Friday, 14 April 2017

doodling again

Well, after spending an entire afternoon painting on my large canvas, deciding that I hated it and removing all I had done, I decided to leave it alone for now. It's sitting on its easel next to my desk, and I look at it every time I'm doing something there, so I'm sure one of these days I'll know how to continue. Sometimes you just have to be patient ....

Meanwhile, I started doodling again. I don't even remember when the last time was that I did that. I used to doodle while I was waiting for my daughter to finish her gymnastics-training, and when I was sitting on my daughter's bed at night. But we don't do that anymore, somehow we've grown out of it, and now it seems as if I never doodle anymore.

Until now, that is :-) Here's my first doodle of 2017!

This week has been rather depressing considering all that's happening in the world. It feels as if war is coming closer every day and I'm getting so fed up with the moronic leaders of some countries. They're like children fighting, which would be okay (well, maybe not ....) if only they didn't have grown-up toys.  I can't believe how many of these assholes are now in leading positions in the world. How has it ever come this far? I wish they would just drop dead, the lot of them. The world would surely be a safer place then. So my map face this week is influenced by this:

But I've got good news too! Last Friday I received 2 adorable ATC's from Sal Scheibe. They're gorgeous, with bright colours just the way I like them. Sal is so talented, I'm always in awe when I visit her blog and see her work. Look at them!

Thanks so much Sal!

Linking to Paint Party Friday, follow the link if you want to see what people around the world created this week :-)

I need funnies more than anything right now. So here are some:

And of course some wise ones too ...

That's it for this week! Thanks so much for being here! Enjoy your day, and I wish you a weekend full of fun, love, kindness and without worries. See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥


  1. I hear ya’ about the depressing week. How has it come to this? I find myself thinking things like, “Where’s a good assassin when you need one?” Which is sad…..But your art and funnies are a welcome salve to the week. So thank you!! :D

  2. that last photo is very cleverly done. war is hopefully not going to happen, but yes it does seem like bickering toddlers wanting to hurt each other anyway they know how and unfortunately the rest of the world is in the way

    glad to see you have starting doodling again, can be great at releasing stress

  3. Oh yeah I have missed your doodles. I really like the little faces in this one. Very nice gift from Sal. I told my brother several months ago that we would be in war and now dt has set off two bombs in two different places. Get ready is all I can say.

  4. Wonderful art, and as always, I love your fantastic doodles, and the fantastic map-face. The world is really getting scarier day by day. Loved the funnies, too.
    Happy PPF, Happy Easter, hugs, Valerie

  5. Oh I love your map face and the message. So strong! I also love the bird alongside her, it feels so calming. Please stop expecting war, my belief is that the more people expect war, the closer it gets. If no one expect it we won't have it.

  6. I agree with your sentiments entirely. The world is run by morons. Your doodle is super, full of detail, and your artwork is excellent.

  7. Love your charming doodle. Map face is great as always.
    Happy Easter time ❤

  8. Aw your doodle art is so gorgeous, I love it. Sorry about your painting, but I do understand what you mean. Thanks for your funnies and wise words. Chin up and Happy PPF!

  9. your doodle art is absolutely brilliant as is your map art today-wow! Beautiful ATCs from Sal. Thanks for the funnies-it sure is good to have them to lighten our burdens isn't it. Happy PPF!

  10. Wonderful and creative doodling ~ favorite is the first one ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

  11. Nice doodling. It takes some while to do it so nicely!


  12. So beautiful art Denthe and great fun pics, love the one with the shoes! Happy Paint Party Friday!

    Love and hugs

  13. Most of the previous comments have said it for me...the world is definitely run by greedy, egotistical, arrogant, morons who don't have a clue and could care less about what people want or need. I love your doodle and the map face and it's message, and as always I enjoyed your funnies/quotes.

  14. Love your doodle and the map page is so provocative ... really send it's message and makes one think. Your paining will get finished when it's ready to be finished... don't stress on it :) Have a great week!!!

  15. I have to agree that many leaders are not really leading but following and repeating horrible mistakes from the past. Your map page is so powerful in its imagery and message. Your doodle was sitting there inside you and now it is happy to be released so you can brighten our lives with it. Thank you for all of your support and sharing over the years!

  16. Denise, your art is always gorgeous. I had not seen your doodles before. No wonder you used to do them probably so freely as you listened to your daughter. Gorgeous work. And the map face piece is beautiful and poignant.

  17. Am I only dreaming that your name is Denise? If so, please forgive me for calling you that every week! Love your art.

    1. haha, no, you're not dreaming Faye, my name is Denise :-) Denthe is a derivation of the first 3 letters of my first name and the first 3 letters of my last name :-)

  18. Oh, so happy you're doodling again. I have the one I bought from your Etsy shop right here above my desk. I look at it everyday. :)

  19. Lovely doodle, we all worry about war now. Thanks for the laughs

  20. As always a post so full of passion as is your gorgeous art!! I love Sal Scheibe too! Your lovely doodle seems sadder than normal!! Thank goodness for bloggers like Sal to cheer your week up!!

    Hugs Giggles

  21. Denise, I could not agree more with you!! Everything you say here in this post is exactly the way I am feeling! It really bums me out as Easter and spring are usually such joyous times for me. But I can not help but think of all of those poor folks in Syria and that nobody else wants them and that our country doesn't even give a shit! AllChristians? yea right,when it suits them! Hypocrites!

    As for your doodling! WOW doodle schmoodle,that is down right exquisite drawing! again,you continually amaze me!
    and omg- that cow funny is cracking me up! I'll be singing that all day! haahaaa
    love to you,Jackie

  22. Oh I love your doodle and I continue to enjoy all the map faces you create.


  23. Denise,
    De wereld lijkt zo kil,je weet niet wat het de mensen bezielt.
    Gelukkig maak jij vrolijke kunst, waar iedereen van mag genieten.
    Wens je een vrolijk Paasweekend lieve Denise xx
    liefs een groetje

  24. Beautiful doodling!! The man feeding the baby with the mother's face made me smile as did the words of the dog in the necktie!! Have a great Easter.


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