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Susan
middle Tennessee
You are an extraordinary woman, how can you expect to live an ordinary life? ~Louisa May Alcott
Interests: when asked if the glass is half full or half empty, i always respond "my glass overflows!, " blending all my passions into a balanced and harmonious life of family-friends-furbabies-travel-photography-good food-and wordsmithing. Oh yeah, and I love Doris Day. The first words I ever strung together were, "By the light" as in "By the light of the Silvery Moon." Mom sang it to me when I was a baby.
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The artists at the Lodge at Southern Springs in Spring Hill, Tennessee, did an excellent job interpreting the reference painting used for inspiration during the Old Truck and Pumpkins painting class. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Creative Spirits Soar!
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The artists at the Lodge at Southern Springs in Spring Hill, Tennessee, did an excellent job interpreting the reference painting used for inspiration during the Old Truck and Pumpkins painting class. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Charm of the Carolines
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Join me on Friday, October 18 at 10am at The Lodge at Southern Springs for the watercolor painting class - The Old Truck with Pumpkins. Class fee is $35 and includes supplies, instructions, and a pre-sketched watercolor surface. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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My heart is feeling the tug to recommit to daily painting, and the argument for it is impossible to ignore. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Painting with Susan October "Wet Paint" Newsletter and Calendar of Classes~ Beauty, Joy, Light, Magic Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Painting with Susan ~ Beauty, Joy, Light, Magic~ the September 2019 Newsletter and Calendar of Painting Classes and Art-related events. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. "An Artist gives: gives visually, gives through workshops or with free advice, through generosity of spirit and through the need to share."~Veronica Roth Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Each Friday, I'll share with you a few beautiful, delicious, intriguing treasures I'm grateful to have discovered.Or simply things I'm just grateful for... Period. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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I love painting with watercolor. It's more hobby than profession, like with oils and acrylics. I plan to teach this watercolor paint-along twice in September; once in Franklin on September 6 and in Spring Hill on September 20. Message me with your email address if you would like to get the calendar once each month in your inbox or go to paintingwithsusan.com to see the current month's schedule of painting classes and art events. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Each Friday, I'll share with you a few beautiful, delicious, intriguing treasures I'm grateful to have discovered.Or simply things I'm just grateful for... Period. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Happy National Watermelon Day!! It's the happiest day of the year celebrating the official fruit of summer .... the juicy, delicious watermelon!! How do you plan to celebrate? Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Each Friday, I'll share with you a few beautiful, delicious, intriguing treasures I'm grateful to have discovered.Or simply things I'm just grateful for... Period. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Today the historic preservation community and I are brokenhearted for Lynette Tanner and the Natchez, Mississippi, community after hearing about a fire destroying her 204-year-old Ferriday, Louisiana home, Frogmore Plantation. I've only visited this site once, but was blown away by the example of a complete plantation community it was with home, cotton gin, church house, slave quarters, cotton fields and such. As painful as our southern history has been, it's also real. Frogmore Plantation stood to educate current and future generations about the lives of past generations, because the way I see it, we only have 2 choices.... learn from the past and create a better future or rewrite it and learn nothing. Lynette researched and published a book Chained to the Land, recounting Louisiana slave narratives that I found fascinating and recommend everyone should read; personal accounts of former enslaved people regarding their experiences while enslaved. It will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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How did Monet do it? See all that light. And it's reflections. And it's transitions from hour to hour, minute to minute. I'm both overwhelmed and humbled by his talent and that of all the great Masters. Yet eternally grateful to be living in the most amazing age of known to all mankind, the Information Age. We can only paint what we can see. And we must train ourselves to see with both our eyes and with our brains. But sometimes having someone point something out and bring it into focus helps us see even better. That is EXACTLY what these 5 Apps do for me. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Painting with Susan ~ Beauty, Joy, Light, Magic - monthly newsletter for August. Sprinkle Joy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Each Friday, I'll share with you a few beautiful, delicious, intriguing treasures I'm grateful to have discovered.Or simply things I'm just grateful for... Period. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Each Friday, I'll share with you a few beautiful, delicious, intriguing treasures I'm grateful to have discovered.Or simply things I'm just grateful for... Period. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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July 2019 "Wet Paint" Newsletter and Calendar of Painting Classes and Art-related Events from Susan Elizabeth Jones, Artist Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Artists are different. Artists are in a perpetual search for inspiration... for beauty, joy, light, magic. Artists are inventive, expressive, adventurous, and intuitive with an overwhelming desire to share their world. I am such an artist. Each Friday, I'll share with you a few beautiful, delicious, intriguing treasures I'm grateful to have discovered.Or simply things I'm just grateful for... Period. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Oven-Roasted Tomatoes recipe from Farm Fresh Recipes by Heather Cameron. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
Oh, and I made the oven-roasted tomatoes today and ate every last one of them off the roasting sheet. They were delicious!!
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You'll love it! I've already ordered three more illustrated Journals. Will probably write a blog post on all of them eventually, but two are from a woman named Diana Hollingsworth Gessler of her illustrated watercolor journals to Charleston, SC, and New Orleans, LA. And the other is by a woman named Teresa Jordan of her illustrated journal from Yosemite. They are lovely additions to my collection. I plan to show them at my next Illustrated Travel Journal workshop scheduled next month at the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson.
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