Thursday, May 24, 2018

2297 - I hope that we can see flowers

 in a world that sees WEEDS. 

  Today I have a spread in my Zen-Balance-Journal to share with you.

I used 2 lovely stamped quotes I got from a  blog friend some years  ago. Always good to have some stamped quotes at hand when you have not so much time.

 I painted loose branches of wisteria with watercolour -
 like a nice and sharing Lady showed on YT ( HERE
over a gessoed music sheet background in my  
 I used coloured pencils for the stems and for some accents.
 Of course as you will know this is meant for Jo's wonderful theme over at

I will also link to our popular "EVEN MORE FLOWERS" theme over at

I am enjoying my lovely garden just now - 
we  have some wonderful and nice springdays again.



  1. Your art journal page is so lovely and the quotes are so true <3 Lots of sunshine & happy gardening!

  2. Zauberhaft und wunderschön, liebe Susi. Deine Seite ist ein Traum und der Spruch passt perfekt.

    Wundervolle Stunden in Deinem Garten
    wünscht Dir

  3. Wunderschön, liebe Susi! Ich wünsche dir schon heute ein schönes Wochenende ♥

  4. Hi Susi wow what beautiful pages ,love the quote,well done my friend xx

  5. Oh Susi, this is so beautiful! I looked at the tutorial ang I am giving it a try too. I love your quotes. They are very beautiful too. Thank you for sharing this. Love, Lenie

  6. What fabulous pages! I love how you have painted the wisteria against the sheet music background 😁. The gesso gives the page a dreamy magical quality and the colours and shape of the petals are beautiful! Thanks so much for another wonderful AJJ entry dear Susi! Enjoy your garden and wishing you happy times! J 😊 x

  7. Beautiful journal pages, love the quote just lovely pages.
    enjoy your garden hugs Kathy

  8. A really beautiful journal spread, and I love the quotes, perfect together.
    Avril xx

  9. Gorgeous, dear Susi,
    such beautiful spread,- with your painted branches, and leaves- they are really elegant, and stunning in the colors you have chosen . Really adorable, and love the quote , too- you are capturing my interest for painting with your amazing art pieces.
    Hugs, Dorthe - xx

  10. Hola Susi! Me gustan mucho las flores, has creado una página preciosa, la cita queda muy bonita!

  11. Susi, it is obvious that you are enjoying and are inspired by your spring garden.
    Your pages are amazing, like a breath of fresh air!
    And thank you for the tip about stashing favorite quotes. What a great idea.
    Warmly, Chris

  12. Oh my Susi this is truly gorgeous! So beautifully done~ What a lovely addition to your journal. And thank you so so much for
    including the YT link; she is a great teacher : ) Hugs, karen o

  13. Wualaaaa, what a so so wonderful spread page Susi !! Love this gorgeous background, the leaves are so beautiful, I like very much purple and rose colours. The quotes are great !!
    I wish you a very nice evening, besotillos

  14. wooooaaahhh,susi,die seiten sind absolut traumhaft,ich bin hin und weg!
    ich wünsche dir weiterhin schöne stunden in deinem zauberhaften garten.
    ich wollt ich hätte so einen garten,aber was solls,ich bin ja trotzdem in der natur unterwegs,wir haben soooo ein schönes sommerwetter.
    einen schönen abend noch,liebe susi.

    schöne grüße jenny

  15. Beautiful spread and quotes today!

  16. It is a gorgeous journal spread Susi. The wisteria is a beautiful colour. I love the music in the background, if we listen we can hear the sounds of the birds and the bees when we are in our gardens.
    The photo of your garden looks lovely.
    Yvonne xx

  17. Your wisteria, a favourite flower of mine, makes my heart sing 💗💗💗

    Sally xx

  18. Ooops, did I send my comment too quickly by mistake? Meant to add also that your colors are perfect, my favorites.

  19. Wow. I love the watercolor flowers. They pop off the page but I love how you can see the details behind the page. T And how can you not love that color? The quote is excellent too. You garden photo looks pretty. ANd really coming along. Mine is a bit behind yours, and very weedy. I tried to go out after work the other and remedy that, but the mosquitoes were out. One of these days I guess. :) Hugs-Erika

  20. Du findest immer so herrliche Zitate - diese passen wunderbar zu den schönen gemalten Blumen im Zen Journal! Das Foto aus deinem Garten gefällt mir auch sehr!
    Knuddel, Rike

  21. Your spread is so beautiful Susi, I love your watercolour flowers and lovely quote.
    xxx Hazel.

  22. I apologize for being so late visiting. Instead of taking time to visit last night, I actually crashed after the debacle of Wednesday. I'm trying to play catch up now.

    The wisteria are truly regal. You have mastered these flowers, and I absolutely love the beauty of them. It's good to see parts of your garden, too, dear. It was good to see this beauty linked at Art Journal Journey, too, dear friend and co-admin.

  23. Your wisteria is gorgeous Susi and looks beautiful in your journal with that fabulous quote xxx

  24. Oh thats really beautiful Susi. Your Wisteria is fantastic and I adore the colours and as always love the quotes you add.
    Gill xx

  25. Lovely words to go with your ethereal blossom - beautiful. And with that musical background, you could come and join us on A Vintage Journey this month with Words and Music, if you would like.
    Alison x

  26. Susi, this is just so stunning; between the quotes and the gorgeous painting you've created a masterpiece spread. Thanks for making my day!

  27. Wow Susi. I absolutely love your page. Its absolutely stunning. The master you have created by combining musical notes with flowers is stunning. I absolutely love your quote and I have been trying to follow that principal for last few months <3 Thanks for sharing this beauty with us

  28. deine lila symphonie ist ein herricher frühlingstraum!
    liebe grüße

  29. Your Wisteria is stunning and the quote is perfect. Purple being my favorite color, this catches my eyes instantly!
    I do love your Zen book -it is so lovely! Maybe you should teach that- how to create one!
    hugs,Jackie xo


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