Sunday, April 14, 2013

Beauty DC

'You know life is what you make of it
So beautiful or so what'  - Paul Simon

More beautiful than the scenery of my island home...

... more beautiful than a break through at the studio...
monoprints on rice paper, this and the following, all are approximately 10" high

... our children!
both passionate about their college studies, both kind, loving, and healthy
In beauty I walk.
With beauty before me, I walk.
With beauty behind me, I walk.
With beauty below me, I walk.
With beauty all around me, I walk. 
-Navajo prayer (excerpt)
I thank God every day for the beauty around me!  And I thank Nadine for this drawing challenge.  Do go visit her for many more reflections on the topic by makers of beautiful and provocative art.


  1. i love the quirk of that paul simon quote!
    and i always love to look at the beauty of the place you're living in; seaside places always thug at my heart and soul. two kids in college! how delightful, susan...!

    and finally your monoprints... as ever they cheer me up, by what you do and how you do it. such an eerie feel to these too. very romantic. beautiful.
    thxs for playing!

  2. Sus, the wolf print is my favorite but they are all wonderful! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog--you started the wheels turning in my mind so that I could actually draw/paint every day and I so appreciate the inspiration :)
    I love the photo of your children. They look like they get along well. My two are about the same ages, and I treasure pics of them together (usually one is making some sort of face, though!) xoxo Deb

  3. susan!
    the place you live is beautiful!
    I love the sea
    the mountains
    and the woods
    and you have it all
    around the corner
    besides all that i like your prints very much
    and that first quote, ha, made me smile

    thank you!
    Patrice A.

  4. What a stunning place you live in! Wow. I love the quote and how you see the world and the beauty around you. Beautiful artwork by the way.
    Love Barbara

  5. so much beauty - the words, the images, your place, children and art - I happy to find the prayer!
    thank you!
    x Stefanie

  6. wow, you live in a beautiful place! thanks for showing us your beauty, I love the drawings, especially the first, green one! have a good week!

  7. simple Navajo words holding a great message, Paul Simon says the same, it's there and up to us if we want to experience it.

    your monoprints are wonderful Sus,they really feel like being out there in the woods embraced by magical beauty,

    the smile of your beautiful children make me smile too , xx

  8. I never heard a word about your kids before now, so I didn't even know you had them. Congrats on having two beauties.
    Your prints are awesome, as usual. Hope you have a lovely week. xo

  9. There is surely much beauty around you... and you have been blessed with eyes to see it! And, of course, the most beautiful thing.. witnessing one's children going out in the world.

  10. I said in my blog that beauty does not exist... Ha Ha, (a lie).
    your children are beautiful!
    your art is beautiful!
    your place is beautiful!

  11. my dear sus, what a wonderful post!!
    and like you i need to be very sick before
    i spend my days like my cat:) so thats something
    we should change, don't we??
    x♥x, julia

  12. Hi, Sus. Love the mix of spectacular landscapes, beautiful monoprints, and cute kids. Your blessings are many.
    best, nadia

  13. Wow what a beauty of a break through in the studio Sus! and there is no doubt you are very blessed with beauty all around you. Wonderful post!

  14. Sus, you are blessed with beauty surrounding you and within you and coming from you. xo Carole

  15. I'm practically speechless Sus, with the beauty of this post. I love that prayer, and think it would be beyond fabulous incorporated into a little book that you made. N, xo


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