Friday, July 1, 2011

Paint Party Friday: Week 16 Check-In

To all our fellow Paint Party Friday players who live in Canada or the United States - Happy Canada Day! Happy Independence Day!!


Welcome to Week 16 of Paint Party Friday! The sun is shining, the weather is warm (in the North anyway) and it is a holiday weekend for many of us. Last week we talked about the Seasons and our painting productivity. For most, the season is irrelevant to you. And for those who find one season more productive, the majority favour summer and winter (evenly). Spring wasn't chosen by anyone as their most productive season.

One thing that many of you mentioned in the comments  was that the summer, while inspiring, was so busy with other activities that it made it a challenge to paint as often as you'd like. We are with you on that. We also find that it is often more challenging to be at the computer when it is so beautiful outside. Do you find that? Summer deserves to be easy breezy - it is far too short here!

We've decided to make the summer weeks of Paint Paint Friday a little lighter, a little silly and a little easier. We will be here every week for you to check-in. The posts may be shorter. The polls may be more frivolous and not the least bit painting oriented. Mr. Linky will always be here. We will try to visit everyone and see your painting efforts but it may be at a little slower pace. An easy breezy summer.  To celebrate the "easy breezy" carefree summer days, Kristin is kicking off CareFREE Fridays! - FREE collage paper downloads every Friday during the summer! (Please be sure to stop by her blog to check it out!)

 
With that in mind and the holiday weekend at hand, we wonder how you celebrate your nation's birthday?



If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Week 1 and Week 2 check-ins. Please make sure to use your post URL address versus your blog 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.


Hope you have a fabulous time at the party and a great holiday weekend for those of you who live in countries having birthdays!

31 comments:

  1. Hi! I am happy to be back and see all my art friends. Like the idea of easy breezy. Have a wonderful 4th!

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  2. I too have been super busy and have not made the rounds like I should be :( But I love to participate and this has been my ritual for the last however many weeks. I like the no pressure summer. I will stop by early next week as we are headed out to go camping. And not the finger quote camping that we normally do in a cabin with airconditioning and full fridge. The pitch a tent, no running water type of camping. Who's idea was this....oh it was mine ;)

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  3. Woo Hoo, it's PPF day and also a great Fourth of July weekend. Happy 4th to all PPFer's and all our men and women who are protecting us and have protected us in the past.

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  4. I can't believe I made it here on Thursday!! I'm finally getting organized! So glad that I'm not the only one caught up in all that summer brings...Wishing you all a sunny beautiful weekend :)

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  5. Happy national days to those of you celebrating! It is taking longer to get round all the participants each week - a sign of the success of PPF that so many want to join, methinks and so what if is it Tuesday before we get round everyone - it just extends the party!!

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  6. Nice to be back again! I paint more in the summer - usually - because I am able to sit outside on my balcony and paint. This year it has been mostly bad weather, or so hot the paint water boiled, so I stayed in my arty kitchen.

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  7. I try to get to see everyones art over the weekend when possible as I adore seeing all the wonderful artwork which totally inspires me to do better.

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  8. Beautiful colors of fiesta.

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  9. I feel like I just don't have much time to paint.

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  10. I'm with you guys on this one. I'm definitely slowing my pace down some to stop an d smell the roses. In all truth I'll probably be posting roughly the same number of times per week but I won't be so angst ridden about it. Lol!

    Happy Fourth to those who celebrate!

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  11. Easy breezy sounds awesome blossom! With the start of The Artists Way (which includes morning pages and artists dates), I like the idea of being more casual...although I'm never too busy for PPF! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, girls!!

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  12. Hi everyone! This is my first link up with the party! Have been sitting on the sidelines for all this time and now am jumping in! Looking forward to seeing the beautiful work for this week!

    Wishing everyone a great holiday weekend! :)

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  13. Easy breezy....cooooool...........thanks for the paper freebie...what a fab idea!! Happy PPF to all of you!

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  14. Here's to an easy breezy summer!

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  15. easy breezy sounds just perfect, thank you Paint Party Friday!

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  16. Happy Paint Party Friday to everyone! I am so sorry i didnt make the rounds last weekend, but I am having internet problems at home and have to come to my husbands business to get online so my time is limited to checking emails and not much else.
    Happy Fourth of July!

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  17. Happy Canada Day!!!!!!! And Happy July 4th to our neighbors!!!!! We celebrate an extra long weekend by heading to the cottage and meeting up with family and friends..and then we boat, waterski and cook amazing food and treats!!!!! Lots of fun!!!!!!!

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  18. Please check out my blog...I have a small painting I am giving away...just leave a comment :) Been busy painting all week!

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  19. Beautiful work..very uplifting and full of harmony...such magical papers...shine on!
    Victoria

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  20. Happy Independence Day, PPF friends! I can't wait to visit you all in bloglandia!

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  21. Happy PPF, everyone! Easy breezy sounds wonderful to me! :)

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  22. My father, a military hero, was born on the 4th of July. So for me it is very patriotic and is a mixture of celebration with friends and also some reserved alone time. While I enjoy the BBQs and parties, I always watch the Fireworks with just family.

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  23. We go to the "white" house every 4th!!!
    Lynn and Don's house. We all bring something and they barbeque!
    Happy whatever you do!!!

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  24. Easy Breezy - YAY! looking forward to it! Gotta work the 4th (but it should be a quiet day - potluck at the office). Happy Independence Day & Canada Day to my PPF friends. Happy Birthday America!

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  25. I'm all for easy brizzy summer! :) And thank you to Kristin for the downloads. :)

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  26. Easy breezy sounds good to me! I missed the last couple PPF and I'm glad to be back! I'm excited to see what everyone's been up to!

    Happy PPF! Happy July! Happy Independence Day! Happy Canada Day! :)

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  27. Happy fourth of July weekend ..Have fun everyone!
    KAT Griffin

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  28. HI Everyone..Happy Creating..happy Wkd and Happy PPF!
    Shine on..see you all...
    Victoria

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  29. Happy Holiday Weekend those in North America!

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