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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Time for Tea and Art...

Hello it is time for 'Tea' again at Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday. I'm not having my usual cup of coffee This is my daily glass of lemon and warm water. After finishing this I make my coffee.

Last week I fell behind with Root-30 Day Journal Project due to  back pain and a terrible migraine. I want to share from Days 19-24 here with you.

 This was the page that I was doing today morning. It is Day-23. The prompt was a Walt Whitman quote-
"You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and every moment of your life."
This page is heavy with Dylusion sprays and there is a silhouette of a girl. I also added a small deli paper dragon fly on her shoulder. I finished the page with some iridescent medium on her clothes and modeling paste texture on the background.
Day-19. The prompt was related to poetry. So I added some lines written by Rumi.-
"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think." 
Yes! I do want to do that with my life and my art. Wish it would come easy for me just as the birds can do it.

    Day-20 Yet another favorite page of mine. I'm sure I'll be creating more pages like this.
Her prompt was, " Enjoy your presence."

   Day-21 One more page on similar lines. The prompt was, "Remember who you are..."

I did a collage for Day-22 prompt. It was about Solitude versus Loneliness... I journaled my thoughts on the the girl. The hand is always there to give me company.

Day-23 I took one more picture of it to go with the flow-:)

Day-24 This page is again rich with water color medium. There is water color, Twinks, gelatos and to have  
 more texture I have also added modeling paste and stenciling.
The prompts was: "If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees."- Rainer Maria Rilke. 
I love the above page but somehow I felt it to be incomplete. So I added one more painted layer to it. I'm still not sure which one I like. Can you help me? Which one did you like? Which one do you think stand close to the given prompt.  

Wish you all a wonderful Tuesday.
Thank you for being here


  1. Hello and Happy T Day!! Susan, these pages are gorgeous and so fun and so you. I LOVE your girls, each one is special and great! The colors on the backgrounds are so yummy and pretty too! Can't wait to start my root journal, when things calm down a bit I will get to it.
    Glad your feeling better and could catch up on your art. It is a heat wave here, how about you? I am linked up this week too, YAY!
    Take care and Happy T Day!

  2. Your beautifully layered pages so full of color make me happy Susan! Love your silhouette images too-did you draw them or are they stamps? I like your last page and I do agree it feels incomplete. However, I see a face looking down (the spot of blue) so perhaps you could do something with that? Happy T day to you!

  3. I love your beautiful pages. They are so rich with lots of techniques and products I only dream of owning. I think I prefer the first of the two better. Sometimes less is truly more.

    Of course, I adore the girls and the hand, since I've made an entire book around the subject of hands. And of course, I LOVE the bird. Anything with a bird really makes me smile.

    Thanks for sharing your lemon water and art with us for T this Tuesday.

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous art and

  4. Happy T day!! So nice of you to share all your lovely artwork with us! If i had to choose i like the first option of the two you gave us choose from but they are all wonderful! Hugs! deb

  5. These are fantastic pages! I love all the human figures you've sketched into them. As for color and texture.....LOVE IT!!!

    Happy to hear your feeling a little more like making art again.

    Happy T-day

  6. Your artwork is all special and so colorful and rich...
    those are some great prompts...
    I enjoy short quotes and words of inspiration very much and find them helpful in my work.
    Perhaps a couple of words on your last piece (but I am always adding words to my artwork)
    Hope your back pain is gone as that can certainly take all the fun out of life and having a migraine too...
    oh my dear Susan those are horrible too!
    Take care and have a Happy T Day

  7. Oh those are really gorgeous pages! hard to pick a favorite...but I am drawn to the day 22 collage because of the composition. The contrast of light and dark, the movement caused by the different colors-quite lovely! happy T day!

  8. I think I like the first one better. The colors look clearer to me, but then I can't always tell the actual color from photos on my computer. I like your bird. Happy T Day :) I hope you're feeling well today.

  9. I like them all and think you did well with all the quotes. On the last one I like the first one best. You use color so well. Your pages just cheer me up to look at them. :) Happy T-Day! :)

  10. Wow, what beautiful art pages! All quite different but all equally amazing. I admire your work very much. I used to drink warm water & lemon each morning. I think I should start again it is good :D

  11. the birdie! Glad to see you are to creating again and past the migraine.

  12. Beautiful pages. I admire you and others who keep up with these kinds of challenges. It takes a lot of commitment.


  13. I like the idea of combining art and poetry.

    Sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well last week. Hope that this week will be much better!

  14. Oh, I love all of these pages.
    I actually like the first one best of page 24
    The bird with Rumi is wonderful ...

    Your art always makes me feel happy ;o)


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