Wednesday, August 29, 2018

2333 ♣♣♣ The BEAUTY of existence is my JOY

It's really a blessing for me to see how many wonderful pages are already linked to Elizabeth's wonderful theme of 

Thanks to all who support our challenge so well each month!

A spread in my Letter Journal 4 for this lovely AJJ theme.
I fear it will be my last entry for this amazing theme. I really run out of time this month here with celebrations and guests and other lovely things one can enjoy in summer. 
I wanted to use a mishappened portrait in a journal. I failed with her hair and  never showed her on my blog and unfortunately I even can't find a picture of the portrait any more to show you how she looked like in original. Thank you for your lovely visit and your continued support of my blog! That means a lot to me!



  1. Wunderschön, liebe Susi ♥

  2. This is a beauty, Susi. The doodles you created on the left side of the page go well with the sentiment. That ties perfectly with the right side and your lovely lady. She looks beautiful and well done to me. I think she is a gem and so are you for creating this spread for my theme at Art Journal Journey.

  3. I forgot to mention how much I liked how you framed the beautiful face you painted.

  4. wow this is just beautiful and lovely sentiment . You are really so artistic.xx

  5. Stunning portrait Susi! Happy days!

  6. Oh Susi I love this spread - the portrait is amazing, and I love how you have set out your quote. Enjoy the summer and your guests :)

  7. This is a gorgeous piece Susi. Wow love that face. And the patterns you added really look good on there too. Even the scribble pattern. :)This has been a good challenge, hasn't it? It's good to be reminded to count our blessing every now and again because it is so easy to forget them on a daily basis when you are busy. Hope all is well.And you have been having some fun. Hugs-Erika

  8. Liebe Susi,
    klasse gemacht; ich wäre nicht auf so eine Idee gekommen!!! sehr schön.
    Liebe Grüße

  9. Liebe Susi,
    das ist wunderschön, wenn ich auch das Motto im Bild nicht so fühlen kann, wie ich es erwartet habe. Eher habe ich den Eindruck, dass da auch Dissonanzen vorhanden sind.
    Vielmehr glaube ich, hast Du das Leben in seiner Gänze eingefangen. Das Leben, das eben nicht nur Freude kennt, sondern auch Leid. Aber ist es nicht auch so, dass die wirkliche Freude auch reifen muss, erst aus dem Leid erwächst.
    So betrachtet liegt in Deinem Werk eine sehr große Tiefe, ein sehr großes Verständnis für das Leben und die Freude. Mich würde interessieren, wie Du Deine Bilder komponierst. Ist es ein bewusster Prozess? Oder ist es eher, was ich vermute, aus dem Bauch heraus.
    Für mich ist es jedenfalls Kunst, weil mir so ein Bild sehr viel sagt und mich anspricht, weitaus mehr als so manches Werk eines namhaften Künstlers.
    Ich wünsche Dir noch eine wunderschöne Restwoche.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  10. this looks well done. I just want to stare at it to see all the details and interest you added.
    xx Karen

  11. This is a beautiful portretSusi, she looks so nice and friendly. I admire you for the portrets you made. Great! Lenie xx

  12. Wow this is fabulous Susi, I love your art work! xx

  13. Woooww Susi, This is a so so GORGEOUS Art Journal spread page !! Really amazing, wonderful face, She looks very quiet and happy. Love the frame, and the so beautiful background. The colours are super.
    I wish you could enjoy your free time, have a nice afternoon, big hugss & besotillos, Caty

  14. Susi, Your final entry is amazing. The woman in the portrait seems so content, so serene. You have achieved the perfect balance on your pages - all the beautiful bits come together as a perfect whole. I just love it!!
    Big hug! Chris

  15. What a stunning face...You are a magnificent painter! I absolutely love this journal layout.

  16. Wow, Susi, this is an AMAZING page, that face is so beautiful!! But the whole spread is just gorgeous!!

  17. It is an awesome journal spread, I love how you framed the beautiful painted lady. She has such lovely eyes. You found and added lovely sentiments as well.
    Yvonne xx

  18. ein schönes portrait,liebe susi,deine lady sieht entspannt und freundlich aus,auch wie du das gesicht eingerahmt hast ist eine super idee.
    ich möchte mich gern den worten von wolfgang anschließen,ich sehe es ganz ähnlich.
    auch der hintergrund dazu ist sehr passend,über den text muss man nachdenken.
    ein schönen tag,liebe freundin.

    big knuddels von jenny

  19. Eine sehr schön komponierte Seite. Das Gesicht hat ein lachendes und ein nachdenkliches Auge, sowie es im Leben nicht nur fröhliche Momente, sondern auch traurige oder schwierige Zeiten gibt. Man muss Beides annehmen um wirklich zu leben. Wenn man Schönheit in Beiden sehen kann, ist man weise und ruht in sich. Du siehst dein Bild und der Text regen zum genauen Hinsehen und Nachdenken an.
    Ich wünsche dir von Herzen Weisheit und Seelenfrieden.
    Alles Liebe

  20. Ich freu mich wieder über ein Gesicht von dir - auch ohne Haare wunderschön! Lass dich nicht hetzen!
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike, der auch die Zeit ständig davon läuft!

  21. What a wonderful spread, Susi and I'm all over that quote. It's a knockout in every respect.

  22. Wow, Susi! This is one of your most beautiful pages! I love the beautiful face and the great sentiment. Kisses, my talented friend.

  23. How wonderful to turn something you thought was a failure into such a beautiful element on this page spread. The framing of the face in close-up is so effective, and I love the bright orange bubbles of joy, perfect with the wonderful words. Love love love these pages.
    Alison x

  24. Your journal spread is fantastic as always Susi x The face is amazing and so full of emotion.
    Great you were able to use it in this way xx

    TFS and have a great weekend
    Annie x

  25. She really is a framed beauty Susi, I always say we should step away from what we may think is not working and look again another day as different mood and moments can change our view upon art as it can do in life.
    These pages really do warm my heart, I feel like I actually know her!!
    Sorry I have not been around to visit over the past few days I have been away & since my return dealing with Kitchen chaos..
    So glad I got the chance to pop on over.
    Wishing you a very happy weekend Hugs Tracey xx

  26. She's beautiful, Susi. What a lovely face and expression. The whole spread, with doodles and the terrific quote, is wonderful. You know how much I love your art. Hugs, Eileen

  27. You always create such beauty in your paintings! It was the perfect way to use this beautiful face and I love the fresh colours of the background, it's a joy to behold 😁. Sorry I'm late visiting, I seem to have picked up a summer cold and now have a bad cough that I can't get ride of - yuk! I hope you've had a wonderful week! Creative wishes dear Susi! J 😊 x

  28. So fabulous!!!
    I love these pages, your portrait, and all your words!Stunning spread as usual, so beautiful.
    I wish you a very happy September Susi. Much love from me again! Coco

  29. She is absolutely gorgeous! Hard to believe she was a mishappen Susi!
    those eyes got me, right away!
    Jackie xo

  30. Was für ein bezauberndes Werk, Du bist eine Künstlerin, liebe Susi. Deine Arbeiten muss man wirken lassen ... einfach gigantisch.

    Begeisterte Grüße
    von Anke

  31. What a fabulous page and quote, Susi, and so true. I may have to steal it! xo

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