Susie Monday

Artist, maker, teacher, author, head cook and bottlewasher.

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The art I make is the result of a life-long love of pattern, texture and color. How I teach is a skill honed by experience (I started teaching creative arts to younger kids when I was 12). After earning a B.A. in Studio Arts from Trinity University, I helped lead an internationally recognized educational foundation, designed curriculum exhibits for schools and other institutions, wrote and edited for a major daily newspaper, opened the San Antonio Children's Museum and then, a dozen years ago, took the scary but essential (for me) leap to become a fulltime artist and art teacher.

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This weblog is about the maker's life. The teacher's path. The stitching and dyeing and printing of the craft of art cloth and art quilt. The stumbling around and the soaring, the way the words and the pictures come together. Poetry on the page and in the piecing of bright scraps together. The inner work and the outer journeys to and from. Practicalities and flights of fancy and fearful grandeur, trivial pursuits and tactile amusements. Expect new postings two or three times a week, unless you hear otherwise. 

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    Inspirations All Around

    Gee, I love this life, where the flow of images greets me from such wild sources. "DV8's work is about taking risks. It is about personal politics, about breaking down barriers between dance and theatre, and above all, about communicating ideas and feelings clearly and unpretentiously. The company tells stories through extended naturalistic movement in a radical yet accessible way, shunning linear narrative and rejecting the traditional conventions of ballet and modern dance. It also challenges notion of dance by demonstrating how expansive and individual the medium can be." This is the trailer for their 35 minute film "The Cost of Living."

    Has anybody out there seen this movie: The Cost of Living?

     Here's the trailer:

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    Susie, What a facinating movie clip I watched it a few times! I recently discovered the magic of movement while taking a Sha Sha Higbey class- I transformed myself into a tree that was learning to fly from a bird. L.
    December 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Rael
    The magic of movement. Well said. Ever since I earned my stripes in a NIA white belt course, I've been a total convert inside and out to the power of movement as a tool for both mental and physical health. Now that I live inconveniently out of the city -- as far as a regular NIA class goes -- we just try to fire up the XM jukebox each morning for a fast half hour of free dance. It's the next best thing, or maybe even better!
    December 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

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