Friday, March 18, 2011

Welcome to the first weekly Paint Party Friday!!

Kristin and EVA are so happy to have you come and party with us! We hope this will be a great place for us all to work on our paintings, have a place to check-in, have some fun and chat about our efforts.


We thought it would be fun to do some polls as we go, or at least as often as we can think of ideas for polls! So here is the first one:


Most of you may know how to use Mr. Linky but 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 next week 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 hope you will not only comment but carry on conversations in the comments. If you want to address a comment to someone specific, usually the best way is to start the comment with @thenameoftheperson and then carry on with what you want to say.  Here is something we'd like to know: How would you like PPF (Paint Party Friday) to help you?

There are few rules. Just please be polite. Spam-like comments will be deleted. Let's see how it goes and have some fun! 

66 comments:

  1. I hope I did the linky thing right Eva and Kristin. Thanks for hosting this event, I look forward to having fun. Please let me know if I added my link right. Thank you.

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  2. Hi Eva and Kristin. Thank you for hosting this blog! I'm looking forward to checking out everyone's posts! :)

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  3. Wow, Eva and Kristin, what an amazing idea- thank you SO much for hosting this! I can't wait to make my way around the links!
    Happy Friday!

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  4. I am happy to participate in this job. Thanks

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  5. EXCITED... and thanks for hosting!!!
    cheers, dana

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  6. This looks like a great place you started here. I just posted my last painting but I see I can´t even type my own name correctly. I am in the middle of Easter Art Markets...will post a new painting project this week. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Hi Ladies!!!

    Welcome to the party - we are so happy you all could join us!

    I'm looking forward to visiting everyone... I'm sure it will be inspiring & help keep me on track with my own painting goals.

    What are some of your goals?

    @Cynthia: hee hee - it's still early... who knows, maybe you'll start a trend & people will start using a double letter for their first names! ha!

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  8. Good Morning!
    Congratulations, girls! This is wonderful - the site looks great, too! I am excited to visit everyone. Have a great day!
    Heather

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  9. Yeah for Paint Party Friday!!!! I am so excited to participate, but am off to work. I will check in with everyone this evening. Have a wonderful day!!!!

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  10. Hi Eva and Kristin..thanks for hosting this party...I know it will be magical checking out everyone's beautiful work!
    Hey everyone..nice to meet you all!
    Victoria~

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  11. I had so really hoped to do something specifically for this challenge yesterday, but as I was printing off my stockshot to work from, my 11 month old fell asleep in my arms in front of the computer (unusual since she'd already had her nap). Not long after that she clarified the reason for that by getting sick and that was the end of my painting aspirations for yesterday. She's better now, but it wasn't a fun few hours.

    So all I have to show is what I managed earlier in the week :( But there will be more, there must be more.

    This is a great idea you two have come up with and I'm looking forward to playing better next week.

    Nutty
    (today was also mangled, so yeah, nothing done :( )

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  12. Wow, already a great turn out and it is only 6 am here. Thank you Kristin and Eva, this is going to be a lot of fun. I didn't get anything new started as I had a ton of projects to catch up on but I am now caught up and can start new things.

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  13. Good morning! I don't have much, but I'm pretty happy I managed to post at all! Thank you for giving me a great reason to PAINT for the first time in weeks! Off to work!

    Love,
    Charlie

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  14. Thank You for hosting this party Eva and Kristin!
    Kristin if you don't mind I'd like to know how you were able to draw those pictures onto an image of Toast in the last Creative Tuesdays challenge?

    http://kristindudish.blogspot.com/2011/03/creative-tuesday-breakfast.html

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  15. *Paula comes into the room with cyber confetti, snacks and drinks*
    Thank you for a lovely party! :)
    The timing is perfect for me as I started local painting classes for the first time in my life, so I´ll be trying many new things. *grin*

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  16. Wow!!!! This is so great! Welcome Everyone and Thank You sooooo much for playing along!!! (As you can tell from my exclamation points I am super-duper excited!!!!!)

    @Christine: I printed a toast photo (the link is on my blog) onto cardstock, then I drew on the images using brown colored pencils... easy peasy, no special tricks or anything (I wish I knew more special tricks! ha!) I'm sure there is a way to do it on the computer, but I'm much better and faster with a hands-on approach. Hope that helps :)

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  17. Ooooh - Paula! Thanks for bringing the goodies... So very thoughtful!!!

    (Can't wait to see those new things!!!)

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  18. So, I have nothing new, but. . . :-) Congrats Kristin and Eva! Looks like fun! And I look forward to seeing everyone's work.

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  19. Wonderful art! Thanks for hosting! :-)

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  20. Thank you Eva and Kristin for hosting this party and thank you Victoria Pettella ~Kiki for guiding me here. I really wanted to have my painting finished for this Friday but since I don't I still wanted to be part of this artist's retreat so I have posted an old painting I did some years ago.
    I hope to gather inspiration and knowledge through this community of artists.Once again thank you gals for the hosting; I look forward to visiting everyone and giving my brushes a touch of color for Spring.

    Annabelle

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  21. I am really going to enjoy this fun event. Thanks for hosting.

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  22. I'm getting more and more excited as I'm visiting your blogs... This is so much fun!!!

    *Please feel free to post Works in Progress too!!!*

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  23. Definitely post works in progress! (I did.) Paintings can take time and the party is all about progress! And an extra toast/celebration when we finish one! ;)

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  24. Hi all! Can't stay ... gotta get to my 'other' job - haven't given her up yet! Will be back later tonight (wish I could stay), gotta run .... thx Kistin and Eva!

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  25. Hi Partyers! I'm looking forward to visiting all of you! I may not get to you all today as Friday's are my errand days, but will eventually get there. Looking great so far.

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  26. Thanks for putting another weekly art co-op out there. For me, it's helping me to stay focused and creative during a difficult time for me in my personal life (my father). Thank you....I'm excited! :)

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  27. Hi there....my medium of choice is pastels...I have also used watercolors and enjoy those to. I, too, like Sophia have used creativity as a means to help calm me during difficult life periods.

    Jo

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  28. Thanks EVA & Kristin for this challenge. I've just posted on my blog & am looking forward to visiting everyone to see there painting.

    Happy 1st Paint Party Friday everyone!

    Kat :-)

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  29. Oh and I've attempted a hash tag on Twitter #paintpartyfriday - let me know if this is okay or if you have another one already on the go & then of course I shall use yours.

    Kat X

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  30. So glad I found you, I eneterd mine. Off to see more.
    this is gonna be fun!

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  31. WOW! I just went to everyone's blogs and checked out the amazing talent! I feel so honored to be participating in such a fabulous party! The inspiration is flowing and I can't wait to go get my paint on...but I must finish the proper amount of caffeine intake for the day first :D

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  32. So happy everyone has joined the Party!!

    Thanks Kat, for thinking about the hashtag #paintpartyfriday for Twitter. Who else is on twitter?

    I am @ejl_tbd.

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  33. Oh wow, I'm late to the party, but better late than never. I shall be mingling shortly - got to cook dinner first!

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  34. Whoopeee!!!

    I'm feeling so energized by this... thank you all for contributing to the fun and inspiration!

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  35. This will be great fun! Great idea to do this.

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  36. In reply to EVA - I think a few of us on Twitter so may be worth putting the prompt of using hashtag #paintpartyfriday in the sign up page or/and in side bar so people can spread the word. Just an idea.

    Kat :-)

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  37. Thanks Kristin and Eva for this fun weekly party! I feel right at home =) and am so happy to get in on the first party. Gonna grab a snack and a cup of tea and peruse all the great posts. Kathryn

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  38. thanks for setting this blog up! I always love to see what's being created!!!
    Your button and link are on my sidebar!!

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  39. What awesome participation! I almost forgot to post today. For some reason I was thinking it was next week but I'm in - better late than never. Thanks for hosting this.

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  40. Kristin and Eva, you two are wonderful hostesses and have inspired me to start painting! I'm thrilled to be a part of this group.

    Hope to experiment more with colors and find different and creative ways to paint the female figure (portraits, too!).

    Love what you're all doing, btw...the blogs I've checked out! More to view...later. :)

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  41. Wow. Going through all of your blogs and wonderful paintings I am feeling very inspired... Maybe I'll even try a few new things!

    Thanks for playing with us :)

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  42. Well, I've spent all day painting hence my lateness in adding my blog link (it's evening here in Ireland!) I'll need to work out what time you post for next week so I can get mine added earlier. I love this idea - I've spent have the evening looking through all the other wonderful blogs linked here!! My husband may send out a search party soon!!

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  43. Kristin and Eva, thanks so much for hosting the party! Such a fun idea. I just started painting with acrylics last month and began with watercolors in November. I want to make sure I keep painting and I think this will help motivate me. Looks like a great place to pick up some inspiration, too.

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  44. I'm back from work bringing wine and nibblies and looking forward to visiting more of you!

    What an awesome turnout to this party! You are an incredibly inspiring and talented group! And this is just the beginning. I can only image all the great artwork that may pass through these parties in the future!

    Sangria anyone?

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  45. oooo I will have to come back and do this next week!

    For those of you that may be interested: With your interest in art, I'm wondering if you would consider joining a community art piece (I'm extending the deadline until the end of april). I would be honored to have you. If you have time and interest, please check it out here:

    http://acommunityartproject.blogspot.com/2011/02/project.html

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  46. This looks FUN! Snagging a button and hope to join next week!

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  47. @Kristin thanks for the 'toast' response, I was guessing Photoshop. I like your way better, I could actually do something like that, thanks again.

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  48. Congratulations girls on 40 entries for your first co-op! Tha's awesome! i am so very proud of you and have enjoyed the day visiting all of these creative painters! xo - heather

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  49. Congratulations on a great beginning!

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  50. Hi Phoenix Peacock & Theresa - We'll look forward to partying with you next week!

    @Christine: No problem... I used to paint on my photos all the time. I'd love to see what you do :)

    @Heather: Thanks! It has been a blast...Hope you play again next week! (We are absolutely thrilled about your "Paint Party Today" illustration!!!)

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  51. Congratulations Eva and Kristin! What a wonderful start to Paint Party Friday! Good luck!

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  52. Better late than never....my post is up. I hope you don't mind if I share a bit of my past with you all each week. If you just want current stuff...let me know.

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  53. Oooh dear, I have a feeling I have crashed the party at the end.... :0/
    It looks like everyone has been having so much fun....I PROMISE to "arrive" in good time next friday when there will be no little people birthdays here! :)(with a more recent painting too!)
    Thankyou so much Kristin and Eva....your party ROCKS :)xx

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  54. Hello there,
    Annabelle invited me to join you here. Thank you. Antje

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  55. I'm so happy to be a part of this ball of artistic energy :)
    xox

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  56. Hi everyone...I just wanted to say thankyou again..it has been magical meeting everyone..I am still making my way visiting...what a wonderful event...
    Victoria~

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  57. GOSH! I can't believe I missed it!!!! This week was so busy I forgot about a lot of things :/

    NEXT one I am on it for sure!!! :)

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  58. I missed out too...can't wait to check out all your stuff this weekend though!

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  59. I missed the first one so am looking forward to joining in the second one. Am only a beginner, but so appreciate everyone elses creativity. Annette

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  60. hope i did it right too...i want to play! :))

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  61. I Hope I did it right! I'm new in the blog world. ...Thank You!! :)

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  62. Hi everyone, how does this work? Post new painting every friday and then go and visit others bloggs and make a comment, nothing special we shall paint or some special paint we shall use???

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  63. Just discovered Paint Party and glad I did! Hope to check in regularly and maybe even submit a piece now and then. Thanks for hosting!

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  64. I'm glad i found paint party, I can't wait to get started.

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  65. Hi, why dont the address disappear from the boxes? Did I something wrong?

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