Sunday, January 1, 2017


( Every journal page tells a story )

is the theme my blogfriend Erika from BioArtGal 
chose as our topic for January over at Art Journal Journey!


Great when there are people on whom one can rely.
(means the quote)

I have a spread in one of my journals which is  a reminder for me to appreciate
all the lovely human angels in my life!

My thoughts behind this spread are following:
 We all have times that we cannot be 100% committed to each other or completely understand one another . It's  good that there are ways to rely on our own ability to be happy. It's always good to rely on others for connection, communtiy, communication, support and encouragement
 but never good to rely on others for happiness or peace of mind or feeling joy.
 To avoid relying on others can make one feeling very alone.
So we have to find out and learn to discern what we should and should not rely on others for.

I hope you all had the best postive start to 2017
and I wish peace and luck for us all
and enough time to be creative for all my artsy blogfriends!



  1. What an amazing first AJJ entry, Susi. I agree that we should not walk though this world alone. I learned that the hard way. I thought I could do it all and didn't need a soul. That was the worst possible thing that could happen to me. I'm so glad you pointed that out, and so glad to know you.

    Happy 2017, dear Susi.

  2. Lovely pages with the blue angel, and I am sure we all need reliable people in our lives. Happy New Year and have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Liebe Susi,
    willkommen im Neuen Jahr.
    Wunderschön hast du diese Seite gestaltet.
    Ich kann mich nur anschließen: es ist toll sich auf
    andere Menschen verlassen zu können.
    Ich wünnsche dir einen sonnigen, ersten Tag im Jahr 2017.
    LG Sadie

  4. A truly wonderful spread Susie, and I love the ideas behind it!! What a great and thoughtful way to start the new year!!
    May 2017 bring you lots of joy, creativity and selfreliance! Thank you for your inspiration and friendship!

  5. So schön! Liebe Susi, ich wünsche dir und deine Liebsten ein glückliches neues Jahr voller Liebe, Frieden und Glückseligkeit ♥
    Alles Liebe
    xo Michelle ♥

  6. This is so interesting and gives me a lot to think about.
    Your art is exquisite, I love the angel, the subtle use of sewing and your two wonderful pages.

  7. An absolutely wonderful story behind this beautiful spread Susi.
    Wise words given by friends mean a lot.
    Happy New's Day
    Yvonne xx

  8. Beautiful post Susi and wonderful journal page as well

    May you have a wonderful 2017

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Mit diesen Gedanken ins neue Jahr zu starten tut gut. Mir gibt es Ruhe und Stärke, wenn ich an die Menschen denke, auf die ich mich verlassen kann.
    Und wie schön du diese Doppelseite wieder gestaltet hast... die gestickte Sonne links und besonders auch die Blätter, die beide Seiten verbinden!
    Allerbeste Wünsche von mir, liebe Susi!

  10. ein wunderbarer Spruch. Ich wünsche dir alles gute für das neue Jahr und freue mich schon auf deine schönen Bilder.
    Liebe Grüße

  11. I think this is a wonderful story to start the year with Susi. Its so easy to forget those angels that help us along the path. I tend to be pretty literal, so I never even though of angels as a story. I hope you started your first day of the new year in a really happy way! And I bet you'll get lots of ideas this month for AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  12. Ja liebe Susi, hilfreiche,liebevolle Menschen,die einem gute Freunde sind, sind tatsächlich wie Engel. Man freut sich mit ihnen in guten Zeiten und übersteht mit ihnen auch schlechte Zeiten ohne Schaden. Deine Journalseiten dazu sind ganz zauberhaft gemacht. Mögen uns Allen auch in diesem Jahr wieder solche Engel zur Seite stehen.
    Liebe Grüße und ein frohes,gesundes und kreatives Neues Jahr 2017.

  13. Wonderful inspiring page Susi and such beautiful and thought provoking words

    Happy and Healthy New Year

    Hilda xx

  14. You are so correct about not relying on others for happiness and such. Lovely sentiment. Fantabulous design and details and the little angel is superb. Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  15. Amazing piece and very meaningful words.

  16. A wonderful page Susi! The sentiment is so true - and it can be something so simple too! I love these dreamy colours! Happy New Year! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. absolutely beautiful entry and beginning to the new year Susi!

  18. What a beautiful, thought provoking and inspiring page Susi and a great start to the New Year. Looking forward to joining in with AJJ and Erika's fab new theme.
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year.
    Gill xx

  19. A very meaningful post Susi and so true -- the knowledge that one does not depend on others for happiness is itself happiness!
    I love your angel -- this sounds like such a good way to get into journal as you tell your own story or truth.
    Sandy xx

  20. Wunderschöne Seiten sind das, liebe Susi

  21. So ein schöner Spruch und Deine Seite schaut zauberhaft aus, liebe Susi.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

    Ps.: Ich hoffe sehr, dass Dich meine Post erreicht hat ...

  22. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pages along with your wise words liebe Susi ♥
    So true and beautifully illustrated.
    Brightest of Blessings to you and your family this 2017 oxo

  23. Beautiful spread and excellent thoughts for the new year dear Susi!
    Many blessing to you,my friend!

  24. Absolutely perfectly put!! A wonderful statement for a start to a beautiful New year! Wish you abundance and love in all you desire!

    Hugs Giggles


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