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Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Art

Happy Friday  everyone.How is Halloween celebrations going on everywhere? Somehow I am not a big fan of it. But of course, my boys love it. They are so excited to try out their costumes and go out for trick or treating-:)
Today I'm sharing my second Art Journal page which I did in my new Strathmore Mixed media Journal. I did the background with Dylusion sprays (love how bright they are). Again I have used a Fall theme, and hence the yellow-orange-red shades.I did the watercolor flowers on book page and glued them here. 
This week the weather has been terrible here. It was cold and it rained all day and night-:( I wanted to put down that too here. That is with the raindrops and thunder patterns.


The quote that I added to the page is: "Stop thinking so much. It is alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it."
I think it is so true. Most of the quotes that I add to my pages are kind of self-reminders. I have a habit of over thinking and then worrying  over my thoughts. Later the answers evolve themselves when I least expect them-:) I then wonder why I spent so much time worrying and stressing about it.Have you ever come across such a situation? 

Aspens     
Yet another watercolor on my Handmade book. I used Strathmore 400 series cold press water color sheets (22in by 30in ) for making the sketchbook. 

I'm linking my art to PPFArt Journal EverydaySunday Sketches  and Art Journal Journey
Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Stay Warm
SusaN

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Tuesday

Morning dear Elizabeth and all my 'Tea time' friends. I'm so happy to be here;-) Last week I missed posting here and visiting everyone.
  
Today I'm sharing my morning cup of coffee and my Fall journal.

I'm continuing with my Fall sketches in my 'No Sew Handmade Journal'.



One side of the journal is complete-:) I'm so happy with this season theme as the beautiful autumn colors are such an inspiration for me

Last week for Colombus day there were some good deals at the art stores. I got the Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal. There are 64 pages in this and the paper is very thick and has a creamy shade to it. I prefer that than the stark white pages which some journals have.
I have decided to do one page a week and share it here. 

 This is the first page again I was inspired by Fall. The leaf impression was created out of a
real one-:) I then added Twinks to it and the stencilled circles. The page is done in many layers and I completed it with an inspiring quote.

"Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect Time."

I usually add quotes that are relevant to me. I've not been feeling very good lately. Of course with time and some good thinking now I'm back to my old self. This line is exactly what I wanted to see.

Thank you for being here
Have a lovely week
I'm linking my page to Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday
SusaN 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Art

Happy Friday and here are more Fall sketches that I did in my handmade journal:





I'm enjoying sketching this way, with Fall season as my theme. I'm all set to make a new journal for the next season.
I'm linking these sketches to Alexandra's Sunday Sketches

Week-40 from the Documented Life Project challenge. Paint or use three colors that you never use. I have used four colors here and this was challenging for me as I couldn't find any three colors that i have never used. Instead I realized that I was not happy with this color combo- blue, violet and orange mix. So this is my take for Week-40 challenge. 

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Week-42 Stars
I have still not done  the 41st week challenge.Last week's theme was stars and I created this page using modeling paste and Twinkling H2O's. I also added silver glitter to the stars-:)  

That is all for this week.
Linking my post to PPF and Art Journal Everyday
Thank you for being here
SusaN


Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Friday...

Happy Friday to all. After taking part in a 30 Day Challenge I felt the need to take a short break-:)
Here I was sketching regularly but did not feel like updating.
Anyways these are some o the sketches that I did in the last few days:

 Oak Leaves and acorns

 Another nature's find that I found near my house

 Colors of Fall

All these sketches have been done in my No Sew Handmade journal. One side of this journal is already finished and  I'm looking forward to sketch more on the other side.
Linking my post to PPF, Julie's Art Journal Everyday and Sunday Sketches
Thank you for being here.
Have a lovely weekend eveyone
SusaN

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 29, 30

This is the last post from the challenge, 30 Paintings in 30 Days. I'm happy that I was able  to finish it but I couldn't complete 29 Faces-:( I think I should have been more practical while choosing to do two challenges at a time. Anyways I am not going to stop painting but have decided to continue creating in my Fall Journal for this entire season. 

I'm linking this last September post at Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday  In my cup I have my usual Folger's coffee.

 Another one of those beautiful autumn treasures that I found on my way back from my son's school. I do all my water colors with my Koi set. Now it is almost finished and am researching on a new brand. I am very happy with Koi but I just wanted to explore more on water colors... Do you have any suggestions?
Camellia
This is Day-29 painting. I did these flowers on top of gesso and that is why there is a different feel to it.  Keeping a journal for a specific season has its own benefits. I'm now learning so many things about Fall. For instance I did not know anything about this flower or that even Hibiscus was a Fall flower. I hope to do a sketch of it too on this journal.

Thank you all who came my way and  took the time to motivate me.
This had been a wonderful journey and I hope to continue with it. But of course I will be posting my creations only twice or thrice a week here. That way I can relax and also find time to visit everyone in blog land.
Have a wonderful week
Susan

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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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