Thursday, 25 January 2018


Trying to find a way around my recent resistance to painting, I remembered some small exercises from Fonda's workshop. And these got me going :-) I didn't touch my canvas yet, but I did paint this week and had lots of fun too!

These are creatures found in paint on scraps of paper (that I would normally throw out, but now I found an new use for it :-) )

They will be used as collage material, as well as these next ones: one-line drawings with my non-dominant hand:

I also made 2 sketches this week, to keep up with my plan to make a sketch every week this year. I skipped the first week (since I only planned to do this in the second week) so I was a week behind. With these two I'm on schedule, and I plan to keep going!

This one counts for week 1

And this is for this past week:

And I've also been playing in my art journal this week. Another one of my new year's resolutions is to finish every single workshop I have on my computer. I tend to start one, but then life gets in the way and I forget all about it. Last week I have been watching video's from Juliana Coles "Extreme journaling", and have been preparing a few backgrounds. Nothing finished yet, so not much to show. Here's a sneak peek of one of the pages:

And that's it for now! I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday, and looking forward to seeing what everyone's been up to last week.

Thanks so much for your visit and for leaving comments! I'll leave you with some funnies :-)

And also some to think about ....

Take care of yourself and have a great day!
I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥


  1. those drawings done with your non dominant hand are great :)and really wonderful job on the hair in your sketches :)

  2. LOVE your sketches!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

  3. What a great way to use those throw-away sketches. Your drawings are so amazing. I love the lightness of them. Have a great weekend.

  4. Lovely art, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  5. Lovely doodles. They will be good for collage! I understand about classes piling up on your PC! Me too.

  6. Great line drawings! I can't even draw like that with my dominant hand. Your sketches are beautiful too, Denise! Thank you for the funnies! :)

  7. Fun and useful new doodles for later use. Portraits are beautiful and painting great.
    Thanks for funnies. The dog and cat in sweeter is best 😂
    Happy PPF 🐱♥

  8. Omgosh! I love those scrap peeps!! And I cannot believe how good you are with your non dominant hand- you are amazing Denise!!

    Those sketches are absolutely Gorgeous, I am not just saying this- truly gorgeous!

    Hahaa I lol when i read about finishing those classes on your computer, yup, trying that myself...although I might give myself two years to get through mine, being a bit realistic heeheee
    Have a beautiful weekend dear friend!
    Jackie xoxo

    ps the 5&37 pictures had me lol So true in this day!

  9. Your drawings are marvelous. Fabulous work.

  10. Spectacular portraits, Denise. Your talent in drawing is simply amazing.

  11. Beautiful sketches! Those are beauties and so nicely shaded. I love the idea of little doodles in a painting or journal too. I hope it works out for you.

    I do the same thing with art classes. So many, so little time!

  12. Beautiful sketches and I wonder if I can find any images in my scraps of paper....hmmm...

  13. Fun that you found something new and useful and fun to do with scraps.

    Your drawings have lovely detail in them.

  14. I am of the opinion that a person should never throw anything out. There's a use for it somewhere.

  15. Beautiful work Denthe, thanks for the laughs.

  16. Your scrap-pieces make great art! That's because you find something meaningful in the tiniest places!
    Happy PPF

  17. What a great idea to use your people scraps as collage! And I really dig those non-dominant hand ones. Hooray for your journal! And I am looking forward to the scrap people showing up on canvas one of these days. :)

  18. You are so talented! Such beautiful work! Even the art on your scrap pieces of paper are funky!! Have a wonderful week! Big Hugs!

  19. Wow!! I'm so impressed with your weekly sketches! Your work is flawless. If I could draw as well as you, I wouldn't worry about picking up a paint brush.


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