Thursday, 14 June 2018

Playing in my journal

I have decided I want to finish at least one journal this year. I don't even know how many journals I have, some are just sketchbooks, some have a special function, f.i. just for doodles or lyrics girls or sketches, others are just regular "raw" journals where I clean my palette and my brushes and try things out. It's one of these that I want to finish. Most pages in this one have already some paint on there, and collage, and there are not even that many "empty" pages left. Here's a page I finished this week:

I'm also still playing with my weird faces and my alcohol markers:

I love the bright colours of the markers.

That's all I did so far. Time is just flying by, I could use some more hours in a day :-)

I'll be linking again to Paint Party Friday. Join the club if you feel like sharing what you did this week, everyone is welcome!

Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. Here's my weekly funnies and thinkies :-)


a picture speaks louder than words ...

That's it! Have a great day and a weekend full of joy! 
See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Very short post

I almost didn't post this week, but then I thought: oh well, I might just as well post the one drawing I did this week. I started a new job and things have been really hectic around here, so art's been pushed to the back burner for now. I managed to finish this creature:

I read on Jessica's blog about the 52 quotes challenge and wanted to try that out. But I won't be able to do this every week, so I just drew a character and chose a quote to go with it. Hope next week I'll be able to do some more. I have been experimenting with preparing my pages in my road book. Thanks to Jennifer Rose I found a way to glue together two pages to make them more sturdy without them getting wrinkled in the process: spray glue. It works like a charm. Thanks Jennifer :-)

So that's it for this week! I'll make this post a little longer though with my weekly funnies and thinkies :-)

Linking as always to Paint Party Friday. Have fun today, enjoy your weekend, and thanks for coming over to visit! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 31 May 2018

June is here already!

In May there are so many public holidays that it's always over before I know it. Since it's a new month tomorrow, I made a new wallpaper :-)

And you can download it here!

I also made another map face. The paper in this new road-book is much thinner and it's a bit shiny, which makes it more difficult to work on. I'm trying out a few ways to solve this. This one I glued onto another piece of paper, but now it's wrinkled so I need to find another way. Here it is anyway:

I spent a lot of time outside this week. The weather is absolutely gorgeous, it's warm and it seems like it's the middle of summer. I love it! I decided to finally redo a small chest of drawers that I've had since 3 years and that I hated the look of. I bought it in a thrift-store and it was painted in this hideous gold colour. I'm not really a fan of gold, and this was not a nice shade of gold either.

Here is how it looked after I sanded it:

You can't really see it in the picture, but I couldn't get rid of the gold completely, and I needed some colour to go with the beautiful weather, so I decided to makes colourful washes and paint each drawer in a different colour. That was fun :-) And a lot faster than just "normal"  painting. I decided to do the surrounding wood in a whitewash. Here you can see how I did it:

I took normal acrylic paint and mixed it with some water to the consistency of thick milk. I then put it on with a brush in the direction of the woodgrain.

Then I took a cloth and wiped it off. I did this for every colour. With some colours I thought the colour wasn't strong enough, so I repeated the same steps a second time.

Here you can see them all together:

And put together again:

I love it! Every time I see it it makes me happy. Here's a close-up:

I like it that the wood grain is still visible, because I only used thin washes of paint. This way the drawers don't get stuck either, which often happens when I use regular paint.

And because the weather made me happy, I planted a lot of flowers to brighten up our outdoor area :-)

I'll be linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

Here are my weekly funnies and thinkies:

Thanks for dropping by! Hope your day started out fine and will only get better! Have a happy weekend ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The earth has music for those who listen

Yes! I finished my painting! It's going to be a picture-heavy post, so be prepared! If you don't want to see all the pics,  scroll down to the bottom to see the complete painting ;-)

This one was just plain fun. I drew some things in advance but most was just going with the flow.

Whenever I felt like using different colours I moved to another part and continued there.

For me this painting was a real colour party. I'm not even sure I'm completely finished with it. I might add some lines or dots in some places or add some more details  ...

And then again I might just leave it as it is :-)

There's an abundance of colours and details on there already, but it's quite addictive to keep adding ;-)

Maybe I just need to start a new one really soon, so as not to go totally overboard with this one ...

This is the last detail picture. I'll move on to the in-progress-pics after this!

I don't have many in-progress-pictures. I did take quite a few from small parts of the painting, but not from the painting as a whole. But, you' ll get the idea.

This is how I started:

Lots of my favorite colours, and I also like to make lines in it with a scraper. I think it adds some nice texture.

Here I added more paint, and used stencils, stamps and sprays.

Then I added random lines all over the canvas to make some compartments where I wanted to use different colours.

And so I continued with different colours in different sections and bringing out figures, some I drew beforehand and some only when I got to it.

And in the end it resulted in this:

"the earth has music for those who listen" - acrylics on canvas 
80 x 80 cm - 31,5 x 31,5 inches

And for those of you who still don't have enough: here are my weekly funnies and thinkies :-)

Will be linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Thanks for your visit, and I wish you a fun and creative weekend! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥