Friday, September 17, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 27. Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 26 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world.

This week, the random number generator chose #10: Linda K. One of the things that we have always loved about PPF is the community, friendships, and sharing in this community. In her post last week, Linda shared a wonderful example of that generosity. In addition to all of the lovely artwork she showed, Linda posted this fabulous watercolor swatch page that she made (using watercolors that she won from a giveaway by fellow PPF-er, Soma from InkTorrents!)... We just love to see all of the connections that have been made in this group!

image courtesy of Linda K
(Please be sure to check out why she created this sheet.)

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Happy Painting!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 26, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 26 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week random.org chose #12 - Tracey (The comment links were added to the count at the end - sorry for the Mr. Linky issue - it was showing up on the preview... If it happens again, please email us as we don't see the comments as readily. Thanks!) Tracey over-painted a magazine photo to create this super confident portrait! Please check out the close up as well.

image courtesy of Tracey

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have a wonderfully creative week!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 25, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 25 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #15 - Linda C. Lin had a number of fun watercolours to show this week including this very creative and unusual juxtaposition of peacock, robot and poppy. Three things you don't usually find together! What is the meaning or are they random combinations? What is really what creativity and innovation is all about, isn't it - combining previously uncombined ideas together. Please drop by to see the rest...

Peacock, Robot and Poppy - image courtesy of Linda C.

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have a wonderfully creative week! And Happy (long) Labour Day Weekend to those to whom it applies!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 24, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 24, Year 11 of Paint Party Friday.

This week we are doing things a bit differently... Instead of letting the random number generator choose a spotlighted artist, we have decided to pay tribute to our fellow PPF-er and dear friend, Tracey Fletcher King. Many of you know that Tracey bravely battled cancer for many years, and we were heartbroken to hear of her passing this past week.


To know Tracey Fletcher King was definitely to love her... How could you not? She had a very special gift for turning the ordinary into something extraordinary. In addition to being an amazing artist (and PPF-er from the earliest days), Tracey's kindness, sense of humor, intelligence, and generosity made her a very bright light in our community. She freely and eagerly shared her talents, time, and even a "cuppa" with the many friends she so easily made from around the globe.

(some of the art from her "Cuppa With Friends" project)

Our deepest sympathy goes out to her loving family (that many PPF-ers knew as "Sinus and Phantom"). We feel so blessed to call her our friend and will miss her dearly.

(More links: Tracey's blog, Tracey's instagram, and the PPF Tea Party for Tracey


As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.


Wishing you a week of love and paint...

Friday, August 20, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 23, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 23 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #1: Christine. Last week Christine shared this fun and colorful painting of "Rainbow Mountains". Please be sure to stop by her blog to find out where her inspiration came from!

image courtesy of Christine

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have a colorful and creative week!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 22, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 22 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #4 - Rain Frances Sandy. Rain Frances showed Sandy's art as part of her post....

image courtesy of Sandy

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Have an inspired and creative week!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Paint Party Friday: Week 21, Year 11 Check-In

Welcome to Week 21 of Year 11 here at Paint Party Friday. We continue to hope you are all safe and healthy in this time of social distancing, and that art is helping to alleviate the stress of this unprecedented situation. And that things have started to improve and open up in your part of the world. 

This week our random number generator chose #5: Wendy K. Last week Wendy was able to freeze a moment in time through this beautiful painting of a quick flying wood warbler! Please be sure to stop by her blog and say hi!

image courtesy of Wendy K

As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.

Here's hoping your week doesn't fly by too quickly!