Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Almost Christmas

Ach Gott jetzt ist schon fast wieder Weihnachten und ich hab so lange nichts gepostet aber es war auch einfach viel los in letzter Zeit. Also nehm ich einfach meine letzte Journal Seite. 

Oh God it's almost Christmas and I didn't blog in so long but there was so much happening recently, I don't even have a Christmas themed artwork to post so I just take my recent journal page. It's called jungle and I kind of like it... So Merry Christmas to you all.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


Oh, TheTanteTi has done a wonderful video of her Halloween page that you have to look at, sooo much fun!!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015


This is a spread from TheTanteTi for the prompt 'comfort zone' she came up with a page that could truly be in any fairytale book. I love her interpretation of the theme and the colours she used for the different sides. Just needed to share this awesome work with you.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Little Mermaid

This is my little Mermaid, I struggled a bit with this one because I started out not-whimsical but it somehow resisted.. Only after I abandoned the idea of depicting a realistic girl figure, this young lady suddenly appeared and from then on it was all too easy. I used glitter for her tail and hair but sadly you can't see that in a photo. But believe me she shines!!!:))

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

10 Minutes

This page was made for the 10 Minutes Challenge from Journal52. So I just cut up some of my coloured papers and stuck them to a new page, The boy and girl randomly appeared and the quote I picked out of my letter jar.

Journal 52

Hier sind die letzten Seiten für Journal 52, der prompt war: the road less travelled 

Monday, August 3, 2015


Honestly, what have I been doing these last months? I had no idea my last entry was that long ago. I did produce quite some pages and so did TheTanteTi but as it is always a problem to get the pictures uploaded to blogspot! I seem to have totally neglected our blog recently? THIS WILL CHANGE!!!
Updates on our recent works coming soon...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Background Challenge Zweiter Teil - Part Two

So endlich komm ich dazu den zweiten Teil unserer Backgrounds Challenge zu posten. Der Hintergrund den TheTanteTi in Deutschland gemacht hat fand den weiten Weg nach Australien und ich war so in Osterstimmung, dass mir nur Häschen einfielen. Ostern ist zwar schon vorbei aber das Häschen hat sein Ei offensichtlich immer noch nicht hergegeben. Naja. Viel Spaß beim Zuschauen. Vielleicht inspiriert es euch ja auch so etwas zu probieren! vielleicht sogar mit uns?

So finally I am posting part two of our Background Challenge. The Background that TheTanteTi made in Germany made it's way via snail mail to Australia and I fully was in Easter mood, so I couldn't think of anything but cute bunnies. So Easter is over but obviously the bunny didn't let go of it's egg yet. Well, anyways, enjoy watching, have fun and maybe get inspired to try a collab as well. Maybe even with us?

collaboration1 from Susanne Falkenstein on Vimeo.

Background part2 from Regina Downunder on Vimeo.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Background Challenge Teil 1

So nun endlich sind die Videos fuer unsere Background Challenge fertig.
Hier ist der erste Part wo ich einen Hintergrund mache und ihn dann zu TheTanteTi nach Deutschland schicke, im zweiten Video seht ihr was sie daraus zaubert, einfach toll wie sie das macht. Ich bin begeistert und finde meinen Versuch mit Ihrem Hintergrund nun schon wieder doof im Vergleich!

So finally we have finished the videos of our Background Challenge. Here is the first half, where I do the background and then send it to Germany and TheTanteTi works it into something amazingly beautiful. I don't really want to show my take on hers after that!

Have a look and enjoy!

Background ChallengePart1 from Regina Downunder on Vimeo.

collaboration2 from Susanne Falkenstein on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

einfach mal hässlich

My new project : A journal where I can just scribble, try out, smash and destroy and be ugly. No need for cute little creatures and matching colours. No need for expensive paper. I took a plain black journal and let loose. Producing a lot of mud by adding layers without drying time and not separating between colour schemes. I couldn't care less! And thats the fun thing about it, no worries, no pressure!!
Actually it is not meant for showing around because that would sort of undermine the purpose but just to give you an idea and an inspiration. Here it is: My Ugly Book!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Negative Emotions

Just to show you that not everything is yippie yeah here in paradise, I am uploading this page because I have my fair share of bad days and negative thoughts and feelings.
Art Journaling helps me to process these emotions.
This spread evolved from an old sketch that was in my journal for quite some time and that I hated because it was so poorly done and oozed with darkness.
I finally decided to rework the page and let out all my frustration on to the paper.
I added the quote and thought I should enter it into Art Journal Journey new challenge which is called poems and quotes, I think.

The quote reads: "Holding on to negative feelings and past circumstances is like placing a lock on your soul" Charles Glassman.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spring Cleaning

Wir sind immer noch bei Journal52 aktiv und hier zeige ich wie unterschiedlich die Ansätze sein können. TheTanteTi und ich haben jeweils eine Journal Seite mit unserer Interpretation von Spring Cleaning gemacht. (Prompt Woche 13)

Was klar wird, wir sind beide keine großen Fans von Frühjahrsputz, während ich behaupte Kreatives Chaos zu bevorzugen, 
geht TheTanteTi back into the future und gibt uns das 50s Feeling mit Polka Dots und High Heels aber einer ebenso spürbaren Begeisterung fürs Putzen. ;)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Two Birds with One Stone

Das Thema bei Journal 52 war diese Woche Inspiration Board. Zugleich zeige ich die Arbeit bei der Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, deren Thema Birds of a Feather war. Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe. or two Birds with One Stone.

I did this page for my weekly Journal52 challenge (Inspiration Board) but will also add it to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge the theme was Birds of a Feather. I think this works well for both challenges because inspiration is like a bird it is here but if you don't grasp it, it might fly away soon and like the colourful feathers of a tropical bird the biggest inspiration is in nature itself and in every detail of creation..

This started out as a really crappy collage and I was so unhappy with it but I didn't give up, in the end I pretty much covered up the whole background and ripped off a few of the pictures that I just didn't like or that were in the wrong place.
So in the end after doodling away during a long skype call with my sisters I'm happy with it. :)

Oh yes and I decided to also enter the Mixed Media World Challenge

And thanks to Froebelsternchen's tip I also joined art-journal-journey 'things with wings'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Blog Hop

We are thrilled to be part of Heather's and Mystele's first Blog Hop at Community Thrive .
It's a great way to make new friends and meet fellow artists. The blog hop will be based at Community Thrive and will consist of 3-5 artists per month.

We were offered a few theme choices for this months challenge.
Theme Choices:
Word: Peace
Play With: Favorite Movie

Wir sind ganz glücklich unter den ersten Künstlerinnen zu sein, die bei Heather's und Mystele's Blog Hop mitmachen können. Die Aktion läuft über die Community Thrive Webseite
Für die Challenge im Monat März wurden uns mehrere Themen vorgeschlagen.
Das Wort 'Peace', der Lieblingsfilm oder ein Video Beispiel

Well, here's the good news! As we are a sisters cooperative you always get a double pack! So that means each of us worked on one theme and you get to see two takes on this months blog hop.

I choose the prompt 'Peace'. When I work with prompts, which I don't do too often, I have learned to take the first idea or visual that pops up in my head instead of overthinking things. Most of the time it turns out to be a really good idea! Although the outcome of the artwork is often not what I hoped it would be but that's a completely different matter altogether! 

For me, 'peace' is first and foremost peace of mind, which I define as inner peace. From this true love can grow and spread and ensure outer peace as well.
The colour scheme purple and violet represent spiritual growth and sensitivity.

Nun hier ist die gute Nachricht, da wir ja ein Schwestern Kooperativ sind bekommt Ihr immer doppelt so viel zu sehen, da wir beide jeweils ein Thema bearbeitet haben.

Ich habe mich für das Wort 'Peace' entschieden. Wenn ich mit prompts arbeite, was ich nicht allzu oft tue, dann habe ich gelernt die erste Idee oder das ertse Bild zu nehmen die mir in den Kopf kommt, anstatt zu lange zu überlegen. Meistens ist es eine gute Idee auch wenn vielleicht die Umsetzung nicht so wird wie ich es mir vorgestellt habe, aber dass ist wieder eine ganz andere Sache.

Blog Hop from Regina Downunder on Vimeo.

But that's not all from us! TheTanteTi has made a creepy video of one of her favourite movies.
The wonderful, horrible, crazy Nosferatu a 1922 silent horror film classic by F.W. Murnau.
And she goes into a black ink fury on this one and of course its silent! Fabulous!!!! Enjoy!

Aber das ist nicht Alles von uns, es kommt noch mehr! TheTanteTi had ein gespenstische Video über einen Ihrer Lieblingsfime gemacht. Nosferatu, ein klassischer Stummfilm Horror von 1922 von dem genialen F.W. Murnau. Sie spart nicht mit schwarzer Tinte in diesem gruseligen Video und natürlich ist es auch stumm! Wunderbar, Viel Spaß beim Zuschauen!

nosferatu from Susanne Falkenstein on Vimeo.

Hier die Links der anderen Teilnehmer:
These are the other participating artist pages:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stationen - Stages

Dieses kurze Video von TheTanteTi ist ein super Beispiel durch wieviele Stadien, wieviele Schichten so ein Bild haben kann. Verblüffend wie das Endergebnis aussieht. Super!

This Short Video by TheTanteTi shows perfectly how many stages and how many layers a piece of art can go through, who would've guessed what it looks like in the end, wonderful, enjoy! 

strangejourney from Susanne Falkenstein on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

#TBT Throwback Thursday

I looked through an old laptop of mine today and found this sketch of a children's picture book illustration I did way back. In the end there were no colour images due to printing costs but only black and white line drawings illustrating the story. But this is what it could have looked like ;)

Als ich heute durch einen meiner alten Laptops geguckt habe, kam mir diese Skizze unter. Ich hatte sie damals für eine Kinderbuch Illustration gemacht. Im Endeffekt wurde dann aus Kostengründen nur schwarz-weiße Stichzeichnungen verwendet, naja. Aber so hätte das Buch aussehen können.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Promo Video

TheTanteTi hat ein tolles Promo Video für unseren kostenlosen Schnupperkurs gezaubert, so könnt ihr schon mal vorkosten was es später zu knuspern gibt.

TheTanteTi with her fabulous skills has made a stunning promo video for our FREE mini workshop.
So you can have a sneak peak of what it will be like when you sign up for it. At the moment this workshop is in German but if there is enough interest to produce an English version we will gladly do so.

werbefilm from Susanne Falkenstein on Vimeo.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Soo viel los, soo wenig Zeit - so much to do, so little time

Wir sind Zur Zeit mit organisatorischen und technischen Problemen beschäftigt so dass ich neben meiner Radio Show und Musik machen kaum dazu komme zu produzieren.
Was mich noch bei der Stange hält sind die wöchentlichen Journal promts.

Dies war mein Beitrag zur Woche 8 Aromatherapy

und davor, ich glaube Woche 6? - Television

At the moment we are struggling with technical and logistic problems so there is near to no time to actually produce artworks, besides I am also occupied producing my weekly radio show and making
music. So the only thing that keeps my going at the moment are the weekly prompts of journal 52.
here are two of my entries to the prompts - Aromatherapy and Television.
AS i always say. There is always time for good cup of tea !!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Journal 52

TheTanteTi und ich sind beide zur Zeit in Journal52 aktiv, das ist eine online scrapbooking und journaling Community die zu wöchentlichen prompts (Themen) eine Journal Seite produzieren.
Hier ist mein Beitrag für die Woche7 prompt war natürlich Valentines Day!

TheTanteTi and myself are currently participating in the Journel52 group, and online community that gives out weekly prompts for journal pages. Here is my contribution to week 7 - Valentines Day

Friday, January 16, 2015

Langsam geht was

Einige unserer Werke werden bald als Label Produkte zieren. Ist für uns die Bestätigung, daß wir doch was richtig machen. Ihr wisst schon der innere Kritiker und so. Hier der erste Probedruck. Mir gefällts super gut!