Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Getting into art again ....

Thanks so much for all the welcome back comments! So nice to know people actually missed my art ;-) I finally caught up with most of your blogs and I do admit I missed you too! The wonderful art, the inspiration everywhere, the warmth of the online art community ....

I'm finally getting into the swing of things again. I made a new lyricsgirl. Which is a very long time ago!

And started a new mosaic :

I'm getting myself mentally prepared to start the Art Every Day Month. I want to make a whole bunch of small artworks, like painted rocks, miniature-paintings, magnets etc ... and I think this challenge might be just what I need to get my butt kicked into action. Why don't you sign up too! Should be fun ... :-)

And I got a really nice surprise in the mail this week! I won Maria's giveaway from the 29 faces challenge!
Here's what she sent me:


 Two ATC's and a wonderfully sweet card! Thanks so much Maria ♥

Well, I'll be back on Friday for the Paint Party and for the first day of AEDM! Hope to see you then! Thnx for visiting ♥

Friday, 25 October 2013

I'm back finally ... :-)

It seems like ages ago that I wrote something on this blog. When you go from 3 times a week to nothing in 5 weeks it takes some getting used to posting again. But after spending a wonderful month in Belgium with family and friends and almost no computer, I'm ready to get going again!

Believe it or not, I didn't draw or paint a single thing in those 4 weeks! There were too many other things to do, and now I notice, the longer you stop being creative, the harder it is to pick it up again. In the week since we've been back, I've been looking through my sketchbooks and artjournals without one single idea of what I was going to create. Big, BIG art block. I did do some art though. I worked on a commission for a painting that needs to be ready by tomorrow.  I will share pictures of it later.

Sooo, without much to share today, I thought I'd share some pictures of my new calendar 2014. While I was in Belgium I ordered some copies and I'm pleased with the way the colours came out.

This year I chose to use parts of my paintings for the different months, with of course a different inspirational quote for each month ☺

This calendar can be ordered on Lulu, same as last year. It's also possible to see a preview of the entire calendar on there.

And, pure by coincidence, I came across a post about "Art Every Day Month", a challenge that starts on the 1st of November where you commit to creating something for every day of November. And I've decided to take it on! Maybe that'll fire up my creative juices. Have a look at their blog and join in! The more the merrier.....

I haven't been visiting many blogs lately due to my limited time on the computer, but I'll make up for it this weekend! I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday. Looking forward to seeing what you all created!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you'll have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend! ♥ ♥ ♥