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02 March 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 51 - A New Art Journal

Hi Paint Party Friday Partyers! I hope you had a great week!

This week I managed to succesfully finish Ayala Art's 29 Faces in February Challenge. Yay! (Want to see the 29 faces I created?)  And I was a little too pooped out to do much painting...   :(

I still managed to do a little painting (though not on canvas). For a while now, I have been wanting to start a few new small art journals. Yes, plural. One to play around in with miscellaneous thoughts and notes, and another for quotes. I haven't started the quotes one yet but I have several quotes talking in my head that want images and paintings, so soon I will get going on it.

I started playing with circles, and this is where it took me....

Painting - pre-writing

Painting/Journal Page with some ink added for definition and writing...

Some one I met years ago said: The quality of your life is determined by the questions you ask yourself. And this page is starting to think about those questions. I will likely write more for myself later.

Hope you got lots of painting done that I can visit over the weekend! Have a great time at PPF.

(Can you believe it is already March?!! Where does that time go?!)

50 comments:

  1. I keep about 20 different journals and books and they all seem to have different quotes and bits and sketches and things coming out of them... wish I was more organised and had them all separated out... going to try to hunt out one to put that quote in... it is great and have a fantastic week...xx

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  2. Happy March to you Eva and fantastic journal page.Love all the circles. Nice job. Loved all your faces for the 29 faces. Excellent work. Happy PPF!

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  3. Ooh Eva, very intriguing. Especially the question about the quality of your life. I like this very much. Happy PPF! :-)

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  4. What a cool journal page! I love the circles asking questions. Happy PPF!

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  5. I love your thought provoking, introspective journal page! Happy Paint Party Friday! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  6. Love the journal page. I can't go anywhere now without my journal... :)

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  7. Congratulations on doing the Faces of February! The text just perfectly adds to your circle journal page!!!! I have so many different journals going at one time and I enjoy having so many for my different moods. I think I may have an incurable art journal addiction...

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  8. What a perfect quote to start a journal with! And I love the way you have your questions in circles....wonderful! You're making me want to start my own art journal too!

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  9. What a great idea! I am a sucker for a nice journal, and then they just sit there unused. Love your wavy questions page, and the quote that inspired it.

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  10. This is a very cheerful page with your bright colors. The addition of the text and questions is very nice.

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  11. Eva ~ this flows very well ~ loving the colors ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^ ~

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  12. this is so wonderfully colorful and excites the mind. It is good message to us all. we all need to stop asking ourselves silly unimportant questions and get to the root of what we really want to know in life. skip the molehills and climb the mountains...so to speak

    -KAT-

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  13. love your piece this week Eva, you're really growing as an artist!

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  14. Hey Eva! I love your painting, looks like floating marbles. That person had a very good idea of looking inward, I like that quote.

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  15. I love the quote about the quality of your life... so true.
    The small journals are a great idea... and your balls with 7 questions looks like it was so much fun to do. Very meditative, i'm sure. Happy PPF! xoxo

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  16. Congratulations on completing the 29 Face Challenge! :)
    Really like the design and text of this journal page/painting.
    Thanks so much for hosting PPF again with Kristin!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  17. Loving all the pretty colours and creativity in your journal pages.

    xox

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  18. Looks like such fun, Eva. Thanks for hosting PPF. Have a great weekend.

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  19. i love the fluidity of this piece. and what a great quote!

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  20. Eva, your painting is beautiful and interesting at the same time!! I like your quote a lot. Something to think about.Thank you for hosting another Paint Party Friday!

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  21. Loving your new page so bright and cheerful and such a great idea putting the words in this way. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  22. This looks great.. Looks like a lot of fun. with happy colors. I just started a second journal myself. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party!!

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  23. That looks rally fun and colorful! :) Art journals are a great idea. I, myself can hardly manage one though. :)

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  24. That pattern really draws the eye in!

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  25. Very cool and thought provoking. Happy PPF!
    Rinda

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  26. You have an excellent creative start both painting and words. I look forward to more. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  27. Great colors and it looks so cool!!!

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  28. beautiful addition to your hournal, beautiful page,

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  29. That's really cool--and great colors, too! I'm a journalholic myself, so I see absolutely nothing wrong with the plural journal thing ;)

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  30. I love quotes and I love journals. Great idea to combine them. I really liked all the colors in your journal page. Have a great week!

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  31. Love the color palette ... just wonderful!

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  32. wow, this page is very psychedelic! heheh I was used to see your nutcrackers and your portraits. Well done!

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  33. Hello Eva, always good to take some time off painting between pieces...just to mull things over, digest the painting, muse, write...so hope you enjoyed a little writing session and had fun doodling, looks like a fun piece, take care and enjoy your week-end! xx

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  34. Vibrant colours! Your quote is a lovely one too, good luck doing your quote journal, thats a great idea

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  35. Beautiful colors, these beautiful compositions are lovely diagonal. Greetings.

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  36. This is beautiful with all the movement and color!
    Catherine Denton

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  37. Hey--just wanted to say congrats on the Face challenge. Faces are not simple to do and to complete so many in such a short time, well, bravo.

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  38. Lovely and thought provoking!

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  39. I love the peeks into others´art journals! I´ve not been successful in starting one of my own, but I love the concept. This page is beautiful, inspired by a great quote! And thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog today!

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  40. Great journal page Eva. I like the idea of checking in on myself from time to time and just keeping things in the right prospective.

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  41. Fabulous page Eva! I always love circles in my beginning layers... you're awesome!
    Happy PPF...
    Renee
    xoxo

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  42. Congrats on finishing the 29 Faces Challenge! :-) Very cool journal page! Love that quote. I do the same thing with music lyrics and poetry verses. I have so many journals... They are great little motivators!

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  43. So beautiful..the color and flow of energy here are wonderfully inspiring!Gorgeous work!!
    And wise words from your friend!
    victoria

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  44. Lovely colourful painting that seems to flow with the thoughts. I always like the mix of words and art.

    Well done on finishing 29 faces - great achievement.

    Kat :-)

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  45. congratulations on completing your faces! yea, how wonderful.

    i love your circles with writing, a way to combine your painting and maybe even quotes?

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Looking forward to hearing from you!