Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Do less with more focus

do less with more focus is the message to myself.

On this spread in my LETTER Journal I used some  of my used  teabags and bits of the  paper of the packages as well  .
It's my last entry linked to LINDA'S  50 Shades Of Red collection 
since tomorrow we start a new theme over at AJJ

Thank you so much Linda for hosting February with such an amazing theme! 

The girl is painted on a teabag and used on the spread.

Hope you join
TRY IT ON TUESDAY, where today starts our new theme


 and maybe we also meet over at

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HAPPY Tuesday to all my lovely followers and friends!



  1. Fantastic painting Susi and to do a face on a tea bag is a magical idea. So beautiful

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Your tea bag lady looks very contented. Linda's theme was really good, that's true. Happy T Day, Valerie

  3. Liebe Susi,
    wie immer großartig deine Seite.
    Bin die nächsten Tage in Kärnten ;-)
    falls du mich vermisst ;-))
    Lg und eine stressarme, sonnige Woche.

  4. A very good message Susi! This beautiful painted face on the tiny tea bag caught me. I love it!

  5. Amazing, painted on a tea bag...I am sure it looks just awesome in real life. Lovely project.xx[aNNie]

  6. toll das Teebeutelbild Gesicht und mit dem ganzen verbunden .. sehr schön auf eine andere Art von Musterung!
    Danke das wünsche ich dir auch ein ein schöner Dienstag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  7. Wise words - really beautiful page, love this Susi - your painting on the teabag is amazing.
    Happy T day and Happy everything!
    Gill xx

  8. Das erste Bild, das du zu einer Blüte ausgeschnitten hast, mit dem tollen Satz alleine, gefällt mir schon riesig! Das auf einen Teebeutel gemalte Gesicht übertrumpft aber alles! Obwohl der Hintergrund alleine schon sehr aussagekräftig ist, mit all dem Rot, den Mustern und den genähten schwarzen Linien!
    "Time for Tea" ... oder Teebeutel :))
    Sei lieb gegrüßt von Rike

  9. So so gorgeous spread page Susi !! Just wonderful! I like very much the face painting on the teabag, She looks so happy ! Love the textures and the colours are great ! Very happy day to you. Big hugs. Caty.

  10. Love the painted face on the tea bag, so much detail on a small space.
    Love the journal spread and it's a great quote.
    Avril xx

  11. Your girl looks beautiful on the teabag, and what a lovely final red page. A really interesting thought to follow - more focus, but doing less - very excited to see what that brings in your artwork.
    Alison x

  12. Nice use of tea bags susi. Your girl looks longing for something and I bet it is tea or coffee or maybe even an ice cream frappe. 🤓 I am missing some art time being away but I think when I get home I shall be refreshed and ready to go. I hope. Linda did have a fantastic theme this past month. It's been fun to play along. Happy t day. Hope you have some sunshine. Hugs wrika

  13. Your tea bag lady is so beautifully done liebe Susi AND she looks extra nice and comfy on your lovely pages!
    The words are wise and just right too.
    Happy last T Day of February.

  14. Wow, the painting on the tea bag is amazing! I love all the colours and the stitching - beautiful! The "Time for tea" challenge sounds like fun, I'll have to get my thinking cap on :-). Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J :-)

  15. WOW this is absolutely beautiful and so very true! Love your work Susi! xox Cheetarah

  16. I love how you used teabags on these fantastic pages Susi. It is a beautiful face you painted and a good quote.
    Yvonne xx
    Happy T day.

  17. Great message! I think i need this one for myself as well! heehee
    lovely spread Susi! xoxo

  18. Sehr schön, liebe Susi. MOO MANIA & MORE freut sich sehr

  19. Fab use of the teabags Susi! Love your painted lady, and the stitching all about your journal spread is wonderful!!! You have totally rocked the red theme this month!! Thanks for having me XO

  20. super hast du das gesicht auf das empfindliche teebeutelpapier gebracht! ich finde auch, dass du das rote Thema klasse umgesetzt hast diesen Monat hindurch, es war eine Augenweide, all deine beiträge zu sehen.
    liebe grüße, johanna

  21. What a clever idea to use the teabags!! Gorgeous work of art! :) Thanks for sharing!!

  22. I never considered using a tea bag for this. Wow! It worked beautifully. Happy T Tuesday

  23. I think you might be the queen of RED Susi. This is a fabulous piece of art.
    I'm looking forward t the new challenge..........tomorrow.....goodness how time is fleeting.
    Happy T-day

  24. As always breathtaking Susi! Your works are feast to the eyes! Warm hugs!

  25. 50 Shades of Red was a great theme. I have enjoyed seeing you 'red' pages.

  26. Oh Susi! I loved this as soon as I saw it on the admin blog! What a clever idea and as ever your drawing and painting is fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx

  27. I'm very impressed that you can paint like that on a tea bag! I guess the bag is unfolded, but still ...

    You closed out the February AJJ challenge with a bang, Susie. I count at least 20 shades of red in this wonderful final page ;-)

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  28. Amazing work Susi! I love how you used the tea bags on your design.
    Mar xx

  29. Liebe Susi,
    es ist einfach immer wieder eine Freude deine Bilder zu sehen. Ich freue mich immer über deine Posts und staune, was du alles für deine Bilder verwendest. Absolut toll...du hastimmer wieder neue Ideen!
    Lebe Grüße

  30. Another fantastic page Susi, you always manage to find the perfect words too!
    Donna xx

  31. Hach ist das eine schöne Patchwork-Arbeit und das Teebeutel-Gemälde ist wieder so klasse. Mir gefallen diese Seiten wegen der Farben und auch das Gestalterische generell. Super gemacht.
    Liebe Grüße

  32. Imagine you painted that on a tea bag!! so small! and so pretty.. Happy happy T day!! Hugs! deb

  33. So gorgeous!! LOVE the beautifully made girl! :)
    Suchi xx

  34. What a wonderful creation Susi - a fabulous page

  35. I feel horrible that it has taken me so long to visit. I’m not a very good host this week, and for that I apologize. I am just delighted to see this beauty for T, though.

    I really adore the lady you drew on the tea bag. I have found them to be quite sturdy, but I've never tried to draw on one.

    So glad you shared her with us for both TioT and T this Tuesday. I look forward to playing in this challenge, too.

  36. Fantastic tea bag painting, Susi. That lady is gorgeous. I shall miss all the red when the challenge is over.
    Happy (belated) T-Day,

  37. Love your little art work on the tea bag, very cool.
    Hugz, Z

  38. Sounds like a good lesson for me to focus on! You painted that lady on a tea bag!!!!!? You've go to be kidding me. Wasn't the paper too fragile. You are a wonder!
    sandy xx

  39. Amazing tea bag painting, love how the spread turned out! Happy T Day quite late!

  40. Gorgeous art work my friend!Red is such a lovely color. I need to do less with more focus too Sometimes we need more 24 hours to do everything we want but what we need in fact is to slow down. Happy belated T Day!

  41. LOVE this saying, and I think it is something we could all take to heart. Suzi, your art is lovely.


  42. Fantastic!!! you are so talented!!!



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