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mock interview

Where do you find your inspiration for your work? Mostly from the everyday. I am working on living each moment. I also heavily rely on mass media, such as magazines or blogs that others write. I read a ton of books every year. Describe you creative process. Do you have any patterns, routines, or rituals when you are in your studio? I think the most notable part of my process is that I do not have patterns, routines, or rituals. I simply love to make things and when something is not working I will move on to something else. If...

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paticipatory pricing

art blue painting teal

New in 2022! From now on my paintings will be based on participatory pricing. What this means is that the customer will set the value of the work. You pay what the work is worth to you. At checkout there will continue to be shipping and handling fees and a minimum base price to cover materials costs. Beyond that, you will choose whatever you would like to pay. The joy for me is in knowing that you are enjoying the work you fell in love with and that inspires beauty and joy in your space. Thank you for your patronage.

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accountability and community

Accountability and Community Expanding the idea of both accountability (partners and buddies) and community building (being a part of something bigger than one's own studio practice) has been on my mind a lot these days. I recently read: Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art By: Mary Gabriel This is a massive book, 40 hours of audio! It contains a huge amount of art history and tales of the Abstract Expressionist era. While I do not like the way that much of the...

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sketchbook page turner 50

When I first started sharing my sketchbook I never imagined I'd reach 50 books on YouTube. But here we are today at my 50th share. What do you do on a regular basis that brings you joy?

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mini-collage sketchbook with a twist, sketchbook 49

100% Handmade sketchbook. Drawing. Collage. Painting. Fun to hold and turn the pages. Abstract collage that can be anything your imagination sees on the pages. This book could also be called an Artist Book or book art. Altered book—well not really because I made the book, it never was altered. This petite book measures in at 3.5 x 2.5 inches. I have this little book for sale in my Curiosities Section of my website. Included with this purchase is a 30 minute one-on-one zoom call with me (a $50 value), Suzanne. Ask me anything, have a work session together, or...

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