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30 March 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 3, Year 2 - New Flower Journal

Back to cold weather here, after that glorious taste of Spring (almost Summer) we had a week ago. That lovely hint made me long for flowers...

Until they start to arrive, I decided to create a new watercolour flower journal and dug out old photos from my garden to use as "models"

Aging Parrot Tulip

Daffodils

Has your garden "sprung" yet? Do you paint it?

Have a great Paint Party Friday!

Oh and I saw my first robin almost two weeks ago (Yay!) so time to change my header and have my little robin back to visit with us...

Good-bye for now...

 Hello Robin!

Have a great week!

52 comments:

  1. We are in a heck of a wind and rain storm. So no gardens here.
    So it is nice to see your painted flowers.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. Love your flowers, especially the tulip. It's nice to see your handsome robin back up top, I always liked his yellow boots.

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  3. Nice to see the flowers..... and the robin back!

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  4. Happy to see the return of Robin! It's cold and rainy here right now with lots of snow coming down in the mountains. I'm so ready for Spring. I had a wonderful visit during a lull in the rain today from the most beautiful little yellow bird with a brilliant almost neon orange patch on his head. Happy PPF! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  5. lovely to see your flowers
    i also do not have any.... yet
    i will drive south soon, a day trip in hunt of my first flowers, it is my annual trek.

    i love your robin and flying with the moon piece too~

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  6. I missed the little booted birdy, glad its back. Love your flowers. Send some of that weather over here. Happy PPF!

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  7. how wonderful to have such lovely flowers in your garden! thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the little Robin with the bright yellow boots! It's raining like anything here in Manila so I need some boots just like that! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  9. Yay for Robins, the herald of Spring! I'm eagerly awaiting flowers too. What a fun idea to create a journal to bring them quicker. Cheers!

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  10. I love botanical illustrations, and want to get more into it, and I think your idea of a flower journal is perfect! Your flowers are beautifull, and that robin is just charming! Happy PPF!

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  11. Beautiful flowers :) Lol hi Robin, hoping his wellies aren't needed so much now, it's lovely and sunny here at the moment so hoping that's a sign it's on it's way back to you, and not that it'll be disappearing here too lol

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  12. I love your little robin in rain boots. :) And gorgous daffodils.

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  13. I love your robin header :)
    Those daffodils are just lovely. I'm not good at painting flowers so really admire those who can.

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  14. Loving your idea of a garden journal and the paintings are beautiful. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

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  15. Hi Eva!!

    Lovely flowers I especially love those daffodils!!!

    It's cooling down over here now and the leaves are starting to turn those beautiful orange and red colours, winter will be on me before I know it. We're so back to front down here will I ever get used to it??? ;0) Lovely work! xx

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  16. Don't you have robins all year round? I guess we must be lucky here!

    I always love to see flower paintings - especially spring-time ones!

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  17. This is the first time I have met your robin. He is adorable in his yellow boots. The weather is beautiful here and the flowers are incredible. I think a flower journal is a wonderful idea. I enjoyed yours very much.

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  18. What fun, spring paintings! We have some flowers blooming here, but it's raining too much to get outside and paint them.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your art. Seet Robin.

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  20. I am loving our weather in Ohio. although it is a lot of rain along with our sunny times. but it is better than a drought for sure everything is so pretty and lush ! Yea for the Robin coming back !
    - KAT -

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  21. Lovely flowers, Eva. Our daffodils are about gone, but they were so pretty this year.

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  22. You've portrayed two of my very favorite flowers so beautifully- I especially LOVE the tulip! And welcome back, "Robin in the boots", so good to see him again!

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  23. Love your new watercolour flower journal!
    The only thing that has sprung in my garden is my Lenten rose...but what a delightful surprise that was!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  24. I love your robin with his "wellies" on! Thank you for co-hosting. I just recently discovered your blog and PPF. I like what you say in your profile - I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my blog either. So I named it "Art, Books, Tea" because those were 3 things I was interested in/part of my life. It's been an interesting journey! Nice to meet you!
    Cindy

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  25. I think your little robin with rain boots is the cutest thing I've seen! I'm sure he would do well here as we are having down pours of rain! Love all your flower sketches, especially the Daffodils. They are my favorite flower and I am awaiting mine with eagerness....if the wild turkeys don't peck them to death! Happy PPF Eva! :-)

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  26. Lovely delicate creations ~ makes me think Spring might come soon! LOL ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  27. Hello Eva, so sweet your little robin. That's the thing with Spring, one week Summer feels like its on the way, next we're back to Winter...still we must enjoy it for that. Every day feels like something new is on its way, it's such a magical and special time, and in the evenings the light is so mellow, beautiful! I hope the sun shines soon again your way. xx

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  28. I love that header robin. the flowers are beautiful and such an inspiration this time of year. Beautiful work. Happy PPF.

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  29. I did nearly the same this week... lol.. and here in Austria the same weather is... wasn´t that a wonderful Spring week??? And now..RAIN!

    Wonderful pieces od painting .. HAPPY PPF!
    Thank you for this great community!

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  30. beautiful flowers! I noticed first off the banner was different - what a clever idea! a spring Robin banner...

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  31. lovely flowers from your journal! And I've been seeing robins too and even a cardinal!

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  32. Beautiful subject for creative expression. Well Done!

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  33. Beautiful subject for creative expression. Well Done!

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  34. Love all of your Spring paintings. Mother Nature sure has been fickle this year!

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  35. Love the whimsical Robin! It's so cheerful

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  36. beautiful!! love your cheery daffodils!

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  37. I'm so excited to see robins and daffodils this time of year. Yours are lovely and I like that the robin's wearing his galoshes.

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  38. I absolutely adore the bird wearing the rain boots! In banner and in your post! He would have needed them in our yard today too! We had a deluge of rain.

    Yes, I draw my flowers: growing now (daffodils past; did draw them); lavender, yellow freesias, pink tea flowers, rose camellias!!! I recently drew silk red poppies off my kitchen counter vase.

    HPPF!

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  39. Your Robin is back!!! Yeah!! Just like you Spring came and went. It just gave a little taste of the Spring. Just teasing us. I use to paint alot of flowers. I don't do it much anymore I have started to make up my own kind of flowers. Yours are lovely! I can not wait until the spring come back! Happy PPF!

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  40. Hello Robin, you are lovely and cute! <3

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  41. So pretty! We just made a new flower bed and planted some roses and I now I have to decide what else to put in there. My amaryllis have bloomed their heads off and are just about finished.

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  42. So gorgeous!! I love your flowers..and especially your daffs..it is wonderful to be inspired by the garden!Gorgeous post..i love all of your magical headers..they all spark my heart!
    Wishing you a happy wkd!
    victoria

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  43. Love the birdie boots! It has gotten cold again here in Toronto too.
    Your flower paintings are lovely. Have you checked out The Green Palette blog? This week the subject is flowers so you may want to add them their with a link to your blog!
    Happy Sunday.

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  44. Love the daffodils.... And to answer you.... I added the lines in a fine black sharpie.... Very fine point. Have a good week!

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  45. Hi Eva,

    Aren't they just beautiful ! I 've been buying myself potted Spring bulbs for the past few weeks and today I bought my mom a beautiful pink mauve Hyacinth .I have a white one and every once in a while I get this fragrance from across the dining table.That little robin is so cute in his rain boots , just adorable , glad to see him back.

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  46. Hi Eva!
    Wow, I agree, they are so beautiful! No, I have not painted anything from our garden, I never really thought to, but your beautiful idea and inspirational paintings make me want to! Thanks for the share, xoxo

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  47. Ohh yes, it's spring over here too but the weather changed again since this week. I took macro photos in my garden yesterday, so much fun to enjoy the last sunny days before the rain is coming again. Your water colors are beautiful! I also like the animals you have painted.. so so cute! Have a wonderful week. :)

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  48. Lovely to see your robin again. Wonderful concept to change banners with the seasons.
    Nice flowers. Daffs are my favourite and yours look so lively. :)

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  49. Love the robin header...the flowers are nice too. I liked the daffodil one.HPPF!
    Thanks for visiting my space and commenting :)

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  50. Your robin with the yellow boots will always make me smile!! Appropriate for B.C. weather too!! Great job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  51. Such a lovely taste of Spring!

    I'm sad to see the magic scarf go, but I absolutely adore your robin in rain boots!

    xo
    Kristin

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