Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2304 - PEACE IN ONESELF ... PEACE IN THE WORLD






At Art Journal Journey the lovely Gill hosts 
INSPIRED BY ... this month and I think this theme is absolutely versatile. At least for me as I am a person who is inspired by nearly everthing the whole day. Sometimes I think I am just a toddler. Every day I marvel at nearly all things around me. Or maybe I am just crazy...I don't know but I feel good about it. 


 
And I learn new things every day -like a toddler.
 


A few years ago I stumbled about some books about mindfulness and now I know that my way of living is o.k. as it is and I even think it is this "taking all as a little wonder" that makes me so happy at all. One author  - the Buddhist Zen monk  
Thich Nhat Hanh specially appeals to me. I  often take his quotes for my journaling. Here I used one of his slogan-like phrase that express his simple but powerful dharma teachings. His books and videos on YT about him were my inspiration for the spread I have to share. And I was also inspired by my CREATACOLOR  hard pastels that I have and love since more than 20 years now. They will last forever I guess. 



And last not least I  found the inspiration for this  pages at pexels, HERE where I often browse - ever since Elizabeth recommended that free source.

Thank you for visiting!
Much LOVE from
Susi



36 comments :

  1. Wualaaa this is a so so so GORGEOUS spread page Susi!! Lovely dandelions, the colours are fabulous and the quote too, . Congratulation !! I think you feel like a toddler because of your createcolor !! :D they keep your mind always young !! and..... sure that you are no alone !
    I wish you a very nice Donnerstag, besotilloss

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  2. I follow Thich Nhat Hanh on Twitter and also find inspiration in his words.

    I like your work better than the Pexels piece that inspired it. Lovely!

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  3. Wunderschöne Seiten, liebe Susi

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  4. Absolutely stunning work, Susi! And I endorse your sentiments - I get so excited by the smallest of things in nature and all around me, I don't understand when other people don't ;-)

    I particularly love the last entry - beautiful work... so emotive and ethereal. Thanks for sharing your heart.

    Cath x

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  5. Beautiful Susi and I agree with you that we must always be open to new learning. we live in the woods now to be surrounded with peace, beauty and the wildlife-to keep negataivity down as much as possible which is so much easier in this setting.
    hugs Kathy

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  6. This is a gorgeous spread Susi and I do agree that we can find inspiration in even the simplest of everyday things and life.
    Its good to feel the peace surrounding us and your painting made me feel this way tonight.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. I love this spread and your thoughts behind it, Susi. I find such pleasure in even the most simple things. It's a beautiful page, and you may have been inspired by the Pexels image, but you put your own wonderful spin on it. I love that you shared it with Art Journal Journey, too, dear co-admin.

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  8. Beautiful spread and quote today Susi!

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  9. Gorgeous! and a wonderful quote!

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  10. So very very beautiful. I am just the same. totally and constantly inspired in this world. Hugs June x

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  11. Hi Susi wow love the pages so beautiful,well done my friend xx

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  12. hallo meine liebe freundin,woooaahh deine seiten sind wunderschön,und bei mir ist es ähnlich,ich schaue mich auch in meiner welt nach inspirationen um,es gibt soviel schönes um mich herum,habe gerade auch eine seite zum thema gemacht,im moment singe ich wieder mehr,aber selbst das ist inspiration.
    ich wünsche dir eine gute nacht,träume was schönes,ich geh jetzt ins bett :-)

    schöne grüße jenny

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  13. Pages & quote - perfection! Simply gorgeous, Susi!

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  14. Beautiful page spread. Living like a toddler is living in mindfulness--being aware of each moment. Lovely!! :)

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  15. Traumhaft schöne Seiten, liebe Susi. Der Spruch und Deine Gedanken sind wunderbar.

    Sonnige Grüße
    von Anke

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  16. Staunend wie ein Kind all die kleinen und grossen Wunder um uns herum wahr zu nehmen ist ein Geschenk liebe Susi. Sei dankbar dafür. Verrückt sind all die, denen diese Gabe verloren ging.
    In deinem Bild schwingt die Liebe zur Natur mit, einfach nur schön.
    Ganz lieb Grüße
    Sabine

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  17. Your pastels are so well loved Susi and how you have used them to promote the wash and detail is so effective with just enough white space allowing it to blend perfectly upon the pages. Isn’t it amazing how a handful of words can speak so much more... inspiring as always.
    Big hugs Tracey xx

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  18. Your post made me very happy dear Susi - I agree, inspiration is everywhere. The thing about being a toddler made me smile as that is me too - including my bad writing :)
    Your journal spread is so beautiful and inspiring and I will be looking later on YT for the Buddhist Zen monk to learn more.
    Wishing you a wonderful day.
    Gill xxx

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  19. deine aquarelle muss man einfach lieben! sie drücken genau das aus, was du fühlst. deine liebe zur natur, zu den kleinen dingen am wegesrand, zu all den feinen dingen um dich herum. ja, achtsamkeit ist so gut und wichtig! ich bin auch so ein "kleinkind"!!
    herzliche grüße
    mano

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  20. I love to learn new things everyday too. There are so many cool, interesting and beautiful things out there. I haven't much looked into mindfulness, but I try to be a good person (kids tell me I am too nice but I say sometimes they respond better or learn a good lesson rather than being mean- and it works!). Well most of the time it works. And I learn so much from other people too. Like your art-it is very inspiring. I love today's piece-those flowers are beautiful and you can't beat the quote. A good quote is such a great thing! Hope all is well with you. Hugs-Erika

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  21. That's a well needed wish! Peace to your soul & weekend Susi!

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  22. Tu inspiración es hermosa...ya sea en palabras o imágenes!!

    Pintas muy bien!!

    BESOS

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  23. I love that you get inspired from everything, Susi! I do exactly the same, my friend! So, this makes us two toddlers! Ha ha! GORGEOUS journal page, Susi!!!!! Kisses!!!!!!!!

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  24. Beautiful , beautiful spread of wildflowers,love them --and the wonderful tones you used, dear Susi, the wisdom of the quote. Amazing to read, and feel your happiness for your life, the wonder in small everyday experiences- I love your post. dear- Hugs from Dorthe xoxoxo

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  25. Such impact here, Susi - it's profound in text and beautiful in creation. You made my day with this page.

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  26. This is beautiful Susi! The page and also the quote. I love your way of painting. Love, Lenie

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  27. What beautiful words and art dear Susi! I'm glad I found out about Mindfulness too, it has helped me enjoy life more and understand myself better and the meditation techniques are wonderful 😁. Your flower page is so beautiful, I love the colours you chose and how you applied them to add such lovely texture. Wishing you a happy and peaceful week my friend! J 😊 x

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  28. Oh Susi what a pretty page - never stop finding wonder in the world, or stop learning - both keep us alive!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  29. Das ist einfach wunderschön!! Wie du mit den Texturen und vielen Farben eine solche Tiefe im Bild erreicht hast, ist einfach genial! Das Bild - nein, das Kunstwerk! - strahlt eine so brilliante Farbharmonie aus, ich LIEBE es!
    Rike oxo

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  30. Very inspirational quote, Susi! And I am loving those flowers how they pop off the page. I have never heard of pexels but I am off to check it out.
    Kate

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  31. Wow What a cool site to browse- thank you and Elizabeth for sharing!
    Another stunning flower display, in pastels this time! You amaze me dear Susi! I had to laugh at your toddler comments-heehee yes, I am as well and it's a wonderful thing to see things in such a way-makes life truly more beautiful-right?
    Seeing everything as if it were the first time!Keeps us young and mindful as well as happy in our souls!
    sending much love my friend! xx

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  32. Your pages are absolutely beautiful and so inspiring. I love your pretty flowers and the quote is amazing and perfect here. WOW!!!!

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  33. A beautiful thought to go with a beautiful page Susi! Hugs, Chrisx

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  34. You made me smile...perhaps we should all try to look at the world as a child sees it! there are certainly many things to wonder at and be inspired by...love your pages!

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