Sunday, May 20, 2018

2295 Grow your dreams like flowers

I will link a Mixed media painting in an old book to  Art Journal Journey today, where the talented Jo hosts FLORA & FAUNA" this May. You are just AMAZING Jo! A big  Thank you to all the participating  artists for joining our challenge with such enthusiasm. 
The Art Journal Journey family means the world to Elizabeth and me! Thank you for all your wonderful support girls! 

 I used Acrylic paint,oilpastels, hard pastels and acrylic ink and white gesso, a white correction pen and the black ink brush from Pentel for the quote.
It will also be linked to Moo Mania & More where we have FLOWERS as our current topic .

from Susi


  1. Wow, what beautiful pages of flowers! I love the contrast of the red and pink pom-pom flower heads and the lovely texture of the petals that you created ­čśü. This AJJ entry really makes me feel very happy with the uplifting quote that you included as well, so true! I appreciate your kind words too and thank you so much for your and Elizabeth's support this month! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and wishing you a happy new week dear Susi! J ­čśŐ x

  2. That is a very cool way to make flowers. I really like them and would have never thought of doing that. I may have to borrow your idea one of these days. I am in the middle of playing today but it is so humid here-dark and looks like rain too, that nothing is drying very well. Grrr. Think I will need o pull out the heat gun. Hope your weekend was good. I am enjoying mine and have decided it is time for summer break. Too bad I can't really start it for another month. :) Hugs-Erika

  3. I love the shape and colour of these beautiful flowers Susi and the background looks like a summer meadow.
    It would be lovely if we could grow our dreams like flowers.
    Yvonne xx

  4. So pretty and delightful Susi! :D) xx

  5. Gorgeous page Susi, love the vibrant colour.

  6. Hi Susi what a pretty mixed media painting ,i love the look and colour,well done my friend xx

  7. Stunning and adorable page, Susi. The flowers are so beautiful and I LOVE the great background. Kisses, my friend.

  8. Gorgeous, Susi! So pretty in pink!
    I will try to grow my dreams :}
    Warmly, Chris

  9. Those flowers, so colorful and bright, made my day. They are both beautiful and whimsical. I love the different warm colors you chose for the flowers and the contrasting cool yellows and greens for the background.

    It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, Art Journal Journey would be NOTHING without you, dear Susi. You are the foundation, and the heart and soul there. The hosts, with their monthly themes, are the glue that holds it all together. Thank you for all you do at Art Journal Journey, dear friend.

  10. Oh, wie sch├Ân, ein Augenschmaus am fr├╝hen Morgen.
    Hab eine sch├Âne neue Woche, liee Susi

  11. Susi this is incredible, I love the fullness of the flowers you have achieved using the pastels, blended so well with the white pen letting us know exactly which way the sun beats down on these beauties. A delightful quote to start off the week.
    Wishing you a super creative week Hugs Tracey xx

  12. Wie sch├Ân frisch sind diese Blumen! Ha, auf meinem Mai-Kalender habe ich die gleichen verwendet...
    Sch├Ânen Pfingstmontag - Ulrike

  13. Servus Susi, so ein sch├Ânes und frisches Sommerbild. Wunderbare Farben.
    Lg aus Wien

  14. Eine wundersch├Âne sonnige Doppelseite mit flauschigen Blumen! Dieser Hell-Dunkelkontrast bei den Bl├╝ten macht sich sehr gut, das l├Ą├čt sofort an Sonnenlicht denken! Der dezent gr├╝ne Hintergrund gef├Ąllt mir auch sehr!
    Einen sch├Ânen Pfingstmontag w├╝nsche ich dir noch!
    Knuddel, Rike

  15. Back from my holidays and catching up with my comments.
    A beautiful flower display and gorgeous colours...stunning design.xx
    [aussie aNNie blog]

  16. Zauberhafte Bilder, wundersch├Ân.
    Liebe Gr├╝├če und ein sch├Ânes Wochenende noch

  17. Impresionante contraste de colores, me encantan los pompones por su dise├▒o y textura.

    BESOS... Gracias por t├║ visita!!

    Te invito a participar en

    En el blog de Anna siempre aprendemos nuevas t├ęcnicas hoy toca Mix-Media

  18. Wualaa... that´s a so so wonderful spread page Susi !! Love the so beautiful colours, and the gorgeous flowers, they make me dream.. Great !
    I wish you a very happy week, besotillosss

  19. Really love this spread, Susi!

  20. Dear Susi, such a lovely meadow, with your beautiful flowers, they really speak to me, and looks like little poppies , going to open up very soon. So gorgeous , you are always inspirational Susi - Love it. !! Hugs, Dorthe

  21. Hi Susi!
    I love your spread, full of beautiful and cheerful colours and growing flowers (like our dreams indeed). Your art makes me very happy... :) I hope I can join your art journal journey challenge. Love the theme and the idea as usual, perfect for me!
    I hope you have had a lovely long week-end!
    Coco xox

  22. Susi, I am glad to tell you that you are a WINNER of my 1st Blogaversary candy. Please visit my blog. Hugs, Mia

  23. These are wonderful too - I love the green meadow grasses in the background (at least that's what I see!) and the bright bold flower heads are fabulous.
    Alison x

  24. wow. beautiful page & beautiful quote

  25. Wow! these are so beautiful Susi!! I wanna play art with you!! I love how you paint-so intuitive and free-style- very organic! You should teach! just saying...
    hugs xo


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