Sunday, May 6, 2018

2289 Abstract Poppies

For Art Journal Journey , where the talented Jo hosts 
"FLORA & FAUNA" this May I have a spread in my Zen - Balance - Journal with abstract poppies painted with a palette knife.
It will be linked to Moo Mania & More where we have FLOWERS as our topic as well.
For Elizabeth's TSFT and the T-Day Gals I  show my decaf and water I had whilst painting
with the instructions of Angela Anderson at YT 
klick here, if you are interested. 

 I am not online very often those days, sorry for my lack of visits at your blogs  but I have a lot of extra work with my V.I.P visitor.

My little brother with  Down Syndrome - he turns 40 this year,  is visiting for two weeks and we enjoy the time together very much. Many walks in the woods with the dogs and much together time in the garden.

 He loves soft drinks but he gets them not when he stays with me.
He just gets water or unsweetened tea from me.
                       His enthusiasm about that is limited. 
                    But I think it is much better for his health.

Happy new week my friends! 


  1. Wow Susi, your poppies are masterful and gorgeous. I think you made a very refined art journal page for sure. I think they could be framed and put in an art show for sure. And sounds like you having fun with your visiter. It is good to spend time with your brother-yes? I am sure it is exhausting and a change but still rewarding. Hope your visit is going well. Hugs-Erika

  2. It is so beautiful! The colours and the way you created this. Very special.
    I'm glad you found some time to create too!

  3. OOhh Susi, those poppies are so so gorgeous !! love the colours, adorable at all!! Enjoy your visit!! Family is always the best!!
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, muchos besotillos

  4. Deine Mohnblumen sind fantastisch, liebe Susi! Türkis steht ihnen sehr gut. :)
    Wie schön, dass Du Deinen Bruder zu besuch hast und so viel mit ihm unternimmst. Auch wenn sich seine Begeisterung in Grenzen hälst, ist es gut, dass Du ihn nicht mit ungesunden Softdrinks versorgst.
    Viele liebe Grüße

  5. Your poppies are gorgeous, Susi! Thank you for the link!!
    Sounds like you are having a lovely time with your brother. Walks in the woods and time in garden - very restful for the soul.
    Enjoy the rest of your visit.

  6. Family visits are fun but time-consuming. After all, we want to focus on them while we have them with us :) You can't beat walks in the woods for enjoyment, as far as I'm concerned. I hope y'all have a fun visit.

    Coffee and water are my beverages of choice, and I don't drink soft drinks much any more -much less than I used to. Happy T Tuesday early :)

  7. Die Natur lässt noch auf sich warten. Und ich freue mich jedes Jahr besonders darauf. Die blauen Mohnblüten gefallen mir! Eine Vorfreude sozusagen auf das Ereignis...

    ...liebe Grüßle und noch einen schönen Sonntagabend,

  8. Your blue poppies are gorgeous! I love how you created them to by using a palette knife and thanks for the link 😀. I really appreciate you creating this beautiful page for Art Journal Journey too, thank you! It looks like you are having a wonderful time with your brother and what lovely weather for walking and spending time in the garden. Enjoy and wishing you a very happy new week dear Susi! J 😊 x

  9. Just lovely pages Susi, enjoy your time with your special brother.

  10. WOW I love your poppy page STUNNING Enjoy having your little brother to stay - hope the weather stays good so you can continue your outoor adventures xx

  11. Wow, deine Mohnblumen sind ja klasse, tolle Doppelseite wieder.
    Viel Spaß dir und deinem Bruder bei euren Unternehmungen.
    LG Carola

  12. Hi Susi oh wow i love these journal pages ,love the colour you have used ,well done my friend and hope you have lots of fun with your brother xx

  13. What can I say about those poppies that is more eloquent than what others have written? I think they are fabulous, and am impressed that you created them using a palette knife. The softness of the background and the spring feel of the poppies make this spread very special. It's a very special entry for Jo's theme at Art Journal Journey.

    So glad you and your brother are spending quality time together. I know it means a lot to both of you. I think it's wise to restrict his sugar intake, and he looks like he isn't too upset with his drink. In fact, he looks like he is enjoying the day.

    I like how you shared your poppy process while drinking your decaf and water. A great overhead shot that brought the process into focus for me. Thanks for sharing your decaf AND your beautiful poppies with us for T this week. And please have fun with your brother because it won't be long and he'll be leaving you again for yet another year.

  14. Wunderschöne Blumen hast Du kreiert. MMM freut sich

  15. Wow Susi, what a beautiful page! Your poppies are gorgeous! Enjoy the time with your brother!

  16. I always love your abstract flowers and these blue poppies are just wonderful!! Great colour, wonderful background and finishing!!

    Well done you for keeping your brother off the soft drinks! Have a great time with him still, I bet he is enjoying it too despite being deprived of his favourite drink :o) xxx

  17. Liebe Susi
    wunderschön deine Blumen,
    ich wünsche dir einen sonnigen Tag.
    LG Sadie

  18. What a fabulous spread Susi - love the blue poppies, and the fabulous letters. Enjoy your time with your VIP visitor, whether he likes the plain water or tea or not :-)

  19. Großartig, die Mohnblumen in Türkis! Du hast eine völlig neue Spezies kreiert! ...und ich finde es klasse, dass du dir jedes Jahr so viel Zeit mit deinem Bruder nimmst - ich bin sicher, er liebt es, bei euch zu sein. Ganz viel Spaß noch zusammen!
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  20. dein blauer mohn ist wunderbar geworden - in rot wird er hier bald blühen! darauf freu ich mich schon sehr.
    schön dass du deinen bruder länger zu besuch hattest. ich glaube, die ungesüßten getränke werden ihm deine gesellschaft und die der hunde bestimmt nicht getrübt haben. liebe ist besser als zucker ;)!!
    herzliche grüße

  21. Susi, the blue poppies look beautiful and wow you created them using a palette knife, I am in awe of you artistic talent. This would look lovely framed and on a wall.
    Have a good time with your brother, it is special times we share with families.
    Have a good week and Happy Tuesday when it gets here.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. Have fun with your brother!!
    Love the blue poppies. :)

  24. Just love those textural florals - gorgeous colours too, and the rough white background gives it a rustic, natural look which is so attractive. Hope you're enjoying a great time with your brother, even if he's not enjoying the water!!
    Alison x

  25. Liebe Susi,
    Deine Mohnblumen sind ja wieder klasse geworden, sehr schön!!!
    Dein kleiner Bruder wird 40 !!! kenne viele Leute aus meinem Bekanntenkreis, die dieses Jahr runde Geburtstag feiern ;) sehr schön
    Du kümmerst Dich so toll um deinen Bruder und Spaziergänge tun immer gut. Ich wünsche Dir eine tolle Zeit mit Deinem Bruder und Familie
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  26. Your blue poppies are sublime against the wonderful background. I don't know you make these lovely textured paintings. They have something serene about them.
    I'm sure your brother loves being with you and maybe his tastes will have changed when he gets back home. When in Rome do as the Romans do - do you have a saying like this?

  27. Adore your blue poppies and your creativity!
    A super spread!
    Mar :)

  28. Oh Susi, Your blue palette-knife poppies are stunning!I love the texture you achieved and the color. A beautiful layout.
    Have fun with your brother. Good for your to care about his health! My boys don't like it much either but I tell them I do it because I love them! ;)

  29. Your right sweet drinks are not healty for your body I dont drink them.
    Love your sweet poppies...Its summer very soon so I will not be blogging or go to visit very often sorry.I will not forget you I also have a link on my blog to your blog. Have a great summer and we do look in once in a while ;O)))

  30. Those poppies are the most beautiful sight to see Susi, what stunning journal pages. The poppy is the dearest of flowers to me what ever colour it may be. Sorry if I have missed a post or two, I have been making the most of the sunshine whenever life gives me a spare moment.
    Enjoy your VIP's, Family *Always* comes first..
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  31. Sending you Happy T Day wishes my friend 😁. Enjoy! J 😊 x

  32. Susi, what a beautiful spread, you are such a talented painter! It looks like you could actually reach out and touch those poppies - just beautiful! Have a lovely time with your brother :)

  33. Das finde ich großartig, dass du die Blumen mit dem Malmesser kreiert hast - sie sind wunderschön geworden!
    Dein Bruder wird eine sehr glückliche Zeit mit dir verleben, da werden ihm die gesüßten Säfte nicht abgehen :)
    Liebe Grüße, Rike
    (Bin auch gerade sehr beschäftigt in Haus und Garten)

  34. Good morning, I really love your poppies-your art is always so stunning and beautiful
    Enjoy your time with your brother-and I agree no sugary soda pop will do him good. no worries about visiting just enjoy your time together hugs and Happy T Day Kathy

  35. Your blue poppies are so beautiful Susi! I love them!!!
    And, it's so good to spend time with your brother too!
    Have a lovely week,
    Alison xx

  36. Liebe Susi,
    Vielen Herzlichen Dank für Dein ♥.
    Es hat mich sooooo gefreut
    Dankeschön ♥♥♥
    Ganz liebe Grüße und einen wunderschönen Tag wünsche ich Dir

  37. Wonderful art and such a blessing to spend time with your brother.

  38. beim spachteln der türkisen mohnblumen hätte ich dir zu gern zugesehen! sie sind dir super gelungen!
    wie schön, dass das wetter mitspielt bei deinen bruder/schwester spaziergängen... viel spaß noch miteinander!

    liebe grüße, johanna

  39. boah susi,das sind so traumhafte mohnblumen,wie toll du sie gemacht hast mit dem malmesser,und die farben und texturen,genial schön.
    viel spass mit deinen kleinen bruder,er wird 40,alles gute für ihn,vor allem viel gesundheit,ihr werdet eine schöne zeit zusammen haben,da bin ich mir sicher.
    ich habe dieses jahr auch runden geburtstag,ich werde 50!
    wir werden wohl essen gehen.
    einen schönen abend,liebe susi,gruß an den bruder von mir.

    schöne grüße jenny

  40. oh dear Susi, I'm having such trouble getting my comments thru to you:( Trying again for the fourth time...)
    You must know how much I adore your poppy painting!!! The soft colors are very calming. I may have seen that video as I am thinking about painting poppies again(as I do most every year at least once-but always in red) I'm sure that despite you're watching out for your brother's health that he is so happy to be spending time with you again. Enjoy, and happy T day!

  41. Oh Susie.. I think i would be upset that at 40 years old i couldn't drink what i wanted... lol But i'm glad for you that he seems to accept it in stride. Enjoy your time together. Your poppies are extraordinary! Love the unusual blue color!! Hugs! deb

  42. Liebe Susi,
    Deine Blumen sind wundervoll, sie erinnern mich an den Impressionismus und wirken sehr lebendig. Der Impressionismus beeindruckt mich wirklich sehr und meine Frau und ich haben vor ein paar Jahren eine Ausstellung mit Werken impressionistischer Künstler aus Japan besucht. Das war für mich auch sehr interessant.
    Ich wünsche Dir viel Spaß mit Deinem Bruder und euch beiden noch eine schöne Restwoche.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  43. Beautiful journal pages Susi and I know you really enjoyed your time with your brother!!
    Sandy xx

  44. Your poppies are wonderful. I love the colour.
    I hope you are having a great week with your 'little' brother. Hard work, but I'm sure a lot of fun and a very special time. I think the weather is also behaving and the sun is shining.
    Good for you that you don't give him sugary drinks. Most Down syndrom people I know have a sweet tooth....
    Wishing you a good week,
    A belated happy T-Day,

  45. The palette knife blue poppies are lovely, Susi. I like how you did the background too. Thanks for the video link.

    Happy birthday to your brother! How nice that he gets to spend it with his sis. I hope you both enjoy your time together even without the soft drinks.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  46. Ich liebe deine blauen Blumen!
    Gut, dass du auf die Gesundheit deines Bruders schaust :D Auch wenn er keine Sorftdrinks bekommt, erlebt er sicher andere schöne Sachen bei dir!


  47. Ich habe dein Blog zufällig entdeckt, hast du wunderschöne Sachen wie diese Blumen. LG

  48. I love this beauty Susi....gorgeous.

  49. I love this page Susi - the background is just right for those painted poppies! I know you will have some fun with your brother, even if he is not so happy with your choice of drinks!! I have just realised that some of the Downs children I used to teach will also be 40 this year.....!!! Doesn't time fly? Hugs, Chrisx

  50. I LOVE these blue poppies, Susi - they are pure delight! I'm smiling at your brother's lack of enthusiasm over the missing sweetened drink...good on you for toeing the line for him. :D

  51. Your work of art for AJJ is absolutely gorgeous, Susi! Your poppies are so beautiful, and I love the way you used the word "Faith" here, too! And we don't allow sweetened drinks in our home, either, but my daughters definitely prefer them to water! LOL!!!!!

  52. Girl you have got those poppies down perfect. And your lil bro is a cutie. xoxo


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