Sharing the love

Sharing the love
September 17, 2012 Sue

One of the best parts having this blog is the blogging community associated with it. Not only have I had the opportunity to share my artwork and artsy news with all of you but I have gotten to know so many wonderful people through the blogging world. It has been amazing!

Today, I wanted to show you how simple it is to share among friends.

This photo was posted by fellow blogger Kathy Anne. It was a favorite flower especially since it was named after me, Black Eyed Susan.

Blk Eyed Susan Original

©Kathy Anne

Check out her blog at

Kathy was nice enough to share her photo with me as I was inspired by those lovely yellow blooms and the sparkle on the glass jar.

From that photo, I created the following painting

Blk Eyed Susan painting

It was a sweet little painting but then I felt the need to jazz it up a bit. This time I did some digital work on the painting

to add some texture.

Blk eyed Susan textured

I also added some text ” You warm my heart”.

And now I would like to share this with you.

Hop on over to the Freebie tab above and there is a photo there that you can use as iphone (or android phone) wallpaper.

Directions are on the page on how to download to your phone.


Comments (12)

  1. Suzanne McRae 5 years ago

    Love your painting Sue and the digital work you added to it makes it different and quite interesting. I really like both. 🙂

  2. Teresa Cash-Czech 5 years ago

    Love your artwork. Your post about your friend Kathy oozed with a sincere appreciation of her. that is truly special!

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      Sue 5 years ago

      Thanks Teresa! It was so great of Kathy to share and I had a great time working with that photo. So glad you stopped by to see it

  3. Michele Bergh 5 years ago

    I love this image. The texture is just yummy! It’s so wonderful to see something morph under someone’s artistic eye. Thank you for sharing, both of you!

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      Sue 5 years ago

      This was really fun Michele, so glad you enjoyed it!

  4. so much happy beauty in a simple ball jar
    …i love your eyes for simple joy
    and your heart to share
    and the community you’re building:)
    i love everything about this!
    thanks for the sweet share,

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      Sue 5 years ago

      Thanks Jennifer for seeing that simple beauty, it takes special eyes!

  5. Kathy Anne 5 years ago

    I was so honored when you asked me to send you this picture to paint. Your inner beauty and joy really shins through these flowers. It has been such a fun journey connecting with you and other creative bloggers. So glad we are friends. ~kathy

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      Sue 5 years ago

      Kathy, thanks go back to you for sharing such a lovely photo. I truly enjoyed painting this little gem. We should collaborate again!

  6. Janet 5 years ago

    Sue, Sweet sharing! My favorite part is the way you used the blue for the jar in the first painting. (I haven’t yet joined the iphone world, old fashioned girl . . .)

  7. Amy Putkonen 5 years ago

    That is cool to see Kathy Anne’s photos turn into YOUR artwork. Very cool. I love that you are suggesting photos for android wallpaper, etc. That is very unique and a great way to have your art seen!

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      Sue 5 years ago

      Hey Amy- glad you like the photo/artwork. I had fun putting it together and enjoy sharing the wallpapers too. Maybe some digital prints will be next, what do you think?

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