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26 April 2013

Paint Party Friday: Inspired by a Great Blue Heron

Isn't it funny what moves the muse? What inspires us to start creating?

This week it was a photo from the birdwatching column in the newspaper a few weeks ago. Once I started working in my art journal, I couldn't stop!
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Great Blue Heron in Bloom

Great Pinky Purple Heron

Great Patterned Heron

Inspiring Photo (by Bruce di Labio)

What inspired you this week? I am looking forward to visiting my PPF friends, as time allows, over the weekend.

Happy PPF!

57 comments:

  1. Oh wow, your birds are awesome Eva. That was some inspiration.There are all beautiful to me. Happy PPF and thank you.

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  2. What fun! I love Great Blue Herons, and yours are fantastic! No wonder you couldn't stop!

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  3. Oh this is AWESEOM.. I most like the patterned one!

    Happy PPF!

    xxx Susi
    froebelsternchen

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  4. I love the patterned one also--so whimsical and fun--

    Happy PPF!

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  5. Awesome variations on the theme! Looks great! <3

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  6. That is a great photo to be inspired from and I really like that it inspired multiple pieces... I always wonder why certain things appeal to me... there seems no rhyme nor reason to it sometimes... have a great creative week...xx

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  7. Wow I like them all, lovely inspiration.

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  8. This is so much fun! Love your "variation-on-the-same-theme". Great idea! :)

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  9. Great inspiration Eva and lovely pieces you created from it. I love the patterned Heron! This week I've been inspired as always by the wildlife around us.

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  10. Your herons are wonderful! Love that first one with the flower background.

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  11. Fantastic work! I love your bird in all variations.
    Happy PPF and hugs
    Erika

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  12. Your birds have flown straight to my heart! Valerie

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  13. Wow, What funky Herons. This is so creative and unique

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  14. Great idea! I love herons and these are wonderful!

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  15. Beautiful variety of herons, love the vibrant colours! Yes, it's funny what inspires us sometimes, I've been quite unexpectedly inspired by vegetables this week. Happy PPF!

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  16. Wonderful patterened heron. I would love to see one of these on the pond. They are such majestic birds. Happy PPF

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  17. Nature is eternally giving in soo many ways. I love all of your herons; the flowery one is my favourite.

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  18. My favorite is the 'patterned' heron, but they are all terrific! happy PPF!

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  19. Wonderful Blue Heron! HPPF!

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  20. I'm always in awe of artists who find inspiration in nature. Your birds are marvelous!

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  21. What a fabulous and diverse series, Eva!
    Fantastic!!
    You are on a roll!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  22. I love Blue Herons, we have one who visits the pond behind the house almost daily. I'm frequently inspired by the various birds we see in the yard. Lovely journal pages! The patterned one is my favorite. :)

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  23. I love all those! I get inspired by nature, my garden, dreams and really everything. Inspiration is everywhere!

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  24. THE SILLY SUN is inspiring me today....your herons are adorable. We have those big prehistoric looking ones here in Oregon, like the ones you did. Happy PPF Eva!

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  25. I'm inspired by birds this Spring. I think seeing both a heron and an osprey this month was pretty inspirational. It's amazing the difference in mood of these drawings, Eva. All celebratory but each with a distinct personality. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. LOVE the herons! I agree, it is so funny the inspirations that pop in. Things that I would never imagine I would be painting - but, hey... that's what makes art so much fun!!

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  27. your followed your creative muse and created some beautiful art, i think i lean toward the pattered heron. happy ppf.

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  28. great inspiration and loving your funky birds, hugs Annette x

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  29. Wonderful herons! I like them all! Happy PPF!

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  30. fabulous!! Love all of the variations. Great inspiration photo too.

    Happy PPF!

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  31. I love all your funky herons. One flew right over my car yesterday. It was the freakiest thing!! I love watching them swoop around. HPPF!

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  32. i love your herons! Last year, I was in florida, and was inspired to paint them too! Happy PPF!

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  33. Now this is fun!! We don't always see herons so this is really special!!

    Happy Sunday!

    Hugs Giggles

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  34. Lovely Herons. I used to see them a lot when I lived in Scotland - central west NSW Australia, not so much!

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  35. I do like Herons such majestic creatures. I love the bird in your header as well made me smile HPPF Dxx

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  36. Love all those fun colors! It is amazing--it's almost as though making art opens my eyes to see things that I have never noticed before!

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  37. love the pinky purple heron..there are lots of blackbirds in my garden so painted one of those today

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  38. Great unique creative birds. Love them. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  39. Love the patterned one! Great colors!

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  40. I love that you painted a whole series :) I am inspired by my sisters wish to had someting maritime, but it challenges me alot ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  41. I loved your different version and the source of inspiration. How fun!

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  42. Love the gorgeous flowers in the top painting though as a whole I think the bright pink heron on its own is my favorite.

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  43. wonderful! i especially love the great patterned heron! happy PPF!

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  44. each one is a joy to see Eva ~

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  45. I love it! It's so much fun when you can come up with so many variations from a single piece of inspiration. Blessings!

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  46. Loving all of your gorgeous herons! Fun to see it in different colors and patterns

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  47. Hola, estoy por aquí de nuevo, viendo actualizaciones. Excelente post, felicitaciones.
    Un gran saludo desde:
    http://leyendas-de-oriente.blogspot.com/

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  48. This is absolutely lovely! :) I do hope you're well as it's been two months since you've posted. :/ xx

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  49. Hi Eva,
    Hope you're travelling well and 2013 has been good to you so far. I love your herons!
    I'm just popping in to let you know about a little #reverb-like blog challenge my friend Meredith and I are offering from August 21 to 31. It's called August Moon and it looks all set to be magic!
    We'd be so excited if you joined us. You can find out more here: http://www.katmcnally.com/p/august-moon-13.html
    Take care,
    Kat xx

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  50. This is beautiful, I love every version of your bird!

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  51. Very nice! Love all the colors and designs. I get inspiration everywhere I go, and I just found some here.

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  52. I'm loving the fun bird paintings this week!

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  53. What a fun series! Great Pinky Purple Heron might be my favorite!

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Looking forward to hearing from you!