Thursday, 10 May 2018

Almost there!

I had a bit of time to work on my painting and it's getting near the end! Although it might still take a few weeks, I know from experience that those final touches and details always take longer than expected. Here you can see how it looks so far:


And I played a bit in my journal yesterday! Every time I do that I ask myself why I don't do it more often, because it's just so much fun. But I have this weird habit that whenever I haven't done something in a while, I hesitate to do it again because I have the feeling I don't know how to anymore. I especially have that when painting faces. I keep delaying it because it seems like so much effort and there's always too little time. But last night I just wanted to do something and I started putting random lines on a page and then saw some figures in there, I grabbed my Inktense pencils and my Stabilo and before I knew it the page was finished. It's not that much effort, it doesn't take that much time. If only I could remind myself of that every time I hesitate again.

Here's the journal page:


I'll be linking this to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Looking forward to the creations this week!
Here are my weekly funnies and thinkies:













Thanks so much for your visit! I hope you're having a wonderful day, and I wish you a splendid weekend full of things and people you love. I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥

21 comments:

  1. ♥♥♥♥ Your painting ♥♥♥♥.....'So much to do, so little desire to do it'.....fits me perfectly, thank you! :D

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  2. Ohhh this is my favorite I think. Love and action and movement. Also glad to see your journal art too. I will be gone for a few weeks. See my blog about it. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Your new painting is wonderful. Love the journal page, too. Great funnies as always. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Oh wow, your painting is brilliant... so much to look at.
    Just reading your thoughts, yes, I can empathise fully.
    Thanks for the laughs too. Really enjoyed your post. Happy PPF! :D)

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  5. amazing painting Denise!! The imagery and colors are brilliant! Wonderful journal page too. Your faces and sentiments are always thought provoking. Thanks for the funnies, and happy PPF!

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  6. Denise! your painting is Spectacular!!! Omgoodness ! If i could paint like you- ohhhhh!
    I love all of the characters you have brought out- how exciting to see them all!
    And your journal page, just super! love the quote as well as the faces!
    hope spring has found your world my friend
    Jackie xoxo

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  7. Wow! Am loving the new painting with its wonderful color and imagery. The journal page is a powerful statement. Happy PPF

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  8. Love you beautiful and colorful art and journal page!!!
    Thank you for the laughs...especially the old woman with the hairy dog :D
    Happy PPF!!!

    Jan

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  9. I feel the same hesitation when it comes to making a busy complicated painting..which you seem to do with ease, and I'm not sure how you do it. I swear, I'm going to try it some day..just not sure when I'll get the courage up.

    The fourth ape is definitely my husband. lol He never hears a word I say, which I use to my advantage alllll the time. haha!

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  10. Colorful and such a beautiful work!

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  11. I LOVE your painting with its bright bright colors.

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  12. Luv the art. The collage is fabulous
    HAPPY PPF

    Much💖 love🌸

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  13. I love your painting, so busy and bright, my kind of thing.

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  14. Lovely work! Thanks for the laughs, especially that winter body one.

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  15. so many things to discover in that colourful painting! :D

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  16. Your painting is amazing! Wow! So much detail! I am truly loving it! Love your journal page too! I love the "mud" one! Big Hugs and take care!

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  17. Stunning artwork. So much going on. Cant wait to see the finished piece, but it looks good to me as it is.

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  18. Zo mooi jou werk in wording,Denise nog even,ik ben heel benieuwd
    er valt nu al veel in te zien,en de kleuren zijn als altijd even mooi!!
    lieve groet
    Christiene

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  19. The painting looks wonderful. The journal page communicates a feeling and a question that we often find ourselves in...hoping to find a way out. or a way forward.

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  20. Beautiful painting! Great mixed of colors. Mel-https://decorcraftdesign.wordpress.com

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  21. I love all the details in your paintings, there's so much to look at. Fabulous. And your journal page is gorgeous. Yes, that is something I need to remind myself again and again too.

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