Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Be Kind To Yourself

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41 comments:

kelly said...

Suzi you've made another inspiring video and I thank you. I've dusted off an old neglected moleskin because of you and I'm so so grateful. Have a beautiful day tomorrow.

xoxox with warm peppermint tea,

Kelly from NC

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Beautiful..and so fun to watch your process and your sharing. There will be many who connect with the habit of spending food money on art supplies...and eating peanut butter right out of the jar!!

xo Rella

red tin heart said...

Suzi: You make me laugh, which has not been easy to do lately. My husband fell and broke his neck 2 months ago. And it has been so sad here lately. i found out about you last night on a friends site. I did a post on you today. I started creating collages and painting just in the last 3 months, some good some odd. But i love art. My site has a little of everything on it. thanks for bringing me joy. ~nita~

gilfling said...

Suzi I just discovered your blog and website yesterday and spent the evening watching all your video's!! I have been working in my journal alot more lately and this is the perfect time for me to be inspired even more. Thank you for sharing all your art and your pages and your processes! You are wonderful!!!

Nerd Bunny said...

Thank you Suzi for the next installment. A month ago I bought a box of 64 crayolas and they are my favourite thing at the moment. I love the names of the colours. My favourites are wisteria and macaroni and cheese! So I've just stopped crayoning long enough to make tea and leave you a note of thanks and admiration. I'm off to journal...

Artsy said...

Great video Suzi. Inspiring and I also LOVE peanut butter. At least you go after the healthy stuff.

Leslie said...

I love coming here and watching your videos! And I just finished my English muffin with peanut butter. So good!

I'm journaling like I never have before.

Thanks!

Anna Denise said...

I think your videos are awesome! Thank you!!!!!!

D said...

You are fabulous, as always. :D
Crazy that I just had PB on saltines!!! Synchronicity smiles again.
This video hit me on a rough day, so thank you.

I must comment on your music. You know how to choose the right music for your themes. It really helps drive the message you are sharing *HOME*. So thank you also to your talented musical friends/sources/whatever. ;)

Dani

Angelcat said...

This is a beautiful video!

Shelly said...

What type of pen and ink are you using to start off this image?

thanks

Shelly

Red Sonja said...

YAY!
I have a creative day organised with some friends tomorrow and I'm hoping to do this challenge then...plus maybe do a painting :D
Hugs to you SUziblu!
Sonya

Marie said...

you have inspired me thank you

martha said...

Suziblu, I love your inspiring vlogs! You've helped me step out of my feelings of being Not Good Enough to express myself creatively. Thank you for your nourishing artistry!

Anke said...

Just checked out more of your videos and they are even more inspiring! Looking forward to see more soon. Keep creating, you are surely inspiring a lot of poeple, including me!

Cindy said...

I'm all caught up on assignments. In fact, I now have TWO pockets in my journal. I took your advice and moved my "word journal" over into my art journal so that I have this one, integrated picture of who I am and what's going on with me. I'm painting pretty backgrounds, just smooshing paint on the paper, then journaling on top of them with a marker. I've noticed that I'm journaling a lot more with words than I did when I had a regular journal. I'm doing some really good work, getting to know myself better and understand where I'm at. I'm getting a handle on the fear. Not a strong grip, mind you, but it's something.

The fear just plagues me, keeps me up at night sometimes. So I've been asking myself in my journal, "What am I afraid of?" Lots of answers, lots of thoughts, all of which bring more questions. More questions which can be boiled down to "What am I really afraid of?"

But I paint or I draw almost daily now, and that's the scariest thing. Always that fear that I won't be good enough, whatever that means. I remind myself that my art journal is the place where I can make the ugliest art imaginable, and that relieves some of the stress.

Hope you are doing well. Enjoyed the last assignment video and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Melanie said...

I wanted to know what pen/ink you were using too - glad someone else asked. OOOH, got a package yesterday - it had my portfolio water soluble oil pastels in it!! Didn't have time to play with them YET ;(, but hopefully tonight!
I even have an idea for a drawing (ME, who never considered myself arty at all!!) Thank you so much, Suz - well, for being YOU!

Diane Duda said...

:)

Nina said...

Well, until Suzi-her-bluness answers this herself, I'll say that I'm pretty sure she's using a caligraphy pen and dippiing it into a jar of India ink.

But seems like you could use sharpie markers or something else more accessible.

Just my 2 cents:-)

Shelly said...

Is India ink waterproof? I note where Suzi....uses the india ink with caligraphy pen.....to write down words....then she paints over them with "something white"..I am guessing gesso???? Her video unfortunately doesn't say.....when I use a permanent waterproof ink with a Micron pen....then gesso over the words....they bleed a little????? Suzi....can you advise products you are using when doing instructional videos?
thanks from a big fan!!!

Shelly said...

Be Kind to Yourself...
watched it again.....and whatever Suzi paints on the bottom (white or cream) in color....it rubs off easily...where she exposes some of the words...does anyone know what was used?

I have created 2 journal art entries in this style...and they look pretty good...I will post once I have them complete!

Crayons....who knew?????I haven't tried them yet...I used the oil water soluable crayons....really nice..but expensive....I may just buy a box of crayons

Melanie said...

I think the white is paint, just really thick, so it won't dry too quickly so you can scrape it off. I thought she was dipping her pen into something (was afraid of that!) Since I haven't ever had a drawing class, I have found I have a hard time having to take the time to 're-dip' a brush. I will have to start using my markers (I have sets in every color I believe!)
Seems like we are becoming a community here, and trying to help each other. Very nice!

lynne h said...

i love you suzi!!

india ink is *very* water proof, and i make sure my micron pen marks are dry before i cover them... then they don't bleed!

xxxooo

Julie said...

Suzi -- I love your videos and your accent! I'm originally from Philly so it makes me nostalgic for people back home. I only wish your videos were longer!!

Melanie said...

I just got to play with the Portfolio oil pastels and Suzi is totally 100% correct - their smoochiness is worth the wait and cost of shipping! Amazingly smooth and blendable - just wonderful! I drew a bird - I was going for a peacock, but my 4 year old said, 'pretty turkey, mom' - well, at least he recognized a BIRD! Right?

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Thanks for the encouraging
words of being kind to our
selves.

I was served Fluff on a Tea Cup
with Tea in it, before!LOL!

Years later I seen a Tea Cup
in an Art book that was all
made of Fur.LOL! It brought
back memories of that day.

Now you have brought that
memory to my mind again. LOL!

Love you style and Videos!

Have a Blessed Week Suzi Blu!

Retro Girl said...

You ARE
Amazing
Beautiful
SO Talented
Inspiring
so Funny
Kind Hearted
creative
intuitive!
Your videos are so helpful...so inspiring...they give women permission to stop being afraid...and to create!

I'm a huge fan....

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