Friday, 7 April 2017

slow going ....

Didn't get much art done this week. I'm a bit stuck with my painting, don't know how to proceed, and every time I have some ideas and try them out, I hate what I've done and remove it again. Guess I'll have to sleep on it a bit more :-)

I did manage a new map face. With a poem from one of my favorite authors Warsan Shire, that I've used a few times in my art already, but I never tire of it and it expresses so beautifully (and achingly) the state of the world today. Here it is:


I did paint two more birds on my painting:



Now the only thing I need to figure out is how to finish it ....

I told you last week that I made a present for friends of mine that were getting married. We went to the bridal party last weekend, so I can show you now what I made :-)


I should've made a picture of the rock in my hand, because it was really big, bigger than my hand. But this is the only picture I have.

I'm going to link this to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Now it's off to bed, since it's after midnight already. But first it's time for some funnies :-)














And the ones to think about ....




Thanks so much for your visit! Wishing you lots of plain old fun today, and a wonderful loving weekend! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥


25 comments:

  1. I really like this map face. The red lines run perfectly through her eyes. What a very special gift for your friends. They will cherish it forever.
    I am off to bed as well. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Your map face is so awe inspiring and what perfect words!
    Love the laughs and I love, love, love your art!!!

    Happy PPF!

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  3. I LOVE your map face art journal page with that marvelous quote. The funnies you chose are marvelous too, so thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  4. Your map face is amazing and the words are beautiful and poignant. Just right for the age we live in.

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  5. Wonderful art, love the map. Great funnies, too, love that twisted cat. Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Really impressive map-face today!
    Thanks for funnies :)
    Happy PPF xx

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  7. Super art, love the cat peeking out of that bag...very funny!

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  8. Very powerful and you are right the earth is in pain as are all the living creatures on it ... except the billionairs who don't give a damn about the rest. I do enjoy your blog so much, maybe because we are, in many ways, like minded. Thank you for reminding us all of our responsibility for our earth and human kind. They surely did elect a clown and this is the ugliest circus I have ever attended. :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  9. very poignant map art Denise. I have to say too that you have the neatest handwriting I have seen. Wish i could write like that. beautiful bird imagery and what a special bridal keepsake too! Thanks for sharing the funnies. Happy PPF and happy weekend!

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  10. Wonderful post and artwork ~the map art work is so 'right on' ~ lovely ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  11. Oh Denise..as always you Rise again with your heart and art!! Love that map girl, such a GREAT series!! Beautiful wip.. I love those rocks too...and may attempt to do one for a young person...love the idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Your map piece is wonderful and the quote goes so well with the face.

    Such a lovely marriage stone.

    Love that yoga cat funny.

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  13. I think both paintings are fantastic. I'm not sure the bird one needs anything else, I think it looks fantastic.

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  14. Perfect map face for what's happening in the world today...sadly. Love the funnies! :D

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  15. That Atlas piece is so sad makes me want to cry

    Happy PPF. thanks for nice art and the giggles that follow in some if there cartoons

    Much love...

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  16. Your map face is gorgeous and expresses how most of us feel. The decorated rock is absolutely fabulous. What an awesome gift for your friend!

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  17. children will indeed play with anyone no matter skin colour or sexual orientation, its only learned behavior from people around them that makes them think otherwise, and thats really sad :(

    you still managed to create some nice things and the birds look nice on your painting :)

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  18. Your paintings are beautiful and I love the idea of the rocks. My little sissy is getting married in a few months and I think I want to do something like that with a rock. We all love rocks so it would be perfect. Your Funnies are GREAT!

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  19. I am excited to see where your painting is going to go. The colours are so captivating!

    Funny funnies at the bottom of your post.

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  20. ahhh What a great post! I love your map faces and the quotes and sentiments you leave on them truly relevant to our world. I think you need to combine all of these and have them published as a journal book for generations to come. To show others about empathy and compassion and love of others. those are my thoughts at least! ")

    Love your funnies as always!

    and the beautiful rock you present to your frend is just lovely and so thoughtful!
    huge hugs,Jackie xx

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  21. Hope you get unstuck soon. Funny about the gardening in winter. We had snow yesterday so I can relate.

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  22. I love the wedding gift for your friends! I see the current painting evolving with 2 lovely new birds. I had a rather slow week this past week too. Today, we had wonderful summer sunshine...I enjoyed a walk to the park! Happy PPF.

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  23. What a wonderful piece, that map girl and the poem went stright to my heart.

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  24. Your map face is great and I love the BIG ROCK!!! Your WIP is stunning and I know you'll figure it all out sooner rather than later. I have a background done that is waiting for a painting... if I wasn't spending so much time outside I might have had it done this week :)

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  25. Prachtige Denise deze stenen voor je vrienden een echt kunst cadeau!
    Indrukwekkend het gezicht van deze dame.en ook de bonte vogels prachtig!!
    liefs groetjes
    Christiene.

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