Wednesday, 24 February 2010


"The flight of an angel.... not a question of physical flight.
The attitude & vibration of a pure heart and mind do all the work.
Let your heart be clear and your mind be peaceful...
Then you will be able to fly- with your mind.
This is the joy of becoming an angel."

Cream & Gold Canvas

Size: 90cm x 35cm

The background is a dreamy mix of creams, some very pale almost white, & metallic gold paint.... having that blend of tones means that it will suit a variety of off white or cream wall colours (which I know is a factor for many people!) 

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Hearts on Canvas... £10

Lonely hearts....Three, lively, loving heart canvasses wltm caring new owner, gsoh, caring, solvent(at least to the tune of £10 purchase price)... willing to travel for the right partner... 

Mmm, I know I should have thought about this before Valentines day, but I never. On the other hand, it is before next Valentines, so you could buy one & be prepared for next year, or you could just buy one for yourself  or someone else now! £10 including uk postage, about an extra £2 for overseas, but will check the difference so you don't pay any more than it is.

metallic silver & lilac with raised silver foil decoration
8 x 20 inches/ 20 x 50 cm

pink, cerise, white & silvery white
12 x 16 inches/ 30.5 x 41 cm

white, pink, cerise & pearlescent white
16 x 16 inches/ 41 x 41 cm

Just email  suziscribbles [at] gmail [dot] com, I'll confirm, you pay by pay pal (you can use the 'donate' button in the sidebar), then sit back & wait, i'll get them out as soon as possible!  

Canvas Sale & Give Away!!

Well, we're moving on soon... steve starts work on a new contract sometime in march, don't know whether it's the 1st or 30th!! So, I'm thinking I've got all these canvasses... we need to lighten the load in our caravan & there's no sense leaving them sat in sue's studio for the next year...  they need to find a home... FAST! (i've only just realised it's nearly March already!!)

So, if you like my work, here's your chance to own some at bargain basement prices! I'll be adding things over the next day or two, so if you see anything you like, just send a comment or email to reserve your piece. All I need is your address & payment via paypal, obviously I won't publish any comments with personal details in. I moderate all comments due to the silly amount of spam, so if more than one person wants the same one it will be first come, first served, based on the time of email/comment.... so, don't delay if you see 'the one' for you!

I thought I'd start off with a give-away.... "Everything Happens For A Reason"... It's 20 x 24 inches, with varying shades of dark purple down to pale lilac on a cream background.

To be included in the draw for this canvas, just leave a comment, easy! I'm also asking for help to get the word out that I'm selling 'stuff' off.... just a mention on your blog with a link to mine... pretty please.... then leave a comment with the link to yours.... I'd be ever-so grateful & Anyone who does this will get their name entered twice so you get an extra chance to win a bit of my work (at the very least, its a free canvas you could paint over yourself, lol) It, doesn't matter where you are, I'm happy to post it overseas. Thanks x

Two Blues for Twenty Two

Ok, here goes.... kicking off this sale with 2 blue & white canvasses which can be yours for £22 each - I've set this price just because it rhymes, that's my logic, "2 blues for £22" including uk postage. I'll check up the overseas difference & edit later. Anyway, they're a bargain! I've got them here side by side & they look good together, but I will separate them if they can go to loving homes!

This one is 40 cm square (that's just under 16 inches if it helps!), the sides are 3.75cm/ 1.5 inches deep. 
The quotations read;

Every journey begins with a single step.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

This one is 60cm x 30cm with the more usual 2cm depth.
The quotations read;

'Everything happens for a reason'

'Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It just depends how you view them'

'Life can only be lived forwards from beginning to end'

'Follow your heart, your dreams, your desires, 
do what your soul calls you to do, then let it be finished'

So, if you would like one or both of them, just email suziscribbles [at] gmail [dot] com... 

Don't forget, if you post about my 'sale' you can enter the draw for the canvas in the post below by leaving a comment with your link!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

New Pages

Whoo- hooo.... I've just discovered Blogger in Draft where they try out new features. One of the recent ones is "pages".... so i've added a couple... did you notice the links above?
 I wish I'd known before I started messing about with Suzi's Scribbles, this is so much easier for what I want. Still, I have ideas for 'scribbles'... it's stalled lately while I get my ideas straight.
Can't believe how happy I am about this, it's made my day (little things amuse....!) Oh, and I've been playing with header pics here & over at Healing Whispers , what do you think?

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Sisters Of The Red Moon

(click on pics to enlarge & see the detail)

I've been working on this piece over the last few weeks... the words were written by Mel in this post over at 'weaving the moon'. I chose a 56x76cm 210gsm handmade 'Khadi' cotton rag paper (this is a great company for quality eco/ethical artists papers &  sketchbooks). This is a tough, durable paper, which I knew would take several layers of colour & this rough one is really textured... oh boy, did I set myself a challenge!? Several blacks, of varying shades and surfaces to write on from matte water-based to shiny acrylic, rough paper AND red on black.... red is not as solid a colour as you may think! This is the price to pay for getting carried away with the 'look' of the background without thinking about the practicalities of lettering on it... so, this is the first version, i'm sure I will work with these words again...& again no doubt!

As well as the lettering, it's also been pretty impossible to get accurate colours in the photographs. The red is not really orangey at all. I've tried in different light & playing with the editing programme, but this is as close as i'm going to get for now 

we have met before, you and i
somewhen, somewhere.
in time out of time, the space between,
the space where the veil thins and the mist floats across
moonlit oceans.

in the swirling chaos of now,
tendrils of light flicker in the darkness.
reminders of a lost tribe,
of ancient ways where blood was holy
and wisdom shared.

reaching across the chasm of time.
over expanse of space and the shackles of fate
there is hope that in the dreaming
of this and other things, we shall meet again.
somewhen, somewhere.

Although the most feminine of subjects the image reminds me of the red planet...mars.... usually associated with ‘masculine’ qualities... but both the soil of Mars and the haemoglobin of human blood are rich in iron, and because of this they share its distinct deep red color. Astrologically Mars is associated with confidence and self assertion, aggression, sexuality, energy, strength, ambition, and impulsiveness. I wonder, how closely linked is Mars to the Moon & our ‘moontime’?
I started thinking about pmt & the issues that are usually thrown up for myself. It’s usually been what ‘someone doesn’t do’ vs ‘what I always do’, things I haven’t done ‘because of someone else’ or what I think other people’s expectations of me are... all relationship stuff with various people, me putting on my ‘victim/martyr’ suit. I know I’m being ‘unreasonable’ even as I think it & knowing I’m pre-menstrual usually helps me cope. 
At one point I started thinking that maybe these are my real feelings, not irrational, but signs I should be out of the relationship or have a head to head with whoever.... why else would the same feelings keep coming up?
Actually, as I looked deeper, I realised that they kept coming up to give me a chance to recognise their underlying causes. My issues tend to stem from situations where I don’t assert myself... to say “actually I’d rather not” or “I want to do” or “will you do”... along those lines, where I haven’t had the confidence to express my needs or ambitions (notice the connection to the astrological associations of Mars?)  I’m not sure how much of this is due to my natal chart & how much is part of a greater moon/mars connection, but I think many will recognise a familiar pattern.
My point is, that there is a great healing opportunity that arises time & again in our cycles... if we let it. Instead of expecting a time of tension, maybe we need to re-verse the way we look at it to something like pre-menstrual tenderness. i.e. to give ourselves some understanding & compassion, to invite the healing that we need. 
Maybe we could meditate on the darkness that surrounds our own red moon.... go into the moon’s vortex.... into the darkness,.... stay there until the darkness feels comforting rather than threatening, feel the comfort of the eternal sisterhood.... acknowledge your darkness, your dark thoughts, those dark feelings....listen to them, ask their on the ancient wisdom from the centre of womanhood and begin to unravel the threads that bind in a repetitive, destructive cycle....

bronze powder is sprinkled into the wet acrylic for 
a lovely reddish moonlight gleam, streaks of enamel look 
wet even when they are dry

I wonder if any research has been carried out into how the moonphase affects pmt? My cycle is fairly short, so my moontime moves through the moonphases. I don’t get particularly bad pmt, but I know about it when it falls at dark moon. I haven’t thought about looking at which sign the moon is in at this time, (until now) to see if there is a larger pattern to the severity of my moods. Has anyone thought about it themselves? It’s something to watch... maybe the moonphase affects people differently, depending on our birthchart or the sign the moon is transiting... or perhaps there are broad similarities.... I’d be interested to know. Perhaps any astrologers out there can shed some light? 

So, Mel’s words stirred up some thoughts as I wrote, even though they weren’t to do with interpreting their meaning.... my interpretation is there... visually for all to see & take as you will.... read again & see where she takes you.
I’ll end with some words from Mel when she saw some earlier photos...
“This is extremely powerful.....and the black background lends some of the power...that women's mysteries are often born in the Shadows and the Dark.”

(if you came from suzi's scribbles click here to return)
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