Friday, December 20, 2013

A Very Special Paint Party Friday!

  The wonderful  hostesses of Paint Party Friday  EVA and Kristin have organized a SURPRISE! Virtual Tea Party for Tracey Fletcher King to send lots of virtual hugs along with support and cheer. Tracey has been tenaciously dealing with breast cancer for many months now, and as I've mentioned before she has been battling it with grace, with art and with humor. So here's to you Trace, with love across the miles.

  The actual mug I chose to sketch:




  
  and my watercolor sketch:

  Don't be too hard on me- I know it's wonky and flat but I just HAD to give it a shot despite never having sketched from an actual object before. You need to go see Tracey's work-wow!! And here's the post I shared of Tracey's sketch of one of my mugs. So thank YOU Trace for at least getting me to do something I didn't think I would try anytime soon. I know now that  this is something I'll continue practicing with the help of an online class (more on that in another post :)

  And now, some art I decided to make all because I can't seem to get that ridiculous, silly song "What Does The Fox Say?" out of my head!!  I felt I needed to share the love:)


 I found this great website for making all kinds of origami things and was delighted to find a fox-aren't they cute?


 I also did a journal page. Here's the WIP:


 I looked online for some images I could work from then changed it a bit. The background was painted with acrylics. I knew I wanted to paint a blue fox so I chose a bright orange and pink for the backdrop. And here's the finished page:


  Linking this week to Paint Party Friday; Creative Every Day; Art Journal Every Day; Mandarin Orange Monday; T is For Tuesday.

 And in the event I don't get another post in before Wednesday, for all who are celebrating the holidays I wish them to be merry and bright!

" Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."
                                                                                                                            Joseph Campbell


41 comments:

  1. Happy PPF Linda, love your mug for Tracey..........a first still life for both of us today, that Tracey has a lot to answer for.............lol Love the rest of your projects. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, hugs Annette x

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  2. Winderful! I love your mug sketch. And your origami foxes are darling. I will have to go check that site out. Thanks!

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  3. Your fox page gave me a smile today! Great job on the teacup!

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  4. Linda, Tracey will be delighted with your special mug in her honor! I love your foxes, such fun!
    Joyeuse Noel chère amie!
    Hugs Kat xx

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  5. Lovely mug art for Tracey, the foxs are cute, and you even chosen Trace's favourite colours blue ad orange! Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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  6. Great job with the mug sketch. Your fox themed pieces are great!

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  7. A great way to support Tracey. Wonky is good. Love the fox's
    Have a happy Christmas and the best 2014
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  8. Your mug is lovely, and i am in LOVE with those foxes, must try them! Happy Christmas Linda! Valerie

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  9. Love your mug for Tracey. It's a great job. Your fox is awesome. Happy Holidays to you.

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  10. Don't be hard on yourself. I love your mug and your tribute to Tracey. Also, I think the foxes are great.

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  11. A very sweet and appropriate mug for Tracey! You foxes are ADORABLE!

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  12. I love your tea mug, dear Linda and your little Fox! Wonderful to see and smile.
    Happy PPF
    Erika

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  13. Excellent work on this sketch!

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  14. This is soooo fun!! I'm sure Tracey will love it...you need to post the youtube video of this song...I loved it from the moment I heard it several months ago....This post made me laugh out loud...I SO get it....I am the same!! So glad you were inspired by it.....why didn't I think of that? EXCELLENT post...love your adorable fox and mug!! Merry Christmas to you and yours my dear!!

    Hugs Giggles



    Hugs Giggles

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  15. excellent and thoughtful painting

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  16. I am beyond delighted at your mug. That is a fabulous result. I am beyond speechless at how generous and thoughtful you are and I am lying in bed feeling like I will never stop bloody crying at how amazing you are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ... You have made this a very special Christmas indeed. Xx

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  17. Very sweet work for Tracey! And of course the fox art is so cute!

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  18. really cute fox, and excellent work on the mug! So wishing Tracey all the best and feeling stronger soon!

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  19. Great mug and what an adorable fox!

    Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas!

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  20. Oh, that fox is adorable! Wonderful colorcombination too! And the mug for Tracey is very special. I love seeing what everybody created for Tracey. She must be so pleased ....

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  21. Your gesture is doubly thoughtful - because you painted that delightful mug and stepped out into new territory. Painting from real objects always adds a degree of tension because you want it to look exactly like the object - that's for photos. That is a fun painting.

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  22. Your teacup painting for Tracey is very touching, and your foxes made me smile. Now, I need to get that catchy tune out of my head - LOL! May your holiday season be filled with love, joy and peace, my friend.

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  23. I love your mug! :) That fox is pretty special. Happy Holidays!

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  24. Tracey so deserves this! Have a wonderful festive season and very creative 2014.

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  25. I love your tea cup - and your foxes are adorable! Merry Christmas to you!

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  26. I think your teacup is so very sweet! I also love, love, love your foxes; especially the journal page, just so cute!

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  27. J'aim votre style et merci pour le partage du site sur l'origami. Joyeuses fêtes :)

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  28. Hello Linda!!!! love your post!!! love the art and the cute foxes!!!!

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  29. Awe, I've been out of the PPF loop lately - I had no idea this was going on! Thank you - I will have to send my wishes her way. AND, btw, I adore what you did - and that fox! Love it all. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! HUGS to you too! xoxo

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  30. I love your wonky cup. Cups are still difficult for me and I've been drawing them since I was a kid. Your foxes are wonderful, too. what a great thing to do when a song is stuck in your head. Have a great holiday and thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

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  31. Linda, your watercolor cup is so pretty. The colors and the patterns have been sketched so well. The origami foxes look awesome. My son loves origami Thank you for sharing the link.
    Wishing you a wonderful time this season with your family.
    Susan

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  32. Hello Linda
    Love your mug you made for Tracey and she would love it too - to be thought of like this is so special! Don't be too hard on yourself. I wouldn't know how or where to start!
    Love those words of Joseph Campbell. I have read a lot of his work many years ago - a great person!
    Have a wonderfully peaceful time at Christmas with your family sharing joy and love!
    Suzy

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  33. Your little blue fox is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  34. What a great party for Tracey. Your mug will be a perfect addition. The foxes are just too cute, both the origami and the painted one. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

    Darla

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  35. Love the fox origami pieces. I think your hand painted coffe mug is fab! Merry Christmas! and have a fab 2014! from Nan, T and Baby.

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  36. What a wonderful thing to have for Tracey (sorry I missed hearing about it)...
    your drawing is fabulous...you inspire me again and again!

    Fun fox inspiration too!!!
    Now I will have to turn up the Christmas music to drown out the "fox" music in my head LOL!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas dear ♥

    Your ornaments (last year's and this) are pinned to my kitchen curtain where I can see them while sitting in my fav chair and all thru the day...
    Thank you for sharing and being such a lovely friend...

    Joyeux Noël to you and yours...
    oxo

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  37. I lost track of Tracy after I stopped joining a few of the blog hops she participates (or participated) in. Yes, her humor is beyond funny, even as she had been diagnosed with this horrible disease.

    Love the mug you drew. It is perfect for T today.

    Have an awesome T Tuesday and a very Merry Christmas, dear Linda.

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  38. You captured the look of a fox. I like the captivating red and blue them you used. Happy New Year to you. I hope to see you at PPF in the upcoming year.

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  39. Hi Linda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  40. Thank you Linda! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you - and thank you for putting up the SOC badge - I can't wait for a fun new year - so happy we'll be in it together :) xoxo

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  41. Happy New Year Dear Linda! I am looking forward to 2014 and may it be filled with many blessings for all of us! Can't wait to see more of your creations this year as well! xoxo Nancy

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