Thursday, 16 November 2017

Craving some free time

The last two weeks have been so busy that I hardly had any time at all to do something art-wise. Which frustrates me a lot. Maybe that should be my new years' resolution: Take.The.Time.To.Paint. I really need to, because painting gives me energy and I so miss that feeling. Next week looks like it's going to be more calm, so I keep my fingers crossed that it stays that way.

I have not much to show, but I didn't want to stay away for another week. My art diary has long been neglected, but I did do a few more pages. At least, I tried, but it didn't turn out so well. I had been making a drawing on one double page, and then I felt like playing with some inks on the next two pages. Turns out some of that ink just went straight through my page to the drawings I already made. So it's all a bit messy, but hey, that's what my life looks like at the moment anyway, so maybe it's fitting ;-)

Here's my ink play:


I was getting a bit bored with the collage so I decided to just make marks and "find" things in them. Here's what I found:


No writing on there yet, but it's a start, right!?

And this is the spread with the two figures that got a bit of the ink on them:


Oh well.... It bothered me in the beginning but I'm used to it now, and there will be some writing around it so it won't be so obvious anymore.

I have one more ink-drawing too that I didn't show yet:



I'm planning on getting some more stuff in my Society6-shop. I have gravely ignored it this year....

That's it for now. I really hope next week I can show you the start of a new painting...

I'm looking forward to paying my friends at Paint Party Friday a visit this weekend! Thanks for being here, and thanks to all who have already purchased one of my calendars! I can't see who purchases it, so I can't thank you personally unless you tell me, but know that I really appreciate all of your lovely comments!

I'll finish with some funnies :-)










my heart melts when I see this .... look how content it looks :-)  - sooo cute ♥

And of course also some to think about ...

 something I REALLY need to remind myself of ...





Bye for now. Take care and enjoy your day ♥ ♥ ♥



Thursday, 2 November 2017

Calendars 2018!

My map-calendar arrived and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Here you can see the front:


And a few pages:




And here they are all three together:


There's 2 English ones and one is Dutch. If you want to see the images inside the calendars you can have a look here, here, here and here, or you can simply go to my Lulu-store and click on preview beneath the picture of the cover.

And as I promised: from now until Sunday the 5th of November, you'll get 15% off! So don't put it off anymore if you want one and get it now, because after Sunday it'll be the normal price again.

This is the link for the map-calendar (all in English), this is the link for the English calendar with images of my paintings, and this is the link for the Dutch calendar with images of my paintings. You can also find the links in the sidebar of this blog.

The auction for Puerto Rico is still going strong. You can find it here. Almost 2,000 $ has been raised so far. It has been steadily going up the first days, but now it seems as if it has come into higher gear. I haven't been on my computer during the day because I was working, and when I looked this evening I was shocked to see that both of my pieces have bids of 100 $ already. Wow, I never expected that! I'm actually getting a bit nervous now, just hope the buyers won't be disappointed having paid that much money ... But it's also a thrill. And actually a really fun way to raise money for a good cause.

Here are the two items I donated again:


Have a look at the other auction items here, it's all very different so there's something for everyone's taste :-) And don't forget: tomorrow is the last day! The auction ends Nov 03 at 3.00pm EDT.

This week was a really busy week work-wise, so I didn't get any art done. Well, I did a little bit, I finished a lot of wooden hearts to bring to the 2 shops that sell my products. They still need some rope to hang it with and a few layers of varnish. Here you can see some:


They were fun to do and easy to do in between other things. Still hoping though to find time to work in my journals or even start a new painting.... Who knows, maybe next week ...

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













and the other ones ...





That's it for this week! I'll be linking up to Paint Party Friday tomorrow.


Wishing you a beautiful end of the week! 
Thanks so much for your visit, and I'll be back next week ♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Auction Puerto Rico

I still didn't receive my calendar, so I'm not putting it up for sale yet, until I've seen with my own two eyes that everything turned out okay. Next week I should have it, so keep your eye on my blog then, since I will do a sale for a few days on all 3 of my new calendars :-)

I managed to get two pieces ready for the online auction for Puerto Rico. Here's more information on it:


If you want to participate and donate art, you can find more information here.

I did another watercolour girl for the auction "You did not break me":


You can find it here if you want to make a bid (it runs from 10/30 to 11/3).

And I also did a mapgirl on one of the loose pages of my roadbook:

You can find her here.

I'm kind of excited since I've never participated in an online auction before. I'm a bit worried no one will make a bid ... Oh well, we'll see. At least I tried. It's important for me since I feel so bad for the people of Puerto Rico, and also, one of my brothers-in-law is from PR and his mother and uncles and aunts still live there (he lives in Belgium). It's the least I can do to try and help a bit.

Well, if you feel inclined, you can still participate! If not, please share the link to the auction on your social media. The more people that know about it, the more money might be made for Puerto Rico.

That's all for this week. No Inktober, no diary-journal. I'm sooo behind. But when the time's right I'll pick it up again, I'm sure.

Thanks for your visit, and thanks for spreading the word about the auction. Here are some funnies to end with a smile :-)











(this one's for Robin ... ;-) )

And of course also some serious ones ...


(isn't this adorable ... ♥)




Linking to Paint Party Friday, as I always do. The weekly blog party that is still going strong after all these years. Have a look over there to see what artists around the world have been creating.

Have a happy, joyful day and enjoy your weekend! See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥