Thursday, 12 May 2016

Thunder and lightning

At the moment I'm writing this there's a severe thunderstorm going on outside and it's raining cats and dogs... We had a few days of summer, which was lovely, but I'm afraid the weather is turning round now.... Just when I had planned to work in our garden ....

But I did manage to do a tiny bit of art this week. I long to paint, but I can't find my paintbrushes and paints in the piles of boxes that are still standing around everywhere. So it's just drawing for now. This is a figure I found in the background of one of my journalpages. Strange, I never saw her before, and I've been working in that journal quite a bit now. But all of a sudden there she was. As well as the words that accompany her ....


Very simple drawing with pencil, I added the words in Photoshop.

And I doodled a bit too. That is just the perfect thing to do when you don't have many supplies at hand and don't really have a place to make art (yet).


That's it for this week. It was so nice last week to read all of your comments and connect again. I've really missed this, and I plan on not being away from the blog this long anymore.

Just for the fun of it, here are some pictures that I took of our garden today. We haven't done anything in the garden yet, we don't even have a lawn mower yet, so everything is just growing wild and I love it.


I have no idea what kind of plants and flowers we have in our garden. It is an adventure to walk around and see new flowers grow every day. 


Wild, I know :-) Some people recoil in horror when they see our garden, and want to start mowing right away and pulling weeds. As long as there are no nettles I don't really mind. We will mow the grass eventually but for now I'm just happy that these little yellow flowers had the chance to show their cute little heads.


gorgeous, isn't it!?

I will be linking this to Paint Party Friday. Thanks for your visit, looking forward to seeing what you have created this week!

Here's my funny of the week:

hahaha! Whoever invents this .... !?

See you next week! Have a great day and an even better weekend ♥ ♥ ♥

25 comments:

  1. Why would you want to mow away all that loveliness!?!? Aren't you lucky! Enjoy it!

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  2. Your "wild" garden looks wonderful to me. I wouldn't do a thing to it except enjoy it.

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  3. Your doodling is amazing. Love your work.

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  4. Lovely art and the wild garden is great! I used to get problems with my neighbours because my garden looked like that, and I loved it! They didn't! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  5. I thought your garden was a wild flower meadow! How beautiful! Don't now it. Save it for all the butterflies that will visit.

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  6. I thought your garden was a wild flower meadow! How beautiful! Don't now it. Save it for all the butterflies that will visit.

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  7. Love your fab doodling.
    Happy PPF xx

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  8. Love your wild and free garden and the painting. Happy PPF.

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  9. I love this illustration, it's so beautiful and you can almost feel the weight of the world bearing down on her shoulders. As for your garden, it's magnificent, a real wild meadow. I love letting nature grow wild as it's so good for the bees and butterflies. We do cut the grass in our garden but have great country cottage borders where nature has full rein and in Summer it's stunning.

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  10. I love your garden just the way it is, don't clean it up!!!

    Oh, the burden on her fragile shoulders. The strong colored background tells me she'll rise up and be stronger than ever!

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  11. I wouldn't mow that either... it is gloriously wild... and your drawings are wonderful so it is a win whether you find those paint brushes of not... mind you I love your canvases as well... can't lose either way then!

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  12. Fabulous doodle art!!! Love the journal page too. I think wildflowers and such are so pretty -just as you have captured in your photos. Enjoy and happy PPF!

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  13. Awesome art, it is still you even without the many layers of colors ♥
    We had some rain here finally! Not exactly cats and dogs, but a good one for this area. I hope you can settle your space soon so you can enjoy doing more art. Nice to see your posts again!

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  14. First off sending love because I feel you need it! Beautiful art despite your very few available supplies! Your backyard meadow is so lovely. The buttercups are so pretty...here's what I say about flowers that some call weeds..."At least they're alive" an epiphany I had when my mom was dying, during my perfection years! Enjoy the wild beauty.... the grass will be trimmed soon enough!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Love the doodle. Your wildflower meadow looks lovely. If I could get by with it (and break the covenant of our subdivision) I would have a wildflower area in my back yard.

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  16. OMGosh! This lady was meant to be found now- she is stunning as is your doodling(yea right) incredible! If that is doodling,please don't look at mine Denise! heehee Your artwork amazes me at every turn,my friend!
    And your gardens grows beautifully! yes,yes, enjoy it wildly for awhile- no sense in cutting down those beautiful little faces")
    hugs,Jackie

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  17. Your doodle is wonderful! As is that backyard. The mowing can wait.

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  18. I love the page in your art journal and the doodle is fantastic! It was fun to see your garden - I love all the wildflowers!!

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  19. Wild is my favorite kind of garden, no human meddling just nature doing it's thing. Nice doodling. xox

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  20. LOVE YOUR GARDEN!!!!! I love the wild meadow look it has ♥ My husband would be on e of those running for the mower to get rid of it all. Love what art you were able to get done.

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  21. Forget about mowing! It's too pretty. Maybe you could get a goat or two ? haha

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  22. I love the found figure, she's really pretty even though she's sad. I love it when I find old art in my journals and can't even remember drawing the image! Doesn't happen often but so weird when it does. Love your photos. I wouldn't want to cut that grass either! It's beautiful as is :)

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  23. I want to live in a nature center. . .looks like you do. No Mowing. . .you have had your directive from several of us. ;) I do share old art . . . it amazes me how good it was. Thanks for visiting and reminding me of my Yellow Cottage. Blessings, Janet, PPF

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  24. Sometimes life has other ideas when our hearts still want to paint. Your doodles are a good way to create for now. Lovely garden.
    ~~ Irene

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