Friday, March 25, 2011

Paint Party Friday: Week 2 Check-In

Welcome back to Paint Party Friday!  (If you're playing for the first time - Welcome!  We're so happy to have you here!)

We were absolutely thrilled about the response to last week's party... So much inspiration, motivation, tips, advice, and even a couple of paintings created expressly for Paint Party Friday:

                 Catherine Constance                                            Heather Stillufsen


Thank you Catherine for bringing the bubbly and Heather for creating such a fun sign!

The results of last week's poll are in!  So, what do you like to paint with?  Anything goes! There is a strong preference for acrylics (though some of you dislike them according to comments) and then watercolours. It's fun to learn what others like to paint with! Now we're going to ask about why you like to paint:


Again, most of you know how to use Mr. Linky but just in case you don't, you type in your name in the first box (that you'd like us to call you) and then the url/link to your post (not your blog url) about your painting efforts in the second box. When you come back in following weeks, your name will likely automatically be entered but you need to redo or paste over the url/link with your new post's address.



We look forward to more conversations being carried on in the comments! Want to tell us more about WHY you paint or about a new technique you've just discovered? We'd love to hear! Let's have some fun!

EVA & Kristin

66 comments:

  1. I'm posting early because Fridays will be an out of town day for me for the next few weeks. At least I'm thinking that is what is going to happen. Thanks and I look forward to blog hopping it to view all the works. Yay!

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  2. I had so much fun last week! I can't wait to see the new entries this week. I really looked forward to painting this week. Paint Party Friday has helped me stay on track and stick to a schedule. Thank you! :)

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  3. Welcome Back Ladies!

    @Gloria - I'm so glad you were able to link up!

    @Pam - That is what this is all about... Eva and I are thrilled that it helped you stay on track!

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  4. Oh, hello wonderful hosts. This is my first week and I hope to continue to play along.~Theresa

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  5. Hi Eva and Kristin,

    Thanks for sending me the invitation to join your party. Sorry I missed last week's check in but managed to do this week.

    Also, thanks heaps for setting up such a nice place for all artists to hang out and sharing our work. :D

    Also, if it is not too much of trouble, could you pls add me onto your Paint Player list?

    Name: Hybrid J
    Blog: http://hybridj.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm being organised and getting my post done first thing in the morning this time. I can't wait to get home from work later so I can check out all the other links and see what everyone has been up to!

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  7. I didn't vote in the poll because this is why I paint: As a way of connecting to world and myself (maybe that's the voices speaking hehe)

    Now, to come up with a post!

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  8. Hello, I hope my work this week is right for the game, I made the link my real name, "The ABELA" is the name of the blogger. Thanks everyone I meet throughout the day.

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  9. My post is more of a mixed media piece than straight up painting....hope that's alright :)

    Can't wait to see what everyone else is up to!

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  10. I prefer acrylics, and I love to paint because it's like therapy. The focus on whatever it is I'm painting takes me to a happy place. :)

    You are both doing such a wonderful job with the parties, and once again I thank you for hosting.

    PS - Andy Warhol would've loved you two!! :)

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  11. Glad to be included... will check out all the other entries tonight!

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  12. Thanks for hosting - this deadline forces me to at least take out the brush!!!
    cheers, dana

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  13. Hello friends,
    This is so much fun! Thanks for including my little painting from last week! I love drawing and painting. As I always say there aeren't enough hours in the day for all of the painting and coloring I would like to do!
    I met some great people last week and saw some beautiful works of art! I will be visiting everyone throughout the day!
    Thanks again
    xxoo

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  14. Good Morning PPF's! So excited to share another week with you all. I can't wait to come home from work and really dive into PPF.

    This is just what I needed to spark my inspiration. I got early this week to get my post in. Maybe a little too early....I did my post then made my coffee. I forgot to put the lid on my coffee grinder and shot coffee beans all over the kitchen...hehehe. I got my first laugh of the day!

    Have a great Paint Party Friday Everyone!

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  15. Painting for me is therapy, relaxation and fun!

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  16. Good Morning Everyone!

    We are so thrilled about this wonderful response!

    @ Theresa - Welcome!!!

    @ Hybrid J - I will definitely add your name to the list... Thanks for playing along :)

    @ Pointy Pix - We'll look forward to seeing you again after work!

    @ ThisTinder - That is a wonderful reason to paint! (and mixed media paintings are certainly welcome)

    @ La Abela (Mari) - We're glad to see you back again!

    @ ileana - Painting can really be therapeutic! (We probably should have had that as a choice!) Hee hee about Andy Warhol!

    @ Falling Ladies - See you tonight!

    @ Dana - I'm glad PPF is motivating you to pick up the brush! Yay!

    @ Heather - I totally agree about there not being enough hours in the day!

    @ Nelly - Ha! Sorry about the beans, but you gave me a good laugh... such a funny image!

    @ Christine - Painting is all of those things to me too :)

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  17. Wow, This is terrific. Here it is 5 am and I am number 22. Thank you so much Eva and Kristin for hosting this event. It is so much fun to check out what others are doing and to be able to share.

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  18. Thanks for hosting this fun Friday! First time joining along and have already visited some folks - Good STUFF:)

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  19. Hi all! I'm a first timer. :) So glad I can join you.

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  20. Paint Party Friday is lots of fun. Looking forward to seeing what's in everyone's studio. Fridays are my errand days so if I don't get around to all of you today, I will do so over the weekend! :-)

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  21. Wowser -- you guys start *early* over here! I've been excited for Paint Party Friday all week and at last it is here! I can't wait to stop in to see all of your lovely creations today!

    Thanks again to Kristin and Eva!

    Charlie
    http://www.domesticicingblog.blogspot.com
    http://www.domesticicing.etsy.com

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  22. Just wanted to drop in and say "hi." I'm out of town and haven't been doing any painting. I'm glad to see that this week there's another good turnout! Next week I'll be back with paint on my fingers.

    Cheers!

    p.s. I didn't answer the poll because my answer doesn't really fit any of the categories. I paint for fun and self expression and to add beauty to my world. And for the challenge of learning how to do something new.

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  23. Wow! It just gets bigger and bigger! All kinds of goodies to look at today. :-)

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  24. Hello PPF Friends! Looking forward to seeing what all the artists have to show in their studios....last week was so full of beauty and art that it took a LONG time to get through and get to know everyone. Still, the inspiration and motivation to have something to show every week are the fuel for the creative fire. Thanks, Kristin and Eva, for hosting this fun event :)

    Oh, and I like acrylics because they are easy to use and clean up. I am a full-time mom to two preschool aged boys, so painting cannot get too complicated if I'm to accomplish anything. However, because of environmental concerns, I am thinking about switching to a more eco-friendly painting medium....

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  25. @Marlene - yes at 5am! Wow - we ARE thrilled!

    @Theresa and NatashaMay - so glad you could join us! Welcome!!

    @RobanStudio - drop by when you can - this is definitely a drop-in, stay as long as you'd like, or come back when you can kind of party that lasts as long as it does!

    @Charlie Thank you! Great to have you back!

    @Anne - Looking forward to seeing you next week! "And for the challenge of learning how to do something new." I love that! Wish I'd thought of it when we were writing the poll as it is so true! \Excellent! (And how wonderful Richard Feynmannish a statement)

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  26. Hi Everyone..Happy PPF! I will be making my way through the list the next few days...I look forward to everyones magic!
    victoria~

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  27. Oh dear ladies....thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event. As to why I like to paint....painting has proven to be a great form of therapy when needed. All of us have difficult times in our lives and when this happens to me it is always such a Godsend when I can turn to painting or creating something. I truly feel it is a special time with the divine.

    Xo

    Jo

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  28. Ok, I see that I am late to the party, LOL! ;)

    I like both Acrylics and Watercolors, and often use them both in a painting. I've painted mostly with Acrylics because I think they are the easiest medium. If I make a mistake, its dry immed and I can paint a fix right over it.

    I love painting. Its my life. I find art to be a meditation, and an open doorway to the divine. I am in a trance when I paint. Images and energy flow through me and there is no time. It is an experience beyond words, and I believe it is very healing. This type of flow is like a prayer of love. Artists contribute so much more to the world than the art itself. Kathryn

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  29. @ Kate B - All kinds of goodies indeed! It may turn into a party weekend!

    @ Carrie - How well said! "Still, the inspiration and motivation to have something to show every week are the fuel for the creative fire." That is the goal. Fuel is so important!

    @Jo/grama's soul and Angelself - Special Time/Doorway to the divine and Mediatation. Excellent motivation and another category we should have included. It's not quite the same as "the voices" telling you too, is it? ;) Thanks for adding it in.

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  30. This place is a friday morning treat, I love seeing the art!!!

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  31. Hi, my name is Sheri and I use many mediums. Moslty markers and inks for my ACEOs and acrylics for larger paintings. But of late I am drawn to watercolor pencils and ink. I enjoy trying new mediums.
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    http://www.happyhorsestudio.blogspot.com
    http://www.happyhorsestudio.com
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  32. The technique I used this week was to start with a piece of paper that was already splodged with paint. I'd brayered on some spare acrylic paint from another project onto a page in my sketchbook then just waited for inspiration which came for this piece. The beauty of it was that I didn't have to do so much painting afterwards - I already had all these yummy textures to play with!

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  33. Hi, I can't believe it's friday again... I am JUST working on posting my Friday pieces on my blog. They should be up in a while.
    Gosh, I hope that even though I'll be at the very end of this Linky's list, I will still get some views :)

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  34. Oh, one more thing.. it's not letting me make the button show. How do I do it?

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  35. @ peggy gatto - a treat! Wonderful! For us too!

    @ Sheri - welcome! I added you on the sidebar.

    @Wrightstuff - Excellent! Anything that will spur on inspiration is fabulous!

    @KateH - Don't worry. Lots of people can only come to the party at the end of the day, and will still be coming on the weekend. I know I'll come visit you!

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  36. I have a WIP for PPF...LOL!
    What do you call those things? Acronyms?
    Happy weekend :)
    XoX

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  37. Hi everyone, can you see me? Tee hee

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  38. Are we all here or am I sleep walking?

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  39. Oh...I thought we would be able to answer each other.:(

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  40. Oh well then, guess I will go watch General Hospital.

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  41. Hi Gloria!
    Welcome back!
    I'll answer and by the way anyone else can join in!!!

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  42. @Hi Eva. so you can see me...wait...I have to turn on GH

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  43. @ Lisa - yes acronyms. Partly my fault, well likely all my fault - the two industries I spend most of my days in have so many, I start creating them whenever none exist!

    Looking forward to seeing your WIP!

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  44. Phew, i've just spent the last 3hours looking through all the party blogs! What an amazing collection of artists there is! I have however acquired a new found hatred for word verification in order to leave a comment-it slows the process down so much and inevitably i think i've left a comment only to realise i hadn't!

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  45. Just wanted to say that I have gone through the list of all the players at PPF and I am amazed at the variety and just plain awesomeness of all the art and artists. Yes that is the feeling awe. Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting such a fun party!!

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  46. Okay, I'm late but my post is up ...my painting .....just the start to unfolding my daydream.


    Will come by everyone's blog this weekend...


    Annabelle :)

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  47. Hi It's late but it is still Friday here.
    Glad to see some of us here after O'dark thirty.
    Thanks for the fun party.
    8-)

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  48. Wow, seems like a happening party! I'm just a beginner and learning a lot, but would love to join in...even though Friday is past... hope it's alright!

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  49. It's Saturday! and I'm hanging over from PPF! It takes me this long to visit each studio. My day job realy cuts into my artsy time! ... did squeeze some painting (w/porch paint) in today between cleaning bathrooms :( LOVE visiting you all ... thx for the inspiration. see you next Friday! Have a great week!

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  50. I failed miserably this week. I have all that painted board waiting for me to do something with it, I'm all excited about experimenting with watercolour now that I've worked out how to use it, and I haven't had time or motivation to do anything. To top it all off this weekend has been massacred by a birthday non-party and a sick little girl (on her birthday). Ugh.

    Hopefully I can manage something this week coming instead.

    Nutty
    (zombie after only 2 hours sleep)

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  51. I told you I'd be back.....
    I ran through everyone's links and now I am going to go back and leave comments. It's almost 3am here and I must be crazy.
    But I forgot to publish my post....I wrote it Thursday night and set it to draft....oh well.

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  52. I just want to say to everyone:

    Thank you so much for your continued inspiration and motivation - Eva and I are having such a blast partying with all of you!

    We're so glad you can make it whenever you can :)

    @ Crystal and ger chouinard: It definitely can take some time... but it's so much fun! We're so glad you're playing :)

    @ Annabelle, gemma, tortagialla, and Marianne: We're happy to have you whenever you can make it... better late than never :)

    @ Nutty: We'll look forward to seeing your watercolor experiments whenever you are able... Take care of yourself and your little one (Happy Birthday to her!) Hope everyone is feeling better soon :)

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  53. At EVA's kind suggestion I am signing up late. Sorry to have missed the party Friday but I shall try to get to visiting as many people as I can over the next couple of days.

    Kat X

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  54. You all have done it again. Your amazing talents inspire me beyond words. Fabulous work everyone. I think I was able to visit everyone who has left a link so far but I'll keep checking! Enjoy your weekend (what's left of it anyway.

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  55. Hi Everyone...another beautiful and inspiring week.. such wonderful talent....i think i have gotten to almost everyone..and am still visiting!
    Shine on kindreds...happy Creating!Thanks for all your visits..so appreciated!
    Victoria~

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  56. Thank you so much for all your nice comments last week. It is an pleasure for me to join also this week. Best, Antje

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  58. well ... I think I've come to view all jobs, I'm happy, thanks...Eva, Khristine and to all the new friends I have visited. Many people said me they do not understand my language, for all them I say: "there is a TRANSLATOR just below the link to the PPF, you just have to choose the language and the page will (English, French or whatever you want)". Until next Friday. Hugs

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  59. Hi Ladies, just discovered your blog, so nice to get to know you! Great idea. Valerie-Jael

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  60. fun site - thanks Kristin for visiting my blog!

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  61. I'm the newbie here! I have been a painter for as long as I can remember. I have to reconnect with my art, this seems like a fabulous place to start.
    I sell Vintage on Etsy and will share more at a later date.

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  62. Thank you. I'm very excited to learn all about this paint party!

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  63. i am new to this..and i think it would be great to enter!!

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