Friday, 28 August 2015

summer's almost over ....

It has been raining all day today and there's a chill in the air that promises fall is almost here. Yuk! I certainly do hope that summer will come back for a few more days (or more ☺) so that I stay dry at my last market this Saturday. I haven't been painting much this week, just finishing up some stuff and mostly doing administration. I decided to bring new life to my old website, because it's in Dutch as well as English, and I have always been pretty happy with it before I moved to Australia and had to do everything in dollars. I'll still use my own website as well.

Today I managed to work a bit on my big painting. Frustrated that I didn't  have more time, but ... that's life I guess....


Here are some more products that I'll take with me to the market:

I found 3 old wooden bowls at a flea-market and decided to dotpaint them. I really like how they turned out, but never imagined it would be so hard to make a good picture of ;-)

Here they are all 3 together:


This is a new doodlebox that I painted and took with me to the market last week. It's sold, as well as the little round side-table I showed you last week: 

This is something new I wanted to try out. In my local artshop I found these papier-machee figures, and decided to paint them and put a quote on them:


Not sure whether I'll do them again though. I like to try out new things, but sometimes I just do it once and then decide I don't really want to bother anymore....

A few more of my small dotpaintings (yes, I discovered how much I like to dot all over again ;-) )

And some more rocks:

 This one's a hard one to translate. I think it's something like "everything that's worth something is defenseless". Or something like that ......

And this one means: "everything that has a beginning also has an ending. Be at peace with this and everything will be all right". Or something like that .... ;-)
  
And then I finally did something I had been wanting to do since a long time: I made some designs from my backgrounds and used them in my Society6-shop for all-over-tees. Here's one example:


I love using these backgrounds. Usually they are just a detail from one of the layers of my paintings, I don't even remember which painting this was.

That's it for this week. One more market, a few more days, and then school wil start again. And with school comes the 29 faces challenge. Are you in? I will be participating, not sure yet whether I'll be posting every day though. It's one of my favorite challenges, twice a year (February and September) and I always end up with a lot of material to use in further projects. You can find more information here. Hope to see you there!

Linking this as always to Paint Party Friday and to Show your Face. Go have a look over there, you won't regret it! Thanks so much for visiting. I wish you a happy day and a glorious weekend ♥ ♥ ♥

Oh yes, my funny for this week! I found it on Katie Jeanne's blog and thought it was really funny :-) (and so true ....)

lol :-D

See you next week!


33 comments:

  1. So happy that little table sold and your doodle box. Not surprised, thought they would be winners. xox

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  2. I am not in the least bit surprised that your table sold - If I was only there I'd certainly be wanting it! Your dot paintings are so lovely and those bowls are gorgeous. I love how you do so many different things yet they are all so instantly recognisable at you. Your tee shirt is wonderful - it reminds me of an amazing sky - all stars and wonderful northern lights and sunsets all mixed in together!

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  3. Wonderful work, one piece more lovely that the other! Good luck at the market, Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  4. so many fantastic pieces of art here Denthe! I love how your large painting is coming along and your dotted art is just so wonderful and unique too. The tee looks great!

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  5. U have been busy. Love the bowls u decorated. Happy PPF

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  6. I have no idea where you find the patience for your dot art but each piece you have shared has been spectacular. As are your delightful backgrounds.

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    1. haha, I'm actually a very impatient person, but with dotting it's different. It's almost like a meditation, especially when there's some music in the background, I can just keep going for hours .... :-)

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  7. These are all so fabulous and I am with Susan you have amazing patience!! I love the papier-machee dudes they are amazing.... so fun and unique!! You could market those! Great Idea with society 6 tee shirts too!! I have to say I laughed out loud all by myself for a whole five minutes with that funny....I'm stealing it to send to my brother who is thinking of getting his first tattoo at 54.... He will probably howl...he likes nice things but is very frugal!! lol He would NOT be a happy man if that happened to him!! lol

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Wow- you have been one busy lady. You've made some beautiful things. I hope you get a bit of summery weather soon.

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  9. LOVE this! I swear, you can make art with anything. Those bowls are fantastic. And the DOTS!! i love them too. That tattoo funny made me laugh. Hilarious. Yes, so true. You get what you pay for, right? ;) Happy weekend Denthe! xx

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  10. Lovely work Denthe! I guess you have to get used to the change of seasons on this side of the world again.

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  11. Fabulous and wonderful art. I love the bowls and the dot paintings. Your t shirt on Society 6 looks fabulous.

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  12. All the best for your market, Denise, not only regarding the weather!

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  13. Ha Denise,je ideeën zijn super, en het mooie is je werkt ze ook uit!!
    Mooi zijn je schalen en het doosje ,fijn dat je ook kunst verkocht hebt.
    Wens je een mooi weekend met veel zon
    en een mooie week.
    Liefs groetjes Christiene.

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  14. Everything is so yummy this week ♥♥♥♥ I love the direction the BIG painting is going :) The colors are awesome ♥ Love the box ans can see why it sold and someone was very lucky to get that table....they only got it because I can't swim that far to get there and buy it myself ! The bowls are awesome and I LOVE the teeshirt ♥♥♥♥ Take care and thanks for sharing all the awesomeness you have done ♥

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  15. loved seeing all your pieces Denthe. Every thing is fun or gorgeous, creative and So you.
    Lovely weekend to you.

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  16. What a variety of pieces and talent you have... Goodness should one person be so gifted...The answer is YES and you are that gifted one. Would love to do 29 faces but we are going to be gone some of that time and I won't have my computer with me. Will be looking forward to seeing yours.

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  17. Beautiful work. I love those dot painted bowls!

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  18. That's it for this week? Are you serious! I was exhausted just viewing all you have done! teehee
    I too love those bowls and your dots! You really have a special way with them Denise!!
    Even though I love Autumn , I feel sad to see summer end already! Hopefully the sun will shine for just a while longer for you as well as for me! We are off for our last camping trip of the season- have a wonderful week my friend! xo

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  19. Wow! You have a lot wonderful pieces! They are all beautiful!

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  20. Hi Denise! Wow! You have been really busy creating beautiful works of art! I love everything that you have posted here! yes, summer is nearly over here and we are sad that it flew by so quickly. But I do love fall - it's one of my favorite times of the year. Thank you for visiting my blog, too! HUGS!!!

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  21. Send me some rain! we are so dry here.... and our summer lasts till November sometimes.
    I love all your work, beautiful and colorful! ♥

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  22. Haha, such a fun pic! Your art work is amazing, as always, I admire your patience with the dots.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  23. wow! you've been busy, love all of it, the painting is coming along beautifully, the pots are awesome and the t-shirt is wonderful. I am also taking part in 29 faces - yahoo, see you there

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  24. I love the way you use color in your pieces. I'm also enjoying watching your large painting develop.

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  25. Love your work! Those S6 t shirts are way cool.

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  26. I came here at the weekend and was so overwhelmed by all your amazing art, that I went away again as I couldn't think of a comment that would do it justice. What an astonishing selection of art you've shown us here.
    I thought your doodlebox was absolutely stunning with these lovely images, and the t-shirt from your background is also pretty wonderful, what a good idea. Your dot paintings on the bowl and the squares are fascinating too.

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  27. I love your dot painting technique! Those bowls look great, as does your other work. You've really been busy! And I really like your painted stones with the quotes, gorgeous writing! I've never taken part in 29 faces, but always wanted to. Seems that I've already missed the first 3 days though...

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  28. Love your rocks! Love your T's and all you fabulous color choices! Time does seem to be a problem doesn't it? Like I'm commenting on Thursday for last Friday. Haha.

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  29. Just gorgeous! Love all of your work as always! Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too! Kx

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