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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    Pay It Forward


    Finally! I tracked down a PIF post to someone who had not yet received their first three comments (I hope, the artist hasn't moderated any coments, yet, so I may be out of luck again). This web meme is of unknown origin, but obviously was inspired by the movie of the same name.

     I jumped from Lisa Call's blog to Flying Colours, a blog by Ontario fiber artist  Juanita Sim -- and happily discoved a thought-provoking and interesting writer who includes some great links and posts in her entries (and those socks are killer).


    Here's what Juanita says about her blog:
    A major project for me at the moment is developing a creative habit for contemporary quilt-making as well as for related activities such as fabric dyeing and surface design. I'm a full-time mom to two active children and making time for creative work turns out to be a small challenge. This blog documents the journey.


    In return I  will continue the Pay it Forward tradition as follows:

    I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

    When you leave your comment, please also do one of two things: leave your post address or e-mail it to me.

    I will send small textile hand-made-by-me gifts to the first 3 people that leave a comment requesting to receive the gift and are willing to continue the Pay it Forward tradition on their blog.

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    Reader Comments (3)

    Thank You!
    Here's a bonus for being chained to my computer writing code all day - the chance to participate in PIF. My announcement will come after the 1st of the year.
    December 15, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdeb
    Hi! I finally got in on one of these PIFs, perhaps. I'll put my post up today. I tried this last year and nothing happened, but I have hope. Aloha, Dianna
    December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDianna in Maui
    I too have done the PIF challenge - you can see the bags I made here
    so I'd be delighted to receive as well.
    December 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Goodwin

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