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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    Moo Biz Cards on the Way

    I love Moo cards, tiny small size business cards, but this time, I ordered the standard size. I have a url link here to share for a 10% discount, in case you need new cards, too. Yes, these are more expensive than the standard office superstore card, but you can put a different piece of art on the backs of your card -- or however many you want to use of your total order. I chose 5 different images, some from art quilts and some from iPad art!

    Speaking of iPad, I have room for one more on the couch or sleeping porch (free beds and comfy, I promise) for the iPad workshop coming up October 5-7. Here's the info:


    Art on the iPad 


    If you've recently acquired an iPad, this workshop will help you take it into your world of creativity and art. I've explored dozens of sketching tools, art journaling, collage and photo apps and this workshop will take you through some hands-on work -- then into the studio to print, make thermofaxes and use what you've done on the tablet for fabric printing to use in your art quilts, mixed media or other work. If you don't have a tablet yet (and are trying to decide what or if to buy), you may still want to attend, I'll have a try-out table that one or two participants can share (yes, we are a two iPad family!).
    This El Cielo workshop retreat will take place October 5-7 (optional Friday night potluck) ending about 3 pm on Sunday. The workshop fee, including most supplies, is $175. If you use the coupon below with a nonrefundable deposit of $20 before September 1, you'll save $20 on the total when you pay your total!
    As usual, first come, first choice on accommodations -- there are three private bedrooms ($30 for both nights) and a couple of comfy couches (free) as well as the sleeping porch (also free)  which should be wonderful in October! The meals are great, the company inspiring and the views spectacular.

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