Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paint Party Friday... It's Hip to be Square


It's time for another Paint Party Friday!  Yay!  I am really loving this... It's so much fun!

Last week, I received lots of questions about the textures in my paintings.  In case you missed it, I answered the texture question (and some other questions) here.


This week I painted squares...


Lots and LOTS of squares!
(400 squares... But who's counting?!? ha!)

Sometimes I find the beginning stages of a painting can be a little tedious.  Although, if all goes well it is (usually) worth it in the end.  Do you ever find that to be true?

On a much more exciting note, I received a wonderful package in the mail this week...


Is it candy?!?


No.  It's the beautiful birds I bought from the very talented Makiko (Maki) Hastings to support Japan!  Weren't they wrapped so sweetly?  I guess you could call them "eye candy"!

If you haven't checked out Maki's 1000 Birds Project yet, be sure to pay her a visit...  They are absolutely adorable!   (I just love the details - the little bird feet on the bottoms are fantastic.)


I can't wait to give them as gifts, but I have to admit that since they're so cute I had to keep a couple for myself!

If you've been painting this week, please be sure to share what you've been up to over at the PPF blog.  (Even if you haven't been painting try to stop by and see what everyone else has created!)


41 comments:

  1. I love the idea of painting square like you did. How awesome. Great job, the colors are terrific. I like a lot of color. You know I have been working on little birds too, not like these but similar. I had a lot of clay and didn't know what to do with it, so I thought I would try my hand at making little birds. Just got started on it and it looks like it's going to be fun. Just using the clay that doesn't have to go in the oven. Anyway, great job! Look forward to PPF later this eve. Take care.

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  2. Kristin, love your squares...I love patterns they are fascinating. Looking forward to PPF tomorrow!

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  3. I really like the look of your blog today. With the squares, the cutely wrapped birds, then the birds, etc. you have so much color and it's beautiful. I found myself staring at the squares trying to find a pattern in the way the colors are laid down. Loved it all.

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  4. Hi Kristin (I finally spelled your name right,sorry)
    I love reading your blog and seeing your paintings...you do have an incredible imagination to go with your talent!
    xo

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  5. Yay..hi Kristin...Fabulous...I love your gorgeous squares..wonderfully vibrant and mesmerizing! Beautiful post..those birds are divine..so sweet!
    Happy PPF!
    Victoria~

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  6. HI
    Love the squares! So fun....
    I definitely will go and check out Maki's Blog, now!
    See you tomorrow at PPF! YAY!!!!!!!
    xo

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  7. Hi Kristin, Love the squares and from your comments I gather this is just the beginning, it will be fun to see what you do with it or if you decide to just leave it. The birds are adorable and it is such a great cause. I feel so much sadness for the people that are living through this disaster. See you at the party.

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  8. 400!! Wow! Can't wait to see the rest of the painting! And the wrapped up birdies almost match the colour of the squares. Cool. Those bird are indeed lovely.

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  9. Did the squares hypnotize you while working on them? So vibrant and interesting to look at. Can't wait to see the end result. The little birds are very cute.

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  10. I love your squares.... must be like a meditation to paint them.
    Tedious for me is when I have an idea and do not know how to express myself, but that might actually be more like challenging.

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  11. I'll be very interested to see what the squares will turn into. And I'm loving the little birdies and for such good cause. Well Done! ;)

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  12. Beautifully painted squares. I'm much to slapdash!! Love Rosie

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  13. 400 squares and such vibrant colors! Wow! I'm curious to see what else you do to this. ;)
    The birds are adorable, starting from the packaging.

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  14. The squares look awesome! I love all of the vibrant colors with the black accent. Nicely done and you are correct, the little birdies are adorable!

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  15. I love the squares and am looking forward to how they develop. The little birds are gorgeous and you reminded me to get some-last time i was so lost in reading everyone's blog posts i forgot to go back and order them!

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  16. Oh my! 400 squares?!They look awesome! :) I ordered japan birds as well but didn't get the confirmation yet.

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  17. I love your patchwork pieces...after all I have one of my very own hanging up :) 400 squares though.....wowww! that makes my mind boggle never mind my eyes! :) Beautiful birdies too....x

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  18. Yours squares are something else, brill, and so loving those beautiful birds. Thank you for showing them. Annette x

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  19. Really like your colorful squares. The birds are very sweet too. Happy PPF!

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  20. That's a lot of squares! Love the color! Happy PPF!

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  21. The little wrapped birds look just like salt water taffy. I'd have been tempted to paint them. :) I don't think I'd have the patience to paint all those squares. I'll be back to see what it becomes.

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  22. Oh, I love those squares! The colors will just put you in a happy mood.

    I agree, those little bird packages remind me of salt water taffy. Adorable!

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  23. I love your squares! The colors are just awesome. The little birds are just so cute and for a good cause...bonus! :-)

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  24. Your squares are wonderful- I love watching these as they progress. Do you mask them off as you go, or just paint each one individually? I'm sure you'll post the end result!
    Happy PPF!
    Stephanie

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  25. Thank you for all of your wonderful words of encouragement and for your kindness!

    @ Rhonda (Roban Studio): Yes I did get slightly hypnotized! ha! - just like Tammie said, it was like meditation :)

    @ Stephanie: I paint them each individually (no masking) I like the irregular quality of it. I will definitely show you all what this turns into :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  26. Your squares look great! So bright and colorful. Can't wait to see what's next for them!

    Those birds are so sweet and packaged so beautifully! Can't blame you for wanting to keep a couple.

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  27. Love the colors you've chosen for your squares! I almost noticed a heart pattern in there. Was that intensional? I also like the birds from Japan...they're adorable!

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  28. Your squares are made of such beautiful colours!

    Those birds are gorgeous & so sweetly wrapped! So much attention to detail and all to help Japan - its wonderful to hear about human kindness.

    Kat X

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  29. WooHooOOo on the patience for all those squares! Love the eye candy birdies too Kristin:)

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  30. THANK YOU! I now have the button and I know what to do next time. YEAH xxx Rosie

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  31. Wow your colours are soooooo vibrant!!! Really striking and beautiful. Love it! :0)

    Gorgeous birds too! :0) oxox

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  32. I love the squares, so colorful and fun! What sweet little birds. I'm so happy to have joined the party :)

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  33. Love your squares, and 400 of them? Wow! And the birds are great, too! Valerie

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  34. It is hip to be square...they look great in all those colors!...sweet birds too. Would it be allowed to paint that foto of the trees with the water in the background that is on this weeks post? Have a great weekend and thanks for another great "party"........

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  35. I'm not quite sure I would have the patience to paint all those colorful squares! Wow!
    And thanks for sharing Maki's adorable birds - I wanted to order some as well, today I'll finally do it!

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  36. Super squares! I love the vibrant colors. I need to get some of those birds, they are adorable and such a great cause.

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  37. Wow, thats alot of squares, Great colorful squares too. and those birds are just precious. Wonderful way to help ot Japan!

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  38. Kristin, I love your squares! They remind me of stained glass. Your vibrant colors go together perfectly. And, I too find the beginning stages of a painting tedious...I just want it to instantaneously look like what I see in my mind without all the process.
    Have a great week:)

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  39. Interesting to see what you create from here. The birds are so cute, a wonderful way to help. : )

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  40. Woooooooooow! Love how colourful they are. They look like a song. Maybe because it made my heart aflutter with the flow and the vibrancy.

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