Saturday, December 1, 2018

2354 - Eternal spring !

  If  I  have to choose one  season for the rest of my life  I would tend to take SPRING for me.  Even though I just love every season! What about you?

Can you believe it's already December? Well it is and it's also the start of a new theme over at Art Journal Journey where Elizabeth & Bleubeard start a new theme after we have had the most wonderful month with Erika's amazing hosting of November.
Thank you dear Erika, I can't express how much I enjoyed all the art this past December at Art Journal Journey Challenge.

Hop over to AJJ to learn more about Elizabeth & Bleubeard's  new theme: It's a fantastic one for sure! 

I have a spread in one of my Altered Books as a first entry for the new theme: My favourite season OR 'Tis the season.

For Elizabeth's Second on the 2nd tomorrow I want to reshow a portrait I painted of our beloved Ridgeback Liyongo .

 original post HERE.

I am sad to say that after he recovered so well from his surgery this year the cancer now returned  on his bladder - their lives are simply too short! It's hard , they can't tell us when they feel off and just go on.  I will not be online often this month - hope you apologize: 
I want to spend as much time as possible with our beloved boy.



  1. Oh Susi - how heartbreaking to know your fur baby is so unwell {{{{{hugs}}}}}
    Your page is beautiful, and I love those stitched letters
    Take all the time you want to be with your beloved Liyongo.

  2. This is truly sad news about Liyongo. He's in my thoughts and prayers that the vet can make him well again. It isn't fair that we outlive them. But your second on the 2nd is a truly wonderful and poignant tribute and homage to your beloved Liyongo. Thanks for this wonderful look back at a lovely painting as your second look on the 2nd.

    I absolutely ADORE your beautiful spring inspired entry. The sewing is out of this world, something I am unable to do, since I have no pinch grip. Your stitches were absolutely perfect, too. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey, dear co-administrator. Please take all the time you need in order to stay with your sweet boy. We'll be here when you return.

  3. A beautiful page for your favourite season. I’m so sorry to read that your gorgeous boy is so ill, you need to have some special time together. My thoughts are with you both. Huge hugs xxx

  4. Alles Gute für Liyongo! Tiere können uns nicht sagen, wenn sie leiden, aber wir fühlen es, wenn es ihnen nicht gut geht. Es ist sehr mitfühlend von dir, wenn du jetzt viel Zeit mit ihm verbringst - er wird es dir danken, und hoffentlich geht es ihm bald wieder besser.
    Deine Doppelseite ist sehr kreativ - mir gefallen diese handgestickten Ziernähte sehr! Das sieht nach viel Arbeit aus, Stich für Stich! Aber es lohnt sich, das Endergebnis ist einfach wunderschön!
    Knuddel Rike

  5. Liebe Susi,
    Dein Werk begeistert mich wieder voll und ganz, wenn ich es ansehe werden in mir genau die Gefühle wach, die ich auch habe, wenn ich an den Frühling denke. Einfach perfekt.
    Ich mag auch alle Jahreszeiten, denn die wahre Schönheit kann man nur ermessen, wenn man auch Anderes kennt, hier andere Jahreszeiten. Und wenn ich wählen müsste, fiele meine Wahl wahrscheinlich auch auf den Frühling.
    Das mit Liyongo tut mir unendlich leid, wir haben auch schon einen geliebten Gefährten durch diese Krankheit verloren, und ich kann absolut nachvollziehen, dass Du jetzt viel Zeit mit ihm verbringen möchtest.
    Ich wünsche Liyongo alles, alles Gute. Und Dir einen wunderschönen ersten Advent.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  6. A wonderful time of year to chose Susi and a very beautiful soread to show it as well

    Love the painting of your Liyongo it is a very special and artist portrait

    Thank you for commenting at Jumbled Crafts

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. So sorry to hear Liyungo is so poorly he is a beautiful dog xxx HUGS xxxx Enjoy spending as much time with him as you can blog will always be here xxx Your portrait of him is gorgeous xx HUGS xxx

  8. Spring is full of excitement, isn't it? Lengthening days, things are greening up, flowers start to bloom...the natural year is a fascinating place and never the same although almost the same. I'm still sending you well wishes for Liyongo. Loving the portrait you did of him. Hugs-Erika

  9. Spring is my favourite season too! Lovely spread and a gorgeous portrait of your beloved!

  10. `Dear Susi , I`m so sorry for you that Liyongo is sick again. Such a sad time for you all, my dear. I will think of you Susi.
    Your spread is so wonderful, I love the embroidered word, and your chosen colors,- everything say Spring. I`m also loving all 4 seasons and would not let go of any of them .
    Hugs to you my friend. xo

  11. Hello Susi, so sad to read that your lovely dog is not well. If you are not about in Blogland I will think of you.
    That is interesting that you like best the season of Spring. I loved the second photo, such beautiful art, then found that it was half of two pages, a wonderful spread to celebrate Spring.

  12. I'm sorry to hear about your sweet fur-baby's health issues :( They are such a precious part of our lives, and it's hard when they suffer :(

  13. So sorry to hear about your lovely sweet dog. I wish you a lot of strenght. I know how difficult it is when your pet is so very ill. It is good to be with him a lot. I'm thinking of you. Hugs, Lenie

  14. Susi please know that my thoughts are with you. In the sadness and worry think of the love he has brought to the family. You are looking after him so well, stay strong.
    Your painting you shared of him is beautiful.
    I love your springtime journal page, it is an awesome page for this season that brings hope of the months to come.
    Hugs Yvonne xx

  15. Oh, wie traurig. Das tut mir sehr leid. Ich wünsche dir viel Kraft für diese schwere Zeit.
    Ganz liebe Grüsse an dich und an deine Fellnase

  16. So sorry to hear about Liyongo, Susi. You are certainly a blessing to him, and I'm sure he will appreciate every moment you spend with him. I feel the same way about my Cobie. Yes, their lives are too short... To live with our loving pets in eternal Spring would be a dream come true :)
    I will hold you and Liyongo in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. I am so sorry to hear that Liyongo is so unwell again Susi x I am sending my best wishes to you both at this difficult time x Your portrait of Liyongo is fabulous with amazing details x
    Like you I love all the seasons but my favourite is also Spring and your journal spread is stunning x
    Take care
    Annie x

  18. oh my dear heart breaks for you. I know how much you cherish and adore your sweet boy-who would not. We love our furbabies so much and as you say, they can not express to us their pain.I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers,and sending wishes out to Liyongo for painfree time. Enjoy your time together dear friend- we will all be here when you return.
    Love to you and sweet Liyongo xx

  19. So very sad about Liyongo!!! Take all the time you need.

  20. I'm so sad to hear that Liyongo's cancer has returned - you must of course spend as much time as possible with him, and take care of yourself too.

    Your spring page is full of optimism and beauty despite your sad news. I especially love the little corner with the butterfly, woman and sprig of flowers.
    Alison x

  21. Oh Susi
    I'm so, so sorry to hear about Liyongo. I know how precious he is and how your heart must be breaking. Big hugs from me and a lot of love! Hope you are able to enjoy the remaining time left with him and can celebrate all his love and friendship has been to you. My heart goes out to you, it really does.

    Your spread is wonderful. I'm definitely looking forward to Spring and the end of this winter. It will seem like a cold, hard winter to you because of your pain and sadness.

    Big, big hugs.

    Cath x

  22. Dear Susi,
    Your pages are beautiful! so artistic. Your work seems always full of such freshness and life; it is no wonder Spring is your favorite! My visits here make me smile - but not about your sweet Liyongo : ( I am sad for you : ( Your portrait of him is amazing and beautiful. You have captured Liyongo~ I remember when I first saw ( a pic of ) your dogs and they so resemble the Viszla's that we have had and loved through the years~ You told me they were Ridgebacks which I hadn't heard. Gorgeous dogs and I know full of love for you; and you for them. Wishing you wonderful moments and memories Susi. Take care. Hugs, karen o

  23. My dear Susi, I am very sorry that your precious boy Liyongo is worse now, I am really sorry, it is very sad. I want to give you all my love and encouragement, and I want you to know that your little boy is in my thoughts, and you do well to spend as much time as you can with him.
    I really like your wonderful page about spring, it's beautiful! I also really like this season of the year!
    But what I liked the most, is Liyongo's portrait! It is truly amazing!
    I send you big big big hups and besotillos,
    I´m here for wahta you could need ♥ Caty

  24. I linked you to Second on the 2nd, because I didn't want anyone to miss the beautiful painting of Liyongo.

  25. Oh Susi this is so sad, my heart goes out to you-hugs

  26. Oh Susi, my heart breaks for you! I know how much you love Liyongo. It is so sad that he is ill again. I'm sending you virtual hugs, and thoughts, and prayers.
    The portrait you did of Liyongo is beautiful and a lovely tribute to a faithful friend.
    Looking forward to seeing you again when you feel you want to come back.

  27. Oh Susi! I am so sad to read this news of Liyongo! Spend as much time as possible with your sweet boy! I love your Spring page and especially your portrait of your beautiful dog! Take care of yourself, I shall be thinking of you both! Big hugs, Chrisx

  28. nach deinem schönen frühlingsbild hat mich die nachricht von liyongos krebserkrankung sehr erschrocken gemacht. du kannst ihm noch eine schöne zeit bereiten, er wird das spüren und auch in seiner krankheit glücklich sein. sein blick ist so lieb, dass es mir tränen in die augen treibt.
    ganz liebe grüße,fühl dich umarmt, liebe susi!

  29. Oh liebe Susi, es tut mir so leid, dass es Liyongo nicht gut geht. Ich hoffe, du kannst noch eine Weile mit ihm verbringen.
    Dein Frühlingsspread ist wunderschön. Frühling ist auch meine liebste Jahreszeit, aber den Herbst mag ich auch sehr.
    Fühl' dich umarmt!
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  30. I am so sorry to hear about Liyongo. Hugs, Judy

  31. Your page is beautiful Susi!
    I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Liyongo. Enjoy the time you have left with him.
    Big hugs,
    Alison xxx

  32. das gestickte sieht so schön aus! ich muss doch noch eine balance finden zwischen papier und stoff... und es tut mir in der seele weh, das mit liyongo zu hören. ja, nimm dir zeit... dicken knuddler!! lg, johanna

  33. Your artwork is lovely. Especially your painting of your beloved dog Liyongo. It is so painful when they get sick. Their lives are too short.

  34. Hi Susi,
    Sending hugs and love, and all my support and kind thoughts reading your sadness about your beloved dog... I know what you feel, this is always very sad times. But as you say, their life is much more shorter than ours, we cannot do anything against that. Just love them, whatever their lifetime...
    And about your painting (wow!) and Spring page, so clever, free and beautiful, I love them both to bits.
    Coco xxx

  35. Wunderschön diese Frühlingsseite und wieder so vielseitig und fantasievoll gestaltet. Das Lyongo nun doch nicht wieder ganz gesund ist tut mir sehr leid. Hoffe euch Beiden bleibt noch ein wenig gemeinsame Zeit und das der Süsse nicht leiden muß. Es ist sicher schwer für dich, dich von so einem geliebten Tier trennen zu müssen. Aber deine liebe Queenie ist ja noch da umd wird dich trösten. Wir müssen dankbar sein für die Zeit die wir gemeinsam hatten, die kann uns Keiner nehmen. Alles Liebe für dich und Lyongo.
    Liebe Grüße

  36. Liebe Susi,

    eigentlich mag ich ja alle Jahreszeiten, aber wenn ich mir Deine traumhaft schöne Seite anschaue, mag ich den Frühling auch am liebsten.

    Es tut mir so leid um Liyongo, er schaut so traurig auf dem Foto und auf Deiner Zeichnung hast Du ihn wunderbar getroffen. Ich hoffe sehr, dass er nicht so viel leiden muss und vielleicht doch noch ein Wunder geschieht.

    Ich wünsche es Euch beiden so sehr, fühle Dich umarmt, liebe Susi. Ich denke an Dich !!!

    Herzliche Knuddelgrüße
    Deine Anke

  37. Oh Susi, I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, I still miss mine and she's been gone for nearly 8 years. Here's a poem you might like - I think it's beautiful. Sending hugs xxx

  38. Your Aj page is so lovely and bright, Susi. Spring is my fave season, too. I am really sorry for your furry and dear friend, try to spend time as much as you can with him.

  39. I'm so sorry to hear about Liyongo, Susi, and of course you wish to spend as much time with him as possible. May your beautiful spring page be a visual reminder to you that he is always with you in memory. xo

  40. lovely magical page! may spring always be in our hearts! xo

  41. hallo susi,

    oooh es tut mir so leid um liyongo,er schaut so traurig,ich wünsche dir viel kraft und liyongo auch,ich bin ja auch schwer krank und muss jetzt ein düsters tal durchqeuren,ich verliere meine gesamte nase da der tumor schon zu groß ist,mein schatzi und der rest der freunde und familie sind sehr,sehr traurig.
    ich werde diese woche noch operiert.
    deine frühlingsseiten sind wunderschön,ich mag den frühling auch sehr.
    vieleicht können wir uns ja mal mailen,da ich wohl erst mal kein juornaling machen kann,das leben kann so bitter sein.
    ich wünsch dir schon mal ein schönes we.

    knuddels jenny

  42. Oh my goodness, Susi. I am so very sorry to hear about your beloved boy. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. And I want to tell you just how much I love the work you made for this month's AJJ theme. It's gorgeous. Please take care of YOU during all of this, too. Sending hugs across the miles. HUGS! Sharon

  43. It is heartbreaking to read this Susi, it has taken me several visits to comment, my heart breaks for you and your dear fur baby, as you know I lost mine to cancer to in April....sending big hugs and

  44. The stitching on this page is a beautiful focal point! I love the pastel colors that you have used. So sorry to hear that your fur baby is coping with cancer again. My sister in law has a ridgeback and they are such a fabulous breed. A fabulous family dog.

  45. Hi Susi, after seeing comments in the previous post about Liyongo, I came for a catch up, so sorry to read about this.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  46. Beautiful spring spread my dear susi. So sorry to hear about the cancer coming back on Liyongo :( I hope you still have some wonderful quality times together. Big hugs to you <3

  47. En verdad! lamento mucho escuchar lo de tu perro, la vida es como un autobús donde conoces personas y mascotas que un tiempo te acompañan en el viaje de tu vida y de repente se van y ya no regresan!
    Mi última mascota vivió 16 años con nosotros murió de cáncer, creeme sé como te sientes, disfruta los días que tienes con él y luego dejalo ir, my Señor lo recibirá!
    Que mi Señor te de mucha fortaleza espiritual a ti y para Liyongo que lo ayude tenga piedad para que no sufra!


  48. Hallo Susi,
    Es tut mir unendlich Leid zu lesen, dass Deine Fellnase krank ist. Das du für ihn da bist macht es für ihn bestimmt ein wenig leichter. Wenn man geliebt wird, lässt sich vieles besser ertragen und Tiere sind da besonders sensibel in der Wahrnehmung. Genießt die Zeit, die ihr noch habt. Ich drück dich.


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