Thursday, December 22, 2016

The returning light...Winter Solstice

 The returning light is so welcome!

 I have a quick made spread in one of my Altered Books
meant for Valerie's Light and Darknes theme over at AJJ.
It's wonderful to think that days will begin to lengthen again and the nights begin to shorten.
 I am looking forward to the easing off of the long dark nights,
and also to the New Year! 

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible
summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” 
~ Albert Camus


  1. Gorgeous page Susi, I think we are all happy that the days will now gradually lengthen! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I am with you. I want some more sunlight! Funny how much we need it! Have a wonderful holiday weekend Susi. Hope it is full of joy! Hugs-Erika

  3. How fabulous - such a welcome light, and I love your imagery!

  4. Always great when the days grow longer Susi. Your pages are so inventive

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Like you I'm looking forward to the longer days, frohe weihnachten to you & your family Suzi.


  6. I love how you used the light bulbs! Great spread! Merry Christmas, Autumn

  7. A gorgeous journal spread Susi, always good to pass by the shortest day and think of the new year.
    Yvonne xx

  8. ja,das ist wunderschön,wir alle freuns uns auf die weihnachstage,und es stimmt das licht ist an,und wir haben licht in uns.
    schöne geruhsame weihnachten und einen guten rutsch ins neue jahr.

    lieben gruß jenny

  9. I'm also looking forward to the days of light getting longer and the easing of the long dark nights :-). I love the page you have created to commemorate this, the way you have used the yellow on this page is amazing - such a beautiful design! Merry Chrstmas, wishing you a peaceful time filled with happiness! J :-) x

  10. fabulous! I too will celebrate winter solstice knowing each day from here on in will be brighter a little longer:)

  11. beautiful quote by Camus. Lovely page and here's to longer days Susi!

  12. A wonderful page full of hope and promise. Merry Christmas to you and yours Susi, have a wonderful festive weekend. Huge hugs xxx

  13. While you rejoice, I am so aware that out days are starting to shorten, but with summer one does not notice quite the same - thankfully!
    Lovely spread Susi

  14. I picked the wrong time to be offline and catching up is hard.

    This is a fantastic entry for AJJ. Like you, I am ready for the days to lengthen. And I adore that quote by Camus. But most of all, I admire your lovely light bulbs. As always, you are so inspiring.

    I am not sure if you will post again before Christmas, but I want to wish you and your family (both dogs, too) a very joyful, safe, and festive Christmas, filled with hope for the year ahead. Thanks for being there to often guide me through the darkness.

  15. Wunderbar dieses gelbe Licht und die Glühbirnen! Ja, man muss bereits am frühen Nachmittag Licht aufdrehen, das wird nun mit jedem Tag besser.
    Der Text von Camus gefällt mir sehr!
    Schönes Weihnachts-Wochenende!

  16. A gorgeous journal spread as always!

    Ich wünsche dir wunderschöne, besinnliche Weihnachtstage und einen guten Rutsch in ein schönes, friedliches und glückliches neues Jahr 2017!

    Gaby xo

  17. Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Weihnachtsfest!
    Das Journal ist wunderschön ausgedacht wieder liebe Susi!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  18. So wonderful spread page Susi !! I like very much the colours ! great ! I wish you a merry Christmas, and all the best for 2017 !! Big hugs, Caty.

  19. such a wonderful representation of light and lightness! wishing you the happiest of holidays and a new year full of art and delight. thanks for all the inspiration you provide! xo

  20. Oh wow, das ist wieder eine so schöne Seite.
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Weihnachtsfest.
    LG Carola

  21. Delightful journal pages Susi and I LOVE the quote.
    Merry Christmas

  22. A great page Susi,
    Merry Christmas,
    Avril xx

  23. Lots of light(s) for us here, fun light pages.
    I rather like the cosy dark evenings and nights, but of course enjoy the light ones too.
    Happy Christmas, Susi!
    love from Sheila

  24. Hello Hello dear Sisi ♥
    I have missed you and your artwork while our computer was unplugged and know I missed so much.
    Beautiful pages for the wonderful darkness to light theme!
    Wishing you and yours a very merry christmas celebration with lots of fa la laaas oxo

  25. Now would you believe I live where there too many sunny days. Actually, grey stormy days gives us respite from the bright sun.
    Very inspiring journal spread too!!
    Merry Christmas dear heart!
    sandy xx

  26. Such a gorgeous spread Susi! Yes, the days are shortened and loved the way you have used bulbs and light.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Susi!! <3
    Hugs xx

  27. Fantastic use of the light bulb images. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time until the New Year. xox

  28. Love the lightbulbs- splendid idea!! heehee

  29. Huge - Colours,shades and an idea, I like!


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