Tuesday, March 12, 2019

2380 ++++++ Passerina ciris

Jo's  collection of  "HELLO SPRINGTIME" over at
is such a wonderful collection of entries already. So many great ideas and wonderful pages.

 I have a spread that also can count for 

"Close to Nature"

I am always thrilled by birds - here I played with an image of a 

Painted bunting ( Passerina Ciris).
I would love to see this beautiful bird  in my garden, but unfortunately it is just native to North America. The feather I used on the left side is originally from my yard, not a clue from which bird but I tried to give it a Passerina Ciris touch...lol. 

For T-S-F-T 
 I want to show some of my plant-based highlights of last week.

Samosa potatoes with salad.
Microwave dark chocolate banana .
Spinach- banana- pear smoothie.

And the very best highlight last week was a suprise sent
Gorgeous handmade paper for me!
Hi girls at T-Stands-For-Tuesday!
I hope you are all well!

Thank you for your visit!


  1. So clever to add a touch of colour to that feather by gently tying those threads. It's an ode to that beautiful bird even if you may never get chance to see it for real. Your journal pages really do sing so beautifully today Susi. What a fabulous gift from Elizabeth, handmade papers with love, so kind and thoughtful. I wonder what you will use them for? I look forward to seeing, hope you do share.
    Happy T Day Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S your meals are always so healthy.

  2. Servus Susi, diese Collage ist wieder sehr schön gemacht. Frühlingsgezwitscher. Lg aus Wien

  3. A gorgeous spread Susi, and like Tracey, I love the coloured threads on the feather. The bird is beautiful too.
    And what a wonderful surprise package from Elizabeth!
    Have a lovely day,
    Alison xx

  4. schade, dass es diesen papstvogel bei uns nicht gibt. und wie schön du seine farben wiederholt hast mit den fäden für die feder. ein sehr schöner frühlingseintrag wieder. und die vögel wecken einen jetzt schon so schön am morgen, ist das nicht herrlich? lg, johanna

  5. I would love to see a painted bunting too and I live in North America. You sure used the image beautifully in your page. You are right, it is perfect for spring and nature. I love your page and I am spending some of my time looking for birds coming back. Just a few so far, I guess it is still too cold, but soon. I will have to keep a special eye open for a painted bunting as I have never seen one. ANd your food looks yummy. Vegetables have come a long way, haven't they? I am trying to eat more and more importantly, get my husband to eat more since he eats way too much meat. But he is a hard man to change in some ways. Wishing you a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

  6. oh bummer for some reason when I am typing here on your blog comments I will be almost finished and then poof my comment is gone-I think that is happening while someone else is also commenting. sigh
    I love your journal pages very much-we do get to enjoy that beautiful painted bunting here-they are so lovely.
    your dishes look delicious-great variety what is in your potato dish?
    Happy T day hugs Kathy

  7. Oh and what a lovely surprise from Elizabeth!-enjoy creating with it-hugs

  8. Oh, die Pastellfarben sind schon vorbei … liebe Susi  Doch auch beim neuen Thema ist alles da, für eine herrliche Frühlingszeit. Die Noten fürs Frühlingslied, deine schöne Feder und der farbenfrohe Vogel (ich mag besonders den roten Bauch). Was braucht es mehr?
    Dein wunderschön anzuschauendes veganes Menue … passt nicht nur farblich, sondern war auch sicher total lecker. Die gefüllte Banane sieht mega aus. Ich habe keine Mikrowelle und überlege, ob ich mal meinen Backofen bemühe.
    Alles Liebe dir und wunderschöne Frühlingszeiten
    Deine Eri

  9. Your art journal pages are gorgeous. The handmade paper looks great. And your food looks delicious. Happy T-Day!

  10. What a gorgeous page, Susi!!!!!!! I love birds too!!!!!!!!! I admire your texture!!!!!!!! And spinach/banana smoothie? Wow! I have to try it!
    Enjoy your great handmade papers from Elizabeth!!!
    Hugs, sweetie.

  11. what beautiful pages dear Susi-and your feather on the left goes perfectly with your painted bird!! I don't see these where I live either-I'm too far north...
    your plant based food all looks so yummy-especially the salad and samosa potatoes! Now I am hungry:) Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, and happy T day!

  12. I love the pages with the birds, so beautiful. We love bananas grilled on the BBQ with chocolate and ice cream, yummy.
    Have a great week.
    Jan x

  13. I love how your page was, you have an incredible imagination, you are an artist
    I love animals, I do not have a garden but a lot of birds come to my terrace to eat maicillo, this is a derivative of wheat and we buy it for them, they sing in the mornings and afternoons, they are cute and sweet !!

    Love to Liyongo! ¡that my Lord is benevolent with him very sincerely!
    Kisses to you and happy week !! 😍😍😍

  14. What a most beautiful spread, what gorgeous colors, and that bird, surely is a very special one. The background with leaves/feathers is gorgeous, dear Susi, and so sweet with the ribbons around the real feather , :-) . Your food looks so yummy and delicious , too -I wish my IBS would let me eat more vegetables and salats .
    A lovely gift to receive from your friend , I know you will enjoy using them !! Hugs, Dorthe xoxo

  15. Wow, beautiful pages! Your colourful bird looks so happy on his branch surrounded by those amazing feathers 😁. I love how you used the real feather too that you collected from your yard and how you attached it to the page with coloured threads to match the bird - perfect! Thanks so much for creating such an inspiring page for our theme at AJJ! As forfyour mealsm they look so delicious, I would happily join you - yum 😁. Wishing you a happy T Day and great new week dear Susi! J 😊 x

  16. We never see that bird here in Memphis, but I followed your link and it's too far away for me to hope it will wander here by accident ;) I like how you "tied" your feather to the bird picture. Those handmade papers are lovely. What a treat!

    Microwave dark chocolate banana is a dish I've never heard of. Looks delicious. Happy T Tuesday

  17. This is a wonderful spread. Your bird is amazing and the way you gave the feather the colours of the bird is really original. Love your pages dear Susi!!

  18. Deine Ideen sind immer so besonders, wie hier, die Feder mit Bändchen zu versehen! Wunderbare Susi-Kunst wieder! Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  19. Love your beautiful project and a nice spread of photos

  20. Terrific art pages Susi and how lovely to have the papers from Elizabeth.

    All the food and the green drink look so appetising and healthy

    Have a very happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  21. What a stunning art journal page, I keep looking! Lots of wonderful details!

  22. Beautiful pages, your food looks delicious and a lovely gift!

  23. Completely delightful pages Susi! Bright and textural, beautifully layered! Thanks for sharing. I like the original idea with the feather, and you paint sdditions too! You amaze me : ) Enjoy the yummies too~ Hugs, karen o

  24. Loving the journal spread Susi, gorgeous detail. The food looks interesting but I've never seen a banana filled with chocolate before, bet it's scrummy. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  25. Gorgeous art journal spread Susi, I love how you added the detail to the feather as well as the lovely bird you added. Nature was showing its beauty in your page today.
    Your meals looked delicious, the banana with chocolate I haven't eaten in years, it does look yummy.
    Happy T day wishes Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  26. Fabulous journal pages love the feather with the coloured ties
    Carol x

  27. A lovely page Susi, love how you've used the feather on your page.
    I noticed your orchid in one of the photos, it looks stunning.
    Avril xx

  28. Your journal page is wonderful centered around that unusual bird. Although I live in North America I have never seen that bird before. I would be interested in finding out where its habitat it.
    Your meals always look so appetizing! The potatoes especially.
    Happy Tea Day,

  29. Brilliant pages and lovely food, mmmmm love sweet spuds.xx

  30. deine frühlingshafte naturseite ist so schön geworden! auch wenn dein hübsche vogel hier nicht heimisch ist, so haben wir hier doch das zauberhafte rotkehlchen, das mich täglich am futterplatz erfreut.
    kartoffeln in allen variationen essen wir auch oft mit verschiedenen salaten. ich hab übrigens auch noch diese hübschen bastuntersetzer aus den 70er jahren, meine sind allerdings eckig.
    liebe grüße

  31. Beautiful page and gorgeous wall color! Wishing a creative week!

  32. Liebe Susi,
    Du hast die verschiedesten Elemente wieder wundervoll zu einem Ganzen gefügt. Da ist die Feder, mir der man die Noten des Liedes, welches der Vogel singt, zu Papier bringt. Und dieses Lied muss ein sehr Schönes sein, so lieblich wie der Vogel ist. Mit seinen Farben und seinem Spiel verzaubert er die Welt. Schade, dass man ihn hier bei uns nicht antrifft.

    Handgeschöpftes Papier ist für mich etwas ganz Besonderes, ich liebe es.

    Ich wünsche Dir noch eine sehr schöne und kreative Restwoche.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  33. Those feathers are gorgeous. I love feathers and on Sunday a friend called and told me about a You Tube video she had seen where they were drawing feathers by pulling string, dipped in several colours) through a wet canvas. Google it, I am sure you will be impressed.
    Yes, that bird is beautiful and I wouldn't mind him hopping into my garden either. I am always thrilled to spot a different bird visiting the feeding shelf. I like how you have incorporated music into your background, birds have such wonderful songs for us, and I love the feathers and how you have tied colourful bits into the main one on your page.
    A truly wonderful piece for Spring.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  34. Beautiful spread, Susi. I love what you did with the feather to tie it in with the bird's bright colors.

    You may convert more of us to plant-based diet with your yummy looking dishes. Honestly, everything you make - whether with paints or plants - is a work of art.

    Your smoothie on the woven coaster matches Elizabeth's papers (grin).

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  35. Such lovely pages! I love the little bird (from North America).
    Your food looks very tasty and looking at that chocolate on the banana, I am getting peckish!
    Great papers you got there. Beautiful colours too.
    Happy (belated) T-Day,

  36. Another gorgeous spread, Susi! Your color palette makes my heart sing :)
    I have never seen a painted bunting - what a treat that would be!
    And those meals and the beautiful handmade papers - what a treat for YOU!
    Lovely post!!

  37. A beautiful journal spread Susi and your food looks delicious.
    xxx Hazel.

  38. What a fabulous spread Susi! Sadly no use in us looking out of our windows for that beautiful bird! Your food looks delicious! I have just started to use the papers Elizabeth made for me a while ago - I spent a long time admiring them! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

  39. What fabulous pages Susi, they make me feel that winter is being pushed into the background now whilst the beautiful and colourful signs of Spring are appearing and making us feel so much more awake. Your food looks wonderfully healthy. Enjoy the rest of the week xxx

  40. Liebe Susi, was bin ich begeistert von den federgeschmückten Seiten. Eine wundervolle Umsetzung für MooMania beziehungsweise zum Thema Frühling.
    Deine Mahlzeit sieht appetitlich aus und ist bestimmt energiereich gesunde Kost. Ich freue mich auf Bärlauch & Co. demnächst, was unsere Küche bereichern wird.

    Vorfrühlingshafte Grüßle von Heidrun

  41. What a gorgeous spread, Susi - it's a stunner, and now I can think of nothing but spring!!!

  42. What a wonderfull spread Susi, so creative and I love the colors!!

  43. A really gorgeous post Susi. The feathers are delightful used in that way :D)
    The little Painted Bunting really adds cheer.
    Oh your meal looks so delicious too - the potatoes and salad... perfect! Topped off with that brilliant chocolate banana dessert, how clever of you.
    The handmade paper is a lovely gift, it will be fun to see what you do with it from your creative hands ... cheers xx

  44. Awesome spread Susi, what an great idea to tie a feather to the page with ribbons. I really like your style and use of colors!
    Nest Wishes, Sari

  45. wow das ist mal wieder eine tolle Seite liebe Susi,
    und das Essen sieht so lecker und vor allem gesund aus!!! Ich liebe Kartoffeln in jeder Variation.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes erholsames Wochenende.
    Liebe Grüße

  46. Was für schöne Seiten, MMM freut sich sicher. Dein Essen sieht superlecker aus und Dein Smoothie hat dir sicher geschmeckt. Ich in nicht so begeistert von Smoothes

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende, liebe susi

  47. Wooww Susi !! What a so lovely spread pages !! this is really GREAT !! I love the so fabulous background with the musical paper, the feather and the so beautiful feather with the coloured threads. This little bird is fantastique, love it !! You always amaze me with your wonderful Art !!
    Your meal and smoothie may be delicious, and these handmade papers are lovely!
    I wish you a very nice afternoon and send big hugs&besotillos

  48. Ich bin begeistert, das sind wieder total kreative und schöne Seiten, auch farblich mag ich sie sehr. Die Idee mit den bunten Fäden passend zu den Vogelfarben finde ich super, fällt direkt ins Auge. Ein Augenschmaus das Ganze.
    Dein gesundes Essen sieht lecker aus, so einen grünen Smoothie muß ich auch mal versuchen.
    Liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende.

  49. Just popping by for my weekly visit. Super creative and original spread for bot your challenges, love what you did with the feather, so clever!
    Like you I love healthy food, so all of that is right up my street! Must find out that recipe for samosa potatoes, they look yummy!
    Happy Sunday and have a good week! xxx

  50. WOW, wie wunderschön wieder, gefällt mir sehr. Was für tolle Idee du immer hast!
    LG Carola

  51. Eine ganz tolle Seite gefällt mir sehr gut. Die Banane sieht auch lecker aus. Ich wünsche dir eine tolle Woche.
    liebe Grüße Alex

  52. I'm back and will play catch-up as best I can. This has been a very trying time being without internet, but I HOPE this has been the cure. I'll explain on Wednesday, because it's too convoluted to explain here. I also want to thank you for linking me to AJJ and MM&M. I never realized I couldn't link, or I wouldn't have pre-scheduled those posts. Thanks for visiting while I was offline. It means the world to me.

    I LOVE your bird and the feather you tied with ribbon. And I am also intrigued by this plant based food you are sharing. It is definitely catching on in Europe, but I don't see much talk about it here in the States, yet.

    Glad you like the paper, dear friend. Don't forget to save the postage stamp. There are NO more of them at the PO, which is sad.

  53. Da passt alles wunderschön zusammen: Der farbenfrohe Vogel, die gemalten Federn im super texturierten Hintergrund und diese Feder mit den Fäden in den zugehörigen Farben zum Passerini ciris - da ist es völlig egal, woher diese Feder stammt :) ich vermute eine Krähe.
    Deine Menüs sehen sehr dekorativ aus, schmecken sicher sehr gut und sind vor allem gesund! Auch ein großes Thema derzeit in meiner Küche wegen der Gichtdiät.
    Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt, Rike

    1. Ach, und das schöne handgemachte Papier von Elizabeth - ein super Geschenk!!

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