It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, November 12, 2015

It is great to be a winner!

I never win anything but I have always felt I was lucky in life.  
So what if I didn't win at any of the many things I have entered over the years.
Well friends, that has all changed.  I won a Rhodia sketchbook at Sandra Strait's 
site, Life Imitates Doodles
Thank you Sandra!
It's great to be a winner!

Last weeks background is starting to take shape.

I added the treeline and painted out the sky.
Not sure what is next, maybe my name.

On the left I have a grid design I did in my art class that I never liked.
The background was so busy, it overwhelmed the grid so it was relegated
to a spot under the bed in the guest room (where all disappointing paintings
go.  I woke up with an idea the other morning, pulled it out and went an 
entirely different direction with it, as you can see.  Am I the only one that sees the mouth of someone in the broken portion?  Not a gleeful
subject but I like the results and all
of the bright colorful grids are long

As I have mentioned before, I wake up with these wild ideas
and if I am lucky and have time, I can act on them.  Today was one of those days but of all things collage was part of the idea.  I need to tell you I have never done collage in my life so this was another new experiment.

Thanks so much for visiting and HAPPY PPF!!!


  1. Congrts on being a winner, I am happy for you! Love your work from this week, and I see a mouth there, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

    1. Yeaaaaah! I thought (and my husband thought) maybe I was just seeing things.

  2. Congrats on winning the sketchbook! Love your do overs but alas I do not see the mouth... happy PPF!

  3. Firstly congratulations on your lucky win... I can't complain as I've been lucky on occasions. I even won a huge 52 inch flat screen TV once.
    I do the lottery on the odd occasion but only won £18 up to now. But at least I can say that I've won the lottery!
    Gorgeous collection of artwork Susan, I think it's inspiring that you are able to act on your wild ideas.
    I hope you have a great weekend... Happy PPF to you ;D

  4. Very nice win! Yes yes I clearly see the mouth in the crack.. beautifully done!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Great diverse collection of artworks. I like your trees picture very much, it has so much depth.

  6. I love all of the art you shared today!!! Congrats on winning the sketchbook! It's always exciting to win something and more so if it is something you really enjoy. I love the do-over and the mouth is very visible to me. Your collage is great and I do love the tree painting .

  7. Congrats on winning! That is so exciting for you! Love all your pieces too-especially the one that looks like shattered glass.

  8. Congrats on winning! That is so exciting for you! Love all your pieces too-especially the one that looks like shattered glass.

  9. It is so fun to win something. Congratulations!!!. Of course I love your art

  10. Congrats on your win. It is particularly special when it is so unexpected. I like the rescued art. Sometimes they are the ones that are most satisfying.

  11. Congrats and the pics are awesome


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