Wednesday, June 6, 2018

New Book - The Gift of Friendship

 There are few things in life as precious as
"The Gift of Friendship"
in my desire to create a book around this
I decided to work with some of my eco-dyed paper
and create a little book honouring this theme!

The front cover incorporates the use
of some felted organza with layers of cotton
and silk

 with pages of the natural dyeing from my
garden plant - Plectanthus, 
some dyed silk (gifted from my lovely friend Jo Kinross
in New Zealand) along with a dyed doiley piece using
infusion pigment and tea with a pearl button.


The embroidered fabric sits opposite
a stamped piece of text over a tea bag!

More collaged pages with quotes upon layers of vintage
dress fabrics, dyed mohair with little
pieces of very old embroidered
silk so fragile and it came apart in my hands!

More stamped tea bags and another stitched tea bag
dyed with olive green infusion pigments. 

"Pray - my cheek to your cheek"!

The leaf impressions are so soft and subtle
creating their own unorganized composition!

What could be more beautiful than creating with all of these
natural and, in many cases, neutral colours!

 So much so that I'm linking up to 
the linky party now which comes to us monthly
so don't miss this opportunity to share your
neutrals with all of us over at
Wen's blog this week!

Thank you all dear readers for the gift of your
friendship by coming to visit this blog
and saying hello and leaving a
comment when you feel
you can!
I'm so grateful to you all!

Suzy xox


  1. Oh Suzy this is one of the finest examples of a Mixed Media ARTBOOK !
    I am in awe of each single page - the combination of fabric and your amazing boiled paper pages...oh my god- I will for sure come back look at those pages a second time!

    Happy June to you!
    Hugs, Susi

    1. Thank you so much Susi for enjoying my artwork so very much!
      Hugs and Happy June to you too!

  2. Such a beautiful book of friendship you have created and perfect for Simply Neutrals! Always love your work!

    1. Thanks so much Nancy for enjoying my artwork so much. It is so appreciated by me!

  3. What a beautiful illustration of friendship!!! sharing your treasures and talents with someone you do such amazing work!

    1. Thanks so much Linda for your kind comment.
      I just visited your lovely log and left a comment for you!


  4. Oh dearest Suzy, sigh, sigh- noone like you can create books, like that.
    It is the most stunning book, the amazing textures you are creating, the beauty of materials, and your way with colors- the dyed pieces, and the plants used to create such gorgeous pages. This book is so special, so brilliant beautiful , my dear friend.
    A jewel over at Wen`s Neutral Tuesdays !!
    Big hugs, and love , from Dorthe xoxoxo

    1. Thank you my dearest friend, Dorthe for appreciating my little Friendship book.It is always such a pleasure to create with all of these eco dyed papers, vintage fabrics and eco-dyed silks. They alone are the inspiration!
      This artwork was sold to a loyal customer!
      Love and hugs always to you my dear friend!
      Suzy xoxoxox

    2. Commenting here and responding to bloggers seems to be my only avenue now as I don't seem to be receiving the emails at the moment!!!!??????

  5. Hello dear Suzy
    Your book is very beautiful. It seems your work evolve to new technics or new matérials, it's different!
    Hugs and kisses

    1. Thanks Joelle yes I keep challenging myself and try different techniques etc. Thank you dear!
      Hugs and kisses back to you!

  6. Hello Suzy, Yet another work of art from your heart. So much inspiration within you, from your experiences and thoughts, as well as from the beautiful materials you work with. I am always amazed at the depth in your creativity. You are such a special person.
    Sending love and hugs,
    Jesse XX

    1. Thanks so much Jesse! So enjoying working with these new materials and the eco-dyed paper and fabrics! Always great to try new things! Love and hugs to you!
      Suzy xxx

  7. Hello Suzi~ I am in agreement with all these comments! : ) Your mixed media is always amazing. Your use of papers, fabrics and those rich embroideries - - gorgeous. Love the eco-dye colors you've achieved. Simply breathtaking; chuck full of textures and a sense of earth and softness~ love & hugs to you, karen o

  8. Suzy, as I sit sipping my coffee this morning I am in awe at your beautiful creation! I pour over each photo, examining every detail so as not to miss anything- what a masterpiece dear friend! Absolutely Stunning Suzy! You helped make my morning more beautiful!
    much love,Jackie xox

    1. Thank you so very much Jackie for your kind words! I'm so pleased to have inspired you with this new artwork!
      Hope your recovery is going well still dear friend!
      Much love to you too!
      Suzy xox

  9. Oh Suzy - you've outdone yourself with this one! How I wish I could be a fly on your wall and watch you create. You blend so many varying elements together into one perfect creation. I'm sure a person could look through that book dozens of times and see something new every single time.

    1. Thanks so much Mary Ann! It is always exciting and challenging to create some new artwork!

  10. Oh Wow - such a great collection of textures and elements! So many lovely details!!

    1. Thanks so much Esther! So lovely to hear from you!

  11. Wow, what an amazing book! I love all the fabrics and how you used stitching and layers - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊

    1. Thanks Jo for your kind visit and comments on my artwork here! I'm on my way to your wordpress blog!


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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