Wednesday, March 6, 2019

2379 *** Inspired by nature

 A new theme is waiting for you over at 

"Close to Nature"

 I used images from my  free healing herbs calendars
 and was confused as I asked my translator for the English name of it,  that a plant  shall just have one name in German but many names in English. But found at google that in German we have also a lot of other names for Symphytum officinale.
What I have learnt from my research is that it's always the best to use the latin name of a plant to find images ( if you need references for drawing or painting for example) and other interesting stuff about plants - ( how to use them for your health etc.)- 
since the latin term is general for a plant in every language.

auch Gemeiner Beinwell, Arznei-Beinwell, Beinwurz, Bienenkraut, Hasenlaub, Milchwurz, Schadheilwurzel, Schmalwurz, Schwarzwurz, Wallwurz, Komfrei oder Wundallheil 

Anyway - I came up with a spread that as you can imagine
is not just meant for Moo Mania & More but also for our wonderful
new theme of  " HELLO SPRINGTIME" hosted and curated by 
the amazing Jo from Let's Art Journal.

Thank you for visiting and your always welcome comments!
Hope to see you at the mentioned challenges with your art!
It's always a pleasure to see with what you come up for the different topics!
I am so happy to have you as my arty friends and like-minded people in blogland! You mean the world to me!



  1. Beautiful pages Susi, the flowers look superb over the fabulous backgrounds and the colours remind me of a beautiful Spring garden xxx

  2. Die Seite ist dir wirklich super gut gelungen. Sieht toll aus ! l.G. Alex

  3. Ein wunderbares Thema und Deine beiden Seiten schauen traumhaft schön aus, liebe Susi.

    Begeisterte Grüße
    von Anke

  4. Simply beautiful, Susi. When you wrote "comfrey," I knew what you were talking about. It's a beautiful plant, a great herb that helps aid in healing broken bones, is considered a great anti-inflammatory, and a wonderful way to be inspired by nature. This is a perfect two-some, dear friend. I love it and it is a lovely addition to Jo's theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

  5. und was sind wir erst froh, dich zu haben:)
    eine tolle hommage an den beinwell, liebe susi, klasse gestaltet. dass man die blüten als deko über den salat streuen kann, weißt du sicher, sind ein schöner hingucker. ich hab ihn auch im vorgarten. liebe grüße:)

  6. Susi I really love your page-and I love herbs too

  7. Such amazing pages! I love how you collaged the pieces of recycled calender and images with your beautiful dried flowers and plants - beautiful 😁. It's such a wonderful addition to our theme at Art Journal Journey, thanks so much! It's perfect for the new theme at Moo Mania & More too! Enjoy your week dear Susi! J 😊 x

  8. Such a bright, colourful spread, Susi. Gorgeous.
    Cath x

  9. Its a gorgeous spread and Comfrey is a lovely plant and has so many uses as well as looking so pretty. It was a super way to use your calendar as well.
    Yvonne xx

  10. What an amazing background. It fits so perfectly with the flowers, it's a lovely spring page. Lenie x

  11. So so Wonderful Art pages dear Susi !! I delight to see those so gorgeous flowers over a magnifique background !! So delicate and beautiful your Art !!
    I wish you a very happy afternoon, windy here today.
    and send big hugs&besotillos

  12. Such a gorgeous spread, dear Susi- that flower is sure something to ohhh about, in that color and with so many names :-) Also you used tones surrounding them making it all become a beautiful experience ,watching .
    Hugs from me- xoxo

  13. Another feast for the eyes, Susi! The first photograph, the close-up, is stunning and makes me appreciate all of the work you put into your beautiful pages. Wow!
    Hope you're having a great week :)

  14. Das sind wieder atemberaubend schöne Seiten liebe Susi. Die rosa Beinwellblüten sehen sehr dekorativ aus und die restliche Hintergrund Gestaltung ist wieder erste Sahne. Gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße

  15. Hi Susi! oh! I did not know that your page was decorated and dedicated to your medicinal plants, that's fine !! I believe a lot in natural medicine, its cure is slower but more effective and many times it heals everything from the roots !!
    you know there is a plant called Kalanchoe daigremontiana in Mexico it is known as Aranto and it cures cancer !! there are many medicinal plants in the world with different names just to investigate truth!

    Love Liyongo and may my Lord be kind to him!
    Hugs to you and happy week ......! be happy!!

  16. Maybe I understand what I mean, I use the translator, I do not know English, so I apologize for any errors in the word !!

    Hugs again Susi !!

  17. Let's try this again. I think you are brilliant using the Latin name, and I wish my students would figure that out. Smile. I do love your page with those gorgeous flowers. It is a super page. Seeing color makes me happy because I am getting tired of the greys, browns and white of winter. Hope it was a good day. Hugs-Erika

  18. Wundervolle Farben. Dein Stil zu malen ist prägnant und schön. ♡
    LG susa

  19. Totally love the bright Spring colours and those stunning flowers Susi x great layout xx
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  20. hallo liebes,

    wow,wunderschöne seiten hast gemacht,die farbe der blüten ist traumhaft und dein toller hintergrund dazu,erste sahne.
    sorry das ich es jetzt erst schaffe bei dir rein zu schauen,habe seitdem ich bestrahlt werde wenig zeit,habe jetzt noch 4 bestrahlungen dann bin ich durch *freu*
    wünsch dir einen schönen tag.

    bussi jenny

  21. What a stunning spread, Susi; that colour combination fairly dances with the thought of spring. I love the addition information about the name situation, too - isn't it astounding that there can be so many names for one plant?! Happy weekend, my oh-so-creative-and-informative friend. xo

  22. Wow, liebe Susi, die Pflanze sieht so echt aus... interessant, was Du alles über Beinwell entdeckt hast. Die lateinischen Namen sind tatsächlich hilfreich, das kann ich bestätigen - bei der Recherche der einen oder anderen Blume, Busch oder Baum von unserem Garten in puncto richtiger Pflege, dem Standort oder dem Beschnitt.

    Ein wunderschönes Bild! Vorfrühlingshafte Grüßle von Heidrun

  23. I simply love your gorgeous pages - beautiful flowers spreading across, growing and unfurling. Some of the names which exist in English are folk names - for instance, as . you can tell, comfrey was used to help with injuries, and so it gets the names "knitbone" and "boneset", but they're more country lore names than official titles. I love that as a way of travelling in time with words.
    Alison x

    1. And of course it's there in the German too - to help with your legs! xx

  24. Such a beautiful painting of Comfrey bloom Susi.
    It's a wonderful plant, even a few leaves shredded into compost works well.
    Happy Painting :D) xx

  25. Oh Wow! What can I say this is just amazing. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  26. Oh klasse, liebe Susi! Ich genieße ihn sehr, deinen Beinwell, incl. seinen "symphatischen" lateinischem Namen. Wo nimmst du nur immer deine Ideen her ...
    Hier im Norden träumen wir noch von zarten Blüten, gerade stürmt es ziemlich heftig, für März. Aber ganz bald geht es auch hier wieder los. Die Narzissen und freche Krokusse sind die einzigen, die sich im Moment ans Licht wagen.
    Alles Liebe dir!

  27. Beautiful spread Susie, the pops of purple make it all look so alive!
    Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week ahead!

  28. Beautiful and inspiring pages Susi!
    Happy Sunday,
    Alison x

  29. I think I will need a llllllllot of time until to be able to make such a gorgeous journal page, Susi. Wow! It is really stunning. What a great combinations of colours and things. A really beautiful page, perfect for a spring challenge. Hugs, my dear friend.

  30. A beautiful spread Susi, the colour of the flowers looks stunning against your background.
    Avril xx

  31. The colors and flowers on this are really gorgeous, Susi! They really make me smile as they definitely remind me of spring.

  32. I was certain I had commented on this page but hey ho, here I am, I was first drawn to this spread by the beautiful pink flower, whatever it is called, by the movement in the base of the flowers, almost spiralling down to the stem. I love looking at movement in nature.
    What a gorgeous colourful background you have made to showcase these flowers - love the addition of the lace doily and the blue text.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  33. Oh Susi! This really is a real beauty! Hugs, Chrisx

  34. A truly beautiful spread Susi! Hugs,Chrisx

  35. Wow - I love this vibrant spread, Susi. The two sides blend together beautifully. Fabulous colors ❤

    Thank you for the tip about flower names. I think that's especially true for herbs because they've been used medicinally throughout the ages and across cultures.

    Eileen xx

  36. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Your blog is very useful for me & i like so much...
    Thanks for sharing the good information!


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