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Friday, August 15, 2014

Roots- Day 12, 13, 14

For the last two weeks I have been obsessed with making pattern papers.
Here is one which is heavily textured with paints, stencils, pen and book paper.

 I'm still continuing with Lisa Sonora Beam's class, Roots. Here are Day-12, 13 and 14.
Day-12 was about the need to take rest. I always feel guilty when I choose to take rest especially when there is much pending work. But I also know that without it I cannot get productive. I liked the quote she used, "Rest is a weapon"  which I think is absolutely true. Instead of feeling guilty I should see Rest as a weapon against illness and inertia.
I did a very quick page for this [since it was about rest, I didn't want to spend hours on this-:)] Can you make out my sketch?

     Day-13 was on the Recipe for Happiness. I found three recipes-:) Happiness on an everyday basis, General Happiness and the Happiness in my Dreams. I will share all about that on another post.

  Day-14 "Paint as you like and die happy." -Henry Miller. The above page was done for this quote.

I'm enjoying doing these pages but my daily sketching  has been put on the back burner.
This is the only watercolor page that I did this week. Linking this to Sunday Sketches
I'm linking my creations to PPF and  ArtJournalEveryday
Thank you for being here


  1. Beautiful work, you have done a lot. Valerie

  2. I love that quote "rest is a weapon"... Have to remember that for myself :-)
    Wonderful journalpages!

  3. really lovely work Susan- I love the thoughts on the need to rest-so many of us feel guilty about taking rest time. Really lovely carnations!

  4. Lots of lovely work, Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. I love your obsession (pattern papers). What a great idea for backgrounds. Blessings, Janet PPF

  6. Wonderful papers. I love how you are able to layer the colors so beautifully.

  7. Wow these are awesome! your have really created a lot.

  8. you cant beat messing around with paint for fun

  9. Great fun messing with paint!! I love the quote "rest is a weapon". I know a few people who really need to hear this!!
    Thanks for sharing so authentically!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. What an incredible artist you are! So versatile. Wonderful!

  11. Lovely artworks! I so agree about rest :)

  12. Susan, looks like you're having a fabulous time with your class and producing alot of wonderful pieces from it. Well done. LOVE your carnations. :)


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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.