Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tissue Layering

Been having a great time lately doing what I call "Tissue Layering" I've found it to be a terrific way to preserve brittle pages out of old books among other things. 
Now I know all you Mixed Media Artists have collected a lot of stamps and I don't mean stamp stamps, I mean Postage stamps! I have...tons of them, but only would use one here and there.
SO......I thought.....hmmmm.....tissue layering!!

If you want to know more about what I am doing here check out my You Tube video on this process.
Also....I will be teaching this process in my "Painting Papers for Whatever" class at Art & Soul Retreat Workshops in Portland, Or. in April of 2014. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

In Studio Workshop 11/7 and 8

What a GREAT time my student Alice and I had in the Studio for 2 days!! Wish I could hold more people but to do it right, 1 or 2 is it at a time.

If you are interested in a 2 day "In studio" workshop doing what we did click here.
We can work out 2 days that work for you....
If you just want one day we can play with making paper tape and painting papers.
Let me know!! Would love to hear from you :)

The first day we played and made paper tape 

 and painted all kinds of wonderful papers.


On day two we took it all and bound it together and she made a wonderful little journal!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Art & Soul Retreat Art Workshops


I have been asked to teach 3 workshops at the 
Art & Soul Retreat Art Workshops
in Portland, Or. - April 2014!!

I will be teaching 3 classes:

Painting Papers for Whatever
Paper Tape Art
Just Loving my Journal

You can check it all out and register at:

Here is one of the promo videos from that site


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Out of the pens of babes!

YES, I am on vacation, but a customer who bought one of my journals wrote me and sent this picture. 
She wrote  "My 6 year old loves my journal. I found her this afternoon making her own journal"

THIS warmed my heart and my Shari would have LOVED it!
Thank you Mary Alice for sharing this
THANK you Delaney for your beautiful creation!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Journals and ROAD TRIP!!

I've been busy making journals for Christmas orders and am getting more inventive with them everyday! Making them has really helped me get back in the creative mode. I hope someday to be painting again but for's JOURNALS!!
 This one above was fun to do! The back and front are felted pieces I did on my felting machine. LOVE doing that! and the straps are from weavings I did. Little button on top is handmade by me out of sculpey clay.
This one is from a 1962 Readers Digest book. Hand crocheted straps and more sculpey buttons and beads.
Go to to see more of each one of these.

THE MOST EXCITING thing for me lately is that my husband and I are leaving on the 27th for a BIG 

We have had, as you well know if you follow this blog, a very hard year and we are getting away to do some healing. We are going out WEST!! Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma then HOME.....maybe :)
I am really hoping and praying that this trip will inspire me to get back to my painting again. When I first started back painting in 1987, my work was mostly southwest art. I love the culture and I love the color so praying that inspiration will return.
SO......adios until the trip is over which is going to be about 2 1/2 weeks....
Thanks for your continued support.....

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I'm Back!!!

am so glad to be feeling better and feeling more creative.
Time heals and life moves on....
I'm going to be offering my "In Studio" workshop once again but THIS TIME, we not only will paint papers, we will make paper tape AND you will go home with a journal of your papers!!
I can't wait to teach this workshop!!
Journal making is what has kept me afloat these past 6 months and I am happy to teach you how to make your own journal.
SO...if you are interested go to "Studio workshop" and check it out.
It's part of "The journey"

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Just Because....

Haven't been here in a little while, but I have been working. Have made several journals and blessed to be selling them faster than I can get them on here WHICH IS A GOOD THING!! I have two for sale right now and making another. You can check them out at 


"Just Because" is a series of miniature journals that act as a card/gift.
Each journal is approximately 4" x 3" (size may vary slightly) and has 6 small pages with something fun on each page and each one has a "Secret" Envelope with a fun surprise in each one. You can add something to that as a special gift for whoever you are gifting the "card" to.
Comes with an Envelope as well.
Go to sUZI mADE to check out what fun these are!!!
Hope you Enjoy!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Another "The Journey" Journal

The inside is like opening a Christmas Present and the fun part for me is finding the wonderful things to put inside!
This is #6 "The Journey"
for more pics and information go to

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Journals for sale!

"The Journey" 
Journals are now on my website for sale.
Pictures, prices and descriptions.
Check it out by clicking on sUZI mADE on the menu
Click here!

Monday, June 24, 2013

THE JOURNEY - Journals by Suzi

Finally getting pictures made of my Journals I'm making. Hope to have them up on my site soon for sale but wanted to give you a preview. I have shown a few inside pages but impossible to show all. Each one is filled with fun and unique pages. Some for writing and/or drawing on, some for gluing or taping things on, some to store things in, some just to look at and enjoy. Surprises in each one!!
They are all called "The Journey" and on the back page I have written "Life is a journey....Embrace it"
I've made these in memory of my daughter Shari who loved to journal.
Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed making!!

This one is deliciously thick!! Approximately 70 fun pages!!

 This one is approximately 48 pages. Again...all uniquely different

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I seem to be okay with making journals. LOTS of journals. I don't have a desire to paint yet or create 2D works of art, but I can get lost in making the journals. Besides, I have TONS of paper....painted papers, fabric papers, scrap papers, printed papers, wall paper and on and on and this is a great way to use that stuff up. My idea right now is to purge all the stuff I have and then see where I am. Either move on with new art or stop all together. I have no, for now.....journals!
 Covers made from fabric paper, art board, old book covers, whatever I have.

All kinds of interesting pages inside!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


"A time to morn, A time to weep, A time to Dance" - Ecclesiastes

On March 11, 2013, my world came to a screeching halt when my precious daughter, Shari, passed unexpectedly from this world to be with Our Heavenly Father. She was 47 years old. The light of my life.

My son-in-law is disabled and lives 8 hours away and his family is in another country so we are having to take care of him. He's a delight and I don't mind.

My life has changed forever. Art? It's not in me at this time...I'm enjoying making journals but that is about it.

My husband called me one day while I was gone taking care of my son-in-law....he said "How long has this rock been here?" I assured him I had no idea what he was talking about, so he advised me that he had just seen it at the base of a huge Oak Tree we are around frequently. Above is the one has come forward to claim the deed....
I know who did it though......Shari's Angel.

Peace. And by the way....Yes, they spelled Mourn "Morn"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Going to be out for awhile. Mourning the loss of my precious daughter. I think I'll be back some day but can't feel it right now. Thank you all for your support.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


I'm putting together a new workshop on making and using fabric paper so while I was cleaning up yesterday I had a sheet of paper towel and several scraps of tissue paper. Decided to put it together just like I would do fabric paper and this is the result.
I like :) I will probably be making more of this!

Monday, March 4, 2013


IF you have seen my You Tube Video on Painting Papers you will see that I cover a 24"x18" (approx) board with paper and that is what I use to paint on and/or roll my brayer on, etc. Then when it fills up with paint, I add to it to make it interesting.
 These are some of the ones I have done lately.
 4 together above

This is the one I demonstrated on You Tube


 The one above I did today. I masked the areas I wanted to leave with masking tape, then pulled the tape off and rescued it for paper tape!! (below)
It made me a big ole fat roll of paper tape!!
If interested in my method of making paper tape, I have a short little workshop on it. Just click here:

Saturday, March 2, 2013


IN my workshops we make fabric paper. I love fabric paper, but had accumulated several pieces from demos, SO...decided the best thing to do is make a journal of fabric paper.
Love the way it turned out.