Will play a bit with the background of this one in Photoshop. Some time when I can find the time ... ;-)
The last few days I've been finishing some small rocks that I wanted to give as a present to some dear friends of mine. In the gallery where I have my work, there's another artist who used to be a buddhist monk, and who leads buddhist groups in his home. He invited me to one of those last year, so I did, and I met the most wonderful people there.
Look how small they are ....
I am not religious. I was brought up a Catholic, but I gave up religion when I was in my twenties. I couldn't justify all the bloodshed and hate between people because of difference in religions, I couldn't stand people trying to force their ideas onto others thinking they were somehow better or wiser. If you want to believe in a God, go ahead, I have no problems with that, but don't go around condemning other people when they don't believe in the same things. The only religion, if you can even call it that, I think it's more a way of life, that I feel a bit close to is Buddhism. And being in those groups confirmed that for me. So since I'm moving back to Belgium, and I'm not sure I will be able to go to the meeting in October (I will probably be up to my ears in packing ...), I took these rocks as a going away present for the other people in the group.
Usually the rocks I paint are much larger, but last time I was at the beach I found these cute small rocks and took some home with me. And I really like making them. I might even start selling them online, since they don't weigh much and the shipping costs wouldn't be ridiculous.
This week Dawn DeVries Sokol mentioned on Facebook that her new book about Art Journals will be released in April 2015. And I'm very honoured that she asked me to be in it! Here's the cover, so you can drool over it (I know I do!) until it comes out in April next year :-)
And last but not least: There is a promo again in my Society6-shop: free worldwide shipping and $5 off iphone-cases, to celebrate the launch of iphone6-cases! But only if you use this link!
Since last week they also have long-sleeved shirts. I don't have that many shirts in my shop yet, but I'm working on it :-) Here are some examples:
To end this post, here's another "funny" from Pinterest or Facebook, don't even remember where I got it :-)
haha, love it!
Thanks so much for your visit! I hope you're having a beautiful day, and a relaxing weekend full of warmth. I'm linking this as always to the wonderful ladies at Paint Party Friday!
See you next week! ♥ ♥ ♥