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11 May 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 9, Year 2 - Travelling Sketchbook for February

I'm baaaaackkk! April was an incredibly busy month and I got absolutely no painting done.   :(   So I didn't make it to my very favourite party (Paint Party Friday, of course!) except to work with Kristin to make sure our PPF doors were open and drinks and food supplied so everyone else could party even if we couldn't stay around to play. Oh well - some weeks are like that! And this weekend will be another one though I am going to do my best to drop by and see everyone's efforts even if it takes all week! :)

This week, the next sketchbook in the travelling sketchbook series arrived and since I want to turn it around and get it on to its next stop as fast as possible, I painted again finally! (Yay - paint!) I find February to be a very uninspiring month for me so this wasn't my most creative work... 

It started off with a dreary background as February feels heavy and dreary to me. But then it lightened up with falling snowflakes and a snowcouple.

Spread 1
The poem reads...
Snowflakes 
by Linda A. Copp 

Snowflakes spill from heaven's hand
Lovely and chaste like smooth white sand.
A veil of wonder laced in light
Falling Gently on a winters night. 

Graceful beauty raining down
Giving magic to the lifeless ground.
Each snowflake like a falling star
Smiling beauty that's spun afar. 

Till earth is dressed in a robe of white
Unspoken poem the hush of night.

Spread 2
...before words about February added.

It is now in the mail to Carmen in the UK. Then 2 more stops and this book will arrive home to its owner, Lori. It is awesome to see all the amazing entries and words in these books.

It was a lovely weekend last weekend and I finally got to take my winter and nutcracker paintings outside and spray them with a fixative. Now I feel they are finally done!

Hope you have a painting filled and happy week ahead!

42 comments:

  1. Lovely. I have been away from PPF too. I have been painting though.
    Happy PPF
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. Hi Eva, what a great project to be a part of! February here in the Philippines is always bright and sunny, and I usually associate it with valentine! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  3. Wonderful pages! I love the snowflakes and the poem you included. I hope your May is a bit more restful than April. Happy PPF!

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  4. Nice spreads! I especially like the snowflakes one! We rarely see snowflakes where I live so it just brings the magic to me when I look at what you've done!!

    And may I say you host a fabulous party!! Thank you! :)

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  5. The poem is lovely and so is the beautiful heart. Blessings, Janet, PPF

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  6. Hello again and then goodbye again! I like your book entries, the snowflakes, poem and heart. Have a good week

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  7. Lovely journal spread of pages...and poem too! ;-) HPPF!

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  8. I'm glad you're back. I was wondering where you'd been. I like your snowflakes and poem for February - so sweet!

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  9. The project does sound like fun and it is good you made it back... hope you get the chance to get back to painting again soon...xx

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  10. Although I love winter, I agree, February always feels a bit dreary and uninspired. Love your snowflakes, and what a beautiful poem! Hope you'll soon have time enough again to get painting! Happy PPF!

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  11. Missed you at the party Eva, thought you were on holiday sipping cocktails.............. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  12. Those ar1 wonderful journal spr1ads. Great poems as well. :)

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  13. Love your February page. Down here February means Spring and giving up on any possibility of a snow day!
    Glad to see you painting again!

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  14. Love the heart! So big and bold!

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  15. Great journal pages, Eva. Welcome back. I missed you.

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  16. My internet connection went down as I typed my comment so apologies if you get this twice!

    I was just saying 'welcome back' and remarking that the robins in our neck of the woods are all wearing welly boots too as it has rained so much here lately!

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  17. Love these- the words are perfect for the snowy page! The red heart looks like it has wings hidden deep within it from the way you did the brush strokes!

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  18. I've been away from the party too, some weeks are just so busy. I'm glad you're painting again, great pages!

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  19. YAY- another of our books moving forward on it's journey! While this journey HAS had it's challenges, I think it's been worth it; I'm SO VERY excited to see the end in sight! Beautiful entry, BTW, I love the snowflakes with that poem and that heart is the perfect finish!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  20. lovely to see your pages and paintings
    i love snowflakes
    it snowed on me in the high mountains yesterday, for a few moments~

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  21. Nicely done! Beautiful spread and lovely poem. Happy PPF

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  22. Love the poem! I totally get not having time to paint as much. I have been putting a lot of time in getting my new blog going that I haven't had much time for anything else. Why aren't there more than 24 hours in a day?? Oh well, soon things will settle down. :-)

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  23. Lovely journal pages ~ love the snowflakes ~ great creative expression ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  24. Hi Eva, welcome back. Love your journal pages, especially the snow page. Also really enjoyed reading the soothing poem. Thanks. Happy PPF! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. LOVE the poem and painted snowflake accents! I'm rather new to PPF, so I have been enjoying your party without meeting one of the hosts. Nice to meet you, and thanks for having me:-)!

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  26. Lovely pages and that poem is really wonderful!

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  27. Hello Eva! We all have those weeks when time gets away from us and we don't get to paint... thanks for sharing anyway!!! It just wouldn't be the same without you!
    Happy PPF...
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  28. How exciting to be part of a traveling sketchbook. If that sketchbook could talk. :) Happy PPF!

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  29. This is my first week back as well. Happy painting!!!

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  30. How fun is that for a traveling sketchbook. Just great!

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  31. Nice journal pages...I haven't seen snowflakes except in movies... Nice poem too :)
    HPPF!

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  32. fantastic...i am a sucker for snowflakes...last name being snow...lol...you made the page gorgeous....xxx

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  33. Hi Eva, hope you are having a wonderful day. Thank you for your comments on my blog post.

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  34. Pretty snowflakes for a very fitting poem.
    February is my birth month and summer here, so I have a different vision of it. :D

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  35. Yay, back to painting! And with such beautiful results - I love the rounded heart and think that the project sounds like so much fun.
    Thank you too for your sweet PPF comments ;) xo

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  36. Looking good! Fun to see your project and I really love your bird in your banner, that's so cute!

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  37. welcome back Eva! I love your spreads and the best thing is you're back in the groove of painting. :)

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  38. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my mom's hands. I will be looking in on you!

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  39. I missed this, i love the snowflakes and poem, ths is exactly like what i feel in february. I hven't had a sketchbook in awhile, glad to see they are moving!

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  40. Awe, thank you for such a nice comment - you made my day - and I thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of PPF - it was a lot of fun!
    Hope you had a great weekend, Kristin xo

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  41. I love how you've incorporated words and paintings so beautifully!

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Looking forward to hearing from you!