Thursday, 12 October 2017

a bit overwhelmed ...

Phew, what a week! It flew by and was so busy with all kinds of things that I didn't have much time for art. And I really missed playing with my new alcohol markers. I did play a bit, but not nearly as much as I wanted. And it looks as if next week won't be any better....

Anyway, it turns out my plan for finishing my map calendar was way too optimistic. These images take a lot longer to get ready, since I need to make the middle line disappear, and also the text is sometimes really close to the edge of the page, and I need to make sure that it'll still be visible in the calendar. But I did finish a few images. I first wanted to use black borders, but now I decided  to make the border in a colour that's also in the image. And I kinda like that, so I'm going to make all the images like that.

Here are the ones that are finished:





I hope I'll have time to finish the other images next week ...

I only did a few drawings for Inktober. The last one I didn't even use my alcohol markers. When I don't have much time I tend to grab the materials I'm most familiar with, so markers it is ... I'm still making drawings but not really following Inktober. Most people that do Inktober follow the prompts, and I'm not very good with that. Anyway, here are the ones that I finished:





That's it for this week. Still working in my art diary but getting behind .... I'll try to catch up though.

Okay, and now for the funnies :-)






okay, sorry if I'm offending someone with this, but I just find this extremely funny ...









And the more serious ones ....

no words are necessary ...






Linking to Paint Party Friday tomorrow! Have a look there if you want to see what other artists created this week!

Hope you're doing okay out there! Thanks for your visit, and have a great day! 
See you next week ♥ ♥ ♥


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Calendars are ready! And Inktober has started ....

Last week was gone before I knew it, so no blogpost for me. But this week I'm back. With two new calendars :-) An English one and a Dutch one. In the sidebar you can see the front of each calendar and if you click it it'll bring you straight to my Lulu-shop.

Here are the months I didn't show yet. (I'm only showing the English version, the Dutch one has the same images but the words are in Dutch, sometimes translated, sometimes just a different quote):









And here they are together:


I am still working on my map-calendar. Although most of you wouldn't be bothered by the line in the middle where the spine is showing, it bothered me enough to try and find a solution. So I decided to take my journal apart, since it was falling apart already anyway, and I didn't work in it anymore because so many pages had come loose. So I was able to make better scans, and I'm working on making the middle line less visible. Here's one that I did already:


Sometimes the words are very close to the edge of the page, so I have to make a margin around the image in order to get everything on there. It's a bit of work, but I'm trying to have it finished by next week. And when it's finished. I'll have an opening-discount on all my calendars for a few days :-) So keep an eye out for this when you're interested in purchasing a calendar!

As if I didn't have enough on my plate already, I decided to participate in Inktober. Not sure whether I'll be able to do it every day, but I'll try. I purchased some alcohol markers a few months ago and have been wanting to play with them for so long, but somehow I didn't do it. So I think Inktober is the perfect excuse to try them out. And I LOVE them! Here are the first 5 days of Inktober:







And here are some pics of rocks that I painted for a popup-store I'll be selling from during the next 3 months:




Okay, I'll finish here :-) Sharing this with the folks at Paint Party Friday, and looking forward to paying everyone a visit.

But first some funnies!












And then some about Trump, which I find not remotely funny but show what an utter moron and despicable human being he is. I just cannot believe that man, he makes me sick. I wish America would just hurry up and impeach the ass already ... The whole world will be thankful ...






YUK! Do I want this on my blog? Not really.... But I think sometimes it's just necessary to keep in mind how awful he really is. I feel for all the Americans who hate him and have to put up with him every day. I'm happy to say that the people I've met online and consider my online friends are all disgusted by him. I guess with this I want to show my support for them, and urge them to not give up fighting for impeachment....

Don't want to end with Trump, so here are a few to think about ....






Well, you've made it to the end of the post! Thanks so much for your visit. I hope your day will be filled with joy, and that you can enjoy your weekend without worries or fears. Take care and I'll see you next week ♥ ♥ ♥