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20 January 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 45 - Travelling Sketchbook for October


The travelling sketchbooks are moving again! Yay! Many seemed to have stopped travelling for one reason or another last year and I haven't had one since doing my August spread. This week I received 2 books! My October and December.

The October book belongs to Andrea of Falling Ladies, and while I didn't do a falling lady, I did paint a dancing one!


The quote is from one of my favourite songs - Moondance by Van Morrison. (Double clicking increases the size of the image above.) The words read:

"Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush."
Van Morrison

My page took inspiration from the song/quote (Hey! I think this means my pages also fit in with the theme of "Poem or Quote" this week for the Butterfly Effect!) and includes some of my October favourites such as pumpkins and squash, fallen leaves and a friendly witch! Some Octobers, my friend Ann holds a "Witches" party and invites all her female friends to attend - witches garb preferred but not required. It is always wonderful fun! While we haven't had any moondancing yet.... it may be an idea for next time!

Andrea also wanted us to create tags for out input and this is mine:


This book will be heading is now in the mail to Nicola in Australia very soon!

Hope everyone has a great Paint Party Friday!  I missed last week - just couldn't get my act together to paint or visit. Looking forward to seeing everyone's efforts this week!

(P.S. I have started a new little blog about local Micro-Adventuring - Want to join me?)



52 comments:

  1. I have a couple of traveling sketchbooks on the go at the moment, it's nice to know other people do it too. :)

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  2. I am in love with the witch/pumpkin/full moon painting. I also like the tag. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  3. Oh how fun Eva.Loved what you added to the book and Andrea's work is so awesome. You go girl!

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  4. Nicola is going to be happy to get that in the mail!

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  5. I can hear Van's song!!!! want to dance and love your art!

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  6. I hope you will all share these when they are done... that is a great page and love that the inspiration came from song lyrics... I use them all the time... happy ppf...xx

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  7. I loooove the word "Fantabulous"...it describes your page perfectly :D XXX

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  8. ooh I love those pages....cute!!! Happy PPF!!

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  9. Gorgeous journal entry! That song is amazing! :)

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  10. must be wonderful when the sketchbooks are finally finished! happy PPF and thanks for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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  11. Never heard of that song, hope I can find it on Youtube! What a great idea to have a travelling sketchbook! You did a good job for the October page too! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  12. Wow I've played this song a hundred times in bands but I never payed that close attention to the lyrics, its beautiful! I love your journal page and tag! My witchy friend use to host wonderful celebrations too and we did lots of "moondancing"!!!

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  13. I haven't heard of travelling sketchbooks before - what a great idea and what a treat your recipients will have when they see your pages.

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  14. That is one of the happiest songs in the world. What a great illustration for it. Now I will always imagine dancing witches whenever I hear it.

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  15. I LOVE this! "Moondance" is my and my husband's song- so it is very close to my heart and then add a dancing lady in purple and I"m THERE! BTW, I sent Jaime's book to Kat this week, so you should be getting another VERY soon:D
    x
    Stephanie

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  16. Love your images again this week, Eva!
    Van Morrison is one of my fave, fave singers!!
    Was so lucky to see him in concert in London when I was studying abroad in grad school! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  17. Your pages in the sketchbook are great!
    Faye

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  18. Your Art Journal pages are great.
    Like the TAG too. Looks like you had fun.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  19. This is so darling, and I love that Van Morrison song! Your background for the blog is perfect. Love your new blog too. Local micro-adventures are the best :)

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  20. Ahhh I just love Van Morrison, wonderful journal page. ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #56 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  21. Great moondance spread! Your witch looks so happy! And those pumpkins and gourds in a circle around her are so fun.

    Your new header looks wonderful, too (not sure how "new" it is because I haven't visited for a while!).

    Congrats on the new blog. What a fun idea!

    Happy PPF!

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  22. Moondance is one of my faves, too. This is a very fun journal page. I love the tag, too.

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  23. oh...what fun that would be...would love to get involved in one of those....and your witch and tag are wonderful...yeah...cool song...xxx

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  24. oo what a wickedly cute witch page! love your blog header too! happy PPF!

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  25. Loving the quote & the moonlight dance, very cool :)

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  26. Great fun and wonderful paintings ~~ namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and A Creative Harbor

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  27. Hi Eva, what a fun piece!!! I love your witch and the energy in this page!!! I can't wait to see it in person so excited to hear that it's on its way to me! :0) Yay!!!!!

    Gorgeous work!

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  28. How fun to indulge in some October fun in January! Very cute spread :)

    Love your new blog idea, too!

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  29. What fun! I love thse pages and the tag too! :-)

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  30. Your October journal pages are fabulous- there are such details that create the feeling. The stars, the shape of the witches dress, the tree branches under the writing, oh, so many wonderful touches!!!!

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  31. Cool page and tag!! Love your drawings!

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  32. What a fun journal page, I'm very sure it will be greatly enjoyed by all of it's viewers. I thought both of these were whimsical and I love the song lyrics you picked. (I may have to check them out further, my interest is piqued now.)

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  33. Wow! It's sounds like you like to keep busy! I love it!! Your micro adventuring blog sounds interesting and I will definitely take a looksie! Loved your October poem and journal entry! Very whimsical!

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  34. I love the journal pages! I so need to get a sketch book!!! Have a great weekend.

    xox

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  35. hi eva :)
    this looks great! andrea is going to be tickled to get it :)
    xxa

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  36. This song by Van Morrison is one of my favorites and your sketchbook spread is perfect for it!!! Such lovely work. It's so good to see some October fun in the middle of January.

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  37. Oh, and I forgot to add.... The new blog idea sounds great!

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  38. Ooh, so cool, love it AND the tag! Can't wait to get another book myself! Thanks so much!

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  39. Awesome idea!! And I love your profile pic!
    Have a wonderful creative week,
    Nora

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  40. Hi Eva, I love your new blog header! Yes, shoot for the moon & stars with your creativity in 2012! I did a journal page after some time the first week of Jan & haven't since. I need to make my time daily, often taken in other directions. Cheers! Love your page & tag.

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  41. I love the little pumpkins, especially the little side profile pumpkin, that one just makes me smile :).

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  42. A traveling book - how fun! Such a great idea. :) Darling dancer in purple!

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  43. I love the dancing lady.. so much fun in her cute dress. Love the tag and the spread. Great poem too! Have fun!

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  44. I like your spread very much. I would also like to join your new blog of micro adventures! Sounds like fun. :-)

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  45. Oh, how fun!! And what a great group of artists participating! I LOVE your dancing lady ;) and beautiful background! xoxo

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  46. Now that song is stuck in my head, lol! What a fun idea, traveling sketchbooks. And what a fun spread you did! Love the tag too.

    xoEsther

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  47. Awesome journal pages and tag!!
    How fun would a Witches party be!! And dancing under the moon too!!
    xxDaniella

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  48. Hi Eva! nice pages of journal and I also like your new design blog

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Looking forward to hearing from you!