Friday, 25 January 2013

Art journaling again

For the first time in what seems like months I've been working in my art journal again. I plan on doing that more regularly this year. For this week it's about all the painting I got done, except for the gelli-prints in my previous post. I hope next week, when school starts again, things will calm down and I'll have some more time.

I want to experiment with different techniques instead of doing the same things over and over again. This was a drawing I had in one of my sketchbooks. I scanned it, printed it out on top of a poem and sprayed it with ink. I then glued it in my journal. Part of the poem that was on the leftover paper spoke to me, so I decided to glue that in too. A bit of watercolour, a bit of paint, a bit of ink, and she's finished. I think.... It was fun.

This is a doodle that I finally got to finish this week:

Somehow, I can't find the peace and quiet anymore that made me doodle every night when I was on holidays. There's always other things getting in the way here, always something else that needs to be done. I need to find a way to get more organized and schedule in my painting and drawing / playing time. Otherwise it'll always come at the end of the list....

Anyway, have to get going again, to badminton practice with the kids. Thanks so much for stopping by, and for leaving your lovely comments. They mean a lot to me! Don't forget to check out the other artists at Paint Party Friday!

See you again in a few days. Meanwhile, have a lovely Friday and a great weekend, and to all Australians: happy Australia Day tomorrow!

40 comments:

  1. Loving both your pages Denthe. Enjoy the weekend, happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Your doodling is fantastic Denise... I just love the pages that you have been creating... and love the way you scanned and created your art journal page too... gorgeous with the spray inks... happy Australia Day to you too...

    Jenny ♥

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  3. Love both pieces, summer can make it so hard to focus on art, there is always something to do. And the evenings are shorter, so we don't get that time for ourselves!

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  4. Love them both, all your art works is every time inspiring. Love the gelli plate results for fabulous backgrounds too.
    Hugs Anja

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  5. Eleke keer weer valt mijn ond open Denise. Elke keer word ik weer verrast doorje werk. zo mooi en zoo Denthe.
    lieve groetjes en fijn weekend
    Marja

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  6. Beautiful pieces Denthe! You have to schedule an art date just like the doctor, dentist, or lunch date...make it happen... You need to....for sanity!! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Mooie pagina in je art journal. Hoop binnenkort inderdaad nog veel meer "experimenten" te zien. En je doodlepagina is weer erg mooi.
    Jij ook een heel fijn en creatief weekend!
    Liefs,
    Marianne

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  8. Your art journal is fabulous! Love the way you put her over the poem! If you find the secret to getting time to more art in a day- please share!! That is always an issue for me. happy PPF!

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  9. Delightful combinations of figures and text!
    Wonderful attention to detail.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  10. She's beautiful and your doodle is amazing! Happy PPF!

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  11. That first page is very personal. Saludos

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  12. Beautiful work, love the technique you used. :]
    Thank you for sharing your art & talents! ~xx

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  13. I love this piece! It's awesome how things looks when you experiment. the girl on top of the words is great!

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  14. Hi Denthe. Love your pages of art to me and not doodling. Great work. Happy PPF!

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  15. beide pagina's zijn super! Fijn weekend!

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  16. beautiful journal page Denthe-and your doodle is utterly divine!!!So finely detailed-wow!

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  17. What a great idea - I'll have to have a try doing that, printing off scanned work onto already printed pages.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  18. I love your journal work- I think that's one of the BEST places to play!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  19. Your art always makes me smile, so I'm glad you make time to do it! HPPF!

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  20. Roll on next week all right... it will be so quiet and peaceful... going to be fabulous... stay dry this weekend and happy Australia Day...xx

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  21. love your work. So fresh and happy ! Happy PPF !

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  22. Both pages are lovely ~ very well done ~ Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  23. Lovely pages, beautiful and thoughtful and original!
    I have the same problem, art comes last but I really think it should be... if not first, on top five, at least! :)

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  24. really like both of these pieces.

    i know what you mean about not having much time. the days have been flying by lately and i never have time for fun stuff, like painting and drawing. sigh.

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  25. What a great idea to print out your lady over a poem and then use a piece of it in your journal. LOVELOVELOVE! Your doodle is amazing too. Badminton practice - now that is something we don't hear about in the states. What a great game that is. Happy PPF!

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  26. Denise - I really love your art. I love the way you manipulated and experimented with your sketch. I think it turned out wonderfully. That "doodle" is just mesmerizing. Hope you find time to do some more of that! Happy PPF

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  27. Your pages are fantastic and I am so in love with your doodles♥♥♥ I really need to dig out my journal and work in in more often . You'll figure out your schedule and I know there will be Happy Time in it :0)

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  28. Happy Australia Day!
    I can't say enough how much I loved both the painting and the doodle...its GORGEOUS!!!!! Loved both immensely. I do understand when 'things' get in the way of artistic needs...even I cone across them every now and then :)
    HPPF Denise :)
    Following you...you could drop by@ http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

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  29. these are wonderful!
    wishing you the time and peace to doodle to your hearts content!

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  30. Your doodles are so eye catching, my eyes just want to dance all around them. Try to make that special time for you!

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  31. Love the colours and the energy popping out. Happy PPF.

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  32. Time to create is always a challenge. I try to look at the days that I can't get to my artwork or writing as germination days. I'm gathering material, strengthening and growing. Some days, we just can't get to the sweet spot, but your work shows that you are creating and germinating all the time. Beautiful journal work -- so much vitality! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love your girls in whichever form they come. :)

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  34. Loving your doodles, so much to look at in them!

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  35. wonderful and I specially like the tangled lady as this is something which I have worked on this week....awesome job!!

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  36. the page looks so interesting and fun! love the light and shading effect of it alot! You should do more often...I love it!

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  37. I know what you mean - I was doodling more when I was on Holiday too - I LOVE your pages here though - they are so full of detail and life! AND your girl is gorgeous :) thank you for sharing, xoxo

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  38. Hi Denthe!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog I really appreciate it. I'm finally able to comment in this format, which makes me very happy. Love your girls, and I love the zentagle girs are very clever.
    About your question on py post, my favorite is the color box. Check my blog please, I post on Sunday trying to answered all the questions about carving and stamps. I hope it helps you what I published.

    Have a great day!
    Nora

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