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Rediscovering My Love of Design

 Rediscovering My Love of Design  I've always loved design--in any form, really. Decidedly, it is one of my first loves. It informs my art and gives me an underlying framework to build upon. It's a structure, a way of thinking about what I create that defines it. Even at my most expressionistic,… read more.

Painting My Way Through the Carpool Lines of Life

  Miriam Schapiro, Explode, 1972    Painting My Way Through the Carpool Lines of Life! I am determined to paint my way through the carpool lines of life.  Yes, you read that right.  OK, not literally, but in a sense I am doing just that.  I am striving to… read more.

I painted a rainbow!

Painting rainbows...there's a metaphor in there somewhere.  Show of hands...how many of you have painted a rainbow that looks at least somewhat realistic?  Yeah, that's what I thought...heehee.  It ain't easy; pardon my intentional poor grammar there.  However, now that I'm somewhere… read more.

Happy Summer! What's Happening in my Studio This Summer

 Happy Summer from Susan Righter Art and Sweet Serendipity Art on Etsy!  I hope the summer is off to a great start for all of you!  So far, so good for me. Creatively, I'm looking forward to moving forward and further developing my own unique style.  I have a couple of portrait… read more.

Metamorphosis: A Liberating Move Towards Simple Abstraction

  "Metamorphosis" 14 x 14 acrylic on canvas   Metamorphosis:  a major change in the appearance or character of someone or something   Birth of my fine art:  Representation/Realism?   If you take a look at my galleries on my Web site (born on or around March 2010),… read more.

I'm moving into a new studio space with InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park!

    I'm so excited to share that I will be sharing studio space with several other artists and the InterUrban ArtHouse starting in December!  Please visit their Web site and latest blog post using this link:  http://interurbanarthouse.org/were-moving/ . … read more.

The View From McGee Street

  Let me start by saying that having my drawing of Audrey Hepburn chosen for a group exhibit at the Hilliard Gallery for March has truly been a "pinch me" experience thus far!  As an "emerging" artist, it can be overwhelming at times to see how much great art and how many great… read more.

Reflections on My Artistic Journey in 2011 and Plans for My Art in 2012

  This year in my artistic journey, I’m so grateful for….   · Great art teachers and classes in the KC area · Expansion in my perception of art · Connections with other artists in the area · Acceptance into the KCAI Certificate… read more.

Creative energy + sparks = new work!

My creative energy is really surging right now, and I LOVE this feeling!  I feel as if I can't work enough to bring all of the ideas into reality.  I have been keeping a sketchbook handy for the many thumbnails sketches for painting ideas when they pop into my head.    As… read more.

Maintaining Motivation and Inspiration in the Face of Rejection

Oh where, oh where has my inspiration gone? These days, my inspiration to create has been laying low.  A variety of circumstances have conspired against me: busy family schedules, other priorities, service opportunities, dance opportunities, and...rejection.  Yes, rejection.  I… read more.
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