Thursday, 27 September 2018

Trying to be zen

The comments on last week's post offered me a great way to look at things differently, and while I'm still having a hard time with it, I'm learning to be content with what I was able to do, and not get so frustrated when I can't do everything I want to. So thanks all of you who gave me your thoughts and advice :-)

I played in my art journal this week. Guess I needed a break from the doodling ;-) Plus I'm thinking about participating in Inktober, and this is a bit of a practice start. Although I already know I won't be able to make an elaborate drawing each day, but that doesn't matter, I don't want to stress about it.

I also finished another mapface. I hope I'll be able to get enough of these done for a new calendar.
We'll see ....

And here are my weekly funnies and thinkies :-)

Linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow! Thanks for your visit. I hope you'll all have a great day. 
Take care and see you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Calendar doodle

Well, this week was a whirlwind of activity, and I hardly got any art done. Just one doodle for my calendar finished:

Oh well, some weeks are like that... I guess I'll just have to be okay with it and not get frustrated. I keep wondering though how other people do it. They have a job and they manage to journal daily. I so wish I could find a way to do that. Because it makes me feel good when I can paint or draw, and I get cranky when I don't find the time. If anybody has any tips: please share :-)

I'll just move on to the funnies and thinkies then, shall I ;-)

I will be linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Hope to see you there! Thanks for your visit, and have a great day and a wonderful weekend ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Doodles and maps

The week had flown by again! I managed to make another map-spread though. If I want to make another map-calendar this year I will need to get going on those. We'll see how far I'll come :-)

And I finished the first doodle that I want to use for my doodle-calendar. I made all the drawings on vacation already, now I "just" need to ink them in with doodles. Which takes more time than I realized ...

It's late again so I'll make this a short post. I will be linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow. Thanks so much for your visit, and all of your comments are appreciated ♥

Here are my weekly funnies and thinkies :-)


Have a happy day! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Another month has started .....

and I totally forgot to make a new wallpaper....

Oh well, maybe next month. I'm still getting used to working again, and this week school started for my daughter, which always brings some extra stress. Plus my son is preparing for his driver's licence, so I have to drive around with him all the time to let him practice, because he's determined to get it right the first time.

Needless to say I didn't get any art done...

So I'm showing you some things I did in the summer holidays :-)

We went to Sardinia (Italian island) for a vacation, and I needed some slippers. Two days before we were leaving I found some by accident while grocery-shopping. There were only a few left, and I knew right away which ones I wanted. They looked and were very comfortable. It was only when I was walking to the cash register that I saw the tag saying they were slippers for men ...

Okay, I had to admit they looked a bit "male-y", but I sure didn't want the silver or gold ones that were there for women. So I decided to give them some colour ...

I still had to pack our stuff and do a million other things that need to be done before leaving for a vacation, but when I have an idea in my head I can be quite determined ;-) So I worked into the night, putting colour on there with my beloved Posca-markers:

I can tell you it was way more work than I had anticipated. I had to add two and sometimes three layers before the colour was deep enough, and I only got one more or less finished when I went to sleep. But I could hardly leave the other one brown, so the next day I kept working and only got a few hours of sleep before we had to catch our plane. But they were finished :-)

I LOVE wearing them! They just make me smile. And even after hiking through sand every day they're still looking great. Plus I don't think any man would want to wear them ;-)

Here's also another doodle that I finished during the summer:

And some pictures from Sardinia. This was a tree we passed on the way:

Its bark had such beautiful colours, here's a close-up:

And this was the view we had from our balcony:

Ooh, it seems so long ago and far away now ...

Well, that's it for now. I hope next week I will have finished some of those doodles that I want to make into a calendar. I first have to snap out of my summer mode :-)

I'll be linking to Paint Party Friday again tomorrow. It was nice seeing everybody again, looking forward  to the party!

Here are my weekly funnies and thinkies:

Thanks for your visit! Wishing you a beautiful day ♥ ♥ ♥