Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2309 Inspired by planting

 I did a lot of planting and weeding in the garden recently and hubby finally built me a long wanted raised bed in the garden that just makes me happy. 

 So no wonder my art journal spread in the blue journal is inspired by all that planting -lol.

 Plant seeds of hope and watch miracles grow.

And of course it is meant for Art Journal Journey where the lovely Gill hosts >>>INSPIRED BY<<< this June. I am thrilled by all the wonderful pages that are already linked to this theme's collection. You still have plenty of time to take part in our challenge and we would be thrilled to see you over at




  1. Servus Susi, das ist wieder kreativ und farbenschön. Viel Freude mit deinem Hochbeet. Lg aus Wien

  2. Oh lucky you Susi - the raised bed that inspired your beautiful page is wonderful - what a clever hubby you have.
    I wonder what lovely things you have planted there - flowers, herbs or veg maybe .. I tried zooming in but couldn't see what they are :)
    Your journal spread is really beautiful, I love the colours and the quote, the pots are fabulous - although I am a little worried about the first plant as it is bending over slightly - maybe the heat has got to it or it needs a little water :)
    Happy gardening - hope the weeding is soon done.
    Have a nice evening dear Susi.
    Gill xxx

  3. Wonderful inspiration, Susi - I've been going to journal my plants lately, too - it's that time of year and I love it. Love your raised bed... but as Gibby points out, that first plant is looking a little iffy, lol... they look wonderful. Great pots, great plants and lovely spread.

    Cath x

  4. As always stunning piece Susi! Also love the colour palette you have used. Hugs from

  5. Wualaaa Susi !! What a so so gorgeous spread page you have created!! It ´s just amazing, so wonderful colours and plants, love the quote!! Your raised bed is fantastique!! Lovely plants and flowers will grow happy there!!
    I wish you a very nice evening, besotillos & hugss, Caty

  6. That raised bed is wonderful! Both practical and pretty :) No wonder it inspired you.

  7. Oh wie toll, ich Träume schön lange von einem Hochbeet, Pflanztisch oder etwas ähnlichem. Und du hast es wieder kreativ wundervoll umgesetzt.
    Liebe Grüße

  8. A fabulous spread Susi and your pots look gorgeous. The raised bed looks wonderful too, your hubby made a very good job
    Avril xx

  9. Hi Susi, I love that you dedicated a whole journal layout to your gardening project. The pots are so pretty and colorful.
    Your raised beds are beautiful and appear to be the perfect height for sparing one back pain. My hubby made me beds as well but mine are only one board high so I still have to do squats to garden. Enjoy your new planters! You will have to share the names of what you planted.

  10. beautiful raised bed and a lovely spread!

  11. beautiful raised bed and love your journal pages ofcause. wish you a happy summer to

  12. deine zarten pflänzchen dürfen in wunderschönen töpfen wachsen! du solltest keramik entwerfen, die leute würden sie dir aus den händen reißen!!
    liebe grüße

  13. Ganz tolle Ableger-Versammlung in deinem Journal, viel schöner, als auf meiner Fensterbank, wo auch immer ein paar Pflanzen Wurzeln schlagen sollen! Wow, du hast ein Hochbeet! Ha, nie mehr bücken! Gute Ernte wünsch ich dir!
    Liebe sehende Grüße - Ulrike

  14. Wow, your husband has make a fabulous raised bed for the garden, I can see how you will be thrilled to use this planting space.
    Your journal pages looks beautiful, a wonderful row pf pots with the new seedlings growing from them.
    Have a happy day Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  15. I too would be so happy Susi, beauty has inspired even more journal beauty.. Happy growing lovely and do not forget to share those first shoots with us all.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  16. what a fantastic raised bed he has made for you-very beautiful too
    I love your garden inspired page
    enjoy your evening

  17. What a gorgeous raised bed Susi. Your hubby was a good man to build that for you, and even better to make it so pretty. He is a talented man himself.:) i can tell it makes you happy because your page is so happy. I love all those beautiful plants. I think you also made some beautiful pots for the plants too. Hope you get some more garden and art time. :) Hugs-Erika

  18. Hi Susi beautiful pages my friend and love your garden pic,hope you have a lovely day xx

  19. I love your drawings - yes, miracles growing! A nice & handy raised bed.

  20. cool, ein hochbeet! würde ich gemüse-gärtnern, wär das auch mein traum. ich verbringe zwar gerade auch viel zeit im garten, allerdings wieder mit sunprinten etc;) der einzige genuss aus dem eigenen garten sind bei mir die himbeeren - aktuell reif, ein traum!
    dein journal eintrag ist wie immer klasse... die pflänzchen werden gedeihen wie deine kunst:)
    ganz liebe grüße, johanna

  21. My sincere apologies for the late visit, Susi. I had an internet meltdown that required a reboot from my carrier and a service repair person who actually had to come out and perform his magic.

    You are SO lucky to get that new raised bed. I've wanted one of those since forever, and this is simply wonderful. No wonder it inspired your latest AJJ entry.

    As always, your beautiful journal spread was so inspiring. I loved the soft, fluid colors you chose and the background that was simply out of this world. It is fabulous and such a great entry for Art Journal Journey, dear co-admin and friend.

  22. Wow Susi what a beautifully constructed garden - it's a work of art in itself!! Love your spread, it's gorgeous with the plants sprouting in the beautifully painted mugs

  23. Liebe Susi,
    Dein Hochbeet sieht klasse aus!!!! ich wollte auch so eins haben aber wir haben leider keinen Platz im Garten.
    Du hast dich wirklich inspirieren lassen !! Deine Seite sieht toll aus. Ganz liebe Grüße

  24. Great inspiration from your beautiful garden, Susi!!!!!!!!
    Your page is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Oh I love your technique!!!!!!
    Kisses, my friend.

  25. Fabulous spread and quote, Susi! I love your pretty flower pots.

    Have fun playing in the dirt. You won't even have to strain your back ;-)

  26. Oh Susi, such a very beautiful spread, I so love your amazingly painted pots, with the seedlings, slowly growing into gorgeous flowers, or plants- you always excites me with your skills of using the paints, making it all look so fantastic.
    The new raised bed- looks great, and easy to keep, and I wish your new plants the best season ever.
    Big hugs from Dorthe

  27. My new favorite, Susi! These pages are gorgeous with the lovely loose sketches, the beautiful color palette and the perfect quote.
    Compliments to your husband! What a wonderfully constructed raised bed. Looking forward to seeing photos of those veggies as they grow! Happy gardening.

  28. What a beautiful raised bed, and your pages inspired by it- simply gorgeous! They make me happy!

  29. Your raised bed is truly awesome - kudos to your hubby! And I love the sketchy, loose feel to your page; it's most delightful.

  30. Ach Susilein das ist wieder eine richtig schöne Seite, die gemusterten Töpfe gefallen mir sehr. So ein Hochbeet wollen wir auch schon lange mal machen, deins sieht klasse aus. Da sind wir gespannt was da so alles wachsen wird.
    Liebe Grüße

  31. Deine Doppelseite mit den schön gemusterten bunten Töpfen und den kleinen Pflanzenbabys ist wunderschön! Welch tolle Idee, dieses gemusterte Papier als Töpfe zu verwenden!
    Das Hochbeet sieht super aus! Das glaube ich, dass es dir gefällt - nicht mehr bücken beim Jäten und Ernten, hurra! Das wäre für mich auch was!
    Knuddel, Rike

  32. Deine Journal Seiten gefallen mir sehr gut sowie auch das tolle Hochbeet von deinem Mann. Anscheinend fließt bei euch die Kreativität und Schaffenslust durchs Haus :)
    LG Petra

  33. What a beautiful page! And your hubby has built a wonderful raised bed for your plants Susi! xx

  34. What fabulous pages to celebrate that amazing new raised bed in your garden! Your hubby did such a wonderful job 😁. I always love how you collage book pages and washi tape on your pages and those flower pots look so pretty created out of those beautiful papers too. I hope you have had a great time with your brother visiting and enjoy your weekend dear Susi! J 😊 x

  35. Qué frase más bonita!! Tus plantas del jardín bellas, igual que las de tu cuaderno


  36. A beautiful art journal page, and your plants look terrific !

  37. Oh Susi!! Your hubby is a master builder! This planter is gorgeous! Please tell him -so well done!!
    I too love working in the garden, it does bring so much inspiration to our art and fills the soul with hope!
    Your spread is gorgeous and so very inspiring and inspired for sure! xo

  38. wELL, time now to play catch up with you. Your little plant cup art journal spread is beyond gorgeous. Love your planter, your hubby does nice work. Lovely sideyard too. xoxo


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