Friday, June 1, 2018

2302 ♣♣♣ A new theme over at Art Journal Journey

We start a new theme at 
today and we are happy that the talented Gill hosts it for us. Her talents are widely diversified and I really look forward to this month's entries of Gill and the AJJ artists. Her topic for us:

Inspired by....

"Was it something you saw or heard, a song maybe,  or a book or your favourite place, a favourite colour, a memory, a dream, another artist,  or an art product  or something else ? "

I hope you will join 
this month again! I am looking forward to seeing with what you will come up!

 Mixed Media on watercolour paper 7" x 9"1/2

The inspiration for my above first page for this month were my lovely new poppies in the garden.  

They are just so pretty. 

For  Elizabeth's  Second Look on the 2nd,
starting tomorrow, I have chosen to bring back a sunflower painting in watercolour from 2013.

The rules for Second on the 2nd are quite simple. All you have to do is bring back a post that you are especially proud of, or perhaps one you shared before anyone knew your blog existed.  Any post, any genre, any artistic endeavor is acceptable.



  1. Hi Susi beautiful work my friend love the poppies,well done xx

  2. What a fabulous way to start this new month, Susi. What I LOVE about this is it is so different and unique. That's what makes this theme so fun. I simply adore your poppies. You did a great job drawing them. Of course, the genuine ones are lovely, too. They make a big show of their own. They and your painting make a lovely first entry for Art Journal Journey this month.

    I remember your awesome sunflower. Your watercolor drawings always delight me because I can't draw anything with realism. I can certainly tell this is a sunflower, because it's my state flower! Thanks for sharing this second look with us on the 2nd, dear.

  3. Susi, what a wonderful poppies! Both in real life as in your watercolour!

  4. Oh wow!!! Susi, your poppies are absolutely amazing. So beautiful, so evocative, so stunning! Love them.

    Love your sunflower, too - the drips are amazing. You are SO talented and so free with your artwork and I love it.

    Great theme at Art Journal Journey, too - I really need to journal this weekend... hope to see you over there.

    Cath x

  5. What a beautiful watercolour of your poppies - I can see why you were inspired as those in your garden are fabulous!! Your sunflower is striking!

  6. Very beautiful real poppies Susi and your inspired painting looks very summery.

    Love the sunflower as well

    Chrissie xx

  7. Servus Susi, ein wunderschönes Klatschmohnbild, die Farbe ist exakt getroffen. Ich mag Mohnblumen und Kornblumen sehr, gab es im W4tel immer an allen Feldrändern.
    Lg aus Wien

  8. What beautiful works of art Susi, I adore how watercolour dictates exactly where the colour falls. I just want to hug it..!
    Look forward to seeing all those inspired by creations.
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  9. Beautiful softy and dreamy Poppies painting dear Susi and your real ones are so lovely - ours look like they won't be blooming for another week or more - I hope they will look like yours.
    Thanks for the lovely comments earlier - I'm really looking forward to June and I hope I can do AJJ proud :)
    Enjoy your you time today - no chores (hopefully) - just have fun doing what you want.
    Gill xxx

  10. Es ist wunderbar, wie dich deine schönen Mohnblumen aus dem Garten zu diesem zarten Mixed Media Aquarell inspiriert haben! Das dürfte eine besondere Sorte sein mit diesem kompliziert gefächerten Innenleben, solche Blüten habe ich noch nie gesehen (oder sah ich es bisher nie?).
    Deine Sonnenblume von 2013 ist auch fantastisch!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt! Rike oxo

  11. I love poppies. And I love your page. And Gill's new challenge. So much goodness going around as June starts. Hope your day is going well and happy new month. Hugs-Erika

  12. Your poppy watercolour is really pretty - all the best!

  13. Hi Susi, I love your poppies, it looks so loosely (I don't know or that's a good word) painted. I love the way you do that. Love, Lenie

  14. Herrliche Mohnblumen. Wunderschöne Farben. Ein wunderschönes Aquarell.
    Liebe Grüße und

  15. Beautiful painting of your poppies Susi and the ones growing in your garden look stunning.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  16. zwei wunderschöne bilder, die sommer verkünden! ich habe gestern ein sehr großes mohnfeld gesehen - ein traum! - und hatte keine kamera dabei... aber dein aquarell erinnert mich jetzt sehr intensiv daran!
    liebe grüße und ein schönes wochenende!

  17. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Susi. And Happy June to you too. :) Love the beautiful poppy painting its glorious and a treat for my eyes. Hugs June x

  18. Your poppy painting is beautiful Susi, and seeing the photos I can picture how lovely they must look growing in your garden.
    Its a super new theme for AJJ.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  19. For the first time, we planted poppies this year. I hope we get something even close to being as lovely as your real ones and painted ones. You are very talented!

  20. Happy June to you, too dear Susi,
    and thank you for the beauty meeting me here, again today!! The poppies you painted are stunning- as is the living ones, in your garden. I love you used blue for the leaves!!
    Also your sunflower is gorgeous, and I so understand you are proud of it , my friend. Wishing you a lovely weekend- Susi. Hugs, Dorthe, xoxo

  21. Wow! your poppies are stunning Susi, both the real and the painted!
    Happy June,
    Alison xxx

  22. Dein neuer Mohn hat ja eine irre grüne Stempel-Mitte und manche Blüten sind sogar gefüllt! .. und du hast ihn wieder so toll leicht und luftig aufs Papier gebracht, wunderschönes Aquarell mit der Auflösung oben!
    Liebe Grüße Ulrike

  23. Love the inspiration, but I love the artwork even more, Susi!
    Sounds like an exciting month!

  24. I love your beautiful abstract poppies!!

  25. Such beautiful inspiration and your poppies both painted and in your garden look amazing! I'm looking forward to joining Gill's fabulous new theme soon 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend dear Susi! J 😊 x

  26. you have to know I am in love with your beautiful poppy painting and photos-love, love!!!

  27. oops- in my excitement for the poppies I forgot to mention how pretty your watercolor sunflower is too:)

  28. Magnificent work of art on these gorgeous poppies, as always you are one great artist.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

  29. Your poppies look simply amazing dear Susi, as do the photos by the way. I so adore your lovely loose style. That Sunflower makes for a super second look too!

    Happy, happy weekend to you!

  30. You've captured the delicacy of the poppies so beautifully, Susi, and I do like the blue stems.
    The poppies are doing so well this year and the bees love them.

  31. Oh, your watercolour poppies are stunning. The colour palette is so beautiful. Lovely to see the actual poppies in close up too, and to see that amazing sunflower again. This post put a big smile on my face.
    Alison x

  32. Wow, both of your paintings are beautiful! I love how effortless the coloring but turns out amazing!

  33. Love the look back too Susi. Who doesn't love sunflowers? Happy June 2! Hugs again-Erika

  34. Good morning Susi I love your flowers in art today. I miss our poppies from Illinois and loved seeing your sunflowers Happy second on the 2nd

  35. I love all your flowers, Susi. The watercolor poppies are soft and lovely. I've never seen such close ups of a poppy's center before and was amazed by the brilliant and various colors.

    The watercolor sunflower you're sharing for 2nd on the 2nd is beautiful too. You're so talented!

  36. Those popiies are really wonderful Susi!! Love love love this card!! Your poppies in your garden are gorgeous!! The second card is also fabulous, love the colours of the flowers. Great Art Works !!
    I wish you a very nice weekend, besotillos.

  37. I like the poppies, both the real ones and the those you were inspired to paint. Enjoyed the 2nd on the 2nd art as well.

  38. Two beautiful floral watercolors Susi! Your poppy panel is lovely with the watery background and those gorgeous poppies (so beautiful in the photo from your garden too!) and your bring back sunflower is so nicely done! xx

  39. You asked what workshop I attended, Susi. It was a fascinating workshop on river runoff, elevation, and flooding. To demonstrate the process, we were each given a sheet of printer paper and a large plastic bowl. We were told to crumple the paper in any way we chose, but to be sure there were mountains and rivers. Then they passed around some blue dye. We also had access to spray bottles of water. The more we sprayed the more runoff we got. It was a fun, hands on experiment and I really enjoyed it.

    Personally, I believe the place you shared was much larger than where I was. Of course, I haven't seen the museum, which was in a different building than the workshop.

  40. what an amazing thing to find inspiration from your garden. Beautiful flowers and a lovely page

  41. Those poppies are gorgeous, Susi. While the photos are lovely, the painting just makes my heart sing!

  42. Wow and WOW! I am so blown away by your watercolors! truly beautiful Susi!
    Those poppies are just stunning and the sunflower you brought back- well- WOW- it screams Hello Summer-here I am! Gorgeous!!

  43. such pretty watercolor your poppies and sunflower!


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