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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Be Yourself...

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!
The last two weeks were not very happy for me, simply for no reason. I believe we all go through such mood swings every now and then, right? If anyone has a way to remain happy throughout please let me know, I would love to hear about it -:)
Anyways, I'm back doing art again, feeling thankful and happy with all that I have, keeping myself busy with my little ones, household chores, art, and so on.
This is a collage that I did with many layers of paint (when I was doing the background, a collage was not in my mind). I didn't like the result so out came the idea of cut and paste.The white doodle on the left is part of a resist that I did on the paint. Then I cut out various images from old magazines and finished it with a quote by Oscar Wilde; " Be Yourself, Everyone else is already taken."

Will be back with more art. Linking this to Aimee's awesome Glue it Tuesday. Go check it out, you can find more art there.


  1. I love the boldness of the collage Susan! It really brings strength to that marvelous quote.

  2. Wishing you a happy Tuesday as well. Love that quote - we all DO have to be ourselves, in whatever mood we're dancing in. Fun to see you collage and know it's layered over a painting that wasn't delighting you.

  3. I love the quote and that you took something you felt one way about and turned it into something you felt another way. I think it's wonderful when that happens, it's a very intriguing piece! I don't know how to be happy all of the time either, this week I've been a bit quick to anger, it happens sometimes... I'm glad you're in a more positive space now.

  4. I too am working a staying happy or as I refer to it "being positive". It is hard and you are not alone. Some of us are simply not naturally positive/happy. I am reading the book Choosing Happiness: Life and Soul Essentials by Stehanie Dowrick, It has helped me a lot and I started art journaling some of her lessons. Check it out at Amazon, perhaps it can help. Thank you for sharing this week.

  5. Sending "happy thoughts" your way.
    We are struggle at times with feeling the joy.

    Always enjoy my visits here as they add a smile to my face!
    Nice artwork here.


  6. Hello Susan, I LOVE this quote, it's so true but even I forget. Sorry you had a rough patch there but happy you pulled out some glue and paper and created something wonderful. We all get this way somedays, not everyday can be perfect I guess, sigh. Be kind to yourself and make time for YOU in the crazy busy days we have. Thanks for sharing and always being honest here.
    thanks so much for your comment on my blog, I LOVE that banner so much. If only I could get her to create more often and with me.
    Have a good day!

  7. I'm glad you're back to arting. :) Love your collage.


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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.