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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Blogging...

Hello and a big Hi to Elizabeth at T stands for Tuesday and all my dear friends in blog land. I am back in the US and have finally  come back here at Ariel where I share my creativity and thoughts with all of you -:)

It took me a while to get my mojo back in creating art and returning to this space, my very own space. Once we were back,  there was so much of cleaning and organising to do and it took me some time to settle back to our normal routine. 

Anyways, I am so glad to be back...
Holidays mean super busy schedules for us- summer classes,  art, reading, a bit of learning, movies, long walks, experiments in cooking, outdoors, parks, bikes, swimming, friends,... and so many more things 
I am so Thankful to be able to keep some time for my art as well. 

This month I celebrated my birthday. Along with family and cupcakes, I also made a Summer Sunshine List for myself.

These are the things I included in my list:

* Have a Mindful and Prayerful approach to Life
*Water... Keeping myself dehydrated in this weather
*To take care of my skin and hair... Reminding myself to age gracefully-:)
*Read... at least one book a week.(Currently I am reading Atul Gawande's, "BeingMortal" a powerful read on aging, suffering and death... Ironically,  I picked this book on my birthday month-:) but I highly recommend this book, as it is a stark reality of  the things that 'matter in the end' of our lives)
* Eat healthy Trying to lessen carbs and include more salads, fruits and smoothies in my diet
*Go out...Being happy, to smile more and to be mindful of the gifts that Mother Nature has provided
*Being Thankful... (To list down at least 3 things that i am thankful for each day)
*Remember to take more pictures ( This year I failed drastically to document our life, I want to get back to the habit of taking pictures of our daily life and nature)
*Cleaning and Organizing. .. (Everyday to take at least 15 minutes in cleaning or de- cluttering my home space)
* Art...and of course to make time to do and practice art, to learn new things and to update my blog

Sorry for the long post. It has been a while right? Many, many Thanks to my friend, Dawn who constantly motivates me to start creating art and updating my blog. The same goes to my friend, B...who has been pushing me to return to blogging. Love you...

Wow! And I just now saw that it is the second birthday of T stands for Tuesday. A big Thank you to Elizabeth and Blue beard who host this lovely party every Tuesday.

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday 


  1. So glad to see you back in blogland, and a big thanks to Dawn for motivating you. She's really good at that.

    Looks like you are actually practicing a bit of your Summer Sunshine List by drinking healthy water and keeping hydrated. And your journal looks lovely, too. Almost like you are practicing different background techniques.

    Again, so glad to have you back with us for T and especially this week as we celebrate a special T Stands for Tuesday.

  2. Happy T Day dear Susan.
    So nice to see you back.
    Take care and keep celebrating your beautiful life.

  3. I truly have missed your spirit and your art dear Susan!! I am so happy to see you back. Happy belated birthday to you!!! I hope you had a fabulous celebration. Sounds like a lovely rest of summer. And your list is such a thoughtful one. Wishing you a happy T day and welcome home!!

  4. Welcome back! It sounds like you have a lot planned. Enjoy!

  5. Happy "T" Day and welcome back! your list is very positive and a good guideline to follow. Have a creative Tuesday :)

  6. an admirable list of things to do every day...I should be applying them myself! happy T day!

  7. I love your positive Summer Sunshine list! Happy T day! Chrisx

  8. Welcome back to T day! It's a good thing to write down those goals. It makes them more solid in your mind I believe.
    Happy T day!

  9. Returning to things we love is always something to celebrate. Belated birthday wishes and have fun with your sunshine list.

  10. Nice to see you back. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your beautiful watercolors! Happy belated birthday!

  11. Hello Susan, SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUR BLOGGING AGAIN!! I have missed you sweet friend, looking forward to seeing more of you and your art and going ons. Great list !!! Enjoy the summer days and boys home with you for now, soak it up!! Take care xo

  12. It's good to see you back.Love your list!It's inspiring!

  13. Glad u r bak su...u r motivating me too...

  14. Glad u r bak su...u r motivating me too...

  15. Glad u r bak su...u r motivating me too...


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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.