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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    Well, really, it's a great opportunity to find some wonderful books and to see my art in a great people-friendly setting. I've just hung a small show of mostly new work at The Twig Bookstore, San Antonio's wonderful indie bookseller. They've recently moved to The Pearl, another venue you need to explore if you haven't been there yet. The shop is one of those bookstores that is infinitely tempting. In the course of hanging the art, I found two books I had to have in my hands on the way out.

    The Pearl is located just north of downtown San Antonio on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River -- and that's another reason to visit. The riverwalk or river taxis take you past public art and make stops at the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Pearl and elsewhere. And when you get hungry, try the new La Gloria, a delightful new Mexican "street food" restaurant that is now Linda's " absolutely favorite restaurant in town." Me, too, Lupe. The ceviche (I had the Nayarit style with cucumber) is fab and my variety was one of 6 or 7 cold seafood cocktails available. Wonderful fish tacos, too. And sopes, and, and, and.

    Of, course, if you want something more upscale, Weissman's Sand Bar and Il Sogno are also at The Pearl, as well as the Aveda school for discount hair and salon services.

    Meanwhile, my art is on show and on sale, and I'm hoping the crowds that show up for Saturday's Farmers Market in the Parking Lot will become instant art collectors.

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    That is great news about a show for you at Pearl! Hope many get to see it during the Sat. Market! Both Sandbar and Il Sogno are great places to eat!
    June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat S.
    That is great news of a show! Hope lots of folks flock by durng the Sat. Market. Both Sandbar and Il Sogno are wonderful places to eat besided La Gloria!
    June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat S.
    Thanks Pat! twice!
    July 1, 2010 | Registered CommenterSusie Monday

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