Friday, 26 August 2016

Summer's here!

The summer vacation is almost finished here in Belgium, and this week summer started full blast! Temperatures are soaring, everyone is sweating and even complaining about the heat. I still prefer it to the cold and damp weather we have been having for too long. But it sure makes me want to lazy around and eat lots of ice cream, instead of doing anything at all. So I didn't do much art in the last weeks, but since it's three weeks ago already I don't want to neglect my blog any longer :-)

We went to Portugal for 2 weeks, so I started drawing lyricsgirls again, since that's the easiest to take with me on vacation. Here's one that I finished:

Next week my favorite challenge, the 29 faces, will start again. You can find more information here! I will participate again, although I'm not sure yet whether I'll be posting every day.

I managed to work a little bit on my big canvas. still nowhere near finished, but getting there.

As I said, we went to Portugal on vacation. I'd never been there, but I love it! It's such a beautiful country, with very nice people and gorgeous beaches. While we were there, we went to Fiesa, the largest sand sculpture exhibition in the world. It has a new theme every year, and this year it was music. It was so beautiful walking around there, being surrounded by these gigantic sculptures made from sand. So I want to share some pictures with you:

This was my most favorite one: a depiction of Pink Floyd's "the wall". So many small details, I could keep looking at it!

Okay, I realize this is a bit more than a few pictures .... Can't help it, want to share .... ;-)

And just for the fun of it: here's one of the beautiful beaches in Portugal (Algarve)

Well, that's it for now. Can't wait to see what my friends in Paint Party Friday have been up to! Thanks for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments! I'll end this posts with a few funnies, because laughing is important ! The world could do with a lot more smiles :-)

Wishing you the most beautiful day, and a wonderful weekend on top of it! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Fabulous photos of such a great variety of impressive you must have been so in awe! Love your lyrical girl...the hair is always amazing on those gals! Wonderful artwork and fav is the pants over the years!! Yes hot hot hot here too! Very unusual for this time of year! The yearly fair will love it though since it usually rains the moment the two week fair starts!! Nice to see you back....look forward to more powder room!! lol

    Hugs Giggles

  2. I love your lyrical Girl. Thanks for sharing the great photos. I've been Algarve, too. Thanks for funny pieces; Trump won again 😀
    Have a wonderful weekend ♥

  3. Love your girl, and thanks for sharing the wonderful sand sculpture photos, and the funnies! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  4. such a lovely girl drawing-I really do love them as much as your beautiful intuitive paintings. The sculptures are simply amazing!! I have heard that Portugal is a lovely country with beautiful beaches. Glad you got to enjoy your holiday there. Thanks for the funnies-yes, it's important to laugh!

  5. Always enjoy your bog, Denise. The photos of the sand sculptures leave me in awe. I can't imagine what it took for people to do those. Have you finished your bathroom and I missed the finale?

    1. That's blog, not bog. Sometimes my computer keys don't do right.

  6. Lovely 'Lyricsgirl'! Stunning what they can do with sand, isn't it? We have an annual sand sculpting contest here too and I'm always amazed. :0

  7. I so enjoyed this post. First Lyricsgirl is just fabulous. Quite touching actually. The sand sclups are mind boggling. Such detail and imagination. Thanks for sharing them. I am excited about 29 faces as well.

  8. Love the "Lyricsgirl!" Your girls are always fantastic ♥♥♥ Thanks also for showing so many of those sand sculptures ♥♥♥♥ So much work and detail into s temporary medium. Love the funnys too and that melting cat feels so familiar LOL!

  9. Great blogpost Denthe. I love your WIP of the painting...very intrigued to see the end result. What great photos of the sand sculptures. WOW to those that sculpted them. Also loved your 'funnies'!!

  10. the sculptures are amazing! looks like you had a great vacation. i love all your funny photos this week!! omg!

  11. Beautiful art and lovely photos, and the Donald Trump one with his hair has me laughing! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  12. Hello Denthe,
    So wonderful that you went to Portugal! Those sand sculptures are amazing and creative and look huge.

    Your lyric girl is fabulous and your painting is coming along so nicely.

    thank you for the funnies, i enjoyed them all.

  13. Denise!! your Lyric girl is just gorgeous! as is your saying!!!
    OMGoodness those photos you have shared are absolutely fabulous!! I can see why you would just stay looking at "The Wall" I could not stop trying to see more details in the photos!!
    I do have a question- what about rain? what happens to the sand art?
    sending hugs xo


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