great job!

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  5. Run run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread man.... Oops too late Mr G, I got you!!

    Great piece Eva.

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  6. The gingerbread man is adorable! Love him. What a great idea to add paintings to your holiday decorations.

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  7. Gingerbread is my favorite! I love the canvas!!!
    I like how it takes up the whole board! have a great weekend!

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  8. Eva your gingerbread mad is adorable!!! And I love what you did with your header!!! Yep this time of year is busy but such FUN!!!!Happy PPF!Deb

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  9. Your decorations are cheerful and cute. Thank you Eva for PPF ;)

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  10. How fun! They look very gingerly. :))

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  11. LOVE the entire Gingerbread Man set up! Great collection. Happy PPF!

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  12. oh EVA!!!! I love your Gingerbread Man painting!!! what a wonderful piece!!!! Happy PPF and Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  13. Eva, the gingerbread man painting is wonderful. He fits right in with your collection in your kitchen. Thanks for hosting PPF. Faye

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  14. Also, I forgot to say the reverse header painting is really cool! Faye

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  15. They have a fun holiday painting companion now! Your photocopy play is inspiring me to warm up that copier and see what fun it holds! Thanks!

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  16. Your blog looks so festive Eva, how nice. I love your creations, excellent fun work. Great gingerbread decorations. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours, take care and enjoy.

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  17. Your work is always so much fun! Love this.

    xox

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  18. What a fun post! Love it, thanks for sharing :) x

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  19. Your gingerbread painting looks great with the rest of the collection, and nice effect with the scanner!

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  20. Terrific selection of Gingerbreads, love them all. Happy PPF, x

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  21. The Gingerbread man looks yummy! Can't wait to the nutcrackers :0)

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  22. Hi Eva,
    Such a Chrimassy post - I enjoyed it a lot. I ought to get into the spirit of Christmas...
    Happy Weekend, Ev

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  23. Yay Eva...fabulous...gorgeous colors..love the spiral lollipop..you are awesome..very festive and beautiful! yes i love your wraparound effect..very stunning!
    Beautiful art..everything you share is wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing your magical spirit..
    hugs
    victoria~

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  24. A delicious gingerbread man! Valerie

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  25. Oh EVA - I think it is wonderful the way you are creating for your collections! I can't wait to see the nutcrackers :)

    Your new version of your scanned mice reminds me of Jean Dubuffet's "Jazz Band" - Fun! I posted a pic of it on my blog last year in case you aren't familiar:
    http://kristindudish.blogspot.com/2011/01/some-art-gnome-and-jazz.html
    (Scroll down to the last pic in the post to see the original)

    xo
    Kristin

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  26. Oh, I *love* that, it is so sweet and festive.

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  27. Oh, such a cutie X'mas painting! :)

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  28. Beautiful painting! I love the colorful gingerbread. Also your 3 blind mice are wonderfully done. Great thinking!

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  29. He is absolutely adorable. . . and I do like your using the sides of the canvas too. The 3-blind mice are brilliant. (glo paint) . . they would be fun in bright flickering lights to music on uTube also. . .lol. Blessings, Janet

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  30. Aw your gingerbread man is so adorable and looks right at home with his friends.

    I love the idea of reversing a painting, great idea Eva!!

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  31. This post has got me in the mood to start to create something for my house to get it looking a bit more festive!
    ManonX

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  32. I love your gingerbread man, Eva! He looks very cute and happy. I haven't participated at PPF for such a long time, it's not even funny. I need to come back. Thanks for stopping by my blog even though I missed PPF!

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  33. Such a handsome gingerbread man! And I love those jazz mice!

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  34. The Gingerbread men are adorable Eva! Happy PPF just a little late this week!

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  35. what cute and whimsical decorations you have!
    thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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