My art is inspired by my migraines while exploring elements found in nature. I work regularly in watercolor, but also explore a variety of projects and mediums including fibers and digital art.
I hope everyone has been enjoying time with family and or time off from work. I've been doing a little bit of both and can't wait for a new year with new ventures and art projects. This past year has been great and I want that goodness to continue into the new year for everyone. Cheers to 2019.
Presented by DRAWN OUT. Volunteers from the community met at KitschëCoo Art & Craft Shed and made Valentine's cards for local senior citizens. 105 Christmas cards were made for the Southwest Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach program and Lexington Village! Every year, I am inspired and love all the creativity that goes into each and every one of these cards :)
Last weekend, Drawn Out was at KitschëCoo Art & Shed and was with Artist Volunteers from the community to make Valentine Cards for local seniors. This year 100 cards were created! Cards went to Southwest Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach and also Lexington Village.
Thank you to everyone who participated in making this an awesome and successful event!
You can check out photos of some of the cards here.
I hope everyone has a beautiful day :)
It's almost February already! That means it's time for Drawn Out's first event of the year. Make Valentine Cards and crafts for local seniors. Join Drawn Out artists to get your creative juices flowing and enjoy some time crafting your heART out <3
Tomorrow (Oct. 1st) is the Carnival of AWE made possible by Artists Working in Education. There will be so many great activites going on like caricatures, a photo booth, cash raffle, carnival games, face painting and more! Make sure to check out the coloring pages they'll have there and see if you can find mine. Here's a link to this event's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1349422738416060/ Hope to see you there!
The Walker's Point Center for the Arts has their Annual Members Show starting tonight and runs through October 8th. The opening reception is tonight (9/1/16) from 5-9pm. Check out the work by over 200 artists! I'll have three pieces at this event. You'll have to ispy them on the wall. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/174689689608076/
Pick up some NEW Drawn Out coloring pages at the next two Doodle@ events! These events are for all ages and for anyone who loves making, viewing and sharing art. Join the event page today and share with friends at www.facebook.com/events/1132406540138514/. Find Drawn Out at Bradford Beach, July 29th, for some sketching, coloring, and sand between your toes.
KitschëCoo Art & Craft Shed in downtown Greendale is now selling my Medallion wood plaques and selected prints. This shop is amazing in its support and variety of local artists' works. So check them out when you get the chance! Here's a link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kitschecoo/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Get your sketchbooks and pencils ready. Today is the day! Support the Domes and enjoy the flowers and paintings they have to offer in the Show Dome from 9-4 today. Remember to use the hashtags #DrawnOutWorkshop and #DoodleAtTheDomes when you share photos of your sketches on your social media so fellow Drawn Out artists can check out your work. You can also share your photos on the event's Facebook page here.
The countdown has begun for April's Gallery Night and Day. Install was last Sunday and it is looking great! Make sure to stop by April 15th and 16th in the Third Ward at Onesto. There will be 10+ artists with tree tables and work all over the walls. Hope to see you there! You can join the event Facebook page here.
Some great new pieces are in the works from last month and this month so far. Here are two pieces that are finally finished and ready for viewing. They'll be up on my website later this month. Lots more to come, stay tuned!
Folded 70+ cards for the Valentine Card Making Workshop this February. Now all that's missing is you! Why be cooped up inside all winter when you can show your community some love. February 7th from 1-3pm. Open to all ages. Kids can grab a goodie bag afterwards. For more info click here.
I hope everyone is having a great December. With Christmas past, the new year is right around the corner. With a new year, comes new projects. A few pieces I've been working on now are for a show in January.
I use gesso to cover the surface of my painting first so that the colors will not soak into the wood. I wanted to work with a woden surface for these pieces because the bleeding of colors works differently when working from paper to wood. There's more drips and stains to experiment with and if you know me, I love experimenting with different art techniques.
After I gave my surface a couple gesso layers, I used watercolor to mark where I wanted my shapes to go. Once that dries, I either go back with more watercolor, or start the gouache stages. Gouache is applied over the watercolor to deepen and darken the colors I am looking for. At this point, I am almost at the midpoint of the painting. Many more layers of gouache, possibly acrylic and pastels will be added to finish this piece. There's still much to be done, but by January, they will be finished and ready for exhibition!
How fast time flies, it's already December! I love this holiday season, because it means hanging the decorations and lighting up the Christmas tree. This week, I updated my Etsy shop, Suskie, with some fun little characters. My Shoehorn Ornaments are all hand-painted and made to order. Unique in every way. Check them out here!
Video I made of the Pop-Up Gallery Show presented by Gallery 326 and Flux Design at the Big Head Brewing Co. in Wauwatosa. 20+ artists with 170+ attendees.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my work! Thank you for supporting my work and helping me continue to share the love of art with others!