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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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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 yesterday 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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Give the space in your heart a place in your life and join me for a series of Illustrated Travel Journaling adventures in and around Tennessee. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 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 20, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful men in my life!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 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 Jun 13, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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As much as I love painting studio and plein air works of art, it's Illustrated Watercolor Journaling that brings me pure joy. The hobby started with an Illustrated Nature Journal. Shortly after it began, I went on a scenic, painting trip to Owl's Head, Maine, with a few friends, so the journal evolved to an Illustrated Nature and Travel Journal. But I also love to cook and to eat! And I love history and historic and family recipes. And guess what? The illustrated watercolor journal as evolved to involve these loves, too. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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I love watercolor illustration and use it for a variety of journals, from Illustrated Nature Journals to Illustrated Travel Journals, to Illustrated Family Recipes Cookbook, not a day goes by I wouldn't rather be illustrating a journal with watercolor. Here is my journal watercolor illustration and recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes. Delicious!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Creative Spirits Soar!
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Rachel Blair, Executive Director of The Chestnut Group, a plein air painting organization based in Nashville, Tennessee, contacted me late last year about volunteering to teach a workshop for the Paint Your Heart Out series of workshops The Chestnut Group hosts every year as a fundraiser for the organization. I jumped on the opportunity and suggested Illustrate Travel Journaling to be taught at Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, Tennessee Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 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 6, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines
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On the 75th Anniversary of "Operation Overlord" (as the mission was named), I would like to observe a quiet moment of prayer, gratitude and appreciation for Henry Buck and all the men and women who fought for the Allies in World War II, and those that served in the War Effort at home and abroad, and the families who kept the country operating and the home fires burning here on the homefront. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your heroism. May we never, never, never forget. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Charm of the Carolines