Monday, 30 November 2015

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Nov 28/15 #stitch #naturaldyeing #silk #thread #circles #linen, 2. morning light detail, 3. ·, 4. Exhibition "takaramono", 5. Phantom neighbourhood #werkaday  #werkadaynov15 #buildings #highrise #urban, 6. lanes on dykes - tunnels, 7. Each Door-Step has its own blossoms, 8. models, 9. Love Me Tender, 10. #wip #embroidery #embroideryart #bordado #broderie, 11. IMG_0523, 12. #etching Tel-Aviv workshop Nov. 2015 Blue buildings, 13. DSC_0002 (2), 14. Tilia x vulgaris, 15. { So, for us, seeing colors is one of the simplest things the brain does. }, 16. Untitled, 17. Rain and fog, 18. Beautiful morning. #latergram #snow #landscape, 19. Above And Below, 20. the lower portion, 21. Untitled, 22. Untitled, 23. The grace, 24. Untitled, 25. 19 November 2015, 26. in front of 'Cappuccino's' café - Bridlington, 27. the haunted knight, 28. 3, 29. English magic, 30. Little Gardener Sets

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Hello again, last Monday in November, last day of November..... a windy, mild, dampish start to the week here. Just as you might expect. We have not had much in the way of cold weather but I am certain that is to come, perhaps in a few weeks. Many thanks as always to the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. As always I encourage you to follow links and discover more.

There are just two shop updates left for this year - feels quite extraordinary - and also a challenge: to offer something special (as always). So over the next few weeks I am concentrating on smaller scale works, stitched works and painting, artworks you might just like to add to your collection, or give as a gift.

Next shop update: Wednesday 2nd December at 2pm.

So I am quite busy making new work and hope to share more here and over at nevering. Look out tomorrow for new blog posts. Thanks always for your interest, it really cannot be said enough: much appreciated!

Later in December I'll be sharing some blog posts re: artists and places that inspire me. Just to offer something a little different, for a while.

More soon, have a good start to your week.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

new work

holding, together

holding, together - mixed media on linen

I have been painting - working on a further selection of bowl/vessel studies.... these are intriguing for me, one leading to another. They are based on 'real life observation' yet take on a life of their own. It's possible, I am finding, to work on one and then know the next, almost. Yet there has to be time for reflection and each is quite individual. I work on these quietly, often early in the morning. My working space has daylight bulbs and that extra few hours of light really makes a difference, I am finding.... So below are a few more:

'ancient of days - red earth vessel' - mixed media on linen

'pale and red vessel' - mixed media on linen

I have at least one other painting (yet to be photographed). 

Meanwhile, I have just shared another new text/stitch work over at nevering.

Monday, 23 November 2015

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Today. Family. Cold / early afternoon forest walk / gathering pine cones & fallen pine branches for wreath / Christmas mood., 2. Untitled, 3. a gathering, 4. sawtooth, 5. Novemberhimmel, 6. first snow. #viewfrommywindow, 7. 20 debris, 8. ·, 9. © Susanne Breuss, 10/2015, Maladie unique, Collage (13,9 x 10,1 cm), 10. Nov 19/15 #stitch #ecoprint #naturaldyeing #japanesemaple #onionskin #autumn #november #toronto #ontario, 11. Woman lying at an angle, 12. A little collection of experiments using traditional techniques and local plant material. One collection of many being exhibited    at the Sugarmill Studio with wonderful work from many other artists. The gallery is the brilliant creation of Tamsin Ainsli, 13. Home, 14. 'twinkle ... ' #fromthelandofdragons #scruffywalk #rain #lifeisgood, 15. 075 drawing, 16. blind painted, 17. herbstende, 18. Autunno, 19. spring, 20. riffs

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Hello, a happy Monday to you - we are moving toward the end of the year and time is ticking by. First real frost this morning! Snowflakes spotted Saturday morning (quickly becoming sleet). It's getting wintry. Thanks always to the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. Please follow links to discover more.

I was stitching this morning wearing layers, over layers. Bit of a chilly start here. It felt appropriate as I was stitching quite a wintry piece. You can read and see over at my writing blog nevering.

It's that time when I think it's a good idea to let you know my last ordering dates for Christmas. These dates are based on the guidance given by Royal Mail and my own plans. So please note the following, if you need to receive an order from me before Christmas (do bear in mind I cannot guarantee deliver if events happen beyond my control eg. we all get snowed in).

Order before these dates and your package should arrive before Christmas:
UK: Saturday 19th December
Central Europe/EU(except Greece): Monday 14th December
US/Canada: Monday 14th December
Australia/New Zealand/ Greece: Wednesday 9th December
rest of the world (eg. Japan): Thursday 3rd December

I will not be posting orders between Tuesday 22nd December and January 3rd. I'll be posting again from January 4th onward. 

There will be new artworks in my shop this week, on Wednesday 25th at 2pm (UK time). After this week there will be two updates in December: Wednesday December 2nd and Wednesday December 9th. After these dates expect to see an update very close to the New Year and further dates in January, to be decided.

Thanks always - I am looking forward to sharing much more with you over the next few weeks. Look out for a post here tomorrow previewing a few new paintings. Have a good start to your week.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

new work

pale earth bowl

pale earth bowl - mixed media on linen

Continuing to explore simple forms and shadows too....  the 'earth vessels' I am painting are part observation and part meditation perhaps...

blue footed bowl

blue footed bowl - mixed media on linen

I do like cobalt blue. I like how blue brings a bowl to life in a very direct way. 

Two today - I have more yet to photograph, including new stitch/text works. So I hope you will enjoy seeing all the new selection tomorrow. (Shop update at 2pm)

Thanks always

Monday, 16 November 2015

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. ordine vuoti 2015 Emilio Nanni, 2. Looking at Henry Moore at Tate Britain, 3. Untitled, 4. Mom's weeds, 5. flight DY4313, 13/11, 2015, 6. 1980sm, 7. Untitled, 8. Untitled, 9. strata, 10. #watercolor #stilllife #instaart #insraartist #plants #sketchbook, 11. #atelierseltner, 12. Digbeth, 13. journal-472, 14. time collapse, 15. sphere, 16. artist's easel, 17. Suddenly, 18. Untitled, 19. Untitled, 20. Brunch with Alice Drawing001, 21. Untitled, 22. Misia and Felix, 23. Cité céleste 4, 24. matisse interior with eggplants, 25. riffs

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Hello to you and thanks always for visiting here - and as always many thanks to the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. Please follow links to discover more. I hope you find some inspiration. So many thoughtful images to discover.


Last Friday's events in Paris shook so many of us. I am sure you share my great sadness. This weekend was spent doing useful and creative things at home, being with my family. On hearing terrible news it is all too easy to find one's energy diverted negatively, so I remind myself to be here, now. Much respect to the dignified and wonderful people of Paris.


So this week I am once again very busy with new artworks. I am enjoying working on my different yet overlapping projects/practices/ideas. Working with text and stitch together has been a positive thing for me, especially as I am able to make pieces that are both visually interesting and rich with ideas. I feel very fortunate to be following this interesting path right now - and thanks to everyone who has shown an interest in these stitch/text works. Meanwhile, I am continuing to enjoy the challenge of painting most days. Over the past several weeks I have explored a variety of ideas to do with still life painting and have found myself again very 'drawn to' the bowl form. Painting has become more and more a meditative way of working. All that I do right now demands a commitment to focus and trust my way forward.

There will be new artworks in my shop this week. A modest yet lively selection. I'll update at 2pm (Uk time). I may vary the update time in weeks ahead, but for now 2pm seems to be the time that works best. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Hope to share a few previews of new work tomorrow. Have a good start to your week.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

new work

A look at just a few of the new works I'll be adding to my shop tomorrow.... Alongside a few more postcard-sized works I am also adding slightly larger....

vintage cups

'vintage cups' - mixed media on linen

pale textured bowl

'pale textured bowl' - mixed media on linen (postcard size)

figs with bowl

'figs with bowl' - mixed media on linen

And please visit my writing blog nevering to see a new stitched work

Monday, 9 November 2015

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

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Hello and a happy Monday to you - a windswept, cloudy start here. At least not as dark as it has been recently. Thanks always to the artists and photographers featured in this mosaic and yes do follow links to discover much more.

I've just spent this morning writing/stitching and am quite dizzy after several hours of intense work.... It is very focused work, rather like juggling, using different skills simultaneously. I'm learning so much about my own writing process (and the quirks of my handwriting). I still have more to do on the piece I am working on at the moment, which is titled 'overwintering'. I have the t's to cross tomorrow (as I write I do not stop to cross the t's but go back later to do so). Visit my writing blog nevering to see my improvisation/writing/stitch works.

This week I am working on both stitch/writing and painting. There will be a selection of new artworks in my shop at the (semi-regular) time of 2pm UK. Thanks always for your interest. 

I hope to preview a few of the new artworks tomorrow. 

Friday, 6 November 2015

figgy Friday

black figs (bowl within bowl)

there's no such thing as figgy Friday (as far as I know) but I'm having one anyway.... this morning I've been looking carefully at black figs, their shape and tones, their quirky differences. It's very tempting to eat them as they are ripe and ready to be eaten! I'll eat them soon.... The bowls: the smallest one I made many years ago, a little pinch pot in stoneware. The larger bowl is by a ceramic artist who cannot name right now, my memory is defeated for the moment.

figs in pencil

I've made very quick sketches. A quick expressive pencil sketch is more appealing and helpful to me, I find, then a laboured drawing. But that's just my approach. I'm not a grand-scale painter who labours.... it's all about the moment for me.

Thanks to everyone who has visited my updated shop. I sent a lovely batch of packages yesterday. There will be a few new artworks in my shop next Wednesday. I know the bowls were particularly popular and there will be more soon.....

Have a good weekend

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

new work for November

dark etched jug with red

'dark etched jug with red' - mixed media on linen

two for you today - looking at pairings, different backgrounds.... above has a rich interior feel

below is 'olive jug with little cup' - and the background suggests, perhaps, a landscape, a view from a window
olive jug and little cup

these will both be in my shop tomorrow - I'll be adding quite a large selection of new painted works and stitch work too. Then, in future weeks until Christmas, I'll be adding a smaller selection each week.

Photographing all the works has not been straightforward, working with differing light and sometimes dark days. I do use a natural light box to help out, and my aim has always been to accurately show the colour and detail. So I enjoy the challenge!

Meanwhile, if you would like to see a new piece of stitch work - also to be included in my shop update tomorrow - please take a look over at nevering, where you can see the piece and read more. Thanks always.

Monday, 2 November 2015

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Crowded clowder., 2. working at the olive grove#drawing #instaart #sketchbook #men #figurative #painting, 3. #art #oilpainting #sketch #drawing #pencil #children #world #maria #jesus #leonarddevinci #instalike #instadaily #peinture, 4. Untitled, 5. Goswell Rd, 6. susana1, 7. one fancy cocktail, 8. g a r d e n, 9. patois (with a huge thank you to mr. lowly for the title inspiration), 10. Untitled, 11. Untitled, 12., 13. Shadow, 14. What do you know. .., 15. Oct 29/15 #embroidery #embroideryart #brodie #rosemary #autumn #toronto #ontario, 16. riffs, 17. Jim Harris: Hastings., 18. I dreamt it was spring again., 19. G0129, 20. the somnolent ghost

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Hello and a happy November Monday to you...... many thanks to all the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. As always please follow links (and discover the image that is 'hiding' behind the 'white square' - it's worth a peek.....)

We have had a foggy start to the week here - and it's still foggy out there, and will possibly linger for the next few hours or more. I do like fog. Indeed it could be my favourite kind of weather. But not freezing fog with ice, just fog no ice please! Perhaps it is the timeless, still quality that it gives trees and buildings. Looking up the road this morning I just could not see anything, I could not tell what might be approaching, who might appear, what could be beyond a few steps away.... Perhaps for a moment I slipped into another time....

This week I am updating my shop with a special selection of postcard-sized (or thereabouts) original artworks. I am excited (and a little nervous, because I never take your interest for granted). I hope you may enjoy taking a look.

Shop update: Wednesday November 4th at 2pm UK time (please check the time/difference if you are outside the UK as our clocks went back an hour recently - thanks).

I'll be adding a few new artworks each week from now on - so please do check back regularly. And thanks always.

You may have noticed I have slightly tweaked the layout of this blog. I am never sure who is reading but I know many people visit these pages and thanks, hello! I am going to start adding labels to posts, finally, so that things are a little easier to find/search. I'll also be adding new pages with links etc... 

Tomorrow I'll preview here a few more works.... have a good Monday.

Sunday, 1 November 2015


early morning

yesterday morning - early - I like to work very early if I can. No distractions. No phone bleeps, no calls, just me and Radio 3..... and a daylight bulb. Maybe my mind is clearer, less full of chatter and things to do. At 5.30am what else is there to do?

harlequin squash

harlequin squash - as squash are not just for Halloween, of course - I like these attractive edibles and will be 'overwintering' to make soup (they probably will become soup before winter).....

new postcard sized original works for you to see now - with my shop update coming this Wednesday. (I think the update time will be 2pm but will confirm soon).

three - still life

the still life you see in the top photo is this one: 'three' - mixed media on linen

ochre cups with blue

'ochre cups with blue' - mixed media on linen

dark blue tea bowl

'dark blue tea bowl' - mixed media on linen

If you are looking for my most recent embroidery - please do visit my writing blog nevering - where you can see a few examples of my latest stitch/writing works.... there will a small selection of these in my shop next Wednesday and this series is ongoing.