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13 March 2015

Happy 4th Birthday PPF!

So hard to believe that is now 4 years since Kristin and I leapt with our idea of creating a weekly painting check-in, Paint Party Friday. It has been such a pleasure to see such astounding art and meet such wonderful artists as you. Thanks so much for partying with us! 

I did get some painting done this week in my journal, including a self portrait to show you "me"! Not sure it was needed as Kristin did such a fun one of both of us with our party hats on! (I was intending to do one of her for this week but as too often happens lately, my week got out of control...) Sorry Kristin. Thank you so much for being such an awesome partner as we get PPF ready to go live each week!

I am so looking forward to seeing what self-portraits and other art everyone did for the party - especially to see what you look like if you did choose to do a selfie! I'd created a few others over the year and was excited to try again. This time I wanted to try this "smear and circle style" I've been experimenting with lately - mostly with birds. (I guess I've only shown one before but I've done more.) This is the first time I've tried it for a person. Almost looks like I have a neck brace on instead of being the shadows ... oh well!

EVA by EVA - smear and circle style

Other journal pages pages done since last post - most of which I plan to write on later with a quote or thoughts are:

Valentine Tree

Birches

Winter

WHO?

This weekend promises to be way too busy again but I plan to visit as many of you as possible. Happy Birthday PPF!

19 comments:

  1. Lovely work, and a wonderful self portrait, thanks for 4wonderful years!

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  2. Fantastic work again, happy PPF, Valerie

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  3. Your selfie is awesome Eva. I love it.
    Fantastic job on the owl . They are beautiful creatures. Thanks Eva for hosting PPF.

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  4. Happy 4 years and thank you! You ladies are doing a wonderful job!! wonderful art and selfie! hugs!

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  5. Thanks for hosting such a great party. Happy birthday! May there be many more ! :)

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  6. what a fun and interesting technique for your portrait EVA! Thanks so much for hosting PPF each week for the last 4 years and bringing so many wonderful artists and friends together!! Your journal pages are really lovely-I do love trees:)

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  7. Love your portrait, TRhe owl is gorgeous too. Thanks for hosting PPF

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  8. Love your pages. Love the birch trees.

    Happy PPF Birthday

    Kate

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  9. Your journal pages are lovely. You made me laugh with your comment about your selfie --

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  10. The self portrait is just fabulous, Eva. We all appreciate so much the hard work you do to keep this wonderful challenge blog going. Here's to many more birthdays. I have "met" so many wonderful artists through PPF.

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  11. Such a fun Selfie Eva! Thank you for your dedication to ppf and the wonderful participants! It has been a game changer for many of us thanks to you and Kristin!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. I LOVE those birches! Very striking in their simplicity. Cute self-portrait!

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  13. Happy birthday to the wonderful idea that you and Kristin had 4 years ago. Has made a lot of happiness in the world. thank you.

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  14. Thank you Eva, to both of you! It's been such fun to join PPF! So much inspiration and fun looking at all the creative people's work.

    Your hair is so thick, just cool!!

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  15. circle and smear is quite nice Eva

    have a good week end

    much love...

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  16. Thank you so much, Eva, for your dedication and allowing a wonderful place for all of us to show our creativity. The portrait is great. I love the paintings waiting for quotes, very inventive. I especially like the Birch. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  17. You and Kristin have developed a supportive and fun community of artists who regularly support your site. I am so happy you both followed you impulses to start this site. Thank you so much.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!