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01 June 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 12, Year 2 - Travelling Sketchbook for September

I'm a bit late for the party (Paint Party Friday, of course!) but I finally had the paints out and have something to show! May was a very busy month. I have been away and haven't had much of an opportunity to paint or visit PPF partyers.    :(

On Monday, one of the sketchbooks that had been out of circulation for some months, arrived in the mail . Yay! I wanted to turn it around and get it on to its next stop as quickly as possible. That inspiration lead to action!

Today I finished it and ran to the post office to send it on its way to Nicola in Australia.

This book belongs to Kim - Queen of Arts and has only a few entries - mine is for the month of September! It was very hard for me to paint and write about September at the end of May, beginning of June but I think I found the perfect poem...

First spread before poem added...


With poem... words read...

"September leaf 
Blushing... 
Remembering... 
The torrid kisses
...Of July 
September leaf 
Sensing winter
....And oblivion 
Shivers... 
And whispers 
"July, my only love" "Say you remember." 
- LaRetha Adams, Before Winter

Since I too love July and am yearning for it as the weather here has again turned cold and rainy, this poem seemed perfect!

This is the second spread where I talk about September means to me. (Hint: it involves grapes and pears, and apples (up until last year when my apple tree died) which I grow in my yard.) 


Hope everyone has a great time at the party! I will be dropping by to visit this weekend. (My expected distraction this weekend - the incredibly growing weeds - are safe for now with this miserable weather...)


39 comments:

  1. Both are done very well ~ love the 2nd one for its beauty and simplicity ~ ^_^

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  2. beautiful leaves, it's hard to think about a harvest at this time of year! So sorry about your apple tree!

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  3. Wow...beautiful art and gorgeous poem.
    aww..poor sweet tree..you must have enjoyed having it!
    Always inspiring..thanks for sharing your magic..happy wkd kindred!
    Victoria

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  4. beautiful work, time to maybe plant another apple tree, sorry the other died,

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  5. Lovely journal spreads Eva............mmmmm now about the missing arm on my piece.......its either dropped off while she was waiting to be painted or it is tucked behind her back..........Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. Hi Eva. Good to see you. Hope all is well. I love both of them. The color in the leaves is beautiful. Take care and be well. Happy PPF!

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  7. So sorry about the apple tree :0( We lost a peach tree this year...it's really been on a decline for several years but I refused to admit it was dieing. Love the journal pages :0)

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  8. Eva,
    Don't you just love when inspiration leads to action!
    Beautiful pages!
    Thanks so much for hosting Paint Party Friday again...great to have you back!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  9. such a beautiful poem and a perfect entry for your month. it truly feels like autumn in the midst of our late spring.

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  10. We are a few days far from Summer and I'm already longing for Fall!! :) It's already too hot here and I love cold weather. So I found a little Autumn visiting your blog and could breathe some fresh air. :) Thank you!!

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  11. Wonderful work. A joy to look at!

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  12. Cute pages! And your handwriting is so beautiful :) I've never joined a traveling art journal group but maybe I should!

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  13. I just love fall so these leaves speak to me!! I don't like the heat of summer, so I look at these leaves and yearn for fall!! Happy ppf!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Fall is my favorite time of year so your journal page was a delight to see. I loved the poem you added as well.

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  15. You did great to come up with an autumn page. :) Looks great!

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  16. Very beautiful! Sounds like such a fun project - and it's on to Nicola next! So much fun - you keep inspiring us all Eva!! xoxo

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  17. Lovely leaves and a beautiful poem. :) I can't wait for summer here!!

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  18. OH I just love the September page and poem! What a great idea to have a traveling sketchbook:-)

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  19. Good work, Eva the poem somewhat understand the meaning but my translator is not very good. Saludos

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  20. Hehe, I can imagine that it is hard to paint a autumn theme, when it is freakin hot outside ;)

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  21. I love the way your journal is coming along and you did a fantastic job of autumn in summer!

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  22. i love the leaves--like autumn leaves and the poem sends giddiness in the air. Your journal spread is awesome. Love it!

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  23. the September page was great and glad you are getting some creative time again... and welcome to having mixed up seasons... those of us in the southern hemisphere seem to live with mixed up seasons here in the blogger world...xx

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  24. Lovely poem on an equally pretty spread!

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  25. TYour leaves are lovely on this page and the poem is great. I'm with you -- July, and warm weather can't get here soon enough.

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  26. Gorgeous leaves...can't wait to see the other Fall page. I love Autumn.

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  27. Hello Eva, just making it now to visit some more of Paint Party Friday participants, I love Autumn, but September is still very warm here in the South of France, beautiful blue skied days, summer lingers on. Still it is a month with its own poetry and I love that poem you have included here, thanks for sharing with us. xx

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  28. Your September page is beautiful, love the gorgeous colours in both paintings.
    Von

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  29. Beautiful pages. I love all those leaves they make a gorgeous background!
    Have a magnificent day!
    Nora

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  30. Such lovely pages and so sad about your tree. xo

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  31. I have been dreaming about September for weeks. I like your pages.

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  32. Hi Eva! well done for working on September!! I think you did a fantastic job!!! I can't wait to receive the next book and add my October! :0) Yay!

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  33. It is hard to think of autumn so soon, but you did a great job. Mind you, it feels like autumn here and it sounds like you're having the same chilly weather as us!

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  34. Beautiful September page, the autumn leaves look great, and what a lovely poem! The weather over here feels much more like September than June too.

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  35. I like the idea of passing along sketchbooks, so amazing. It will have travelled around the world!

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  36. Whew, am I glad that I scrolled down to see earlier posts or I would have missed this! It is wonderful- I LOVE the poem you chose!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  37. Very nice pages, but oh so sad about your apple tree! Our weather is horrible too!! Hard to believe it's June!!
    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  38. Somehow I have a hard time thinking of cold weather at this time of year in my town, it's been so hot! I actually think I got tan just to drive around in the car :oP

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