Friday, 6 September 2013

Journalpages and face in the world

Since I don't have time at the moment to start a new painting, I'm back to art journaling. I forgot how much fun it is. I'm experimenting a bit with shapes and forms. This one is a combination of a sketch and a doodle:


I also tried my hand at collage again. But it was a struggle. This one was pretty straightforward, but I'm working on another one that I'm really stuck with at the moment ....


And our round of the Face in the World challenge is now officially finished! Here are all the pieces:


This one was started by me, the face is done by Shelle and the background and hair by Sandra. I love what they did to it! Thanks both of you :-)


This one was started by Sandra, hair and lips by me and face by Shelle. Love her!

Of this one I don't have a picture of the first phase, done by Shelle. The face was painted by Sandra, and the hair and shoulder by me.

This really is a fun challenge. It's really exciting to open up the mail not knowing what you'll find inside.

And last but not least: you know I was in a kind of a slump last week, wanting to do creative stuff and not getting anything on paper?  Well, just when I was all frustrated and bad-tempered, I stumbled upon Clare's blog, where she showed a sketchnote she made about an "inspiration crisis". It was so recognizable that I asked her whether I could share it on my blog. Here it is:


Love love love it! Thanks Clare, it was just the thing I needed to see at that time :-)

Well, that's it for now. I've almost finished my new calendar and am now trying to figure out how to self-publish a book. More about that later ...

Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving your wonderful comments. They are so appreciated!

Linking this again to Paint Party Friday, don't forget to go over there and check at least a few of the links out. Hope your weekend will be peaceful and sweet .... ♥ ♥ ♥

48 comments:

  1. This whole post is magical. Love the art and love the idea of having multiple people create a wonderful art piece. I am very drawn to your piece on shape and form.

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  2. Wonderful post, from start to finish! Valerie

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  3. I love to read about your arty life! and see the wonderful art you create

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  4. This was such an inspiring post. It is fun to see all of the things that you are creating. Thank you for sharing your world with me.

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  5. Beautiful art, love your journal page and co-creations! <3

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  6. I am always amazed when you say you haven't done a new painting but share this wonderful plethora of gorgeous art...love how you displayed the compilation pieces so we can clearly see the process! Also love your your one with the quote, even though she is deeply saddened she is beautifully vulnerable. Love the flow and movement of your wonderful first piece.Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. ve the girl with the green face.

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  8. Love your collage girl Denise... her expression is wonderful... can almost feel the pain in those eyes... and awesome results from your challenge faces... they are indeed beautiful and inspiring...

    Jenny ♥

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  9. Incredible faces, am especially drawn to the one with the green skin!

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  10. So prolific!
    I especially love the compositions of your first two! Wow!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  11. Prachtig Denise, deze combinatie met schetsen en doodles en je collage is heel erg krachtig en mooi van kleur!! De resultaten van faces in the world zijn heel leuk geworden en de inspiratiecrisis zo herkenbaar hahaha. Een heel fijn en creatief weekend!! Liefs,
    Marianne

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  12. Ah Denthe! You did it again!I love you work! Every Friday I repeat myself and Im never tired of saying how much I love visiting your blog!Happy PPF, my friend!

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  13. I love Your doodle-working. This painting is wonderful. I like the second painting, too. There is interesting backround, colors suit very well and I like the girl. What can You wait?? This is great painting.

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  14. Your combo of doodles and painting is magickal, love this!! HPPF!

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  15. Beautiful sketch/doodle combos. It is fun to take a step back and doodle a bit. The collaborative works are really fun to see. it is amazing the end that comes from each start and each artists addition to the piece.

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  16. Wow, you have alot going on. Collage looks darn good to me. xox

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  17. Fabulous! Love how their hair intertwines. :) And such a great idea on collaborative art.

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  18. I love the doodle journal page - the way their hair links together is fabulous! It's wonderful to see how the paintings of the shared faces turned out and who added what to which one!

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  19. Love that first one.Twins.Happy PPF.

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  20. Love your zentangle doodling with the soft background colors-really makes them pop! Fun seeing the progression of the faces by several artist too.

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  21. lovely work!!! the last lady is so neat!!! well done!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  22. Lovely pieces this week, including the round the world ones!

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  23. Love all your pieces and the round the world are totally awesome. You called some of your work doodles. I don't think they are doodles. Everything you paint comes out awesome. Thanks. Have a great day.
    gloria

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  24. All so great! Have a great week-end with lots more happy creating!

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  25. love that top piece, so powerful in showing the connection between two

    fun to see the pieces the three of you made

    you are amazing, the amount of art and other things you accomplish, inspiring to me!

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  26. also i saw your guest post on: All I Did was Listen

    very nice!

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  27. I always look for your signature sherbet colors and sure enough there they are in the first painting/doodle. Beautiful. The cooperative paintings look like so much fun.

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  28. What a fun project. They are all good, I wouldn't know what to expect, but they are all inspired. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. Denise - I don't know what to say - I am awed by your talent. Absolutely love the collage and the doodle women are fabulous. I love that collaborative face - what a great idea.

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  30. beautiful doodling in the dresses and the variances in the faces are very cool. what a terrific think bubble! brilliant.

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  31. Love all your faces! thanks for sharing the inspiration poster.

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  32. What can I say about this post! It's a real feast, so much to dwell upon and keep returning to, just to get the benefit of each section. Journal pages - so colourful. I love the idea of the hair of the two girls connecting, and it's a great combination of doodle and painting. The face in the world paintings are beautiful, and show a real connection among the three of you.
    And Clare's Inspiration Crisis rings so true, every word and picture.
    I've enjoyed this post so much, and will be back to look at it again, such a pleasure.

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  33. Your journaling pages are awesome. Love how those 3 faces have evolved Hope you get time to be more creative this week.
    Hugs
    Susan

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  34. Those faces are amazing! Love the all. And Clare's inspiration crisis is great, thanks for sharing!

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  35. Wonderful post. The challenge with three of you doing the face is fascinating. I loved the yellow haired lady she is awesome. Your zentangle women is so cool and inventive. I love it all.

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  36. I love all your portraits, but I'm especially intrigued by the brunette in the last one. Her expression, the colors and the textures just came together beautifully. Blessings!

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  37. wow! i am impressed. i wonder how much you would produce if you had more time. i love that you are working in your journal. the doodles add a nice touch.

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  38. I am in awe of your post, you have so much to visually delight and inspire here!!! Thanks so much for being a part of the Faces around the World fun, I really LOVED it, so much fun and loved the way they all evolved :)

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  39. I agree! I LOVE the idea of this - and it must have been so much fun to get all the pieces in the mail. AND your journal pages are just gorgeous. You always put so much creativity into your art, I just love it. xoxo

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  40. WOW! The Face in the World painting is gorgeous!! I love what you three are doing! She looks a bit like the singer Kimbra I think!

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  41. I saw your guest post on All I Did Was Listen, as your work there just pulled me in with all it's gorgeous details. I'm so happy to have come here, your posts, your art and the love you have here are all so inspiring to me. Mighty good luck on your calander and getting self-published! Many happy days to you. <3

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  42. Your collage are just beautiful! So full of vibrant colours! I'm glad you've got your inspiration back! Thank you so much for featuring my Sketchnote :)

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  43. I too love the Face in the World II challenge! And you did some wonderful pieces with your group! :-) love the one with the green hair especially.
    That collaged green face is stunning!
    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

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  44. I especially love your round robin portraits done by several people. They are wonderful!

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  45. I see I'm not the only one who's been in a slump although I'd never have guessed that you were from this lovely post! I love the middle one where you've done the hair in your 'doodly' style, it's gorgeous!xx

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  46. Love all your beautiful paintings. Today is the green portrait my favorit, I adore the facial expression. Thanks for sharing your great talent with us.
    Big hugs Anja

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  47. So wonderful artworks! Especially I like your doodle painting and the second picture. Beautiful colors!!

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  48. Visit this post and found you "Struggle-Piece"...I love it the most :) and then the "shared" art...very interesting and beautiful! Love that idea ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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