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27 January 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 46 - Travelling Sketchbook for December

I finished December's Travelling Sketchbook this week! Yay! It was a fun one to do as December is a very full and eventful month. This book belongs to Brandy. I started with a nutcracker, as December always starts with nutcrackers for me. They start their exodus out of storage on December 1st and slowly emerge until the tree is up when the rest burst from their confines, onto the Christmas scene

Brandy has pink hair, so in her honour my nutcracker asked for his hair to be painted pink.

Spread with words about my Decembers

 
My other spread... wordless at this stage...

Snowman Spread with words/poem
Snowflakes
(to the tune of "twinkle, twinkle little star")
Snowflakes, snowflakes falling down,
On the trees and on the ground.
I will build a man of snow,
Tall black hat and eyes of coal,
If the sun comes out today,
I will watch you melt away!

Brandy also gave us butterflies to paint and use as sign in cards - this is mine - green is the rear view and red, the front view - and in her book it has my contact information written all over it. (They are small, only about 2 inches in size, if that.)


This book is a bit out of order and is now on its way to Carmen in the UK! I'm still awaiting the September, November and January sketchbooks. Until they arrive, I hope to get some painting done on canvases. And gasp  - maybe finish one? Maybe my nutcracker painting?

What are you planning to do this week?

Hope everyone has a great Paint Party Friday!!

49 comments:

  1. Eva that is so nice. I like what you did. Your butterflies are awesome. Have a great weekend and take care.

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  2. wow, what a fun thing... a travelling sketchbook, how does one participate? The Arthouse Co-op from Brooklyn does a cool sketchbook project every year: http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject?utm_source=Art+House+Master+List&utm_campaign=3206f5803d-Limited+Edition+Inspirations&utm_medium=email

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  3. Love your travelling sketchbook its such an adventure. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. I am so ready for butterflies! Brandy will be very happy with those pages

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  5. This has sounded as though it has been a fun project.... and will be great when you get that finished piece in your hands, even if it is a way off yet.... I would be so impatient... hope you have a great creative week

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  6. what an interesting project! must be exciting to get the finished book! happy PPF and thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  7. It's such fun to collaborate - your nutcracker looks just great with pink hair :)

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  8. Very cute! I especially like your snowman spread. The travelling sketchbook sounds like a lot of fun

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  9. I love to nose into peoples sketchbooks and am rarely disappointed. Great pages here Eva :) Happy PPF.

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  10. Your sketchbook is wonderful-especially the Nutcraker! I get to enjoy snow through it since I don't know if it will ever snow here this winter.

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  11. Love the nutcracker. Thanks for hosting PPF each week. The word verification thing is really annoying for those of us who have our art on Wordpress. Blogspot is acting up big time. The OpenID had worked fine till last week. Now it won't work with word verification.

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  12. I think participating in the traveling sketchbook would be such fun. I enjoyed looking at all of your contributions to the book.
    You ask, "What do I plan this week?" I hope to use my acrylics more. I enjoyed working with them last week and would like to seee what else I can do with them. A class would probably be a great idea.

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  13. These butterflies are very beautiful, with impossible colors you do nice things. Saludos

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  14. wonderful journal pages to celebrate December!

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  15. These sketchbooks must be so treasured when they finally get back to their homes. I really love the snowman page, and the song.

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  16. Fun creations ~ love the colors and characters ~ delightful~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  17. Eeee, I LOVE your Nutcracker- he is AWESOME! And I loved Brandy's butterflies, so clever!

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  18. Sktechbook looks great! Love the nuttcracker. :)

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  19. Eva this is so great. I love your Dec art.
    Great butterflies too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  20. Yay..so beautiful and fantastic pieces! Gorgeous snow scene..very magical..beautiful nutcracker..all pieces are wonderful! Both Brandi and you are fabulous..all beautiful!
    Victoria

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  21. EVA: Very cool sketchbook projects! LOVE your snow folks. How'd you get the nifty 'Reply' button under your comments ... I need to figure that out! Thx for the inspiration!

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  22. Very fun pages! Giving the nutcracker pink hair is a great touch!

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  23. Love your nutcracker...and the butterflies...awesome! :-)

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  24. Your nutcracker is great! Love him & your journal pages.
    Happy PPF!

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  25. I love, love, LOVE it! Thanks so much for adding such beauty to my book. Its so cool that you gave the nutcracker pink hair too!!!! I love both nutcrackers and snowmen so both your spreads are very special. Can't wait to see it in person someday!
    =Brandy

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  26. This looks like such a fun project. I really love your pink haired nutcracker!

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  27. Love the combination of colorful images and text!

    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  28. Love it! It's looking good! Have a great weekend!

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  29. I especially like the snowmen, they look so happy and cheerful! Happy PPF!!

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  30. The Traveling Sketchbook looked fun
    and I love the Butterflies.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  31. Looks fabulous !!!
    Happy PPF,
    Renee
    xoxo

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  32. A traveling sketchbook sounds like FUN! Happy PPF!

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  33. Wonderful December entry!! Yes, do another Nutcracker! I love them!! :)

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  34. What a neat idea - it is sort of like our altered book round robin - lots of fun! Your nutcracker is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog. My daughter does love the water and sailing - she requested that my pieces be nautical. Happy PPF!
    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  35. I absolutely love the idea of a traveling sketchbook. Fabulous nutcracker and lovely butterflies! The snowmen are darling :) Have an inspired weekend and happy PPF!

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  36. Happy PPF Love all your art this week, yours are the friendliest nutcrackers I've seen (maybe the hair colour?) they usually scare me!!

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  37. Cuteness love the nutcracker and the poem!

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  38. OMG I love snowmen and I love those paintings!!!!!!!

    Happy PPF!
    xox

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  39. Love the nutcracker with the PINK hair!!! And you made a poem too! What an interesting project! The finished book would be a treasure! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  40. Love the nutcracker! With pink hair they are very unusual, even on my side of the pond. Hope your travelling journals arrive. I have one that should be here in October and I think it is lost.....:-(

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  41. Beautiful colors, delicious sensations I wake up, I like with pink hair.

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  42. Loooove pink hair. I kind of wish I had pink hair, but I'm not brave enough, lol! Beautiful spreads!

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  43. This is the first nutcracker with pink hair that I've seen! What a gorgeous idea. I'm not a big nutcracker fan, but if they have pink hair they really rock!!!

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  44. Thanks for sharing this Eva. Brandy's was the first book I worked in...so long ago. I haven't had a book since September.
    I love the pink hair on the nutcracker...what a perfect, personal touch!
    ♥♥♥

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  45. Looks like a very fun project. I enjoyed the pictures and the comments you made. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  46. Wonderful December images! The snowmen look so happy.

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  47. This is SO cool! What a great project - I'm loving your pages - especially the pink hair! xoxo

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