View Full Version : Paint-athon 2013

01-30-2013, 10:41 PM

Begins Friday, February 1st, 12 am (your time zone)
Ends Monday, February 4th, 11:59 pm (your time zone)

Any paint medium is welcome…oils, finger-paints, acrylics, watercolor, w/c pencils, heat-set oils, etc. …we just want you to have fun and paint-til-you-faint! :jiggy: You are welcome to use any mail art size that you enjoy – ATCs, inchies, twinchies, bookmarks, moos, chunkies, rolos, envies, address tags*, etc. For trading purposes, however, you may want to SPECIFY the size of mail art. :spinny: Please post your creations to the thread or “Athon” gallery. If you see something you like, send a PM (personal message) to the artist to set up a trade. When that piece of art has been traded, it’s probably best to move the item(s) to the “Traded” gallery to eliminate any confusion. Don't forget...you can leave "You Rock" rep points to your fellow artists also.

The hosts for this Paint-athon (Linda4atc, Mariloupatch, Neener, and lv2paint) have chosen to offer you some challenges. This is to help your imagination and creativity and is in no way mandatory to play. You may choose to use the ideas on the specified day, or any time during the Paint-athon, or not at all; we just want you to have fun, fun, fun!

• Friday, 2/1 – address tags* (download the template HERE (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwG8tqSnsUykX1g0NjZ3a1JEczQ/edit?pli=1)); landscapes; trees, in all their varieties
• Saturday, 2/2 – still-life; abstracts; seasons of the year
• Sunday, 2/3 – use a less-than-familiar paint medium; monochrome; bugs and insects
• Monday, 2/4 – in-the-style-of-your favorite artist(s); faces; critters

*Address tags are the size of ATCs and are decorated on both sides of the tag. One side is for your art, and the other side is for your address. Download the template HERE (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwG8tqSnsUykX1g0NjZ3a1JEczQ/edit?pli=1). Print out on card stock, or cut out one to use as a template.

01-31-2013, 04:54 AM
This will be great fun! :) Thanks for hosting!

01-31-2013, 09:06 AM
You're very welcome! And you're so right...it will be good great fun :jiggy:

01-31-2013, 01:14 PM
Just posting to follow...thanks for hosting guys!

01-31-2013, 01:26 PM
Hoping my paint comes today....I have a little to start with, but not a ton. I'm looking forward to switching gears to something new, though I'll have to remember not to be too self-critical.

01-31-2013, 01:29 PM
Good grief! I thought today was the 1st!! LOL! I was gonna post some ATC's.:laugh: Ok, no jumping the gun. I'm ready for tomorrow. :yes::D

01-31-2013, 01:46 PM
Thank you for hosting...I'll be here at least part of the time, although I'm at work (I've taken to carrying my water colours in my purse...)

01-31-2013, 03:48 PM
I love the excitement that is building...it's gotta be midnight somewhere in the world right?!

01-31-2013, 04:21 PM
I don't normally do much painting, but I'll be playing for this one.

01-31-2013, 06:35 PM
My paint came in time, yay!

01-31-2013, 06:56 PM
I am looking forward to this!

01-31-2013, 08:50 PM
117198Sand Dollar TRADED

117199Angel on Green

117200Angel w/ Rose

01-31-2013, 08:52 PM
Four Seasons Farm
117202SUMMER traded
117204WINTER traded

01-31-2013, 08:58 PM
117206In the Moonlight

I actually have another tree done with w/c pencils (can be seen in the gallery), but the system won't let me put it in; they have the same file name...oh, well :wubclub:

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01-31-2013, 09:25 PM
Wow lv2paint, awesome... I will follow along and hope to play.... My hubby has his birthday today, and I have mine on the 4th, so I would love to play if I can. School is a bit intense right now with the change over from one quarter to the next. I will try to get some stuff done, but if not I will watch and drool!

01-31-2013, 09:52 PM
Lv2paint - wow - great art to start the marathon!

01-31-2013, 10:01 PM

01-31-2013, 10:41 PM
oh, I do love athons! and my daughter got me some pan pastels for my bday...wonderful time to try them out.

I just get so discouraged these last months as posting to galleries is impossible for me. I know everyones heard this story already....and I'm whining again....BUT I can post to thread, and maybe if the art stars align right and art fairies are with me , I'll be able to post to gallery. :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

02-01-2013, 12:13 AM
Wow. There's some great stuff up already.

02-01-2013, 12:37 AM
lv2paint, your cards and address tages are excellent!

02-01-2013, 03:16 AM
Morning Ladies! It is almost 8 pm, had breakfast and ready to play.
The cleaning lady is coming in this morning, so I will be chased out of my room for
a little while.
I cheated, told you, because I am so angry that the international group I am doing the administration for, they have an annual meeting, and why, why did they have to put it on this weekend?????
I am not following the rules...yet, but tried encaustics yesterday. Not really my dada

117217 Psychedelic wood

117218 Land of E.T.

117220 Ocean

02-01-2013, 06:59 AM
Took my acrylics out this morning for some trees
117222 Tree 1

117223 Tree 2

117224 Tree 3

02-01-2013, 09:30 AM
it is very lonely out here :cry:
a couple more acrylics, and then I change towards watercolours
117230 Moonset on hold

117231 abstract 1

117232 golden sea

117233 summer hat

02-01-2013, 10:01 AM
See, like I always say...go to sleep and the Painting Fairy comes and leaves magic behind in her wake :biglaugh: Marilou, those are beautiful...especially love the trees!

Some more address tags for Day One--
117238Pastel Bottles ON HOLD for mariloupatch

117239Remember Your Prayers

117240Sweet Face

02-01-2013, 10:13 AM
Painting! :) :) :)

I've not done an "athon" before, a few guideline reviews please:
1) are the cards to be posted here in this thread, or posted in the gallery, or ??
2) are cards traded 1:1, or singularly just requested as in a PIF?


02-01-2013, 10:24 AM
Welcome, Art101! Now it's REALLY a party!!!

1) You are welcome to post pics in either the Gallery or thread, or both. I've found posting to the thread tends to get my cards seen more quickly, so I post in both. Please, though, when you do trade, move the pics to the "traded" gallery. Saves a lot of explaining...

2) The players set up their own trades by sending PMs (personal messages). So if someone requests multiple cards, it's up to the traders how that works out. It's also very helpful, especially in the early days of the athon, to ask for something to be put ON HOLD until the party is over. That way you can save on postage, if you have more than one or two to send.

Does this make sense? Anyway, welcome, and enjoy the fun!

Does that make any sense?

02-01-2013, 10:25 AM
Looks good everyone. Wish I could play today. Will just have to follow along from afar. Keep up the good work!

02-01-2013, 10:27 AM
You are definitely being missed! But we'll have you in our midst very soon...

02-01-2013, 11:00 AM
watercolours are drying much quicker than acrylics...
117243 Tree 4

117244 Tree 5

117245 Tulips

117246 Crocus
all available

02-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Sounds fun!

02-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Wonderful art, everyone! I am working on some watercolor animals... we'll see if I can get them into show-able shape this weekend. :)

02-01-2013, 12:36 PM
I'll be watercolouring on my lunch break today...I'm going to try to do some West Coast themed cards...

02-01-2013, 01:04 PM
HHC and smallgirl, can't wait to see what you come up with!

02-01-2013, 01:06 PM
I'm loving the cards that are already in up in the gallery!

I think I'm going to try to get some acryllics this weekend to play with, along with my watercolors.

02-01-2013, 01:23 PM
Working on some chunky's for anyone interested in trading those. ;)

02-01-2013, 02:00 PM
Beautiful art posted so far.

I wish I could draw anything so I could play. I will admire during the weekend.

02-01-2013, 02:49 PM
Waiting for this morning's batch to dry and see if any of it is art.

02-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Here's a chunky that I just completed. It's the front and back. (I don't know if I can stick to the themes. I'm just glad something can get on paper!):embarrassed: (Available)

02-01-2013, 03:01 PM
These are beautiful! The dragonfly is especially lovely. Thanks for sharing!

02-01-2013, 03:02 PM
Opps, I guess I should specify that it is front and back. (So, it's just one work)

02-01-2013, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the compliments Lv2! Here are the ATC's I made yesterday. (I thought yesterday was the 1st! got excited!) Red Capped Mushrooms (Traded), Night Owl(Traded), and Sugar Glider(Traded)....

02-01-2013, 03:37 PM
Beautiful art guys! My hands are itching me to grab my new watercolours but i can't right now, it is late at night in here and i am so tired. Maybe tomorrow!I will be watching you though and enjoying your great cards;)

02-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Love those cards kwailin...can't wait to get home and scan mine...

02-01-2013, 04:34 PM
Thanks SG! I'm working on another.....:wubclub:

02-01-2013, 05:30 PM
Morning all. Well my husband is off to work. Since it's the first I have to get busy and pay bills but after that I am ready to start painting. I have leftovers so I don't even have to cook for a couple days just make salads to go with it.

Love all the beautiful stuff not sure how well I'll do on trees. I was going to try to start with a AFA Birthday card to celebrate our 5th year. (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25453)

I'll be back in a little bit. Hey luv2paint what size is tags? I kind have my eye on that sanddollar :D

02-01-2013, 05:38 PM
The tags are a standard 2.5x3.5, just cut fancy-schmancy :)

The template EQ made is here (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwG8tqSnsUykX1g0NjZ3a1JEczQ/edit).

02-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Daisy already brought a cake for the birthday party :biglaugh:

Ladies, it is 11 pm and I am off to bed. Yesterday my refrigerator died, this evening
the freezer gave up as well. First thing tomorrow, order a new set.
We do have another big freezer, so not much damage there, but the white wine is not chilled anymore....horrible!
Night, night, keep up the good work, and I hope to see a lot of art when I get up
in the morning.

02-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Hello all!

I'm loving the work being posted! Keep it up!

I don't know if I can play or not...I've got to finish the move, clean, and all that jazz. However, I know where my paints are and have the space to work. All I need is a little time. We'll see if I can play. If not, I'll just oogle and drool at the works and admire everyone's mad skills.

02-01-2013, 07:04 PM
I wanted to at least give one of the themes a try. I cheated a little, but here is my tree. I used the 'ol, straw and ink method. :) I tried to define the tree limbs with some white paint pen. If you squint, it looks like a Cherry blossom tree! LOL!!

Front and back of Chunky:(Traded)

02-01-2013, 07:08 PM
what size is tags? I kind have my eye on that sanddollar :D

There is a link to the address tag template also included in the initial post. It is basically a "dome arch" with a hole punched in the top. The thing to remember about the tags is that they should be decorated on both sides so they look good coming and going. :) And yes, they are the same size as an ATC -- 2.5"x3/5". Please let me know if you want me to "hold" the sand dollar...

02-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Enjoying all the painted art that has been posted! Not sure how my weekend is going to go but I'm hoping I can play a little.

02-01-2013, 10:32 PM
I tried to make a few watercolors, made a couple of scenery ones, but they aren't too good. I forgot how to do watercolor and my computer won't play videos so i can't watch a tutorial. Took a class years ago, but well, don't remember how to do it. But I am having fun anyway. May try acrylics tomorrow if I can.

02-01-2013, 10:34 PM
forgot one... am off to beddie bye, see you all tomorrow for more painting fun

02-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Well I only got three done. I am a lot faster with collage or markers than I am with paints.

I will try to upload them a little later. I am not hooked up to the scanner right now, and I think I should let the paints dry longer anyway. I tend to get pretty thick with the paint in some places. LOL

I love all the art.
angelmuz your rooster and poodunkle cards are great.
kwailin777 I don't think that is cheating, it made a fine cherry tree.
Hi KESagers and FlyingPhoenix hope you get time to paint and join us.
lazyshadows and mariloupatch sweet dream, see you tomorrow.
kwailin777 that owl and sugar glider or lovely too. I met a guy at the post office a couple of weeks ago who was shipping leaves to people all over the country to feed sugar gliders. I had never heard of sugar gliders before that.
And hello to everyone else.

Well BofA online site was down earlier so I didn't get my bills done. I have to go and try again.... I should be back later. Keep on painting everyone.

02-02-2013, 02:13 AM
These are all up for grabs:

Sunset on the mountains, Spring Trees, and Autumn Trees are TRADED.
Purple Mountains is still available.

02-02-2013, 02:15 AM
Here is a few more:

Hummingbird is TRADED.

02-02-2013, 02:17 AM
The last two for today:

Three Palms is TRADED.

02-02-2013, 02:34 AM
Here are mine from today...my goal was to do six, but I only got to make four:
1. West Coast Landscape-traded
2. Orca 1- available
3. Intertidal landscape-available
4. Orca 2- available

02-02-2013, 04:02 AM
I do have another 3 to post
117317 Red flower:experimenting with chinese inks

117318 Spring blossom

117319 Anemone

02-02-2013, 06:36 AM
I decided to rework a few old cards, a good way to practice for when I want a different outcome.

Sunset Island v.2 (watercolor & acrylic) is the second in the set.

02-02-2013, 06:38 AM
One more set, the reworked card is the second in the set.

Hills Sunrise v.2 (acrylic)

02-02-2013, 06:42 AM
And another set, the reworked card is the second one.

DeepSea Diver v.2 (acrylic)

02-02-2013, 08:51 AM
117332Red Os Rosemaling Scroll

117333Green Os Rosemaling Scroll

02-02-2013, 08:55 AM
117334 Three Tins TRADED

117335 An Assortment of Crocks TRADED

117336 Latte TRADED

02-02-2013, 08:56 AM
117337Garden Stuff

02-02-2013, 08:58 AM
Four Seasons Birdhouse
117338Winter TRADED
117339Autumn TRADED
117340Summer TRADED
117341Spring TRADED

02-02-2013, 08:59 AM
There is some seriously beautiful artwork on display this morning :jiggy: Thank you all so much for playing and posting...

02-02-2013, 10:39 AM
Eleanor, such beautiful cards! difficult to choose
I have one abstract, but for the rest....sorry just having fun
117343 watercolour abstract

117344 spring flowers

117345 cherry blossom traded

117346 cottage

I start to make some Eastern Greeting cards

02-02-2013, 11:15 AM
lv2paint - you're so fast!

True confessions time...I actually started painting several days ago, knowing that my studio time would be severely limited this weekend, lots of family and Church obligations, don't-ya-know :wubclub:

02-02-2013, 12:11 PM
I made those watercolour and watercolour pencil drawings last week.
I just assembled them as greeting cards
117350 will make some more for friends

117351 for Ana

117352 for Noor

Those are not for trading, sorry.

02-02-2013, 01:17 PM
Another chunky....."Queen Bee" (Front and back)(Traded)

02-02-2013, 02:43 PM
Hi Everyone!
I'll be playing along with you all today. I painted a few things yesterday but didn't get any of it scanned to show you all. I have to go to town this afternoon so I'll do that when I get back and jump right in this painting party!

You all are very inspiring! So many beautiful paintings already shared... I gotta get my butt in gear!

02-02-2013, 05:16 PM
Morning or I guess it is afternoon. Here is yesterdays work.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-13_flowers.jpg flowers http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-2013_Patrick.jpg Patrick
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-2013_Singing_Bird.jpg Singing Bird http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-2013_Celebration_Doll.jpg Celebration Doll

I had trouble getting my computer and scanner to play nice together this morning. Hope it is fixed. I have a couple trees drying to I'll scan later.

02-02-2013, 05:47 PM
Wow, such lovely work you are all doing. Its almost five pm and i am just gonna start again. I had to babysit grandbabes all day and then tomorrow another grand babe is having a bday at my house.... I hope i get something done. Especially since painting is so hard for me. But Im inspired by all the things you all have made... so back to work.

02-02-2013, 05:55 PM
Well, 11 pm here, and I am ready to hit the pillow. Will have a couple of hours tomorrow morning before leaving for the meeting. I just decided to resign as administrator, gives me more time to spend with ATC, although the small fee helped to buy art stuff.
Difficult decision!.
Night everyone, keep on painting!

02-02-2013, 05:59 PM
The owls aren't for trade. I did those for a swap. the trees, the pink blossoms and the snake book are all for trade.

Trees and pink blossoms are done on acrylic paper- 4x4 inches. They aren't really chunky pages until I do something to the backs of them and add some dangly bits. Though dangly bits are not always needed. If you're intersted in either of these and you want some dangly bits and a pretty backside, I can do that.

I'll trade the little snake book as well. I'm looking to trade it for paper I can use for page blocks in other little books. I have a ton of copy paper so I'm looking for something a bit more unusual. It doesn't have to be white paper. It just has to be at least 4x6 inches for it to be useful to me for page blocks. Even scrapbooking paper will work. I'd also trade the snake book for original artwork. Don't be shy if you want the book, we can work something out.
The snake is painted on wood veneer with fingernail polish. The book is 3x4 inches with 8 signatures of five sheets of writing paper. Front and back covers are wood veneer sewn in coptic stitch which allows the book lay flat when open.

Shoot me off a PM if you're interested. I'll be painting some more this afternoon and evening. Someone has to do the dishes before that can happen though and beings I can't talk the cats or the dog into that chore, looks like I'll be having to accomplish that on my own!

trees at sunset chunky
pink blossoms with bird chunky
snake book

02-02-2013, 07:58 PM
Here are a few more. I tried to draw a peacock and then got frustrated and tried to just see how i did freehand. so now i have 2 peacocks. And i finished an alice in wonderland I had started yesterday. it is watercolor and acrylic. im taking a back break and watching some tv.... then maybe one more. such fun girls!

02-02-2013, 08:56 PM
mariloupatch love that smart little duck.

kwailin777 that bee is lovely.

dmnh nice pieces, I am not much into snakes but the bright spots on that one rock. LOL

angelmuz I like the second peacock best, is that the freehand one?

02-02-2013, 11:05 PM
Here are my contributions for today:

02-03-2013, 01:44 AM
Tandy, your paintings are beautiful...I especially like the still lifes. Thanks for sharing...

02-03-2013, 02:02 AM
Hiya lv2paint hugs. Tandy those are great I like the first and last one best. I love a-thons, it is always fun logging in to see all the pretties.

Well it figures. I am filling sick to my stomach tonight and my nose is drippy. I am going to call it a night and hope I am back to normal in the morning. Sweet dreams all.

02-03-2013, 02:41 AM
Hi everyone. I made some seasonal birds today but I'm having issues with my laptop and can't upload . Super bummed... But hopefully I can fix it tomorrow. Gorgeous work from all.

02-03-2013, 02:56 AM
Here are some Chunkies I did tonight. None have "chunk" on them, but I'd be happy to add some if requested in a trade.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_HoneyBunny-Chunky.jpgBunny TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_WinterFox-Chunky.jpgFox TRADED

02-03-2013, 09:46 AM
Tandy, these are great! well done...

02-03-2013, 09:50 AM
I need to catch up ladies but everything looks so yummy. I need to get some things done so I can trade today!!!

02-03-2013, 09:54 AM
117404 Using a less-than-familiar paint (w/c pencil)TRADED

117405Red Dragonfly TRADED

117406 Dragonfly and Bumblebees

02-03-2013, 09:57 AM
Hey! Juanita...welcome back! Marilou had to be at a conference away from her studio, so artist-extraordinaire Neener will be on hand to lend her support.

02-03-2013, 09:58 AM
I wanna play SOO bad. *whine* So many pretties!

LOL! I've had my watercolor pencils on-hand throughout my move, and I found my paints yesterday while setting up the studio. Maybe after I get home from church this afternoon I'll break them out and see what I come up with.

02-03-2013, 10:15 AM
I'm enjoying everyone's art.

02-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Hey! Juanita...welcome back! Marilou had to be at a conference away from her studio, so artist-extraordinaire Neener will be on hand to lend her support.

Artist extraordinare?? You are a true hoot lady. :0)

02-03-2013, 12:13 PM
I say what I mean and I mean what I say!!!

02-03-2013, 12:23 PM
I'm slow to paint, but i'm gonna try and knock out some more cards......:wubclub:

02-03-2013, 12:28 PM
OK, here is a quick run at some monochrome and a couple of bugs. All of these are encaustic paint.

02-03-2013, 12:34 PM
Wowzers, your ready to play! I think you mean business, lady! Those encuastics aren't easy to do, but you make it look so. Luv that monochrome of the tree....okay....I gotta roll up my sleeves and work!

02-03-2013, 12:54 PM
Looks like I may not get anything done, but it's been fun to watch!

02-03-2013, 02:20 PM
Here are a couple of watercolors that I predrew last week.

02-03-2013, 03:13 PM
CynthiaSillitoe sorry you don't have time to play, but it is always good to see you.

Neener extraordinare lovely fairys, and fun encaustics. I can visualize a glowing angel in the center of the blue one.

kwailin777 hope you do get to make some more today. Your watercolors are wonderful.

02-03-2013, 03:26 PM
ats interupted me...

Tandy love your watercolor critters, sent you a pm.

lv2paint thanks for the trade. Did I forget to post the trees to the thread? I really was feeling out of sorts last night. But seem to be ok now, nose is still drippy but stomach settled down. I really do not want to get sick. My hubby will be home tomorrow for two weeks and he always seems to get it worse and is misarable longer when he gets sick.

02-03-2013, 03:32 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-2013_apple_tree.jpg TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-2013_summer_pine.jpg summer Pine
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-2013_snowy_pine.jpg TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_2-2-2013_autumn_tree.jpg TRADED
I really love the way the Snowy Pine turned out. I think I will try to do more of them today.

02-03-2013, 04:06 PM
I love those trees!! The snowy one is great. Apples too. Here are a couple more. One is my abstract. The other is another of the Victorian Women series I seem to have going.

02-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Ok, I'm back from Church...a good time was had by all! Love the art that's taken place while I've been busy. Keep up the good work...:wubclub:

02-03-2013, 05:00 PM
CynthiaSillitoe sorry you don't have time to play, but it is always good to see you.

Neener extraordinare lovely fairys, and fun encaustics. I can visualize a glowing angel in the center of the blue one.

kwailin777 hope you do get to make some more today. Your watercolors are wonderful.

Mostly I just can't focus. I did get some backgrounds done. Just nothing trade-able.

02-03-2013, 05:18 PM
Cynthia that is kind of happening here too with the focus thing. If I hadn't drawn ahead of time, I'd be in trouble. Super Bowl, my Mom is here. She and my DH are talking sports and all manner of other stuff and they are really messing me up. :0)

02-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Oh my, I think this is the most cards I did in one day. Someone said, paint 'til ya faint? I think i'm there! LOL! Here are 7 cards three are re-makes of my chunky's. (Kinda had a hard time going from a big space to a small one.) Cherry Tree ATC(Traded), Night Owl II(Traded)Queen Bee ATC(Available), Menpachi ATC(Available).

02-03-2013, 06:17 PM
Peacock Butterfly(Traded), Common Blue Butterfly(Available), and Orange/Yellow Butterfly(Traded)

02-03-2013, 06:53 PM
Beautiful, kwailin777! I like the one on the right the best.

02-03-2013, 07:01 PM
Thanks! :)

02-03-2013, 08:21 PM
You all have produced some fabulous artwork this weekend! I'm afraid my muse took off late yesterday and hasn't been seen since so no more painting has come out of me. I do love seeing whatall you all have come up with though.
Happy painting everyone!

02-03-2013, 10:22 PM
All seems pretty quiet here and I woke up too stupid early (4 am) this morning...so I'm afraid it's pumpkin time for me. I'll catch you all up probably too stupid early tomorrow. Don't forget...paint til ya faint!

02-03-2013, 11:10 PM
I'm still having scanning/laptop issues, but I'm also still painting...some birds and pears will be available soon...

02-03-2013, 11:35 PM
lovely stuff here ladies. Its 10 pm here and i have been on bbsitting duty ALL day. So nothing from me today. Even though i am in canada, my whole family is in SF area, and my son in law and daughte have been superbowling all day. I made the 3 little ones SF 49ers outfits. and me and the little bitties are watching cartoons.... not exactly what i would have planned today, but i guess its exciting for all the football fans! I ll get on it tomorrow. and hope to start trading some stuff. have fun tonight ladies!

02-03-2013, 11:50 PM
Wonderful Artwork Everyone!

After the power went out on the Superbowl, my huzbee and I returned home early from the party. He's got an early day tomorrow anyway. But, I did get a chance to sit down and do a bit of painting. These are for my Mid-December PAT group, so sadly, they're not for trade. I'm finally starting to get my stuff together from the move! But, I think I'm going to turn in for the night...work in the morning. Ugh.


big toe studio
02-04-2013, 12:17 AM
Boy, am I bummed that I couldnt do this A-thon
but am enjoying all the eye candy--the postings are just all out-of-sight beautiful
especially loving the watercolors and encaustics

02-04-2013, 10:29 AM
The designing artist is Helan Barrick...

117489Amish Boy

117490Amish Girl

02-04-2013, 10:41 AM
These are Kay Quist's designs...
117492 Snowman #8 blue scarf TRADED

117493 Snowman #7 purple scarf

117495 Snowman #2 green scarf

02-04-2013, 10:43 AM


02-04-2013, 11:04 AM
Man I am late to the party today. Had to have blood drawn early for a physical and I'm down a pint for sure.

Here's another fairy I finished late yesterday. I guess it could count toward faces.

02-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Having a lot of trouble today with either my computer or this site. Can't get anything to load so I guess I am done for the day unless something changes. Bummer.

02-04-2013, 04:35 PM
heres one more, its acrylic and watercolor, Im having trouble getting going today as one of my "littles" ( 2year old grand daughhter) has had to go into emergency last night and today with bad pain, they haven't figured it out yet. I am trying to pray and paint both!! She is in california and i am in canada, so its hard.But i like the owl i made, i think i will do some florals maybe now.

02-04-2013, 05:02 PM
I love everyone's artwork! :eek:I wanted to take part, but I got too busy with family things this weekend, and didn't have much time for my art-maybe the next a-thon.

02-04-2013, 05:08 PM
I started on an 11x14 dolphin painting for my sister. I am not really happy with yet.


02-04-2013, 05:14 PM
heres one last one. then a break. I had to laugh at this one. I tried to make a copy of this cute little painting Isaw on the internet, and instead oflooking cute, the mom looks all worried and freaked out. If that isn't my inner worries coming out!! oh my. how funny. This pic and the fact that i keep dunking my paintbrush into the coffee cup, tells me its time for a rest!! Ill try to do one or two later, this is really fun!

02-04-2013, 05:25 PM
LOL, maybe you should save that worried little mother to give your granddaughter when she gets older.

Sending you hugs and healing prayers for the sweet baby.

02-04-2013, 11:23 PM
It's been really quiet today, and now I need to say goodnight. Thank you all so very much for playing in the Paintathon. I've had good great fun and I hope you all have too. My very particular thanks to co-hosts Linda4atc, mariloupatch, and Neener; couldn't have done it without you. Until next time...

02-05-2013, 02:18 AM
Here is my still life pear from Saturday and Ladybug from Sunday...spent today painting a birthday card for a friend, which I forgot to take a picture of before I gave it to her :(
1. Pear-acrylic on cardstock that I made
2. Ladybug-acrylic with watercolour background

02-05-2013, 02:25 AM
And these watercolours...
Winter-Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Autumn-Northwestern Crow

02-05-2013, 03:02 AM
I actually painted something. Pretty rough ... but ... here it is :)

02-05-2013, 07:00 AM
It was too late last night, and I was too tired. I resigned but they did not accept my resignation, so I carry on till end of september.
I exchanged 3 atc's with Lv2paint and one with kwailin777, they will be out in
the mail by the end of the week.
There are more atc's available, so please let me know if you are interested.

02-05-2013, 09:38 AM
Thank you all again for playing. This has been good great fun; we'll have to do it again real soon...
Cards being mailed today to:

As soon as I get an address:

02-05-2013, 09:45 AM
I'm back. Things seem to be working OK this morning. I am mailing out as well. Eleanor here is you addy tag. i hope you like it.

02-05-2013, 10:03 AM
Many many thanks to Lv2paint, Linda4atc and Neener, what a pity I could not stay here full time. Looking forward to another athon!

02-05-2013, 04:26 PM
Hi everyone. What ewver I fought off the other night caught up to and I've been sick. The sick feeling keeps coming and going but I am not very motavated to do anything, went to bed early last night and already took a nap this morning.

I had a great time and I am still planning to do more snowy pine trees in the future. I did do a face yesterday but I chalked it not painted and it was in my sketchbook for the Daily Drawing Clubs weekly challenge. I am sorry I do more in the a-thon but that is the way it goes sometimes.

Pretty tag Neener.
jaw theats a good start on painting. Keep practicing.
smallgirl nice paintings, I really like the birds.

lv2paint thanks for letting me participate as a a co-host. And thank you everyone for all the beautiful paintings and for several fun trades. Hugs to you all.

02-06-2013, 12:47 PM
I never did get to my painting... story of my life these days. I HAVE enjoyed all your lovely art!

Thanks for hosting, lv2paint, Linda4atc and Neener!

02-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Cards sent out to lv2paint, kwailin777, and angelmuz today. Thank you Neener, lv2paint, and Linda4atc for hosting.

02-07-2013, 01:19 PM
Just wanted to thank our host's for a great time! I gave You rock points to two of you and tried to Rock the two other points. Apparently i rocked a point to ya for something else and can't give 'em. So please know that I am thankful to you too! I sent out all my trades. Except Smallgirl's. Can I have your addy please?:wubclub: Great art everyone!

02-08-2013, 04:26 AM
All envelopes went into the mailbox yesterday morning. Hope they have a quick trip over the pond or channel.

02-10-2013, 03:13 PM
I was gone while this great a- thon took place.
I just looked at all the great art that was painted and it looks like all who took part in it had a fun time. Great work everyone.

02-12-2013, 07:35 AM
Kwailin777 your lovely ATC's arrived, thank you they are gorgeous!

02-12-2013, 10:41 AM
Cool! Thanks :wubclub: