Saturday, January 2, 2016

36/99----- I'll never outgrow the excitement of

looking out my window and seeing falling snow.

I started with a print of a winter landscape ( it was a part of a letter we got from the car dealership for christmas) that I glued to my pages and used acrylic, soft pastels and watercolor pencils for drawing the face and framing the landscape.

My journaling was written with Pitt artist pen.


Art Journal Journey

I took a post from 2012- I was busy with binding journals using the coptic stitch at this time.

 The original post where you can see more from this journal  can be found HERE.


  1. Fabulous, great recycling, - love the landscape background and the face looks so beautiful and serene!

  2. Beautiful face, love how you used the background, and always well worth taking a second look at the beautiful journal binding. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Great , beautiful page , a good start for a good year!!
    Happy newyear dear Susi, I wish you a very happy newyear ,great health and a lot of inspiration!!

    Have a great creatif time!!

  4. Wunderschön diese Idee so umzusetzen mit dem Gesicht und diese Karte.. das mit der Zeitschrift!
    Winter Wunderland ist so romantisch,
    auch dein letzters herrlich an zusehen!
    Schönen Samstag wünsche ich dir.
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  5. What a great way to re-use what I call 'blurb'!! love page and a haunting face - she seems so pensive.

  6. OK Susi, you inspired me to go through my Christmas cards and see if there is one (or more) I can use as a background for a winter wonderland. You are SUCH an inspiration to me.

    Needless to say, I love the face and I ADORE the background. You are so clever.

    Speaking of clever, I am in awe of your coptic binding. But I'm even more impressed with your stamping and doodling skills. Thank you for bringing this Second look back for us on the 2nd.

  7. BTW, my computer and internet are SO slow tonight, there was only ONE comment when I got here and read both posts.

  8. Such a great face and good composition. Love the soft colouring. Adore hand made journals ... so much fun. Enjoyed your post today. hugs, Donna

  9. ooohh wow,ein super schönes gesicht und ein granatatenstarkes journal,bin begeistert.
    liebe susi,mir gehts gesundheitlich nicht so gut und warte auf den anruf meiner ärztin,ich hab dich einen leberschaden und alle 3 monate wird ein check up gemacht,drück mal die daumen das alles okay ist,also nicht so fröhlich wie du denkst,ich spreche nur nicht darüber gern,das ändert auch nichts.
    hab einen schönen tag,liebes.

    lieben gruß jenny

  10. Beautiful and magical artwork and what a lovely face.
    I love watching falling snow too, but wish sometimes it wouldn't fall on the roads and pavements and make thing slippery. Have you got snow at present?
    your journal was amazing too.
    Have a great day.... Gill x

  11. This really is wonderful Susi! A true feeling of first snow! The face has such a calm look! I love the bicuity(is that a word?) appearance of the cover of your second look book! Hugs, Chrisx

  12. What at a clever way to create your background. It looks so pretty and rural and what a snowfall should be like. Quiet, peaceful...not the shoveling, the plows, the dirty snow...ha-ha. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and day 2 of the new year! Thanks for the nice comments!

  13. Your winter page is stunning! We never receive ads as pretty as that snow scene--although, like Elizabeth, I have already grabbed a few Christmas cards to recycle!
    I enjoyed seeing your 2nd Look coptic stitch journal--lovely!

  14. I love the portraits gaze, like she's contemplating a situation and what she plans to do. Maybe 2016 is her year! :)

  15. Beautiful page Susi with great use of the blurb. Love the face which lifts the whole piece to an even higher level

    Went to visit your old post which is amazing

    Love Chrissie xx

  16. Such a beautiful landscape. You are lucky to have snow!
    We still have warm weather and rain.
    Happy PPF

  17. Oh Susi, this is beautiful! I adore cold, snowy scenes, and your face just sets it all off.
    Do you like the Coptic binding? I've read about it and started to try it, looks very time consuming and not as tight as I "think" I would like. Your opinion is very important to me.

  18. It was a super background to use for the beautiful face you added today. lovely words as well.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Love this Susi and I just adore the way you recycle everything. Here's to a wonderful 2016 to you filled with loads of crafty goodness ;)
    Donna xxx

  20. Beautiful face and a great use of the gorgeous background. Love the journalling words you've added.
    Best wishes to you for 2016.
    Avril xx

  21. ... eine ganz wunderbare Doppelseite...und wieder ein so schöner Blick ins Irgendwo! Ulrike

  22. Herrlich wie du aus diesem Winterfoto ein Winterkunstwerk gemacht hast. Gefällt mir sehr.
    Frohes Neues Jahr, bleib gesund,munter und kreativ.
    Sabine xox

  23. I really do love your winter posts! so beautiful! How clever to use that piece of ad!! It looks great! xoxo

  24. Love the collage for AJJ so much even though that wasn't why I originally showed up. :) Your book for Second on the 2nd is fab!!

  25. Brilliant use of that advertisement and the addition of your lovely lady Susi!
    So far I have only been "thinking" about winter...not much time to play in my art cave with husband home for the long weekend.

  26. It's great to be able to use what others might just discard in the trash! I just love the magical look that car advertisement has given your journal page! I love the tender and subtle beauty of this face too. Wishing you a creative and a Happy New Year, Susi. xxx

  27. This one is stunning... I love how the landscape melts in to her face. And the journal is wonderful too - I'm hoping (against hope) to fit in some experiments with book binding this year, though it won't be until the later months. Spring is already too busy!
    Alison xx

  28. Lovely face over the snow scene! Have a wonderful artistic year in 2016!


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