Monday, July 1, 2019

Post No. 2402 --------We’re all/going.

 A new topic over at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY hosted by the wonderful Mixed Media Artist 
Chris / Pearshapedchris is awaiting us.

We’re all/going.

is Chris' topic for us.

In other words the ‘going’ part is optional…you can let your imagination get to work! ‘We’re all happy, having fun, on holiday, in the pink, feeling blue, blooming…we’re all going…crazy, to the beach, park, cinema etc.

I just want to go back to when things were simple. 
A spread in one of my journals. 

Brewing a cup of Matcha at home is just simple. Though purists will say you need special tools.
 I enjoy my Matcha without extras.
I love it! 

Happy T-Day girls!

I hope you all enjoy SUMMER!
 I got some questions about how Liyongo is doing.
Thank you so much for asking - he does very well.
Our oldie enjoys even the summer.




  1. What a fabulous journal spread to start off July. I adore the neutral colours, the circle of life and the natural elements you have included. So glad Liyongo is doing so well and enjoying the good weather with you. Simplify is a great message to me, thanks for the inspiration. Huge hugs Brenda xxx

  2. So lovely to hear Liyongo is doing well and both enjoying the Summer sun. I love how everything flows on your journal page Susi a calmness I need to find for myself this month. Hoping to find a moment to play this month it has been to long.
    Take good care & Happy July T Day Hugs Tracey xx

  3. Great spread Susi, fabulous colour tones too..serene...hugs.xx

  4. A fabulous spread Susi, lovely to see your dogs.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. That's a stunning page spread - gentle neutrals, beautiful natural elements, great textures, and I do so agree with the sentiment behind it. We all need to simplify to survive. So happy to see Liyongo enjoying the sun too.
    Alison x

  6. Oh Susi what a fabulous spread - yes, simplicity is totally underrated!! So glad to hear Liyongo is doing well - I had been wondering.

  7. Wie schön, dass du mal wieder ein Foto der Hunde zeigst...sie haben ja ein gemütliches, schattiges Plätzchen im Garten!
    Richtig klasse wieder sind deine Journalseiten, wo ich besonders die zigmal abgestempelten Datenstempelabdrücke mag, super Idee!
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  8. Your spread is superb. I love the simplicity of this spread, but also the neutrals and the nature aspect. I wanted to run through fields of lavender when I saw this. Genuinely gorgeous first entry this month for Chris's Art Journal Journey theme, dear friend and co-admin.

    I've never had Matcha, so would love to join you. We could make it together and enjoy it, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing it with us for T this Tuesday.

    BTW, it's wonderful news that Liyongo is doing so well. He has certainly pulled through, at least for now, and I know how happy that makes you and your husband.

  9. Such god news about Liyongo. 👍👍👍👍❤️ I love seeing your sun bathing spot and a peek of your garden. And going to simple is good. It’s a beautiful page Susi. We are starting the last leg of our trip today. Driving east across South Dakota. We fly home Wednesday morning so you shall see me back online then. Happy T day. Hugs Erika

  10. Hi Susi
    So beautiful that Mr. Liyongo is! May my Lord give him strengths!
    a very beautiful page you are very creative! You have a lot of talent to express your feelings the way you see things!
    Happy summer !!! and enjoy your Matcha tea is healthy!
    Besotes !!

  11. Susi I so love this spread, love the simple beauty, the nature tones, and dried nature , together with a little rust and gorgeous texture - And the words so important to try following ,if we will give our next generations a livable earth .
    Your tea looks good, and need no fancy tools I so agree.
    Happy July my friend, I hope you enjoy life, I can see your doggies does :-) Hugs , Dorthe

  12. I'm glad Liyongo is enjoying soaking in the summertime. That sounds like a good plan to me :) Happy T Day!

  13. That's such a beautiful spread Susi, and lovely to see Liyongo enjoying the sunshine.
    Happy July,
    Alison xx

  14. Your journal pages are beautiful, although maybe not simple, I think. They look quite complex and skilfully made with the surface and background, the shaded pinks and the lavender, the rusted stitched ring and the neutral fascinating colouring. I've said it before but I like how you show a crop of the final picture right at the start and it always looks like a complete and lovely work of art in itself.
    I agree with you that it would be good to go back to Simplicity, a lovely idea but hard to do when there is so much going on. I will try it - soon!

  15. A beautiful page Susi, love the neutral shades and the natural embellishments.
    Lovely to see the photo of Liyongo enjoying the summer.
    Avril xx

  16. I really love simpleness in such beautiful way you it interpreted.
    Have the happy July xx

  17. What gorgeous dogs and what a gorgeous pair of pages in your journal. I love the pastel shades you have used in your journal and I can just imaging the texture is wonderful in real life - even lovelier than shown here for us. It says 'new beginnings' to me.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  18. Such pretty art in your journal, as always. Gorgeous texture and you are a master of bold colors even in monochrome. I have never heard of that herb you made tea with - is it like green tea? And did you get a tan? I'm sure both your pups enjoy it when you hang with them. Happy second half of 2019 to you, too! <3 xoxox

  19. awesome article.
    thank for sharing & have a nice day

  20. ich musste grinsen... diese woche hab ich mal nach meinen gerosteten papieren gesucht - und nicht gefunden (wen wunderts)... mein rostzeugs lagert draußen auf der terrasse in einem geschützten eck, ich hätte nur mal ein paar papiere auslegen müssen für ein paar tage - aber ich war nicht in der lage, mich bei der hitze dazu aufzuraffen. ich bin froh, dass es jetzt etwas kühler wird... - einen knuddel für die hundis, und mach es dir fein. liebe grüße, johanna

  21. awesome article..
    thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day

  22. Beautiful art journal page. I'm glad to hear Liyongo is doing well. Happy T-Day!

  23. Oh how beautiful is this journal spread Susi!! I love the whole look and it surely does reflect a lovely simplicity with your color and image choices. Well done again! Happy to know and see Liyongo is doing well:) I don't use any special things to make my Matcha tea either. Happy T day!!

  24. Wonderful pages! I love the simplicity that you created with the neutral colour palette and the dried flowers look stunning with the collaged bits and pieces - perfect 😁. I've never tried matcha tea so would love a cup with you this T Day! Liyongo looks very well, so lovely to see him again, he is so handsome! Wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

  25. Oooh! This is pretty! I love the muted palette. The leaves are just perfect and of course, you have achieved the perfect amount of texture.
    The matcha tea sounds yummy.
    Happy Tea Day,

  26. Very beautiful and delightful pages! I especially like the vintage colours!

  27. Beautiful art journal. Love the colors. I like your theme today of going back to when things were simple. Nice simple cup of tea. Sending smiles, and wishes for a happy week!

  28. Zauberhafte Seiten in diesen Naturtönen passend zu den getrockneten Pflanzen, gefällt mir sehr. Schön daß es deinen Hunden gut geht und ihr den Sommer draussen geniessen könnt.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine 😘

  29. What a lovely spread. Simple and organic. With neutral colours. Beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing a photo of Liyongo enjoying the summer weather. He deserves that.
    Happy (belated) T-Day,

  30. The texture on these pages is wonderful. Combined with the soft colors it definitely leads one to think of simplicity and peace. Really beautiful

  31. I love your artwork, the colours are really lovely, very soft.
    Gorgeous dogs, they look very big! Made me smile the thought of them sunbathing on the Lounger!
    HappyT Day
    Jan x

  32. What a so so GORGEOUS Art today Susi !! I looooooove your Spread page, the colours are fantastic, and the leaf and flowers are really Amazing !! all so well combinated!! your tea is super, Very Happy belated T-day !!
    I ´m so happy that Liyongo is feeling weel, they are really so good and adorable!! Happy July !
    I wish you a very nice Thursday, and send big hugs & besotillos,
    Take care dear friend,

  33. Stunning spread, Susi! You used my word of the year, so I love it even more. I've tried over and over to mimic your neutral palette. I won't say I've failed many times, but I've learned about 20 things not to do. 😉

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  34. Ooh Susi This is such a beautiful simplified spread! I adore the neutral colours you used! So pleased to see Liyongo enjoying himself! Thank you for asking me to host this month!Hugs, Chris xx

  35. Sorry I am late calling in Susi, it is a beautiful journal spread, lovely soft colours. It was good to read that Liyongo is doing well and is enjoying the outdoors.
    Yvonne xx

  36. A return to simplicity seems to be in the air, all over the globe. ::nods::

    I love your spread ~ the bits of Nature and the beautiful texture it creates ~ lovely!


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