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Friday, May 17, 2013

Fly High

I'm back to my old self :) feeling thankful, creative and happy:) Thank you for all the kind words that I receive here. I love every bit of encouragement and enthusiasm that I get from blogland.

I am an animal lover and one of my dreams is to have a house with a big yard where I can keep many pets. Thankfully our children also have an affinity towards animals. I love every kind of pet except birds in cages. Somehow, I can never get used to the idea of keeping them in cages. For me, birds are meant to be free and flying in their natural habitat. So this page is one where I wish to see all birds free and flying high in their own world.
This piece is heavily textured. I did the piece in watercolor paper, added gesso, modelling paste and acrylic paints. The pink cherry blossom tree on the left has been created using real cherry blossom petals. I had dried and saved some from the flowers that my son gave me last month. After sticking them here I added acrylic paint to them. You can also see a real leaf on the top right side of the page. This page has become one of my favorites for the color and texture that I've added.

Last week I also created another journal. This one was made out of pattern paper and was gifted to a little friend for her third birthday. She and her family loved it and her Mom is reluctant to write on the journal for fear of spoiling it! I've to persuade her to use it now. There is something really wonderful about gifting handmade things. I was very happy to hear how much they appreciated it.

Linking this to PPF and Art Journal Everyday
Wishing you all a lovely weekend


  1. like the colours and your houses..happy ppf

  2. I have a friend who has the same feelings towards bird cages...I wonder what you two have in common that makes you feel that way? ;) I love your art but I especially love the cover of that journal. Super pretty and the colors are awesome! Thanks for sharing. :) Happy PPF!

  3. Beautiful painting of a free bird! Love the airiness of the painting and the real cherry blossoms. Your gift of the journal was so generous. Yes, I can understand the reluctance to writing on home prepared papers. With encouragement, though, I believe the mother will use the journal.

  4. such a lovely lot of textures and a joy to see. Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. I'm the same, love animals, HATE caged birds....I feel they should be flying free!! This is a lovely tribute to those the journal and the cover!! Beautiful!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Susan, how gorgeous your FLY page is, full of yummy texture and colors. I too like animals being free, love the bird signaling freedom here. BEAUTIFUL JOB!!

    How cute is that journal, what a thoughtful gift you made her. I'm sure she will love filling it up. I love those houses you made for the front cover, still need to do this for me.

    So glad your feeling like your old self and creating lots of awesome things to share with us.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. You have such a lovely sense of colour and I think that journal you created looks like it will be fun and inspiring to work in...xx

  8. I love the idea of all the birds flying free and your journal how wonderful. Happy PPF

  9. That cardboard you added looks like a cage the bird just flew out of ... Wonderful sentiment and painting! And that journal you made looks awesome! So glad to hear that you're feeling better and motivated again!

  10. What a wonderful theme. I feel exactly the same as you do about birds flying free! I love your painting, it's so inspirational:) HPPF

  11. wow Susan both your projects are outstanding!!! Love all the layers and textures and colors. Keep it up :)

  12. i absolutely love your Fly Girl! :)

  13. What a wonderful page - I also don't like keeping birds in a cage. God gave them wings to fly! Your journal is so sweet - what a lovely gift. HPPF

  14. What beautiful creations. I love each. And how fantastic to get a three year old started...the journal is beautiful and yes, I can see a mom snafooing it in a minute! lol. The cardboard (corrugated) is very powerful used in the way you have. I love your drawing as well. Just so peaceful! Lovies, Samara

  15. Very nice post. I like your art as well.


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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.