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06 April 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 4, Year 2 - Travelling Sketchbook for January

I received another of the travelling sketchbooks last Friday. Yay!!! It belongs to Jaime/ARtsyfARtsyme and my month to do is January. These books, as they become fuller, become more and more fascinating and AWESOME as each of the artists creates their two page spreads.

Here are my January spreads. (Unfortunately they are becoming hard to scan as the sketchbooks get thicker.)

The full first spread...

 Left page - "The Thinker" as Snowman
(It scanned so poorly - very disappointing.)

Right page - The quote/poem reads:

"Winter is the time of promise 
because there is so little to do - 
or because you can now and then 
permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.
~Stanley Crawford

(Maybe it shows better photographed?)

And the second page has all my writing about what January means to me. Here it is prior to my musings on hibernation, heat seeking, reading, wine and thinking, etc, etc, etc.


This book is now in the mail and on its way to Nicola in Australia!

I hope everyone has a lovely Good Friday, Easter weekend or Passover if you celebrate these; and especially a fun Paint Party Friday. I will be by to visit when I am not trying to do a little Spring garden and house cleaning.

52 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you and your family Eva. Spring cleaning is a must around here too. Love your sketchbook drawings and I love Jamie too. She is a wonderful artisit. Take care, great work as always.

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  2. I particularly like your fireplace scene! Happy Easter to you and your family Eva!

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  3. What an awesome project! It's going to be fabulous when finished! Yes I always just take pictures of my work. It's too much of a hassle for me to scan my pictures.

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  4. What a fun project! I love your pages, especially the quote. Although beside the fire is where I want to be when it's cold outside. :) Happy PPF!

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  5. Loving the whole concept of a Travelling Sketchbook, such fun. Loving your pages and words. Happy PPF and have a blessed Easter, Annette x

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  6. such a fun idea and I love how you've used colour to such great effect - the blue cold of the snow and the lovely orangey warmth of that cosy room with the open fire!

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  7. If you enjoy your cleaning you can pop over here and do a little for me... I love the snowman as thinker... I always think they look very contemplative... great pages and have a happy and safe Easter...xx

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  8. Hello Eva, I love your pages, January is such a cosy month, full of snow magic. Such a great project, happy PPF to you and have a great Easter week-end!

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  9. Great project! Happy PPF and Happy Easter!

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  10. You sketches are great, it must be so much fun to be involved in a project like this, love it :)

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  11. The Thinker snowman is fabulous! The moon is so perfect there! How exciting to get the journal in mail and see what others have done!

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  12. Great spread for the project.:) Happy Easter! :)

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  13. What a cozy sketchbook. I love your pages since I love the season it represents and HOW you represent it. Beautiful quotes as well. Happy PPF and Happy Easter, too!!

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  14. Your entry in the traveling journal is beautiful, Eva. And it answers the question I have been asking since I first heard about art journals: how do you close them when they have texture? The answer is, I guess, that you don't close them very tight. Your scans are fine. I can feel the chill when I look at that blue sky and the icy snow.

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  15. The traveling journal is an extraordinary idea. I love that each of you can add a page telling about what is important to you during that particular month. Fantastic. Fireplaces are always much loved, I miss them terribly. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  16. This is such a cool idea and your pages look so fun. I love the use of poetry. I don't have a scanner (and wish I did), so I always take photos of my artwork to post online. It seems to work pretty well.

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  17. Love the creations on your pages ~ wonderfully done ~ very creative ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  18. YAY, I was hoping you'd share this today! I LOVE your thinker; such a clever take on January! And may the books continue moving on from here :D
    xo
    Stephanie

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  19. Wow...beautiful and amzing and such fun seeing this book travel around!!yay...beautiful!
    Happy wkd kindred!
    Victoria

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  20. The Thinker as a snowman! Brilliant illustration of that quote. Hope your house cleaning goes fast, and your gardening is fun.

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  21. Love the spread and quote/poem, Eva!
    Thank you so much for hosting Paint Party Friday again with Kristin!
    Happy Easter!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  22. It might as well be January here... so cold. We got Winter back after having a taste of Summer last weekend!

    Lovely pictures even if all that snow does make me shiver!

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  23. How fun to do a project like this. Your January spreads are wonderful Eva! Happy Easter and PPF!

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  24. Great project, love your original pages, especially the cute snowman! Happy PPF!

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  25. How cool is a travelling journal!? Great additions in the pages. Happy PPF!

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  26. A traveling journal sounds so much fun!
    Happy PPF and a lovely Easter! :)

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  27. I love your thinking snowman. He is adorable. I agree with the others - a traveling journal sounds like so much fun. Your work made a great addition. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Great journal pages Eva! I love your "thinking" snowman! Deb

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  29. Beautiful Snowman!! Happy Easter Holidays!

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  30. Eva, the traveling sketchbook is such an awesome idea and your entry is precious. I adore the snowman and of course what's winter without a fire to sit by and read and be creative.
    Happy Easter ; )

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  31. how fun! i get frustrated with scanning too....now i pretty much photo everything...hope you have a great week!! (i'm cleaning too and was on a major roll yesterday!)

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  32. Eva, such a wonderful great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Easter.

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  33. A traveling sketchbook sounds like fun! Love your pages. Have a lovely Easter!

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  34. What a beautiful page! The snowman is adorable.

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  35. Happy Easter EVA!! I love your traveling journal pages!

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  36. Such wonderful pages. I really enjoy seeing your creations. I do hope you had a happy Easter.

    ~Linda

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  37. what a great project. and I love how you capture both the cool and warmth of the winter month! thanks for sharing!

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  38. I love the idea of your travelling sketchbooks. Those are gorgeous pages you've shown. I especially love the snowman and theme of The Thinker. All of it is wonderful work!

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  39. Oh this looks so sweet! I cannot wait to see it in person!!! I love the "Thinker" snowman. It sure brings a chilly feeling to mind with all that snow! haha... I love it Eva.

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  40. Hope you had a lovely Easter...
    Your pages are looking wonderful...travelling journal seems like an awesome fun thing to do :)

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  41. wow!such a cool project with a travelling sketchbook!://D

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  42. Love the fireplace Eva! And how fun to pass it around.
    Catherine Denton

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  43. The snowman as the thinker - what a lovely idea! Rodin would be delighted, I think. It's gorgeous - I like the entire two-page spread.

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  44. Funny doing the winter months now, isn't it?
    I love the quote you chose...a new one to me,
    I am copying that one down.
    Snowman as the thinker :) You always come up with the best ideas.
    ♥♥♥

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  45. what awesome things!! love the creativity and portability of this project! Especially I could see myself writing by that chimney. Did y'all even get snow this year? we weirdly got none - scary & rare for southern Appalachia!

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  46. What a great spread! Fun and cozy!

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  47. Swear it's taking me longer to look at all this inspired are LOL, a bit late but Happy PPF ;) Eva sometimes I find it easier to take a pic than scan (I have a pretty ordinary scanner) so maybe as these wonderful books get thicker it could be an option? So pleased I made it here, your work always brightens my day :)

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  48. this is just so cool! And I mean that in non literal terms. :-)

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  49. Dear Eva...just happened upon your lovely blog and I am a new follower...
    Hugs,
    Anne

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Looking forward to hearing from you!