Thursday, 11 January 2018

Happy New Year

Happy 2018 to all my blog-readers! Wishing you a year filled with creativity, fun and contentment!

The holidays have been really hectic, and I didn't get much art done. I did little things here and there, but nothing major. Didn't touch my painting ...

But I did make a journal page, and a sketch :-)

Here's the start of my journal page:

Leftover paints scraped and stamped on there, a looong time ago .... And yes, I saw two blobs which resembled (in my eyes) faces

So I brought them out

and painted them in

added some highlights to lighten it all up, and my first journal page of the new year was finished :-)
I hope it's the start of many more!

I also started sketching again. I really need to practice more, and I always tend to forget how much I love sketching ...

My sketching skills are getting a bit rusty. So one of my intentions for this year is to make one sketch a week for the whole year. Hmmm. I really wonder whether I'll manage that. But I'll certainly try!

I haven't been on the internet much in the last couple of weeks, and I intend to keep it that way. But I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone at Paint Party Friday.

And one thing I intend to keep on doing in this brandnew year is keep sharing funny and not-so-funny pictures. Everyone needs a good laugh now and then, as well as a good think, don't you think so?

So here goes :-)

And the ones to think about ...

Me, hubby and our two kids started doing this! Every Sunday evening at dinner we each write down something that we enjoyed that week and put it in a jar. It's fun!

Okay, that's it for now. It's almost midnight and I need to get up early, so it's off to bed.
Thanks for your visit! Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!
I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Love the way the journal page turned out. ♥♥♥♥

  2. Great journal page and funnies. Love the idea with the jar! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  3. Wonderful pages as always, good to see you back! Best new year to you too!

    Peace Giggles

  4. Love the journal page and the funnies are always a highlight in my day. The jar idea sounds great and we may try it here. I need to get back into the practice of doing art on a regular bases... gotten away from doing it at all for months now :(

  5. I love seeing the evolution of your paintings Denthe. It's a special talent to "see" what you do in any given background. Your portrait sketch is amazing! And thanks for keeping the funnies going. I love leaving with a smile. Happy PPF!

  6. You journal page is fabulous and those highlights certainly make them pop Denthe!
    I love the idea of that Jar and may well adopt that practice. It's so positive.
    Great fun photos too that gave me a giggle...thanks :D
    Happy PPF to you

  7. Your new journal page is so pretty! Your people always pop so well on such bright and colourful canvases. Always a treat to see. I've missed your funnies too! Thanks for sharing them again :)

  8. Your step by step journal page is fascinating, with beautiful results. Thanks for the lesson! Happy PPF

  9. Thanks for the funnies and thoughts.

    Always, I enjoy seeing your art.
    Lovely new year to you too.

  10. Wow. I love how you create. Please, rusty on your sketching? You are amazing. I wish I was at your level of skill.

  11. Gorgeous work, Happy New Year Denthe! Thanks for the laughs.

  12. Fabulous page indeed. Thanks for tutorial of the proses and funnies.
    Happy weekend ❤

  13. Wow!!! i luv the progress of those two blobs
    Happy PPF

    much love...

  14. Happy New Year!! missed seeing your colourful art :)

  15. A most wonderful post my friend! Your journal page is beautiful! And I am happy to say, I saw those faces,or similar ones as well!!Yay for intuitive painting!

    Your sketches are always beautiful and I wish I had half the skill of you to complete something so beautiful Denise!
    As for the funnies, so happy you are to continue as I love seeing what you have found and some of these really do make me think- thank you!
    I Love that jar idea and think I would like to start one as well! What a great New Years tradition!!
    Sent you an envie the other other day-watch your post dear Denise!
    My pieces went out as New Years love as I was able to make it for Christmas cards!
    hugs and love my Belgium friend! Jackie xx

  16. Loved the way you pulled the images out on your art journal page! Fabulous!

  17. Happy New Year! I love the sketch!

  18. Happy New Year! Great to see you! Your journal page and your sketch are both stunning! I know I always say this, but your art is amazing! Thanks for the funnies and I love the jar idea! Big Hugs!

  19. Happy New Year to you as well! I love your journal pages! They are admirable! The colors, the theme ... everything!

  20. Denise,voor jou een jaar dat staat in het teken van de kunst.
    ook deze schets is PRACHTIG!!!
    veel liefs


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