Monday, August 3, 2015


   I try to abide by these rules - sometimes it's a bit difficult - but it is good for me.

 I painted this on Yupo Paper  after a step by step tutorial from Sandrine Pelissier.

It reminds me of my time with Ikebana 15 years ago as I made two certificates in the 
Vienna School of Sogetsu Ikebana International, 
I had to stop my Ikebana training after my daughter was born since it was to timeconsuming and expensive for a  mother with a baby in parental leave.

I think I will link it to our TIME theme over at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY  as well-
(They are not made with scraps - hope they are also accepted)



  1. Genial, gigantisch und traumhaft schön.

    Sommerliche Grüße
    von Anke

  2. Wonderful piece, love how you painted the flowers, and the Zen quote is perfect. Congrats on your Ikebana certificates, too. Have a good start in the week, hugs, Valerie

  3. There is so much I dont know and wana keep digging into art and craft land! Thanks for sharing this wonderful pade Susi! Your work amazes me daily! :)
    Suchi xx

  4. Hallo Susi,
    das Bild ist toll, auch würde ich deine Arbeit schon aus mehreren herausfiltern
    können, sie hat ein paar Merkmale, die man eindeutig dir zuordnen kann - super.
    Zentangle habe ich auch für mich entdeckt, doch ich bin noch nicht
    so kreativ dabei, außer Strichen und Herzen fällt mir wenig dazu ein.
    Doch es gibt unglaublich viele Vorlagen, da muss ich mal schmökern.
    Schöne Woche für dich.
    LG Sadie

  5. Wow - love this piece of art!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous. You are such a talented artist, Susi!
    Mar xx

  7. Love the vibrant colours of these flowers - I so admire your versatility Susi

  8. Great indeed, live simply is a favourite. Good work, have a nice week!

  9. Fabulous art Susi. It does look so tranquil even with the bright colours. Super Zen list as well, like your take on the housework, mine is a no go area.
    Yvonne xx

  10. I had to look up Ikebana but wow, that is very cool. I can tell you've had some training as your piece is gorgeous. I have some of that yupo paper and I need to try some mixed media on it. I might even sign up for that class-it looks very interesting, and painting flowers is very fulfilling. Have a great day!

  11. Amazing and speechless, love this...xx

  12. Ein wunderschönes Bild! Gefällt mir sehr! Tolle Farben und diese Technik probiere ich bestimmt einmal aus! Danke für den Link zu Tutorial!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  13. wow! This is fabulous Susi. I LOVE the circle flowers and the colours work magically. The zen list I'm copying and pasting.... totally need to apply this! I hope one day you can continue your Ikebana work.

  14. Beautiful Susi, your flowers are just gorgeous! Love that Zen list! hugs :)

  15. I've always enjoyed arranging flowers, but I prefer silk ones to live ones. I've always really enjoyed the art of flower arranging (Ikebana) that the Japanese accomplish. The lines are always sweeping, the arrangements sometimes overstated, but mostly understated, and always stately. Just like your lovely work here. So good to know you have this training.

    BTW, I'm a multitasker, so doing one thing at a time doesn't usually work for me. I hope it does for you, because I sure like that zen list.

  16. Das sieht so toll aus, als müsste ich das auch
    mal probieren :) Aber ich glaube, das wird mir
    zuviel, hab gerade ein bisschen artsupply gekauft,
    mehr sitzt erst mal nicht drin :))
    Meine Mutter hat auch mal einen Ikebana-Kurs
    mitgemacht (allerdings ohne Zertifikat;) und das
    hat so in ihr gesessen, wann immer sie ein
    Blumengesteck gemacht hat, hat sie die Regeln
    befolgt. Sah immer superschön aus :)

    Liebe Grüße, wünsche Dir eine tolle Woche!

  17. Beautiful creation Susi and there really is no end to your long list of talents!!
    Biggest in awe hugs
    Donna xxx

  18. Very wonderful page Susi, I love these flowers in vase, love the colours, great! Big hugs.

  19. Thanks for these Zen rules, Susi, these are wonderful to live by I think, and maybe will help Time to slow down. I am going to print these to keep.
    And your flowers are pretty amazing, lovely shapes and colours to keep the eye interested,

  20. Wieder ein ganz eigener Stil und klasse gemacht.
    Liebe Grüße

  21. Those rules are wonderful - I will definitely save them to pin up somewhere nearby. And I love your rainbow flowers - so bright and beautiful against the dreamy background.
    Alison xx

  22. Excellent, Thanks for sharing. I am glad you enjoyed the class:)

  23. Wonderful words to try and live by - they really made me pause while I read each one and think about it. I love your flowers - What an experience you had.
    Sandy xx

  24. I adore this piece Susi!! And I Love the Zen words! thank you for sharing those as well as the link to Sandrine- she looks like a very interesting read! hugs my friend xo

  25. great to follow but not easy with a family..I like your certificates and wonderful flowers

  26. Thank you for something to ponder over!! I love these colours! Chrisx

  27. Aww ganz wunderbar, Susi! Ein echtes Meisterstück mal wieder!! Nur allein die leuchtenden Farben sich ein Hingucker! ❤ Conny

  28. Beautiful piece and Zen message ~ beauty and reminders ~ thank you for that.

  29. Beautiful colors and it reminds me of stained glass.

  30. I am so happy to see you have these two certificates, Susi. Congratulations :) And... What A Wonderful Zen flower you made. I love it!! Thank you ever so much for sharing.
    Warm regards
    Mariane # 59


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