Friday, March 18, 2022

Paint Party Friday Celebrates 11 Years!

image from our very first party (adjusted for today's)

Welcome to Paint Party Friday's Birthday Celebration and Farewell Party! We are so happy to have you with us as we celebrate 11 incredible years!

(another image from the archives adjusted for today)

Eleven years ago, to the day, Paint Party Friday held it's very first party. In the time since, we've celebrated the good times and come together as a community during the sad ones. We've conducted polls, shared artist interviews, coordinated a charity auction blog hop, hosted a tea party, and had giveaways. We've met artists from all over the world and we've made lifelong friendships.

(collage from our first birthday)

When EVA and Kristin first invited painters to share their work weekly, we had no idea what to expect. We were surprised and delighted when 64 partyers (including Christine and Peggy) showed up! Our little corner of the the internet continued to grow, and at our first birthday we welcomed 106 guests to the party! Since then, PPF has continued to be a place where artists can come to work on paintings, check-in, share their work, and cheer each other on in the process.

Your PPF hostesses, EVA & Kristin (from the archives)

We are so grateful for the community and connections that have been created through PPF, but like all good things, this party is coming to an end next week with one final "After Party". Since good-byes are hard, and we'd love to stay in touch, we hope that you'll share your Instagram names with us. (You can find EVA here and Kristin here.)

As we celebrate the final two check-ins, we'd like to offer a final giveaway. So, in honor of eleven years of friendship, community, art, and inspiration...

We are gifting one of our treasured PPF friends a $25 Blick e-gift card!

All you have to do to enter is share a painting using Mr. Linky below. We will use the number generator to choose the winner. The winner of the random draw will receive a $25 e-gift card.

Good luck! Now... Let's Party! 

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. Hope you have a wonderfully creative week!


  1. Wish I got to know you sooner, so sorry to see PPF come to a close. I have met so many wonderful artists and people here. I do hope to keep in touch with you.

    website -
    instagram - inktorrents


    1. Can't believe I forgot to say... Thank You So Much!!


  2. I am all choked up! Thank you so much for 11 wonderful years Kristin and Eva!

  3. 11 years is a huge achievement Kristin and Eva and I thank you for giving us the space, I'm only sorry that I did not find you earlier. Happy PPF to all creatives xx

  4. I will miss te party each Friday, it has been a part of our lives for so long! Thanks!

  5. 11 years Bravo!!!
    I will miss PPF. We had some really good times


  6. It's been an incredible journey! A beautiful community to share and learn from. I am truly grateful for you all. You inspire and bring so much joy to everyone. Thank you for Paint Party Friday! Thank you Kristin and Eva! You are amazing, wonderful and beautiful artists. I will miss Paint Party Friday. From my heart, lots of love, positivity and love. Love always, Maria

  7. hi, as I live in Sweden I think I should not win the giveaway. If I am the winner please choose another. :)

    Thanks a lot for all the work you have done :) Good Luck for the future. Monica

  8. Thank you Eva and Kristin for 11 years of supporting creativity ~ wishing you best life has to offer ~ Xo

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. It has been such a wonderful journey thanks to you EVA and Kristin! I have "met" so many wonderful, creative souls here and will miss it so much. Thank you, thank you for giving us this art community for the past 11 years. And thanks for the giveaway offer too:) Happy PPF to all!!

  10. The more I visit each blog, the more I read each post I am getting more emotional. I will miss PPF.

  11. What a great time I've had seeing everyone's different styles of beautiful art. It's been lovely to meet many of you!
    Many thanks to Eva and Kristin for all that you have done. Sending my best wishes to both of you! I have a feeling that you will both continue to create beauty and wonder in all that you do.
    Happy PPF, everyone!

  12. P.S. :)
    If my name is drawn for the lovely gift certificate, please pass it on.
    IG: dixielee.k
    Best Wishes to all!

  13. Sorry I'm late to the party. Thank you Eva and Kristin for hosting for so many years. Wishing you all the best.

  14. Congratulations!! Thank you for all the work you have done!!I am late, but joining in.

  15. Hi Eva
    Thanks for hosting us at PPF it wss a wonderful Fridays experience.
    Yes you can use the shamrock since i did not prepare a collage

    Happy you dropped by my blog

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