Saturday, July 26, 2014

I love it when this happens!

Oh my how I love little "discoveries"!

Those of you who are on my facebook page may remember me posting this image of a pastel painting I did

I even made a You Tube video of my process

That was a couple of months ago. Today I was leafing through a journal I just finished where I used this paper in the journal and when I came to this page....THERE THEY WERE!!! Two little people!! I saw them immediately and gave them some features and that was that!!

Can you see them??
LOVE it when that happens!!

So let me go see what else I can find!

Thanks for stopping by, Suzi

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Making of "Take Heart"

Many of you who have been following me for awhile, and especially those who watch my videos know that from time to time I'll take the surface paper I have been using to work on and turn it into a piece of painted papers. 
Welllll,...... not this time.

When I work on other pieces (small ones) I work on a board covered with paper. Sometimes it's butcher paper, sometimes newspaper, sometimes junk mail...but covered none the less.
This is one that just kept getting covered and covered and I wound up with this.

I then cut it off the board and tore into strips.
And THEN the collaging began...

And when all said and done.... 
(drum roll please)
the finished product!

This piece is called "Take Heart" and is part of the "Sister's in the Faith" series even though it is large (25 x 19 framed) and framed and ready to hang. 

It was inspired by this sketch I originally did in early 2013 and from where my "Sisters in the Faith" series came from.

I felt it needed to be a large painting because it just had so much to say. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and finally have brought it out of my head and onto a surface where it can live.

I just want to say one thing about the images in my series. As you see, the sketch shows more of a little girl...and she IS cute and I love the little girls...BUT, it seems everyone is doing little girls (which there is NOTHING wrong with) but I felt these pieces were more about the thoughts and feelings of Women. Women who have lived these things and are now living through things in their lives that these scriptures give strength through.

Thanks once again for stopping by to see me. For more information on this piece click here.

Be Blessed! Suzi

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Too much fun!!!

Well, I just had a good ole' time in the Studio today!! Finger and 
q-tip painting! MESSY FUN!!!
I'm thinking I'm going to have to add this to my "IN STUDIO" workshop and ART & SOUL in Kansas City next April!
So, if you are on board for any of these workshops....

And the fun part is the paper I'm doing this on :)
and what I'm going to do with it!

To find out more Come join me! and thanks for dropping by

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Now is the time to start signing up!!

Hi Guys!!! I just want to remind you of my classes I'll be teaching at ART & SOUL next April.
I know that sounds like a long way off but if you want to take several classes sometimes it's good to start signing up early...maybe a month at a time...spreads the cost out a little.
ANYWAY.....Here are links to my classes and I hope you will check them out and come on board!
I can't wait!!!!
click on date and class title to go to class site and learn more!!

Hope to see you there!!!