Tuesday, January 12, 2016


We collect winter wonderland themed Art Journaling over at Art Journal Journey. Our lovely hostess this January - Chrissie -  inspires us all and visits all the bloggers who take part and there are already a lot of  wonderful ideas for the theme  as always collected on  (Pinterest) Gallery here -
by our master pinner Valerie ♥ Thank you Valerie!
Even better than visiting Pinterest is to pop over to the In Links Collection at Art Journal Journey and visit the participants to meet old and new friends in art.

I have a spread in one of my Altered Books for today - 

A kind of a "strange" bird -lol-  since I love to sketch  birds directly onto my backgrounds with ink - this always entails risks - I take the risk -- so sometimes the sketches aren't as good as expected. No matter - just a journal you know.

Unfortunately I had put on  a bit of weight during the festive days - 
but  - now I am on my weightloss trip again.

This is  " Sour - kraut with coconut milk"  - a recipe from my super talented artblog friend Rosie who is vegan. We often exchange recipes to get our bodies in shape ! I also decided to drink from now on always two big glasses of tap water before I have my lunch - as dear Patty -  also one of my dear artsy blogfriends- recommended to me.

Thank you for calling by to see me.
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  1. Your risk for drawing directly shows absolutely stunning results! Beautiful page Susi! I am so happy that you are sharing this weight loss tips...hehe! ;)
    Suchi xx

  2. Strange bird or not, I enjoyed the chance to see it. It's a lot better than any I would ever draw. I even laughed at its unique face and shape.

    I also gained weight during the holidays, and can't seem to take it off since I'm cooking for Sally who wants lots of "hearty" comfort food, which is NOT heart healthy, I fear. It's good to see you are back on your diet, and I like the idea that you are drinking two glasses of water before you eat. It makes perfect sense.

    Thanks for sharing your adorable and strange bird as well as your healthy meal and water with us for T this Tuesday. And good luck with returning to your diet.

  3. W*U*N*D*E*R*V*O*L*L

    Ich liebe Deine Piepmätze, liebe Susi.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  4. Dein Wintervögelchen ist total schön, sehr gut gemacht. Das Essen sieht sehr lecker aus. Dir Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. What an interesting bird and yet pleasing to the eye. You do far better than I could ever hope to!

  6. Hallo Susi,
    ein hübscher Vogel, der neugierig aus deiner Seite schaut ;-)
    "Weightloss trip" das gefällt mir ;-)) ich komme gerne mit.
    Sonnigen Tag für dich.

  7. Another wonderful page Susi and thank you for the kind words. Remember I never would have started journaling if it hadn't been for you and dear Valerie

    The bird is amazing today and especially the eye with I wanted to look at for a long time and learn how it was created.

    I too have put on weight with not being able to go for walks because of the rain.Will have to see how you go on your vegan diet.

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. und WEIL du einfach mit Risiko drauf los zeichnest/malst, wird das so. ich bewundere das!! ich bin da viel zu zauderig.
    gut, dass mein darm Sauerkraut nicht verträgt;) ach ehrlich: ich würds gern essen...

  9. Wonderful page Suze and love the bird
    x catherine

  10. I love this 'strange" bird. And the beautiful blue "sky" behind him. Love the drinking water idea...I need to try that to shed those few pounds from the holidays. Great idea. Hope its been a good day!

  11. Your bird is saying "who are you calling strange, I am pretty!" and I agree with him, he is a very fine bird. Your journal paintings, to me, are always wonderful and I love to see your experimentations (which always come out well in my opinion).
    Your slimming meal photo looks very artistic too and I like your rabbit napkin.

  12. I think your ink drawing of the bird is wonderful Susi! You're much braver than I by going right for the ink. New Year, better eating right? That's what counts, and taking it one day at a time. Happy T day!

  13. Gorgeous Susi!! I so love that beautiful bold bird against the blues in the background, what a stunning creature and even more stunning page! hugs :)

  14. Your page is great. Love that you sketch directly in ink .. makes for a lot of character .. not so rigid. A great meal .. you have wonderful friends. hugs, Donna

  15. I don't think your bird is strange at all. Love the page.
    Happy T day!

  16. lovely page I like your food..I drink water with lemon juice before my coffee of a morning too

  17. When you take a risk it always pays off and we get to enjoy your beautiful artwork liebe Susi! Your bird pages are lovely ♥
    The holidays are an extra challenge with so many treats.
    I did not know that Rosie was a vegan :-)
    Your sauerkraut looks and sounds delicious.
    Thank you for the shout out my sweet friend...I must now follow my own advice too *ggg*
    Happy T Day oxo

  18. I love your 'strange bird'! His pattern is most beautiful and he can sit in my tree any time he likes! My bird drawings are not so clever I'm afraid! I was lucky enough to only put on half a kilo - which has now gone! Water with a meal is always good and your meal looks delicious! Happy T day! Chrisx

  19. Das ist bestimmt ein Star, der geblieben ist...
    Das gestrige Gesicht ist wieder ein Hit! Ach, ich wünschte, ich könnte es auch! Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  20. Your bird is really adorable--not strange at all! You were brave to draw it straight into your journal. I gained several pounds, too, so count me in to drink those 2 glasses just before a meal--great idea. Happy T Day!

  21. Wonderful spread Susi !! Love this so beautiful bird, the colours are fabulous, big hugs. Caty.

  22. I think the bird looks great! I admire people who draw directly with ink.
    Happy T-Day! :)

  23. A lovely bird on a great background! Wonderful looking dinner too, - good luck with the weight loss!!

  24. Your bird is not strange at all, its a wonderful journal page Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  25. Beautiful bird perched on his branch - love the book page background with that gorgeous swirling blue over it. (You may smile when you see what I have coming out tomorrow morning!!)
    Alison xx

  26. I love your little birdie and don't think it's strange at all...great that you sketched it directly in ink!! love these pages...all the best on the weight loss journey! happy T day...

  27. Well that is surely some great diet advice! Love your birdie...wish i could be that brave. Happy Tday Susie! Hugs! deb

  28. Nothing strange about your birdie, it looks so cute, a great addition to your page. I too am now trying to remove the evidence of over indulging through the festive season... I will try the water tip and see if it helps!

  29. Love your strange bird! He actually looks very familiar to a Starling, which are not strange to us,but pesky as they come in thousands at a time and raid the feeders and other birds nests!
    Lovely artwork my friend! xoxo


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