My life is my art. My work as an artist and a writer and a gatherer is all about the ripples and circles of life. It is all about those everyday snapshots that speak to the spirit, to the “aha” moments, which for me, manifest through story, painting. photography, nature, and gatherings.
I am a simple explorer on this Life Path imbued with color and movement and form. My work often begins with a single word, with a fraction of a thought, with the glimpse of an idea. It begins with one moment and then “ripples and circles” along a continuum of color and movement and line and words. My journey is not about technique, but rather about revelation—the revelation of a narrative on canvas, in writing, in story sharing, in creating. (cv)
Casa del Sol Studio-director and workshop designer and facilitator; Originals by Susie-owner/designer; Vintage-Inspired Jewelry (The Looking Glass); acrylics on canvas; bookbinding workshops and commissioned works; handmade journal workshops and vendor; hand-painted clothing designer and vendor; painting on glass designer and vendor. See portfolio.
Featured author--Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future; International Women’s History Month (U.S. Army, Germany); 9th Annual San Antonio Book & Author Luncheon; 21st Annual Houston Book & Author Dinner; 4th Annual Writers at the Met; Barnes & Noble Texana Selection of the Month; The Great Trail Ride; published author—Quotable Texas Women, Red Boots & Attitude, From My Mother’s Hands, Counter Culture Texas; Her Texas anthology; freelance writer. See author.
Art Inspires Writing (Austin Museum of Art-Writer’s League of Texas-Austin ISD); Yowza Spirit Full Moon Literary Howls; Yowza Spirit Giving Events; Yowza Spirit Women’s Retreats; Writing Your Life Story; Writing from Nature; Art of the Handmade Book; Freeing Your Creative “Yowza”; Summer Writing Camps for Young Adults; Women’s Studies. See architect (yowza gatherings).
Spirituality & Art Speakers Series; Mind & Spirit Speakers Series; National Women’s Conference (Story Circle Network); National Association of Women Writers Conference; Texas State University (Texas Reading Association); National Charity League; University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Literary Festival; Texas Association of Future Educators; Woodland’s Writers Guild Conference; San Gabriel Writers League.