Friday, 20 May 2016

Quick post

The dog is sitting next to me, pushing his nose up against my leg, as if to say: "hey, it's time to go to sleep"... And yes, it is, so this'll just be a very quick post. Don't have much to show anyway, the week was rather full with other stuff. I did start painting in our toilet, and it's looking bright and busy already. Hubby visibly paled when he saw it, and is anxiously waiting for the next steps.... But he did promise me I could do whatever I want with it ;-)
Will take a while before it's finished, but it's fun. I'll show pictures when it's ready :-)

For now I just have a sketch in pencil and marker:

 That's it! I will be linking up to Paint Party Friday, and I might also link to Show your Face again.

Here's my funny for this week. A bit rude, but I can't help laughing everytime I see it :-)

Thanks for visiting, take care and have a great weekend! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Thunder and lightning

At the moment I'm writing this there's a severe thunderstorm going on outside and it's raining cats and dogs... We had a few days of summer, which was lovely, but I'm afraid the weather is turning round now.... Just when I had planned to work in our garden ....

But I did manage to do a tiny bit of art this week. I long to paint, but I can't find my paintbrushes and paints in the piles of boxes that are still standing around everywhere. So it's just drawing for now. This is a figure I found in the background of one of my journalpages. Strange, I never saw her before, and I've been working in that journal quite a bit now. But all of a sudden there she was. As well as the words that accompany her ....

Very simple drawing with pencil, I added the words in Photoshop.

And I doodled a bit too. That is just the perfect thing to do when you don't have many supplies at hand and don't really have a place to make art (yet).

That's it for this week. It was so nice last week to read all of your comments and connect again. I've really missed this, and I plan on not being away from the blog this long anymore.

Just for the fun of it, here are some pictures that I took of our garden today. We haven't done anything in the garden yet, we don't even have a lawn mower yet, so everything is just growing wild and I love it.

I have no idea what kind of plants and flowers we have in our garden. It is an adventure to walk around and see new flowers grow every day. 

Wild, I know :-) Some people recoil in horror when they see our garden, and want to start mowing right away and pulling weeds. As long as there are no nettles I don't really mind. We will mow the grass eventually but for now I'm just happy that these little yellow flowers had the chance to show their cute little heads.

gorgeous, isn't it!?

I will be linking this to Paint Party Friday. Thanks for your visit, looking forward to seeing what you have created this week!

Here's my funny of the week:

hahaha! Whoever invents this .... !?

See you next week! Have a great day and an even better weekend ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, 6 May 2016

Sign of life ....

Well, I certainly never meant to stay away this long! Two whole months, without any art and frankly also without any spare time. And it still isn't finished. When I look back over the last two months I can't believe all the things that we've gone through and all that's been happening. Almost every single thing we did in the house took more time than we thought or went wrong all together. It was exhausting. To top it all off we had the terrorist attacks in Brussels with the whole country in shock, 2 days after we moved to our new house hubby's dad died, and hubby himself has been on deadlines in his job and has to work overtime almost every single day as well as in the weekends. I can tell you: we are very much in need of a break....

But looking on the bright side: spring has finally arrived, with warm weather and blue skies, we are discovering new flowers in our garden every day, and we very much like our new home. It's still full of boxes that we can't unpack because our floors are not ready yet, but it is so light, there are windows everywhere so we get the sun shining through the windows every moment of the day, and it is nice and quiet. It's a dead-end street, so very few cars pass by. So all in all we're happy, we just need a bit more free time :-)

I did manage to make a wallpaper for May. Here it is:

And you can download it here if you want!

I even managed to make one for April as well, since I promised my newsletter subscribers a wallpaper every month. Didn't put it on my blog because, well, there just wasn't enough time.... Here it is:

And in case you want it you can download it here.

I missed the blogging community, and I hope from now on I'll manage to find the time to make some art, and to blog weekly again. I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday and am looking forward seeing what you all have been up to! Thanks for visiting me here!

Ending on a funny note :-)


Take care and I'll see you next week! (I hope!) ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Preparing for the market

As promised, here's the mosaic I made from all the faces I did this month for the 29 faces challenge:

And an overview of the faces from last week:
Number 26: another scribble-face:

Number 27: made with a tool called Harmony: great fun, check it out here. It's free!
Day 28: another rock-face

And the last one, number 29: weirdo :-)

This whole week I have been busy preparing for the market that I will be attending this weekend. I painted quite a few stones:

And tried out something new with dotpainted mirrors:

And I also made a new wallpaper for my newsletter-subscribers. And for you too :-)

This is the wallpaper:

And you can download it here!

That's it for this week! I will be linking this for the last time to 29 faces, and to Paint Party Friday and Show your Face.

I will be offline for the next few weeks. We want to move into our new home by the beginning of April, and there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. Plus I need to start packing ... :-p

I want to thank all of you who visit me here. Your comments are truly appreciated. Here's a funny to end this week:

that's me .... ;-)

Wishing you a wonderful day, and lots of fun in the weekend. I'll be back in a few weeks time! 
Take care ♥ ♥ ♥

Monday, 29 February 2016

29 faces challenge: last one!

Woohoo, I made it: 29 faces in 29 days! At times it was tough but in the end, as always, I'm happy I participated and got a lot of practice. Also tried out a few new things, like the weird faces and the scribble faces. Sad that it's over but also relieved. Here's my last face: a weirdo :-)

I hope to be able to visit all participants in the next few days. Thanks to all who followed my face-making process, I appreciate all comments! I'll be back on Thursday with a mosaic of all my faces :-)

See you then ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, 28 February 2016

29 faces: three more

Phew, it was hard this weekend to get my faces done. So many things to do, it's always hard for me to do any art in the weekend.On Friday I made another scribble-face:

For some reason he reminds me of President Obama :-) Albeit a very sad-looking Obama .... Probably getting depressed by all the people voting for Trump. Can't blame him ... Even I am getting depressed by that! I'm still trying to make a female scribble face, but no success so far. Somehow they always turn out like men ...

The second one is a very quick one made with a new tool that I discovered yesterday thanks to Susupetal. It's called Harmony and it's something similar to Scribbler. Haven't had time to explore it but it looks like I'll be having lots of fun with it :-) It's free and you can find it here!
 Last one is another rock, for my market next weekend:

Only one more face to go!! Can't believe another month is gone already! I'll be posting it tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting, see you tomorrow! ♥

Thursday, 25 February 2016

29 faces almost over ....

Only 4 more faces to go! The month has gone by too fast again. Oh well, at least I have a whole bunch of faces to make up for it :-)

For yesterday's and today's face I painted rocks again. The first weekend of March I will be doing a market, and I needed some more stock for that. Here they are: faces number 24 and 25:

I love coming up with different weird faces all the time :-) This really is a perfect way to let your imagination go wild!

And here are last week's faces.

Face nr 19: watercolour and marker

Face number 20: another miniature-painting. I will be adding a quote to this one....

And number 21: scribble-face, yes! I love doing these!

Number 22: Finally another journalpage again. Too long ago that I played in my journal....

And face 23: another weird one :-)

Linking up to Paint Party Friday, to Show your Face and to 29 faces. Hop on over there for some serious eye-candy :-)

Here's my funny for this week:

hahaha! Love the minions :-)

Thanks for  stopping by and for taking the time to comment. It's highly appreciated!
Enjoy your weekend ♥ ♥ ♥