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Saturday, December 21, 2013

This Week- An Owl and A Tea Party for Tracey.

I saw a new challenge blog via the very talented, funny and inspiring Sherrie's  http://happytiler.blogspot.com/ blog. If you have not been to her blog, you must; I love her colorful, whimsical illustrations and honest musings about people and life.
The challenge blog is named  http://mix-it-monthly.blogspot.com/ hosted by Pia Rom. I just saw her art blog and love what she has posted there. I think I need to take more time and explore this wonderful artist's  pages. Here is the link to her art blog: http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.com/
For December she has given the theme of creating owls. This is the mixed media owl that I did on my journal page.
I used Twinkling H20s on the owl. I think I will be using Twinks a lot in the coming year. Love the shimmer and brightness of these.

As 2013 is coming to an end I also wanted to showcase  some of my favorite pages from my art journal.
I think this was an year where I had a wonderful creative growth.
Here are my 5 favorite art journal pages
 This is a page where I had used so much texture and paint. Somehow I still have the feeling that I need to do something more on this page. So I've left it like that. Guess, when inspiration strikes I'll go for it.
 This is a page where I used my neo-colors. I love the brightness of these watercolor crayons.

 The above two pages were done using lots of stencils, resists, acrylics and watercolors and other ephemera.
 I love the whiteness of this page.Usually I'm a person who tries to fill my page with  colors. But for this one I deliberately avoided it and came up with something simple.

This page is also for Tracey http://traceyfletcherking.blogspot.com/ . I've always been a great fan of her watercolor illustrations.This week Kristin and Eva are hosting a wonderful tea part for Tracey. I was just about to publish my post when I heard about it. So I felt this page is so apt for this beautiful woman who not only has a way with words and paints but also is brave and inspiring.

That is it for this week. I've got some more favorite pages from my art journal  to share. Will be back with them on next week.

Wishing all my dear friends in blog land a Merry Christmas.
Thank you for being here.
Susan

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for that wonderful page and for making my weekend so special. Your work is so full of energy and I enjoyed seeing what your favourite pages have been over the year. I hope your Christmas is filled with such fun and joy and that Santa leaves lots of art supplies for you to play with in the new year. Thank s again xx

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  2. Love your owl and art journal pages. The teacup for Tracey page is wonderful and the quote so apt. happy Christmas and lots of Twinks in your Christmas pressies.

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  3. Wonderful art this week, Susan. Your tribute with the rain quote really hit home with me. I love how you have illustrated it.

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  4. you definitely have had a wonderful, creative year Susan and I have so enjoyed seeing much of it. Great journal pages! And here's wishing you an even more creative, artful 2014!

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  5. I love this wonderful brightly colored owl so much. That is such a wonderful idea, we should learn to dance in the rain. I will try it although I am not a natural optimist. Happy PPF

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  6. Love your awesome owl and journal pages. Lots of energy. Nice tribute for Tracey. Thanks. Happy Holidays.

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  7. Happy PPF, lots of great pages and adore your owl. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, hugs Annette x

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  8. Oh I love your charming owl so much! Awesome artwork!

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  9. Wonderful pages. Your owl is the best. Thank you for sharing it all.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  10. Susan, the owl is fantastic. It is so colorful and happy.

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  11. Wonderful and inspiring post. Love your owl and those gorgeous journal pages.

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  12. I like all your pieces, especially your colorful and very detailed owl and the quote you dedicated to Tracey. I just hate that I missed the tribute due to my heavy schedule at work. May your Christmas be filled with love, joy and peace!

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  13. Hello Susan, sorry I'm late to see this. I love your owl, so cute and colorful! Thanks for the link to these blogs and challenges, can't wait to see what else you do for them.

    How fun to see your favorite pages of the year. I wouldn't be able to pick just some of yours, I love them all too much! You have had an amazing year and tried so many things and blossomed in your art. So thankful to be here and see it all happen. Keep creating my friend and sharing it please!

    Have a Merry Christmas too, hugs for you and the boys! Oh and I love the tea cup page, so nice to share it for Tracey, she is pretty awesome!

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  14. Wonderful pages,and adore your beautiful owl :-)

    Greetings and happy christmas :-) Jeannette

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  15. You owl is awesome! I love the circles and the tree with the text!

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  16. Me too, me too! I love that owl! Wonderful tribute to Tracey...I missed the opportunity to honor her also. Just got back into the PPF game on Friday.

    Happy Christmas!

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  17. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  18. OMG how could I miss your wonderful post here :) I was on holiday with family and without internet ;) I adore your sweet owl!! Looks like so many work with all the wonderful collage-elements! Very cool the writing on the tree and her colorful belly :D Also in love with your textured journalpage: its a real eyecatcher! ♥♥♥ Thank you so much for participate on Mix It Monthly

    xox
    Conny

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  19. well, what is left to say? I really like your owl, so cute and colorful - and I really love the writing on the tree - it looks like a birch to me, just like the ones we saw on our walk today! Happy new year!

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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.

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