Thursday, August 9, 2018




“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

I am once again joining my artsy friend Elizabeth from
her August theme over at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY.


A spread with collage in my Letter Journal 3.
And I was blessed with wonderful artsy mail
from my friend Ulrike - her inspiring blog is named ULKAU.

She has such unique pieces always! I am so proud to have
original ULKAU art now!
DANKE liebe Ulrike!

Wishing you a very happy weekend.




  1. Susi, your pages just become more and more beautiful! I love these!
    The art from Ulrike - lucky you! Yes, she has such a beautiful blog. It is always a feast.
    And that last photo. What a beautiful face! It doesn't get any better than that!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  2. Hi Susi such beautiful art journal pages,i so love the blue and the words,well done my friend xx

  3. Adorable, love this cute page too, fabulous design and colours. hugs.xx

  4. I've done a few collage before. But never thought of doing a collage in journal style.
    Coffee is on

  5. Susi, I am not a blue person at all but I love these. Well done.

  6. Had to come back as you cracked me up about the choc lab eating all that food and farting, hahaha, labs are sheer gutsy

  7. Susi this is a fabulous quote and one we all should embrace indeed for we leave from our mistakes and imperfections so much more than those that are perfect.
    Love the clean colours of your palette and chosen subjects, there are so many ways to translate them. The Blue really has captured it's moos and theme. Thank you for sharing and I am sorry I have been a poor visitor over the past few days. I'm having a busy time of it.. please forgive me!
    Wishing you a very Happy weekend Tracey xx
    P.S Very clever and beautiful photograph xx

  8. I would have been here sooner, but I got caught up reading about your friend Ulrike and reading her blog. I also looked up where you lived, too. I was so glad to see where in Austria you live.

    You can't quote too many people better than Gandhi. This is a fabulous quote and goes so well with your incredible art. I am so grateful you have been so supportive of my theme this month at Art Journal Journey and was SO glad to see Liyongo looking so happy and healthy.

  9. Your art is beautiful and inspiring as always Susi, and I love that quote from Mahatma Gandhi!
    And, thank you for the link to Ulrike's blog, she makes great art!
    Wishing you a happy weekend,
    Alison xxx

  10. gandhis zitat ist wunderbar und du hast es so schön in deinem art journal umgesetzt! und ja: ulrike macht so tolle mailart!!
    liebe grüße

  11. Oh Susi what a gorgeous page - love your quote from Mahatma Ghandi, and the fabulous texture the muslin gives behind the words.
    May you have a wonderful weekend

  12. You brought the quote alive on your pages beautifully 😀. I love the blue with the black and white colour combination and the textures from the fabrics and stitching, as always, look amazing! That's beautiful happy mail too, so kind 😀. Liyongo is looking very handsome and I love the artsy photo of you captured in the mirrors with him too - perfect! Happy Friday and wishing you the best weekend dear Susi! J 😊 x

  13. Reading your posts in the morning with my coffee is the perfect beginning to my day! Almost like a spiritual experience Susi!
    The collaged journaling is gorgeous and that quote from Ghandi is so beautiful.
    Love your photo,photo!Beautiful- both of you!
    Jackie xo

    ps...I can't stop listening to that song now!

  14. I am loving the blue! It feels cool and fresh and makes for the perfect collage topic too. Nice mail you received too. :) And very happy to see Liyongo looking so good. What a handsome guy he is-and now that he is lump free-a very happy guy too I bet. Have a super weekend my friend. Hugs-Erika

  15. Ah, ich liebe diese blauen imperfection-Seiten, aber das, was du schaffst ist immer perfekt!
    So schön ist auch das du barfuß-im-Spiegel-Foto mit Hund!
    Du hast ja richtig Blog-Werbung für mich gemacht, so lieb, dabei hatte ich doch gar nichts Besonderes geschickt!
    Ganz herzliche Grüße zum Wochenende - Ulrike

  16. Faded pale blue looks perfect for your message! Liyongo is so sweet <3

  17. Aw! What a creative post! Your journal pages are so pretty! I'm stealing your quote! :D and your photo is adorable!

  18. Gorgeous shades of blue on this wonderful spread Susi. You reminded me how much I like that quote when I say you had used it on this post.
    Your happy mail looks super and it was good to see the handsome Liyongo
    looking so well.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  19. Wonderful quote from Gandhi, and a beautiful inspired spread. Lovely gift from your friend.

  20. So beautiful, Susi. I love your collaging and the strip of fabric.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. enjoyed your post, beautiful art
    off to check out the link Happy weekend-hugs

  22. traumhaft deine seiten,liebe susi,der weiße stuhl passt ganz klasse in deine seiten,ich bin ein richtiger fan deiner kunst,du machst aus wenig soviel mehr und das gefällt mir so sehr an dir.
    ich habe auch mit der zeit gelernt das wenig meist mehr ist.
    ein schönes bild von deinem hund,ein so wunderschönes tier ist das.
    ich wünsch dir ein schönes we,liebe susi.

    knuddels von jenny

  23. ach, wie schön erfrischend die farben - die textur mal wieder erste sahne, immer ein vergnügen, bei dir vorbeizuhopsen. das herz-hund-spiegelfoto finde ich auch so schön! und ulrike, ja die ist eine klasse für sich!
    hab ein schönes WE, ganz liebe grüße, johanna

  24. Your spread Art Journal page is so so gorgeous Susi !! Love it, love the background, love the colours and fibres, love every detail!! Great Art!
    And the phot of Liyongo with you is just amazing, your adorable dog seems to feel better, I ´m so happy for you.
    I wish you a very nice weekend, besotillos and hugss, Caty

  25. what gorgeous shades of blue! so pretty! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  26. You had a lot of postst lately and they are all so beautiful and different. Wonderful!
    Lenie xx

  27. Dear Susi,
    I also live with imperfect, and embrace it very much- as I love old shabby things. Love your pages, celebrating the used and worn- with the stitching and gorgeous blue. You always have such wonderful ideas for your journal, my dear.
    Hugs from Dorthe xx

  28. Wow, ein wundervolles Blau. TRAUMSCHÖN.
    Liebe Grüße

  29. Alles Benutzte,Abgeliebte und Unperfekte hat seinen Reiz, genauso schön wie deine Seiten mit den beiden beschädigten Objekten. Ich mag dieses Blau, zu schön. Deine Post von Ulrike ist super, sie macht aber auch immer so tolle Sachen. Lyongo schaut noch etwas traurig und müde aus. Er muß sich wohl erst noch von den Strapazen det OP erholen.
    Hab eine gute,stressfreie und kreative Woche.
    Dicker Knuddler

  30. Beautiful colour and I adore the fibres/textures dear Susi.
    What a beautiful page - you always find the most wonderful and inspiring quotes.
    Gill xx

  31. Absolutely gorgeous work of art! I LOVE the blues and the textures here! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!!!

  32. Wow, sooo schön wieder. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    LG Carola

  33. Really special, Susi, so delicate. It’s lovely!

  34. Oh how beautiful this is, Susi - love the quiet acceptance in this.


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