I am Strong. I am Not Perfect. I am Willing to Try. I am Open-Minded. I am Flawed. I am Loved. I am Full of Potential. I am Gifted. I am Not Believing the Hype. I am Facinating. I am Woman.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Something New

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours."
Wonderful quote!
This painting is a new direction for me, I never paint abstracts. I need to branch out more in the exploration with my art. It makes the journey so much more alive for me. I am trying some of the gel and modeling paste mediums and working more with color and texture. This piece started with color applied to the board and then I added several glazes just to experiment. Finally, I added the paste to my color and used a knife and my fingers to apply it.
I am happy with the result. It gives me a happy feeling from the colors I chose.
Now on to the studio to finish a commissioned piece...a house portrait of one of the historical homes in Marietta, OH. It sits along the river, and they have a magnificent view. I will post it probably Sunday or Monday!


  1. SuZi!
    beautiful quote - words to live by!

    and i love your new piece!
    very interesting textures, when you zoom in.
    mostly, i love that *you* are happy with it!

    your zest comes through to us!

    peace, SuZi!

  2. Very inspiring...your art and quote.

  3. Lovely words, thank you both!