Saturday, October 15, 2016

Be CRaZy

Today was a nice sunny day here after  many grey, cold days and I even got some gardening done in the sun. The sun made me happy today and  guided me the right way for the spread that I share here.

 I finished it after it drove me nearly crazy -  no matter what  I tried  it didn't work. It was on my desk for three full days  and looked even more messed up with every new layer.

At the end I came up with at least something I like as I made use of  the color yellow - inspired by this sunny day. So I can tell myself that it is good not to give up however unattractive something looks - if you don't give up you can bring it to a happy end.

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  1. Hi Susi, I totally agree on the quote and I like your spread very much. Beautiful branches and the colors are just wonderful.
    Have a great weekend, hopefully with some more sunshine!
    xo Julia

  2. Noch mehr wunderschöne Journalseiten Susi, die Farben sind auch toll. Gut dass Du weitergemacht hast bis zum erfolgreichen Schluss! Mach Dir einen schönen Abend zur Belohnung, hier sollen wir Morgen auch schönes wetter bekommen! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Liebe Susi,
    eindrucksvolle Farben, wunderschönes Motiv, da
    gibt es wirklich nichts zu meckern ;-) - wie immer "Klasse"
    Ich wünsche dir einen gemütlichen Abend.
    LG Sadie

  4. Well I can't believe you ever make anything that doesn't work Susi! Love this one and glad the sunshine inspired you :)
    Donna xx

  5. Liebe Susi,
    da hast du ja wieder etwas schönes gezaubert!
    Wie schön, dass die Sonne dich so inspirieren konnte!!

  6. Terrific designs and words Susi.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. I do weird & crazy and I love this page!


  8. aus dem verückten ist e3ien wunderschöne Seite geworden!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  9. I love your pages, beautiful and super words. Its good to know I'm not alone in leaving stuff for days.
    Happy Sunday
    Yvonne xx

  10. I've been having that issue with lots of pages lately. I think its just me being too picky and fussy. I like your page. Its got some great paint splatter and I love the funky leaves. WE're suppose to warm up a bit tomorrow too. I bought a bag of bulbs on markdown so I am hoping I get to plant them tomorrow. I bet you enjoyed being outside working in the dirt. :) Hugs-Erika

  11. Fabulous pages Susi, it's strange how we as artists are not happy with something and yet viewers see our work in a completely different way. I see beautiful autumnal colours and imagery, lots of fabulous visual textures and a great quote to live by. Xxx

  12. For years I believe I was influenced by how others perceived my art. When it comes to science, I have NO doubts, but when it comes to art of any kind, I'm still out of my element at times. But your advice is great and quite true, too.

    On top pf the great quote, your various leaves worked perfectly. I'm super impressed! I really adore the red background with green leaves on the right side.

  13. Wow what a beautiful artsy page, I just love it!! Great colours and images , I love the leaves very much!! And you are right never be afraid of what others think, I will work on that!!

    Have fun!!

  14. Thank you for persevering on this now fabulous spread Susi - we have finally had a day and a half of sunny weather after one of the wettest springs I can recall, so I can relate to your comments!

  15. Well I am glad you didn't give up, it really looks super now, and yes, being a bit crazy is good (at times at least).... Happy Sunday!!

  16. I like how it turned out in the end and agree with the senitment! :)

  17. Das ist wie immer wunderschön. Diese Farben, die Motive...alles stimmig und immer extravagant schön.
    Liebe Grüsse

  18. blogge seit 5 minuten wieder aktiv und schon bist du da, ....freut mich.
    Felix ist grad 4 monate in Wien und hält Vorträge an der Uni. Komme aber leider NICHT, bin total erschöpft von einer Sanierung unser Bad und Cloräume, war ein Marathon...
    und bei Dir?

  19. Love the stunning texture of this spread Susi, a lovely quote and beautifully made! :)
    Suchi xx

  20. Fabulous and inspiring post Susi and your beautiful spread was definitely worth not giving up on - I love it!
    The quote made me smile.. and I thought..that's me!
    Gill xx :)

  21. So it really ended well - I absolutely love it, especially with these inspiring words. I'll try to remember your advice and keep away from the fire.

  22. This certainly does not have any sign of the struggle you went through - it really is beautiful! Chrisx

  23. This certainly does not have any sign of the struggle you went through - it really is beautiful! Chrisx

  24. Hach - bei dir gibt es auch Seiten, die nicht so recht werden wie du willst? Aber - nicht aufgeben - und am Schluß wird doch noch etwas Schönes daraus, das ist toll!
    Alles Liebe, Rike

  25. Glad to hear you were able to get some late gardening in Susi!Hopefully a few more sunny days before what is in store for us next!
    Great spread and I am glad you stayed with it and were wild and crazy! heehee hugs


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