Friday, 14 August 2015

I'm back :-)

I'm back from holidaying with the family and busy preparing for some markets. I almost completely disconnected from the internet during the time we were in the south of France, and I must admit it's something I could get used to... Although I'm also looking forward to seeing what everyone's been up to during my absence :-)

I made myself a new artjournal from gelliprints and tryouts. I need to make some more pictures and then I'll show it to you next week. This is one page in that journal, that I did during our holidays. Somehow I thought the artjournal would be almost full by the time we returned, but alas, that proved to be pretty unrealistic. I mostly relaxed and read heaps of books :-)

I experimented a bit with making patterns though, and had a lot of fun in the process. I want to use these patterns for duvet covers and all over tees in my Society6-shop. Here are some examples:


This is a drawing that I made for the Inktober challenge last year, and I turned it into a pattern. Love experimenting with this!


And this is a detail of a journalpage that is turned into a pattern. I have so many ideas that I want to try out now. Wish the days had more hours ....

But for now these things will have to wait, since I'm very busy preparing for 2 markets that I'll do at the end of August. I did one last week already, and these are some rocks that I painted and took with me (and sold ):


They both have a quote on the back, as all of my rocks do, but it's in Dutch so I'm only showing you the front. I need to start using more Dutch quotes now, since that's the language they speak here. I will still use English too though.

I don't have much more to show for now. Lots and lots of things in progress. I will be linking this to Paint Party Friday and to Show your Face. Hope you'll visit there, lots of things to see!

And I'll end with my funny of the week ;-)

lol :-D

Thanks for visiting! Have a lovely day and a fun weekend. See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥


30 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I'm glad you had a lovely time in the south of France and you do right to disconnect from the internet during your holiday - it's a proper way to unwind isn't it. Like you, I always imagine I'll do lots of sketching during holidays but then never do - I read books instead! I don't know why I think I'll sketch as it isn't something I do very much of the rest of the time anyway! Hey ho, perhaps in Greece next month.
    I like the journal page you did - the colours are lovely and soft yet still vibrant and those repeat patterns look wonderful - good luck with selling them on products in your shop and congrats on selling the painted stones!

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  2. Nice to see you back! Beautiful work, as always, Valerie

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  3. Ha Denise,
    Heerlijk vakantie, en toch tijd om weer mooie dingen te kunnen laten zien .
    je stenen gezichtje is prachtig,en je hebt zo veel mooie ideeën voor uit te werken
    daar kom ik graag voor terug......geniet ook nog van deze mooie zomer !!
    lieve groetjes Christiene.

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  4. Welkom terug!!
    Groetjes,
    Marianne

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  5. Welcome back. I think the journal page featuring the bird makes a great pattern.

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  6. Glad to see your wonderful work again, Denise. I hope the vacation was restful and you are all geared up to do beautiful art again. The patterns are intriguing. The quote in the blue box caught me off guard and I almost fell out of my chair laughing.

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  7. Glad you're back! It's good to take a break from it all now and then.

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  8. Welcome back Denthe!! Your rocks are just beautiful. And experimenting with patterns is fun, isn't it? Like you, I am so behind on catching up with everyone (I blame it on summer) ;) Wonderful to see your work again & glad you detached on your vacation. xx

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  9. Welcome back! Your artwork is so beautiful and colorful as always. I really love the first painting of the girl in soft blues and greens. It's lovely. She looks so thoughtful.

    Your Society6 shop looks amazing! So many beautiful things to buy. I hope you sell lots of pretty art. I can't believe how many new products they have. I have pretty much neglected my store there since I opened it. I should take another look at it and make some new products.

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  10. Disconnecting and spending the time relaxing and reading sounds just wonderful! It's great to take a break from time to time. Love your Gelli print page! I made a journal with Gelli print pages too, some time ago, but never really dared drawing or painting anything on the pages. Your patterns look gorgeous!

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  11. Welcome back. Nice to know your time away was enjoyable. Love your Gelli print. Your artwork is always the best. Great job with the rocks, they are awesome. It makes me want to go looking for rocks to paint.

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  12. I too, have been trying to figure out ways to do patterns on some stuff on society6. I don't know how to do repeating patterns-don't have photoshop.. but I do love the wayhttp://www.redbubble.com/people/jogatheringwild/works/15899046-morning?p=leggings came out on leggings and pouches at Redbubble. have you checked them out?

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  13. What a wonderful place to vacation!! I'd disconnect from the Internet and soak it all in too! LOVING that pattern you made from the journal page - so vibrant!

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  14. So many wonderful things that you shared. I loved the ink drawing and also the detail of a journal page that you turned into a pattern. The face rock is wonderful as is the one on the Gelli print.

    Kate

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  15. Very cool patterns and rocks. Your rocks don't even look like rocks at all, which I guess is the idea, you just do it so well! Nice to have been on vacation and off line for a while. Happy PPF! And have a wonderful weekend too!

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  16. So glad you had a great unplugged holiday!! That is my favorite quote on the patterned quilt...and I love the bird pattern I think it would be so awesome for a boys bed.Hard to find cool patterns like that!! I laughed out loud at that bit of humour at the end!! Funny Beardo is a pure dutch man, both parents born in Holland. Will be interesting when you share the translations for us!! Glad you are back with your gorgeous artwork! You are always missed!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. your inktober piece is wonderful! looks great as a pattern too. I am thinking about doing that this year.

    so glad you enjoyed your time away and lovely to have you back. i enjoyed seeing all your pieces.

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  18. I feel that a rest from technology always refreshes and replenishes the creative juices. And then look forward to seeing what online friends have been creating. It is a nice back and forth. Welcome back.

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  19. Welcome back. Glad your trip was good. Enjoyed all your love creativity.

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  20. SO happy you are back !!! I missed you ♥ Love those patterns and your rocks are fantastic as always!!!

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  21. I've been less on line as well and I can see the attraction and we do get lots more done. But then I would miss your beautiful women and your fab birds. xox

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  22. Good to see you back, yes it's difficult to reconcile Real Life and our Virtual Life.
    I absolutely love the Inktober piece.

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  23. Welkom terug en ja, vakantie betekent meestal 'relaxen en boeken lezen'... ook al neem je je voor 'vanalles' in je journal te gaan doen. Ik ken het fenomeen, ha! Mooi, die patronenpagina's die je maakte van je eigen werk, goed idee en prachtig resultaat! Werk ze Denise, en veel succes met de markten - ik 'heb er eentje' in September, dus nog even tijd om me te prepareren.Groetjes van een Zeeuwse 'man' ;)

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  24. Welcome home! We have missed you and your art Denise!! Beautiful shares! ")
    lol love the joke at the end!
    xo

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  25. This is such a beautiful post! I love your patterns! I would love a duvet like that most definitely! Your painted stones are so beautiful too. You are such a talented artist. It's a privilege to be looking at your creativity again. I am sorry I'm so late in commenting this time, but my mum's been ill, I've been doing a class on line and today I'm feeling unwell. I just had to say something about your lovely work though. xx

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  26. Great to see you back ! Wonderful art! Amazing!

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  27. Vacation in the south of France. . .nope, I would disconnect too. Good on you. The face is lovely. The rocks are extraordinary and I like that they would have a quote on the other side. Welcome back. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  28. Yay! Welcome back! Hope you had a nice time! Adore your faces! So gorgeous. Wow to the stone! Love! Thank you for linking to Show Your Face and for the shout out too! Kx

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  29. Welcome back! And what great products. These show sharp line work and an arresting burst of colors. We'll gladly check out your Society6 site, for which these samples serve as a great preview. Thanks!

    Russell Beck @ 5 Star Brand

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  30. I answered you on my blogger blog but decided to come here to tell you in case you didn't see it. I use the Cinch. It makes the holes and has a place to hang the wire while you put your covers and pages on the wire and in the back is a place to place the wire when finished to squish it down. It was reasonable priced. I also have used the Levenger punch that uses Circa disks but it is more expensive and less satisfactory. I also just sew some of them with embroidery thread and the pamphlet stitch. I keep trying new stitches but the pamphlet one is easy. Thank you for your comment about icad!

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