Susan Righter News http://susanrighterart.com The latest news from Susan Righter . en-us Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:22:07 CDT Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:22:07 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Follow me on Instagram: @susanrighterartdesign <div></div><div style="text-align: center; "><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/702/IMG_4814.PNG" width="350" height="350" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">Come join me at my new Susan Righter Art &amp; Design Instagram!</div><div style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">I'll be posting inspiration, works in progress, show information, sale information, and much more!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">Hope to see you there!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">Artfully,</div><div style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;Susan</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;</div> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:12:56 CDT Rediscovering My Love of Design <div style="text-align: center;"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/702/creativity1.gif" width="304" height="393" alt="" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><u>Rediscovering My Love of Design&nbsp;</u></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>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, I rely on design for support.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Throughout high school and college, I explored various forms of art and design, including advertising design, graphic design, drawing and painting. As a young adult, I practiced some graphic design. In my middle age, I'm practicing fine art and graphic design as part of my Sweet Serendipity Art business. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I love being an artist and practicing art! &nbsp;It has filled my life with an abundance of great energy and wonderful people over the past few years. I'm excited about where my painting and drawing will continue to lead. However, I'm adding design back into the mix!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In January, I started the Interior Design, A.A.S., program at Johnson County Community College. I'm enrolled in Interior Design I and Architectural Drafting for Interior Design. I'm loving it! &nbsp;It's as if a little piece of the puzzle has clicked into place. As I've told many people, I'm totally "nerding" out on being back in school. &nbsp;It's so energizing to be using that more analytical, precise side of my brain for a change. </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Once I complete the program, which may be years from now at this pace of two courses per term, I hope to explore the business concept of an art consulting business, but not in the traditional format of a gallery. I'd like to work as a liaison between local artists and the interior design community and establish an interior design business with a focus on art placement. I'm keeping notes about artists I'd like to represent!&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As I progress through the program, I plan to continue with Sweet Serendipity Art as time and energy permit. The class projects take a good bit of time, and since I'm being so nerdy about going back to school, I've set very high standards for myself. So, if you've noticed a slower pace in my art productivity lately, that's why. &nbsp;I will continue to explore my painting and drawing style, and perhaps a limited amount of time will help me to further clarify my style. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As usual, I will follow where this path leads. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Artfully yours,</div><div>Susan&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.susanrighterart.com%2Fadmin%2Findex.php%3Fpage%3Dwriting_desk%26mode%3Dedit_posts%26act%3Dedit%26p_id%3D13183&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.susanrighterart.com%2Fresources%2Fimg%2Fblog_img%2F702%2Fcreativity1.gif&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.35&amp;description=" style="height: 20px; width: 40px; position: absolute; opacity: 0.85; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer; border: none; background-color: transparent; background-image: url(data:image/png;base64,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); 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top: 13px; left: 143px;"></a> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:31:49 CDT Guest Blog: "Words: They Matter" from Erin Paige Stegman at Erin Paige Designs, LLC <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #232323;"></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/702/IMG_0461.jpg" width="146" height="165" alt="" />&nbsp;</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px"><p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 24px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">Words: They Matter</span></p><br /></span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Verdana; color: #ffffff; min-height: 16px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Just when I thought I had it all together this morning, I found myself crying in a coffee shop in front of a salesman I was having a business meeting with. I am not quite sure how to describe the tears at this moment, but maybe the right word will come to mind as I write. Or, maybe I will keep the words to myself and close to my heart.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Verdana; color: #ffffff; min-height: 16px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">No, it wasn't that the gentleman I have known for over 5 years now said anything derogatory, hurtful, or crushed me by stating he would no longer do business with me. It was our typical flow in conversation where we start off chatting about business and what is happening in the market to a smooth transition into family and everything else. He has seen me go through many situations in these last several years&nbsp;and was the first&nbsp;person who&nbsp;told me in a parking lot about a year ago as I gave him a current catalog to one of the lines I represent, "I have to tell you, you look much happier than I have seen you in the past. It's not that you looked terribly unhappy before, but there is a new glow about you." I thanked him and have reflected on this moment and haven't been able to do anything else except agree with him. There was a time several years ago where I was extremely unhappy and just didn't know it until that time had passed.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff; min-height: 13px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">So, today as we talked about my upcoming vacation with my son and how I came about deciding on our destination, he said something that made my eyes well up immediately. There was no warning or time to prepare for this moment and keep my composure. He said, "Your son is very lucky to have you as his mom." A simple statement. Just a few words. And, I was red-nosed and teary.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: #ffffff; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Being a single mother I don't have someone who tells me this after a long day of work and motherhood. There is no voice that whispers in my ear telling me I did the right thing by being his mother and not his friend. No hug is given after my son has a hormone swing and his emotions go a little cray cray. (Parents of teenagers know what I am talking about.) What I do have is the inner voice that is my own - this is where I snuggle in comfort and trust that I am doing the best job I am capable of at this time.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff; min-height: 13px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">The salesman apologized for making me cry and was a little taken back and didn't know what to do. My response was, "Oh boy, Rick, you got me. Don't apologize. The tears mean I needed to hear it. I can't thank you enough and appreciate it. (sniffling) NOW...how's you grandson?!"</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: #ffffff; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">When we departed and I got into my car I realized how important words are. Some words bring hurt and some bring joy. Today, I needed to hear that the most important job I will ever have is seen as good and, maybe, based on my statement about our special vacation and how I parent, my position as his mother is succeeding.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff; min-height: 13px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">I have been a bit emotional since then.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: #ffffff; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">This moment in time is mine, but the story rings true for all. Be kind. Be present and, if you feel something, say it. Your words may just be what the other person has been craving and longing for. One statement changed my entire day and touched my heart and soul dearly.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: #ffffff; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Who's life will you change?</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff; min-height: 13px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">In health and happiness,</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: #ffffff; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: #ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Ep</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 18px; font-family: 'Arial Narrow'; color: #ffffff; min-height: 21px;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px"><strong></strong></span><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 18px; 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color: #484848;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">"Textural Explorations" at Antioch Library is in the last week, so if you haven't had a chance to see it, please check it out.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">I installed my annual art show at Darling Yoga last week.&nbsp; They are located at 11711 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210 <a href="http://www.darlingyoga.com">http://www.darlingyoga.com</a>&nbsp; I love showing there--they are truly wonderful teachers and people!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">This year's exhibit features many smaller works with a variety of colors and textures, and as always, several heart-themed pieces. &nbsp;Please stop by and take a look and perhaps a yoga class, too!</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><font color="#484848" face="Avenir Next"><span style="font-size: 14px; letter-spacing: 0px;">Coming up next week, "Pink Tulips&#8221; (</span><span style="font-size: 14px;">shown above)</span><span style="font-size: 14px; letter-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp;will be part of the silent auction at the Kansas City Artist's Coalition. Please see the catalog featuring all of the amazing available for purchase:</span></font></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px"><a href="http://www.issuu.com/jfskcac/docs/2015_kcac-auction_program_final-web">http://issuu.com/jfskcac/docs/2015_kcac-auction_program_final-web</a></span></p><div></div> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">In my studio, I'll continue working on developing my style through texture and pattern.&nbsp; We'll see what emerges.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848; min-height: 19px;"><br /></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; color: #484848;"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Artfully yours,</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; 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"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/702/AbstractSunflowersKCACVersion.jpg" width="332" height="445" alt="" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">Abstract Sunflowers</div><div style="text-align: center; ">acrylic on canvas</div><div style="text-align: center; ">now on display at <strong>"Textural Explorations"&nbsp;</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>"Home in My Spirit"</strong></div><div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>Mundane yet magical--most definitely home</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>a sense of place in my spirit</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>From which I will never depart</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>nor would I try</strong></div><div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>A fire in my spirit--most definitely home</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>to create authenticity</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>in love, in art, in movement, in colorful lines and swirls:</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>in textural explorations.</strong></div><div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>(c) 2015 Susan Righter&nbsp;</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I have an artist's reception to attend on Saturday for my <strong>"Textural Explorations"</strong> exhibit at Antioch Library. &nbsp;The larger theme for all of the exhibits in the Johnson County Library System is "Home." &nbsp;As I've pondered my thoughts of "Home" and how this relates and translates in my work, I've realized this simple word may be defined in countless ways, but for this exhibit I'm choosing to focus on "Home" as a place in my spirit from which I create. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Art, expression and creativity have become my home, so to speak. &nbsp;In order to be effective in any endeavor one must feel "at home." &nbsp;Though not all of my work is literally connected to the concept of home in a domestic sense, it is connected in that symbols of my sense of home show up throughout my work. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>For example, "Abstract Sunflowers" shown above, is not specifically related to the concept of "Home," but it communicates a sense of it to me. &nbsp;I moved to Kansas from Georgia. &nbsp;Georgia is the Peach State, Kansas is the sunflower state. &nbsp;The first fall in Kansas, I was completely in awe of the wild sunflowers all over our area, even right outside our neighborhood! &nbsp;I've enjoyed displaying this piece in our home in between exhibits, and I must admit I miss it when it's on display somewhere!&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>I hope if you're in the area, you'll be able to attend my <strong>"Textural Explorations"</strong> show this Saturday at Antioch Neighborhood Library, 1:00-2:30, </div><a href="http://www.jocolibrary.org/events/reception-textural-explorations-susan-righter-jacirah-clay">http://www.jocolibrary.org/events/reception-textural-explorations-susan-righter-jacirah-clay</a><div>Several of my pieces are on display alongside several from my homeschooled student's work. &nbsp;Her pieces are whimsical, charming and unique. &nbsp;I'll be talking more about my artistic process and the home in my spirit for art. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Artfully yours,</div><div>Susan&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/create/extension/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.susanrighterart.com%2Fadmin%2Findex.php%3Fpage%3Dwriting_desk%26mode%3Dedit_posts%26act%3Dedit%26p_id%3D12996&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.susanrighterart.com%2Fresources%2Fimg%2Fblog_img%2F702%2FAbstractSunflowersKCACVersion.jpg&amp;xm=h&amp;xv=sa1.35&amp;description=" style="height: 20px; 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