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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Roots Day 1, 2 and 3

A warm Hello to dear Elizabeth and all my other blogger friends at T Stands for Tuesday 
I want to Thank each and everyone of you who took the time to go through my son's sketches and had encouraged him with your kind words here. I showed him that and he was very happy. Of course I do remind him that he has only started this journey, and if he is interested in continuing with his passion there will always be more encouraging and inspiring words for him-:)

Today I'm sharing my usual  big mug of coffee with one of the art pages that I did for Lisa Sonora Beam's online Art Journaling class, Roots. This is my second time doing the same class but I still feel motivated to write on the quotes that she posts each day. 

The above page was done for Day-3 prompt. It was on cultivating our roots. So I did this painting with my new acrylic Golden paint set. These paints are so expensive that I can't afford to buy them at their original price. But last week there was a 55% off coupon at our A.C.Moore and Yes! I just snagged a small set. Once I used them I realized why they are so pricey. The colors are so creamy and rich. I'm sure I'm going to get more colors with the help of more coupons-:)
 I did this page for Day-2. I found creating this Yoga pose silhouette very apt for her theme on commitment to oneself in life. 
Day-1 I did a collage. The prompt was about starting something, in this case journaling, even if we are able to take only baby steps.  
I'm yet to do my Day-4 and 5 Challenges. I'm doing all the 30 Days Challenge in a note book.

The above Summer Blooms were done in watercolors in my daily journal as part of an FB weekly prompt. 

That is all for this week.
Hope you all have a warm and sunny Tuesday
Thank you for being here


  1. Love your journal pages, and the Golden acrylics are so vibrant! I have been resisting buying them due to price also...but really should think about getting better quality paints. Love your journaling, and wondered if those shelves are really in your house? great opportunity to fill them up with journals!! happy T day...and tell your son to keep drawing!

  2. AMAZING pages and I adore the watercolor flowers! Fantastic!
    Happy T-Day!

  3. Just FANTASTIC art!!! Years ago I found that the better quality, more expensive, paints were worth it in the long run. Even the supplies I use now I try to get the "best", if I can find them locally, and yes I do have to use coupons too.........LOL

    Glad your son had such a positive return on his art. It really was amazing.
    Happy T-day

  4. Oh how I've longed to always keep a journal. I always start one with good intentions and then somewhere it just. . . fails. . . but, I'm forever inspired to re-start. I like the idea of journaling prompts - because sometimes you just never know what to say. Thanks for sharing such a small, and intimately personal piece of yours, Susan.

  5. Your art never ceases to amaze me. You do it so well. I loved the "baby steps." Great collage.

    I agree that Golden's acrylics are expensive. They are so expensive because their colors are so saturated. I can't afford them, and wouldn't think of buying them unless I planned to sell my art. Your art (the roots) is so vibrant. I can see why you are drawn to these acrylics.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely journal pages and coffee with us for T this Tuesday. Glad your son was pleased with the comments, because we were sure pleased with his art!

  6. I could not help noticing that the colors in your lovely "roots" painting mirror that of the table covering!
    All of your art is gorgeous--I always enjoy seeing the watercolor flowers!

  7. amazing journal pages! I can see why you'd want to take the class even more than once.

  8. Dear Susan,
    I miss chatting with you my friend. Wish we lived closer and could just sit together and chat and paint. Darn computers when they don't work.

    Susan, your art here is simply amazing and gorgeous. So glad your enjoying this class again. Can't believe my luck at the timing. Wanted to do this with you. Enjoy it each day for me too please!
    I am at the library and we have to go but wanted to say hello to you. Have a good week and hope all is well with you. Will try to chat again later this week. love and hugs dawn

  9. Looks like you're having great fun with that class--and enough to do it twice! I'll have to google it. ;)
    Happu T-Day! :)

  10. I like that red mug and _love_ those tree roots. The Art Journalling class sounds like great fun. :)

  11. I have absolutely fallen in love with that yoga page. Just beautiful! Hugs!deb

  12. You created some wonderful pages. I like all the Golden art products but as you say they are pricey. They are really worth it though. Hope you get more coupons and more paint.


  13. Quite an endorsement for that class that you are taking it twice Susan.
    Your journal pages are lovely...
    the yoga pose with that gorgeous background especially speak to me.
    Shopping with coupons always makes it more fun.
    Happy Day

  14. Susan,
    It's always a joy to see the works you have created.
    I really like all of these but especially love 'summer blooms'


  15. Wonderful journal pages! Love the black silhouette in particular. :)


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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.