Sunday, May 27, 2018


There a a few more days left for  Jo's wonderful theme over at
I have spent much time in the garden recently and was really inspired by FLOWERS and blooming and so I created this  very messy spread in one of my journals with two of my photos .
It turned out a little bit overdone and not completely to my liking but that doesn't matter. It was fun and relaxing to get crazy on those pages.
It will also be linked to our current theme of FLOWERS over at


  1. Sometimes we just need to lose ourselves in our artwork Susi and we should not be so worried about the outcome as it is the doing and mark making that is important.
    Your time spent outdoors has given you much inspiration, it is within the eyes of the artist how it is seen. By framing those flowers in such a way and outlining the words you have shown us how important they really are. Beautiful..
    Sunday Hugs Tracey xx

  2. It is such a happy page Susi! Wonderful!!

  3. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I so love your art work Susi you are full of surprises and inspiration. These colours are just gorgeous.xx

  4. They are really joyful journal pages. I love how you framed the flowers with the hearts.
    its a quick call in to see folk today, while the lads are out in the noise and mud.
    have a good Sunday.
    Yvonne xx

  5. As you know, like you I love "crazy" 😉. What could be better than loosing yourself in your art and your pages are filled with happiness with the flowers, sentiment and hearts - perfect! Thanks so much for all your support and joining AJJ again dear Susi! Happy Sunday and wishing you a fun new week! J 😊 x

  6. Absolutely fab! Happy and sweet!

  7. Das sind wundervolle Seiten geworden.

  8. Love this sunny spread in your jounal Susi, great theme for a challenge!

  9. You really made me smile Susi when you said 'It was fun and relaxing to get crazy on those pages.' That shows as they are such happy pages - so wonderful!!!
    Have you seen the fabulous intuative painting videos on YT by Flora Bowley?
    Gill xx

    1. Thank you dear Gill.
      I know Flora Bowley, but never took a class with her yet.
      I will check if there are new vidos for free of her on Yt I don't know yet . Thank you for the tip!
      Hugs, Susi

  10. I really like how the flowers are inside hearts. It really shows how much the earth loves flowers. Not overdone, just lost in the joy of creating. It's a great page you shared with everyone at Art Journal Journey, dear.

  11. Hi Susi i think your pages look fantastic,full of colour and life,well done my friend xx

  12. Sometimes we need to just let go! Your pages celebrate that.

  13. I love the contrast between the background (which looks like pretty old wallpaper) and the photographed flowers. They each make the other part stand out. And it is a happy piece. :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Hugs-Erika

  14. freude und entspannung sind doch sowieso das wichtigste beim kreativen tun. und wenn dabei noch so schöne seiten herauskommen, dann ist doch alles bestens!!
    liebe grüße

  15. Oh Susi what a fun spread - great photos and great fun going messy over them! Love that your page reminds me of a garden left 'to do it's own thing' and run a bit wild.

  16. Ach, ein neuer Froebelsternchen-Stil! Stimmt, es sieht so ganz anders aus als deine sonstigen Bilder - aber es ist toll, etwas Neues auszuprobieren und vor allem, Spaß daran zu haben! Die künstlerisch übermalten Blumenfotos und der Hintergrund verschmelzen zu einer Einheit und die ganze Doppelseite wirkt wie EIN wunderschönes Bild!
    Knuddel, Rike

  17. Different, but so full of life, I can see the joy of creating in this, it looks great Susi, and happy times in your garden!! A great second hobby next to creating art!

  18. Überschwängliche Blütenpracht, deine Liebe zu Blumen spricht daraus!
    Gute Woche von Ulrike

  19. You're so right, Susi - it's an amazing time of year, with all the beautiful flowers and greenery. Much better in sunshine, too.

    Lovely spread.

    Cath x


  20. This is really wonderful Susi !! I love those hearts full of love that are born in the beautiful flowers that you have in your garden, or are born in your mind, so creative and splendid. Gorgeous !!
    I wish you a very happy day, besotillosss

  21. I love the artistic messy and the brightness in this spread. Everything work beautifully because of the main focal points.

  22. ich liebe es, wie entspannt du an deine journalseiten herangehst!

    muss noch weiter in den einträgen der letzten zeit stöbern um zu sehen, was ich während meiner wien-zeit verpasst habe!

    (und muss mir jetzt endgültig mal merken, die kommentare bei dir separat zu schreiben, um sie dann in den kasten zu kopieren. werde regelmäßig rausgeschmissen...)

    lg, johanna

  23. It's a beautiful spread Susi! I can tell that you enjoyed making it!
    Alison xox

  24. Messy is good and, in this case Susi, messy is beautiful!

  25. Oh wie schön wieder!!!
    Morgen kann ich tatsächlich auch mal wieder eine Seite zeigen ;)
    LG Carola

  26. wundervolle seiten sind das,einfach traumhaft.
    einen schönen tag,liebe susi.

    schöne grüße jenny

  27. Hi Susi, I am working backwards today as I am playing catch-up on blogging. Life and it's busyness have gotten away from me. I know you said this page is overworked but I really like it.
    The first thing to catch my eye was that lovely aqua doodling that you did against those golden yellow flowers, staying true to your loose style. I would never think to mix those colors in with red and black but the neutral background and the lettering just seems to tie it all together beautifully. At least that is what my eye is telling me. ;) I love it!

  28. Isn't it fun to just create with abandon and be messy? This spread is lovely Susi and I really love that you used your own photos! This brings me right into your world- via your garden! ")
    Jackie xo


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