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29 June 2012

Paint Party Friday - Week 16, Year 2 - Travelling Sketchbook for March

Another travelling sketchbook arrived Monday! (Yay!) It is so very exciting to see these sketchbooks mature as they travel the world. This one is March and all I have left to do is November (which should arrive soon) and April (which I have no idea where it currently is). Since these are so far behind in their travels I wanted to get it back in the air as quickly as possible.

This book belongs to Kathy and it is gorgeous. March is an odd month for me - not quite winter and not yet Spring. Often we have been south for March Break and when we haven't, I dreamed of going... My March images are inspired by that dreaming...

March spread #1 with words...
The words/poem read:
"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them."
-- Woodrow Wilson

March spread #1 without words... 
I dream of the sea. And of the fishies I would see while snorkeling... (well and many, many other things...)

 March spread #2 without words
Now written over with my thoughts of March...

I am still battling the weeds overtaking my garden so I will be in and out to visit as weather and weariness permit. Now I have some help - a gift of weeding from my family for Mother's Day. (How wonderful!) Plus to make things extra busy, Sunday is Canada Day and that means beach party, bonfire and fireworks!

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and an early Happy Independence Day to all my American friends.

xo



39 comments:

  1. Those traveling sketchbooks look fun. Happy Independence Day to you, along with Happy PPF!

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  2. Love seeing the sea like that. The 4-leaf clover sure fits in March. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  3. What a fun project and your pages add so much. the owner of this book will be so happy to see them.
    HPPF!

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  4. If you don't use all that weeding you get for a pressie would you mind sharing it with me... I could use some help over here... love the pages and the quote is fantastic... have written in my quote book...xx

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  5. I hope you have a wonderful Canada day! Very nice March page♥

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  6. your March journal pages are wonderful- i love that you're dreaming of warm seas! that quote is so beautiful too.

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  7. Smashing spread, love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  8. Hmmm, how do you join such fun collaborations? What a great idea to make a dream spread for March!

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  9. I'm battling weeds too - it's all that rain!!

    What a lovely page you shared here today.

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  10. Love your sketchbook pages. Who knew Woodrow Wilson was such a poetic soul?

    Have a happy Canada Day!

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  11. Fun creations and sharing journal pages ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. lovely journal pages Eva! I'm also battling the weeds, I'm trying to see if doing a little every day will help. A neighbour tells me Scott organic weed killer from Costco works...

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  13. Your pages are lovely. This travelling sketchbook idea is so amazing and I am glad you are sharing. Happy PPF

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  14. I like the soft tones in your pages, travel journals seem much fun! I've shared the quote at my FB page also, love it. :) Have a great weekend!

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  15. What fun to do a traveling sketchbook! I love how you've sectioned off the page, with the word "March" leading my eye out of the colored areas...

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  16. oh, so this Sunday is Canada day.... there might be more Canadians in our town.... i am only an hour across the border.

    loved seeing your charming art. have a wonderful celebration.

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  17. Love your books, so much fun making I sure and to keep for later.

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  18. Lovely pages, pretty and creative!

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  19. Hooray- I was hoping that you would share this today! I love it- and I know Kathy will too! SO exciting that some of them are so close to being done!
    xx
    Stephanie

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  20. I love the colors of the sea! they make me dream of vacations to come. happy indepence day!

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  21. Happy Canada day to my fellow Canuck!!Thanks for sharing your version of March...very nice!! Happy ppf!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  22. Fun journal pages. Makes me miss the Sea. HPPF

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  23. This is my first visit to your blog and I must tell you how much I am in love with your banner (if that's the right word). The bird in boots is absolutely fantastic.

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  24. What fun pages. Now you're making me dream of the sea! I miss it so.

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  25. I love the page of the water and its beautiful colors. I too dream of being there no matter what the month. This seems like such a fun project. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  26. I love all your sea creatures and the quote, also. How many entries do you make in each traveling journal?

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  27. Happy Canada Day Eva.. ooooh this is soooo gorgeous.. I am so happy it's in my book...I love the water and anything to do with it.. Thank you so much...
    xx

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  28. Love seeing your participation in these traveling sketchbooks!
    Your work is wonderful, Eva!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  29. I like your sea critters! They make me happy. And the clover looks like a relaxing background for journaling.

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  30. Nice backgrounds, lovely colors!!

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  31. fun pages! an ambivalence exists about a change of season that seems well captured here

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  32. Very nice! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful journal!!

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  33. OH I bet it is just the most fun to get these traveling sketchbooks in the mail! And to send them off again of course:-) I commend you for fighting the weeds... I have given up:-/

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  34. So nice to hear from you Eva, and what happy journal pages! You have a way of capturing animals so perfectly,
    I hope to be in touch more timely as soon as I get outta here and into there...so much work! But so worth it! You are never far from my thoughts and always in my prayers♥♥♥

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  35. So wonderful! :)

    and what a good idea with a sketch book you can draw and paint in.. I've been looking for one, but could not find.. (most of them are too expensive..) maybe I haven't looked good enough ;D

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  36. Hi Eva! Hope you are having a good summer. The traveling sketchbooks sounds like a lot of fun! These are some lovely spreads! xo :-) Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!