Friday, 30 October 2015

Don't tell me October is almost over ....

Waaah, I'm starting to feel panicky and all stressed out .... I have subscribed for 2 Christmasmarkets this year, one at the end of November and one the second weekend of December. And after making a list with all the things I still need to do I'm feeling quite overwhelmed. Because of course there's also the house, which needs painting and a whole bunch of other things, and after that's finished we still need to move. Move! Pack everything up again! Omg, just thinking about it and about the state our house is in now makes me want to run as far away as possible and hide under a rock.

So what did I do this week? I made sure I finished my first calendar, and I'm in the process of finishing my second one. Why two, you might ask, since I have so much to do already. And I don't really have an answer to that, only that I thought it would be nice to have 2 different calendars this year, and once I have something in my head, I want to do it, even if it means losing sleep over it. I'm a bit weird that way....

Anyway, here's the first one:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/denthe/denthe-art-calendar-2016/calendar/product-22418502.html

This is the cover, with a detail of every page that's in it. It's a 12-month calendar, starting January 2016, and it's available for purchase here. When you go to the link, you can see "preview" underneath the image of the cover, and if you click on that you can see every single page. Here are some that I didn't show yet:





 
You can see the other pages in previous blogposts, here and here.

I'm hoping to finish the second calendar later today. Here are some images that are already finished:





It's a more "muted" calendar :-) These are images of my sketches, with some layering done in Photoshop, and a poem or quote that says something about the month. I like experimenting with layers and I'd like to do more of this in the future.

In between I threw some more layers on my big canvas, but no images are appearing to me yet, so I'll just keep going :-)

That's it for this week. Linking this to Paint Party Friday and to Show you Face. In November there's a special theme going on in Show your Face, "In The Style Of", where you examine your favorite artists and incorporate what they do in your own faces. Should be fun!

Thanks for your visit! Hope you'll have a great day, and a relaxing weekend!

Here's my funny for this week:

 Haha, I sometimes feel like the little one after walking our dog ... ;-)

Hope to see you next week! ♥ ♥ ♥


39 comments:

  1. Wonderful art, as always. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. The ready calendar is really gorgeous, think I visit your shop...
    The mixed media style is interesting and quite familiar to me. Love your sketches.
    Thanks for a smile, too ;)
    Happy Halloween ♥

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  3. Great faces. I love your use of those beautiful colors and the little bit of playfulness in each.

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  4. Gorgeous work. I hope you are reworking some of the calendar pieces into cards and such to sell at fairs. You have so much work already done is it possible to sell things that haven't been seen where you live now? Even the furniture you have done.. did it sell? Maybe rework your older calendars too!
    I could even see a little quote book with all your characters! Wishing you all the best...These are exciting times...you will be settled before you know it, and all will be well!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. Your paintings are so complex and detailed and wonderful to look at.
    I'm not surprised you are stressed with all you say in the first paragraph, sounds like an impossible schedule.
    Good luck!

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  6. Lovely calendar
    Happy PPF, hope you have all the energy to get through with your chores

    much love...

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  7. Oh geesh! I just read that you are still packing! Argh!! I know what a pain in the kiester this is as when we did it 3 years ago, we vowed we would never move again!! "(
    I will wait till you are settled! Meantime I have ordered my 2016 calendar and bragged about it on FB!! Yay!! now, relax my friend, if only for an hour, before you start in again! heehee
    happy weekend! xo

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    1. Thanks so much Jackie! Really appreciate it ♥
      And yes, the moving house will take a bit longer than expected and hoped for. If we are able to move by the end of November I will be happy ....

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  8. With all of your fabulous artwork I'm sure you could make several brilliant calendars.
    You do have a lot on your plate you creative soul you!
    I wish you sweet moments and time enough to enjoy each one.
    Happy end of October Denise.
    oxo

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  9. your calendars look great! hope you survive the christmas markets! take a deep breath and keep going!!

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  10. It's always nice to see your works! Your calendar looks great with those! The quotes are lovely too! :)
    Best wishes! Everything will be fine :)

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  11. I loved the funny for the week, Denise! And your calendar pages are awesome. I especially love the one for golden October. Wow, such talent!

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  12. Your work is always full of surprises. Regardless of your panic i think you are a very productive person and you will survive very well through the holiday season.Happy PPF :)

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  13. Your funnies always crack me up!! I'm still trying to finish a calendar up as well. Yours are wonderful . Both of them. wait! i thought you just moved and now you are moving again?

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    1. Yep! We have been living in the house of one of my sisters, until we found our own place. And we only found it now, exactly one year after we arrived back in Belgium ....

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  14. Denthe, you have so much you have set yourself to do! I am just the same and I set myself difficult goals. Please don't run away because I love seeing your beautiful art. Even if you don't achieve everything you set yourself to do you have already created so much beauty and given so much pleasure. I really hope you will be able to relax and have moments of peace in amongst all the busyness. Thinking of you and wishing you tranquillity. xx

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  15. LOVE the calendars! Good luck with the holiday fairs, I know how much work they are! And I hope you'll soon be settled in your new home.

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  16. wow de kalender ziet er schitterend uit!
    Gezellig weekend verder!
    Groetjes Karin

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  17. Loved seeing the art for your two calendars - quite different styles, but all lovely! have a great weekend!

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  18. Wow both of these are just wonderful. I will say that as much as I like the first one the second one is my fave. Well done my friend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  19. Beautiful calendars! I like them both but I can see why you wanted to do two of them. They are so different and may appeal to two different types of preferences. :-)

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  20. Beautiful calendars, Denthe, they are very different. I adore the first one :)

    Take care!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  21. Oh wow! your calendars are awesome, so colourful especially the first one - i will always love your art

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  22. both your calendars are going to be gorgeous!
    you do sound like you have a lot going on!
    wishing you grace each step of the way!

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  23. Hi Denise, I just ordered the ART of Denthe calendar which I love because of the abstract nature and pure color. I can't imagine moving again! It seems you just got there! I am sure all will fall into place for you and you will do well with your two markets.

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  24. I forgot to tell you I just joined Society6 because of you. But I don't know how you ever get found?! I can't even find my own stuff.

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  25. Such wonderful pages/kalendars! I love the one with the black background!
    Happy PPF and stay calm busy woman!
    Ilona :-)

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  26. These are absolutely wonderful. I love the words, I love your art--everything about what you have done fills my eyes to the brim.

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  27. Wonderful and stunning calendar pages. Thanks so much for sharing your art. I am a fan1

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  28. Mooie kalenders Denise, meer keus maakt het het moeilijk,alle twee even mooi!!
    Mooi als je straks je kunst kunt uit stallen voor de kerst verkoop,
    Lieve groet
    Christiene.

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  29. gorgeous, gorgeous! Good luck with the market preps. Thank you for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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  30. Your new calendar is amazing and I've already ordered mine!!!!! You certainly have a lot on your plate but it will all come together..your art will be ready for market and you'll get moved into your new home and life will be good.

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  31. Lovely calendars and paintings! :) There is a lot of things that never seem to come to an end when moving! :/ Wishing you all good Denthe! And you will succeed :)

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  32. Your calendars are extraordinary. Yep, often I feel like the little dog too. So cute. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  33. Love it all, Denise!!! You are so talented and have such a way with color!

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  34. I love both your calendars. I wish you luck and lots of sales.

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  35. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate just now! I don't envy you the house painting or the Christmas fairs but I'm sure you'll get there and will have some wonderful pieces to sell at both. Your calendars are both lovely. I love how they are both so different but still instantly recognisable as you!

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  36. Oh these are beautiful! I love both of your calendars!

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