Thursday, February 1, 2018

2252 ○○○ Animals from A to Z

Elizabeth and I are proud to present Rike as our host this month 
Rike is my very only Austrian compariot blogger friend who is also an Art Journaler. She has chosen "Animals from A-Z" as our theme for February. I try to improve my drawing skills and started frequently drawing sessions this year - just very quick sketches on cheap paper. This horse is such an example of a very quick drawing session. Looks like a 5 year old had drawn it - but I show it to you regardless. Skill comes with practice!

The text: When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a friend. I see a soul. A.D. Williams

I have made a big step further this year - I stopped  eating meat.  No more of  eating my friends. I am sorry about my cruel self and that it took me 54 years of my life  to finally  arrive at this decision.

Elizabeth, Rike and I  hope to see many of you this month again at 
Art Journal Journey .Thanx to all of the wonderful people at the challenge, without you Art Journal Journey would never work out! 

Art Journal Journey

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  1. Hi Susi I think your horse is wonderful you are so clever with your drawing,hope you enjoy your new way of eating xx

  2. What a fantastic tribute to Rike's theme. I am so in awe of her art and she AND YOU are such fantastic artists, sketchers, and drawing experts. I am in love with your horse. You may think it looks like a five year old made it, but I don't. I think it is fabulous. And you come up with the greatest quotes, too. In fact, I'm surprised you haven't filled your daily calendar with quotes.

    I'm going to love this theme, Susi, and I see both of us having so much fun with it this month. Your lovely horse is a great first entry for Art Journal Journey.

    So glad to read you have stopped eating meat. I do it at home, but I find it's hard when out and about, because there are NO vegetarian places in my city and very few vegetarian choices on most buffets.

  3. that image is amazing Susi - mine would look like a five year olds drawing - yours is fabulous! (that's why I stick to stamps!)

  4. Erstmal danke für deine netten Worte in der Einleitung! Deine Pferdeskizze ist wundervoll, so lebendig! Es ist, als würde uns das Pferd in die Augen sehen - und das Zitat ist super! Ab heuer isst du also kein Fleisch mehr, das ist ein Vorsatz zum Nachmachen!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt! Rike oxo

  5. Da schaut mich heute Morgen aber gleich ein schönes Pferdchen an - wunderbar, wie du das wieder ein einer schnellen Zeichentechnik so perfekt getroffen hast. Pferdeliebe - da passt der Spruch ganz genau!
    ... und Glückwunsch zur Entscheidung, auf Fleisch zu verzichten!
    Ganz lang schon kaufe ich auch weder Fleisch noch Wurst, esse bei mir zu Hause nur vegetarisch... nur wenn ich irgendwo eingeladen bin, gibt es mal Ausnahmen.
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  6. Susi, your horse drawing is fabulous. I worked with young children for many many years and believe me I have never seen any such drawing from them. I love your confidence and ambition to share with us all. I'm really looking forward to this part of your journey..
    Warm wishes Tracey xx

  7. Hallo Susi,
    lieben Dank für Deine Beileidswünsche..., ich habe meinen Papi verloren...schnief!
    Ich bin jedes mal so etwas von begeistert von Deinen Zeichnungen, Werken, Art Journalseiten...einfach alles!!! auf Deinem Blog :)
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  8. This is such a beautiful page Susi, the horse is fabulous and the words are lovely. A few years ago I gave up meat - I kept it up for two years and often think about giving it up again.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Loving your horse Susi. I have to practice drawing animals too. It's not so easy to draw them. I was trying to draw one yesterday-a woodchuck, and after 5 tries it still looks like a mouse. :) And good for you to stop eating meat. I eat a little meat a couple of times a week, and sometimes I think I should just stop, but I do like my metload on occasion. :) Happy February. Hugs-Erika

  10. Wundervoll . . . Pferd und Text !
    ♥lichst Jutta

  11. Susi, your drawing of the horse looks fantastic, you are very hard on yourself, you are an amazing artist. You chose lovely words to go with this page as well.
    Well done for stopping to eat meat, its good to be aware of where our food comes from.
    Yes I am a meat eater, but as I have got older it features less on my table and vegetarian food is very tasty, we eat more this way as time goes by.
    Yvonne xx
    Yvonne xx

  12. Ooops I forgot to say its a super new theme for AJJ and I an looking forward to joining in.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Good morning, I love your horse-and it does not look like a child drew this at all-I know if I tried it would look like a child's art for sure haha
    I was a vegetarian for many years but through my process it got down to the point I could not eat any thing, as if I ate the total fruit or vegetable with out saving the seeds and planting I killed that too-so for me the process was difficult
    but I understand

  14. I LOVE your horse!! Congratulations on going vegetarian; it's a struggle that is well worth it.

  15. I love your sweet horse Susi, love the yes and your colors used, wonderful with your writing , too
    Dorthe, xx

  16. so, die fünfjährige zeigst du mir mal, die so ein Pferd hinkriegt;) ist dir sehr gut gelungen, finde ich.
    ein guter spruch - und ein starker vorsatz!
    liebe grüße, johanna

  17. Your horse is much better than anything I could come up with, and I'm just a bit older than 5 ;) I eat meat, but I always affirm other folks' dietary choices. Good luck on your way forward in these journeys :)

  18. Well if this is like a 5 year old's drawing it must be a super, super talented 5 year old, I think it looks fantastic, so alive and loose, love it!!!

  19. Wowwww, ist das wieder klasse geworden. FABELHAFT!
    LG Carola

  20. I think you are way too strict for yourself, I love this rough sketch!

  21. Unglaublich schön und ich finde es sehr gut und konsequent, dass du kein Fleisch mehr isst. Sehr toll.
    Liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende

  22. This a beautiful horse Susi!I love the quote you used too! Well done for giving up meat altogether- we eat very little meat now but don't think we would stop! Looking forward to making some pages for the new challenge!Chrisx

  23. Your horse is beautiful, Susi - nicer than you think! This piece, with the quote, is absolutely heartwarming.
    And congratulations on your decision!
    Hugs, Chris

  24. I love it I love it!!! So many pretty colors and lines in this painting. Gorgeous job Susi!

  25. He's beautiful Susi! And a great decision to give up meat. We are eating less these days, but I don't think I could give up completely.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Alison xox

  26. Fabulous horse drawing and page Susi and I agree with others that it does not look like a child drew it at all.
    Well done for becoming vegetarian - we have several vegetarian meals a week with one or two fish or meat (mainly chicken) meals. I'm not sure I could be totally vegetarian - but who knows, maybe one day.
    Gill xx

  27. What a beautiful horse Susi!
    Happy weekend dear friend!
    Jackie xx

  28. It's funny, Susi, how we sometimes don't see our own paintings. When I saw this horse I thought how amazingly skilfully it was drawn and painted, it shows the gentleness of this horse. It has such a lovely face.

  29. It so does NOT look like a five-year-old drew it, Susi. It's awesome! Good luck with no meat diet. I could not do it for long, but some can! xoxo

  30. Wow, your drawing is amazing! I love the colours and the quote is perfect too 😁. I was so pleased to see Rike hosting this month's challenge at AJJ and it's such a great new theme too! Enjoy your weekend my friend! J 😊

  31. Wow your horse is awesome..not like a 5 year the hair swooped over. We had cut down on meat completely the last few years, now enjoy an 80 percent plant based diet here! My daughter has learned to cook completely different because of it..the food is still all amazing! Good for you going all the way!

    Peace Giggles


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