January: most of January I was working on my first very large canvas. I called it "Take me home again", because it reminded me of the colours and the spirit of Australia. It was sold through the gallery.
February: the month of the 29 faces challenge. And I managed to make them all! Tried out a few new things like scribble-faces and weirdo's :-) Here's an overview:
March: in March I had very little time because I had to start packing all our stuff in order to move in April. I did have a market and made quite a few things for that, like this dot-painted mirror.
April: the month of the move, and so little time left for playing :-( About the only art-like thing that I did was make a wallpaper for my newsletter-subscribers....
May: I started painting a kind of mural in our toilet, and finally played in my artjournal again.
June: getting stuck in the toilet and trying out ideas in my artjournal ....
July: In July I was featured in the "Colour me positive"-challenge, and I could choose a quote for that week. I chose one of my favorite quotes "never regret anything that made you smile", and made this mixed media piece that was given as a prize in the draw two weeks later. It is now in Canada :-)
August: another quiet month artwise. We went on vacation with the family, so that left little time for artmaking. I did work on a new large canvas, and during my holidays I got into drawing lyricsgirls again. Here's one:
September: wanted to do 29 faces but in the end didn't even start. Busy with ongoing projects, like my large canvas, the toilet, some smaller paintings and again more artjournaling:
October: since my other painting was sold, I had to get a new painting into the gallery. I finished my second large canvas and called it "Carry me away". I was fed up with all the terrorist attacks this year and wanted to escape the harsh reality through the colours and figures on my canvas.
November: I finished two calendars for 2017, an English one and a Dutch one. If you still need a calendar for 2017, please have a look in the sidebar, where you can find the links to both. There's now a sale going on of 20% off through Jan 1st. Just type in the code YEAREND20 at checkout. I have had wonderful comments from the people who bought them already, and I am very happy that they are liked so much :-)
December: I finished the biggest project for this year: the make-over of our toilet. Although I think it might become an ongoing project, since I like to add tiny little bits every now and then ;-)
Well, that's it for this year! Thanks for following and encouraging me along the way! I do wish all of you a safe trip into the new year, and most of all everything that's written here:
And don't forget:
I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday as always. A big thank you to Eva and Kristin for making it possible for artists to connect on a weekly basis and encourage and inspire each other. Kudos to all of you ♥
And of course I'll be ending this year with some funnies :-)
And on this "positive" note, I'll end this blogyear :-) Take care and I'll see you in the next year! ♥ ♥ ♥