Thursday, 7 September 2017

Finally blogging again ....

It has taken me longer than anticipated but here I am again! This week is the first week in almost a month that I finally feel as if I'm in control again. Phew ...

My market is behind me and in the end I was glad to have participated. Lots of people and they even bought things ;-)

Remember this mosaic?

I finally finished it and it sold right away :-)

After experimenting with different kinds of faces I now decided to make a "real" clay face. I like it better than the last ones I did.

I also made a new mosaic mirror, in the shape of a figure:

Hubby is having a lot of trouble with the fact that she has no arms, but I just wanted a basic shape and not too many details. It's just a matter of preference I guess ...

Meanwhile my group exhibition has started. I was in the gallery today and I love the variety of art on display there. It'll be on until the 24th of September.

It would be nice if I sold some paintings. I have been trying to make a living as an artist since 2013, but it's damn hard. So I finally gave in and decided to follow my first love: psychology. I started working as a psychologist in a group practice with 4 other people, only one day a week for the time-being, but I really enjoy having colleagues again. I'm also doing some extra training, so my schedule is pretty full. Especially with the end of the year lurking around the corner, which means it's time for my yearly calendar.

But I'm going to try to keep blogging every week. I missed it and I missed the interaction with other artists. So I'll be linking to Paint Party Friday again and this weekend I'll finally pay everybody a visit :-)

One thing I also kept up is my daily diary-entries. Here are a few from the weeks when it was still summer ... (already pining for those lazy summer days ...)

That's it for now, except of course for the funnies :-)

and some to think about ....

Thanks for visiting! Hope everyone is safe out there, safe from water and wind and fire and smoke. And from stupidity and ignorance and hate ... Wishing you love and warmth and compassion.

See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥ 


  1. I've thought of that quote from '1984' since the day he was elected.....on the bright side I love your journal pages! :D

  2. You sound energetic and happy. It shows in your art too. I have loved seeing the art gallery on FB. Well done my friend.

  3. Wonderful art, love the journaling and mosaics. Great funnies, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  4. Fab journal pages and great mosaic

  5. It's good to keep in touch. I've missed blogging, too. But sometimes it's hard to keep up with everything. Love your mosaic and your journal pages are wonderful.

  6. Your mosaics and art journal pages are beautiful, Denise. I'm not amazed that the mosaic was sold quickly. Some of the funnies made me laugh out loud. Thank you for making my Friday morning! :)

  7. A great post you artwork is amazing! Happy PPF!

  8. wonderful journalpage and the womens are fantastic mosaics!!!!
    geat fun!
    Happy Day

  9. your mosaics are amazing Denise!! And I love that you have your girls on every page of your diary entries. You could sell diaries with those girls on otherwise blank pages for others to use for their own writing;)Thanks for all the funnies, and happy PPF!

  10. Rich beautiful pages and a great mosaics.
    Thanks for funnies 😋

  11. I really like your armless mosiac :) reminds me a bit of the Venus of Willendorf

    and I think its great how King is not shy about his feelings of drumpf

  12. A nice sharing. The first piece is my favourite. Love the bold bright patterns and the movement

    Happy PPF

    Much love...

  13. Your mosaics are fabulous, Denise.

  14. Psychology, wonderful. My sense is that you are gifted working with people.
    Lovely fun to see your art and see how creative you are regularly. Thanks for the funnies, even if most of them are painful.

  15. well so glad to have you back in blogland my friend. I missed your art and humor. Congratulations on that new amazing job. It's so interesting, I studied and wanted to be a psychologist. Didn't go past my first degree, I wanted to work with abused children and realized in my final year of undergraduate that I'd steal them and take them all home! LOL. Prolly should stay an artist so I stay out of jail!

  16. Welcome back! Beautiful diary entried and good luck with your new job.

  17. Welcome back my dear friend, oh how I have missed you!
    Where to start...Huge congratulations on your show- I feel you will sell,the right lookers have not been in yet!
    Glad to hear the market is behind you and that you did well! That mosaic turned out beautifully and the new one is pretty cool as well!(even with out arms heehee)
    So psychology, hmmm?This is interesting about you Denise! Glad to hear that you are enjoying being back with other colleagues as well,makes things a whole lot easier when you enjoy those you work or study with!

    Your journal is fabulous and those girls are super and a bit different from your usual ones...which led me to thinking...what about making stamps and selling those ,maybe through a company? Just a thought, but could make some decent money from it? I am not sure how it works, but I know so many love your art and faces and quotes,you have a wonderful special-ness about you,my friend!
    anyway, I owe you an extended email and will try and get one off to you this week, with photos and video!

    Love your funnies,especially condom head! haahaa
    and love the ones to think about for sure
    sending you big hugs,Jackie xx

  18. Oh I love your diary paintings so much! They give so much value to every single day and they look gorgeous! I love the mosaic ladies too! Your ideas are always fantastic! And thanks for the fun :)

  19. Your mosaics are so pretty! Love them! And the diary pages too. What a wonderful record to have of time passing. So cute. :)

  20. Your art is truly amazing! I really love it! Your mosaics are breath taking and I love your diary pages! I know it's hard making a living, being an artist! Glad you are back to blogging! Big Hugs!

  21. I love your mosaics, they're fabulous!
    Love the diary pages and funnies too! TFS!

  22. Love the funnies. . .so true. . .the mosaics are fascinating and fun. Blessings, Janet

  23. Your mosaics are wonderful and the dancing girl, I can see how she sold right away!! Great pages and your funnies are always the best!!

    Peace Giggles

  24. Wow, your mosaics are amazing! I'd never seen anything like them...


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