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pareidolia

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Once recognized as psychosis, thankfully pareidolia is now considered normal. Definition (since this is a fancy word): Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random stimulus. This often leads to people assigning human characteristics to objects. Usually this is simplified to people seeing faces in objects where there isn't one. Whew, glad pareidolia is considered normal because I see (and make) faces all of the time! In the image above on the left I see a blue and yellow eye, reddish pink nose, and green frown with a pink chin as a face. On...

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20 questions

20 Questions Q: What is your primary medium? A: a pen Q: How many years have you been an artist? A: all my life Q: Are you self taught in your discipline or do you have formal training? A: formal, BFA and MFA. Graphic Design and Fine Art. Q: Would you describe yourself as naturally skilled in your medium or did you have to hone your skills through practice? A: constant practice, nearly every single day Q: Do you work another job to earn money? A: yes, often Q: What is your proudest accomplishment as an artist? A: doing the...

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hearing myself

The patriarchy asks women to be ok with shuffling through lots and lots of repetitive work, it asks us to work for free and love the work (even if we do not), with this as our "background" and "foundation" it is hard hard work to hear ourselves. To hear our dreams. To hear our innermost needs. If this resonates with you, then you like so many women have tender stories to share. It has been a while since I shared the reason I make SuzZine every month. For me it is to encourage others to hone in on their creativity...

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studio visit 20

A brief look back... At one issue of SuzZine that I am especially proud of. May 2022. Watch to see! Also, did you know that I never ever share the interior contents of SuzZine? Why? Because I think that keeping the contents private to only those who have received a copy in the mail, allows me to make sure that SuzZine IS real mail—thus making each issue more precious than if all the content was available all over the internet or on my website. The downside of this is the need for trust. Can my readers trust that I will...

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studio visit 19

A massive major heartfelt thank you! To anyone and everyone who has bought a copy, read a copy, shared information for an issue, sent me smiley emojis, and everything else related to this project! Ummm, haven't seen SuzZine yet? Order here!

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