Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2360 New Year's resolutions

Happy New Year!
 We start a new theme at Art Journal Journey!
Our hostess this month is Alison from
She has chosen:

as our topic for January.
Hop over to ART JOURNAL JOURNEY to learn  
more about our theme!

 My first entry for Alison's theme is a spread in my blue journal.
I hope to see you at Art Journal Journey! It would be amazing to 
have you with us there again! 

I want to reshow something I showed 5 years ago.

Here is the original posting.
 Thank you so much for all your visits here in 2018!

Hope you have a great new year 2019. 
Let the celebration begin. May all your dreams come true!



  1. Deine Journalseiten sind sehr schön, liebe Susi. Der Farbmix und deine Vorsätze für's neue Jahr gefallen mir gut. Der Vogel-Canvas ist auch super.
    Ich hoffe, du bist gut in dieses Jahr gekommen und ich wünsche dir Gesundheit, Glück und weiterhin so viel Kreativität für 2019.
    Herzliche Grüße

  2. Much love to you too, dear Susi. This is a brilliant way to start the new year AND Alison's theme at AJJ. I absolutely LOVE that you found a way to tie it into the season and celebration, too. Happy New Year, dear friend.

    It's obvious I didn't know you in 2014, but I love that journal spread. the bold, bright, hot colors are perfect for this bitterly cold weather we are having.

    I adore your bird "canvas." You are SO clever to use a cereal box. Is that plaster casting material around the front and sides?

    This is a fabulous entry for Second on the 2nd. I'm thrilled you are joining us with your second look this month.

  3. A beautiful job! pretty I like it!
    May you also have a wonderful, that your dreams are no longer dreams, that they come true! May my Lord illuminate your life and be happy!
    Happy 2019¡¡¡


  4. Beautiful! Happy New Year, Susi!

  5. Absolutely beatiful art journal spread! Happy and creative new year to you also!!

  6. Liebe Susi,
    das ist wieder eine sehr, sehr schöne Arbeit, die mich auf Anhieb anspricht, insbesondere das Motto: "Lebe in der Gegenwart."
    Ich wünsche Dir eine frohes neues Jahr und weiter soviel wunderbare Inspiration.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  7. A good New Year Susi, to you and your family, I wish you health and happiness the whole year through.
    It is a fabulous page for the the start of 2019 an d lovely words/
    You bird canvas is also a beauty and a wonderful re visit.
    Happy 2019
    Yvonne xx

  8. That's a wonderful way to use geometric shapes, Susi - beautiful - as if your 2nd on the 2nd bird :-)

    Happy and Blessed New Year wishes to you!

    Cath x

  9. Wow! What a fantastic page you created for my challenge Susi! I adore the textures and great resolutions!
    Lots of love, and a happy new year to you,
    Alison xox

  10. Lovely spread and bird canvas Susi, Happy New Year!

  11. You have wonderful resolutions my dear friend. The kind that might be able to be kept. I like those geometric shapes too. It should be a fun challenge. What is hard to believe though is that it is already 2019. Wasn't it just 2018? Hope your first day of the new year has been fantastic! Hugs-Erika

  12. Liebe Susi,
    deine Seite ist wie immer fantastisch. Ich liebe die Struktur und das Rot, das die Seite einfasst, wie sich die einzelnen Elemente verbinden und ein Ganzes werden. Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes gesundes kreatives Jahr, auf das wir uns in diesem Jahr ganz oft zumindest virtuell begegnen.
    Herzlichst Dani

  13. Happy New Year dear Susi. Love your makes! Hopes for your best year yet! xoxoxo

  14. Lovely art.
    Wishing you all the best for 2019 💕

  15. Beautiful spread Susi, love the structures, colors and text!!

  16. Hallo Susi, ich wünsche dir ein frohes neues Jahr.
    Deine Werke sind wieder fantastisch.
    LG Carola

  17. Your journal pages are amazing! I love the way you framed the 2019 and resolutions with the geometric shapes - perfect 😁. Such wonderful resolutions too and the textures and colours are fabulous! Happy T Day and wishing you a magical New Year filled with peace, love and happiness! May your dreams come true dear Susi! J 😊 x

  18. I always enjoy your art Susi. These journal pages are beautiful.
    Happy New Year xx

  19. Beautiful pages with lovely texture and colors, Susi!!
    "Wish you happy and artsy new year 2019"

  20. A beautiful new spread Susi and a great theme at AJJ this time.

    The look back is terrific and I always love the birds you draw and paint. This canvas is so beautiful

    Have a Happy 2nd on the second

    Love Chrissie xx

  21. Ich wünsche dir ein schönes kreatives neues Jahr! Deine Journalblätter sind wunderschön. Ich habe ja schon lange keine Neujahrsvorsätze mehr. Vorsatz klingt so zwanghaft. Ich jedoch HOFFE auf das Beste und arbeite daran, mal mehr mal weniger konsequent. Ich halte mehr davon zu Silvester einen persönlichen und ehrlichen Jahresrückblick zu machen und daraus neue Hoffnungen und Wünsche abzuleiten.
    Hab ein schönes Jahr.
    LG Petra

  22. frohes neues jahr,liebe susi und bleib weiterhin gesund und munter,das ist doch das wichtigste im leben,gell!?
    deine art von kunst gefällt mir sehr und oft bin ich durch deine schönen werke inspieriert.
    bleib weiter so kreativ wie bisher,deine seiten sind megaklassegute vorsätze sind immer gut,nur kann ich es nie halten,darum schaue ich an sylvester aufs alte jahr zurück und schaue was ich gut ändern kann.
    das rot deiner seiten sind sehr kontrastreich,und alles fügt sich so harmonisch zusammen,ich mag auch die wörter und die zarten schwarzen äste,sehr romantisch.
    ich muss gleich ins kh die planung der bestrahlung besprechen,drück mal die daumen das ich das alles schaffe.

    sei lieb umknuddelt von jenny

  23. Ich wünsche dir frohes Neues Jahr liebe Susi.
    Deine Seiten gefallen mir sehr.

    LG Dagmar

  24. Love the pink pages in your blue journal and especially the words "do less with more focus" which I shall try to keep in mind.
    You are such an inspiration, Susi, with your dedication and artistry and commitment to your three challenges sites.
    I love your cereal box birdie too, he looks really sweet.
    Happy New Year!

  25. Dear Susi, I wish you all the very best for your new year , happiness, good health, and love,- and speaking about love,- I do love this pinkish spread, very much. The black details making it so gorgeous , and your resolutions perfect. Also adore your birdie - so sweet. Warm thoughts and hugs to you for your 2019 , may it be all you wish for . <3 xoxoxoxo

  26. Susi,
    this is a cool theme and one that I think many will probably join in!
    I am really loving your recent pink use and I agree with Dorthe in regards to the black accents~stunning!
    Your sweet cereal box bird is so clever!
    Happy 2019!
    Jackie xoxo

  27. Great piece for the monthly challenge
    and for second look-I really love this piece-I am off to check out the post
    Happy New Year and Second on the 2nd Hugs Kathy

  28. Hello Susi - what a wonderful post to start the New Year. I adore your pink pages and quote and of course love your beautiful bird also.
    Thank you for the lovely and kind message you left earlier. You have done so well not buying anything for a year - I am trying to do better and only get things to help me use other things I already have...an example of this...I have crochet needles and wool but haven't crocheted since I was about 9 or 10 and can't remember how to - so today I have got a book to learn to crochet. Time will tell if this was a crazy idea or a good one :)
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019 with lots of creative adventures and fun along the way.
    Gill xx

  29. Great art for the challenge. I also like the piece you showed for the second time (didn't see it the first time around) Here's wishing you a creative New Year

  30. Liebe Susi das sind wieder gelungene Seiten mit den tollen Zahlen darauf.
    Auch das alte Vogelbild ist süß und schön gestaltet. EIn neues Jahr beginnt mit neuen Herausforderungen, gehen wir sie an mit Freude am kreativen Tun.
    Hab ein frohes, gesundes und kreatives neues Jahr.

  31. Beautiful post, back now to catch up..
    Happy New Year and sending lots of health and happiness your way.xx

  32. Ein toller Start mit einem interessanten Thema ins neue Jahr! Ich freu mich schon auf deine immer so inspirierenden neuen Journalseiten voll an Kreativität! Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  33. What a wonderful spread, Susi - I'm loving the geo shapes, and am delighted by the unusual colour combo. Awesome!

  34. I love your 1st journal spread for 2019, Susi. The cereal box canvas bird is fabulous! Hugs, Eileen

  35. What a wonderful positive spread! I love your second look too! That bird is really special! Hugs, Chrisx

  36. Happy New Year, Susi! I love your layout and the theme of your spread. These are wonderful goals to strive for in the New Year.

  37. do less with more focus... ein guter vorsatz, übernehme ich gleich mal, danke:) liebe susi, irgendwie hab ich das gefühl, das neue jahr ist schon wieder alt... wie kann das bloß sein? na ja, 1.1. ist halt auch nur eine zahl;) trotzdem nochmal alle guten wünsche:)) ♥ johanna

  38. If you get two comments from me it is because I am having problems with mhy computer and your blog! No idea why?
    Love the block with the little bird on - absolutely delightful.
    Your pages are gorgeous too. Love the neutral colour and its various shades with the tinges of pink around the edges. Great with the black against it.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  39. Ooh, such a gorgeous page - all that texture and then the warmth of the rosy glow coming in from the edges... it's simply lovely. And so nice to see your bird again!
    Alison x


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