About this blog

August 2020

Since 2014, I have posted my artwork on my blog to document my journey to grow as a visual artist. Now, in August of 2020, I’m still at it. The adventure continues and I don’t see it ending soon.

Currently, I am committed to drawing every day – anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour and usually observational drawing. I typically begin in my sketchbook either with an exercise or something fairly quick and then I move on to what I generously refer to as a ‘finished’ drawing. This year I have been working to carve out time on the weekend to complete a small oil painting – although this routine hasn’t quite solidified yet. 

2020 Blog Posts:

January 2020: Drawings of Geometric White Shapes

February  2020: Drawings of Produce

March  2020: Pandemic Chaos

April  2020: Hanging in There – Haphazardly

May  2020: Life is Strange

June 2020: Easing Towards a New Normal

2019 Blog Posts:

17 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Bonjour Susanne

    Vaguely interesting is an understatement. You have and are capturing your life through a lens in such an original and inspring way. At first l felt a little uncomfortable sharing your families life but very soon relaxed and began to really enjoy sharing your journey.

    Your photographs are simply devine. Your artwork, the still life and nudes are lovely. I particularly like the way we follow your progress at Red deer.

    Your other half and the kids must be very supportive – so necessary for your project.

    I’m hooked and will be tuning into you every week.

    Thank you for sharing


    P.S. Love your desk – Sudoku, iPhone, novel and of course, a glass of the redstuff;


  2. Thank you for the kind comments. It’s (relatively) easy to publish posts week after week, always thinking about how it may be received or what it may convey in a general sense, but without actually really getting a sense of people’s specific impressions (outside of family and close-friends). I really appreciate the time you have taken to take a look and offer your insight – it is very valuable to me. Connection is very important – I will certainly be checking in on your work frequently as well.

    Take care.


    1. Thanks – I hope you aren’t disappointed. I found the thoughts you expressed on some of your blog posts very much in keeping with my point of view – I will watch for more!


  3. I like your candid ‘About.’ I too have a husband, two kids and a job (sort of I’m a substitute teacher so I can always say no to a job – but I don’t and I give children’s art lessons). I understand what it is to try to create art while life must also be tended to…it’s clear you enjoy your family and that’s the real art. I do look forward to checking out your blog.
    AnnMarie 🙂


  4. I suppose it’s better to have too many interests than not enough to fill the time. I will definitely keep an eye on what you are doing too. You sound very brave having survived (and kept alive) your kids into their teen years – and still love kids enough to want to spend time teaching them. It sounds like your life is very full as well!


  5. Suzi, whenever I check in to see your blog I’m utterly amazed; not just by your artwork, but also by your persistence & discipline as you hone your craft & follow your muse. Thank you for sharing your art & your process. I loved seeing & reading about your photographs. And now I have the priviledge of watching your drawing & painting as your creations evolve. You inspire me.

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    1. Thanks Maureen! I appreciate your support and I’m glad to hear that you find what I do inspiring. I’m pretty sure that it is often just my stubbornness that keeps me going on this path. And that quiet, little voice inside that whispers to me to just keep going and eventually I will understand why.


    1. Thank you! I am planning to start a couple more still life paintings fairly soon. I feel like I need to FINISH a few paintings that I feel are just hanging on. I’m tired of looking at them but am not sure if they’re done yet.

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      1. Yes – it really is. Although it’s also easy to get caught up in the frustrating aspects. Fortunately, the good stuff outweighs them – or we wouldn’t continue…

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