Saturday, November 17, 2012


Here is some art I did for various online art swaps with friends and others lots of love from susanJOY

Saturday, November 10, 2012

This weeks art

Dear friends, this weeks art
a photocopy of a photo of me on a wash of color. a doorway is cut out behind me. a photo of the moon and dragonfly stickers
music notes to celebrate music in my life
simple drawing of two people hugging to celebrate friendship lots of love from susanJOY

Friday, November 02, 2012

Scraps and heart

Dear friends, I like doing simple art. this one on scraps would be just a beginning for other people whereas i like it simple. I left page out in the weather hence the holes. added scrap tissue paper and page scraps from a dictionary and then added lines of marker pens
painted layers of paint with a dry brush. added paint and then glad wrap to get wrinkles. added wooden heart and stickers. this was a page swap with a friend on coachcreativespace lots of love from susanJOY

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Dear friends, colored yellow page added pink stencil and then sploshed with white paint. super simple is the way I go lots of love from susan JOY

Friday, September 28, 2012

More art on blog

Dear friends, here is a little more art... did this challenge of a kite in the wind from a friends site...
here is some art I did using vinegar and baking powder suggested by a friend online
lots of love from susanJOY

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Let it be page swaps

Dear friends, these are two pages I did for a page swap. it was on the theme of music lots of love from susan JOY

Monday, September 03, 2012

Flowers in watercolor

Dear friends, as part of 21 secrets workshops did one on watercolor and did these watercolor flowers in response. fun to do. I love playing with watercolor lots of love from susanJOY

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Intuitive layers

Dear friends, this piece of art was done as part of workshop 21 secrets. it was lots of layers which isn't my usual artwork. i usually do simple. I found this one challenging. Gessoed page and scribbled over with watercolor pencil. Paint in shapes that i see and look for images and paint in some more. DO reverse stenciling in the background. paint in grey paint in background. write inside shapes about the work. I used black and white pens. Gesso parts out that don't like which I did as so many layers. Tear up book pages and glue to page. I was supposed to sew pieces of art and add to work as well but stopped here and did sewn pieces as separate art work...which is the second picture. lots of love from susan JOY

Friday, August 03, 2012


Dear friends, some more art from a 21 secrets workshop on mandelas. did the white ones using water color and the black ones using acrylic paint and white marker pens. Really enjoyed doing these as not usually into mandelas lots of love from susanJOY

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Dear friends, drew butterfly on a grid to get symmetry and made shapes inside butterfly. painted in and then stenciled around in pink and then daubed surrounds with yellow paint love from susan JOY


Dear friends, Cut out shapes in colored paper and drew around them in colored pencil. added shapes to page and colored in more shapes. used watercolor pencil and washed over pencil with water. lots of love from susan JOY

Saturday, July 21, 2012

tissue paper

Dear friends, a friend sent me some ATCs wrapped in tissue paper and I made this art piece using them. I collaged and gessoed the page and added torn tissue paper. Scored the wet gesso with a metal tip. added photo of bridge to heaven. all done lots of love from susan JOY

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Dear friends, painted page blue then added medieval picture and ones of embroidery and shoes and stenciled page with white butterfly and patterns. did this for the 21 secrets workshop lots of love from susan JOY

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Dear friends, bought a bowl made out of strips of magazines and did some art to celebrate using watercolor crayons. i also added photos. here is the result lots of love from susan JOY

Saturday, July 07, 2012


Dear friends, doodled with water color crayons and then washed over with water. I then added ink through a straw and blew on it to create the blotches. this was from the 21 secrets workshops lots of love from susan JOY

Friday, June 29, 2012


Dear friends, I had fantastic fun making this book for the 21 secrets workshop. I made a spine using cloth tape in yellow and attached home made envelopes painted in yellow with pink stenciling on. I attached 5 envelopes using stitching and added pink beads on the spine of the book. i added the front covers I had made for another book cover. the butterfly on the front was from the florist and someone elses art work. I loved doing it all in yellow, pink and beige. I then painted some cards yellow and pink and put them in the envelopes. i wrote some personal things on the cards. I love the result lots of love from susan JOY

Monday, June 25, 2012


Dear friends, as part of the 21 workshops with 21 secrets we had to draw a line all over the page and then fill the spaces with shapes and fill some in and hatch some. here is my result. fun to do. I went through a big stage in my life doing doodling. it was nice to revisit it lots of love from susan JOY

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Dear friends, this is another piece of art from my 21 secrets workshop using modeling paste. I applied the thick paste and printed over it with corregated cardboard making grooved patterns. I then smudged watercolor pencil over the paste and pressed in some colored buttons. a lot of fun lots of love from susan JOY

Sunday, June 03, 2012

two art pages

Dear friends, the left page is tissue paper with stamps over the top. the right page is green moulding compound applied in a heart shape and patterned using a fork through it and adding sequins onto it. the heart is part of the 21 secrets workshop. lots of love from susan JOY

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Art for a friend

Dear friends, This is the art work I did for a friend. the right is the art and the left is the envelope I sent it in. my friend and I exchange art every so often. I love what we do. I don't have many artistic friends and i love my online relationships and distant relationships. the art work is a watercolor wash with leaf stamps and writing around the edges lots of love from susan JOY

Friday, May 25, 2012

God's protection

Dear friends, this art piece is God's protection where I did some collaging over the top of writing done with watercolor crayons and watered down. this was part of 21 secrets workshop lots of love from susan JOY

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Questions from words

Dear friends, as part of 21 secrets online course we had to choose words from a book and highlight them and then ask questions about that word. here is the result lots of love from susan JOY


Dear friends, Here is some papercut art with the words JOY on it from the online course 21 secrets. lots of love from susan JOY

Monday, April 30, 2012


Dear friends, this is a page I did to celebrate an online course called Sparkles with Jamie Ridler. I made a stamp out of coiled paper which was suggested by the 21 secrets course and did stamping with it in purple, blue and green. I then wrote about things that rock in my life like my art journaling and emailing lots of love from susan JOY

Alone with God

"alone with God" is an art piece I did to celebrate words as part of an online course I am doing called 21 secrets. I cut the words "alone with God" from colored paper and applied them to a colored page where I used turquoise, blue and purple paint and watercolor crayons and did tracks across it in white paint using the wheels of a toy car. lots of love from susanJOY

Friday, April 06, 2012


Dear friends,
here is the blanket knitted from colorful squares in 5 ply wool over quite some time destined for the Fistula hospital in Ethiopia. a lucky lady will be taking this home with her after she has it as comfort at the hospital before and after her surgery. she gets a new dress as well.
lots of love from susan JOY


Dear friends,
this is another one of my super simple art pieces. it was commissioned by my sister in law who wanted a painting of poppies in really simple art. so here it is one of the practice pieces I did for it. hers is on the way to be framed
lots of love from susan JOY

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scarlet oak

Dear friends,
it sure has been awhile. I have been doing lots of art but nothing worth putting on here. A lot of my art is personal art journaling and would be meaningless. This tree is my scarlet oak losing it's leaves. the tree is a joy to me in my backyard and viewing it from the house. I did the leaves on the tree top using coffee filters cut out in the shape of leaves and soaked with paint and then removed to leave the lovely patterns. The little leaves I removed I then stuck to the bottom of the page. the trunk was done with acrylics and then washed off with a spray to dilute the effect. lots of fun
lots of love from susan JOY