Saturday, July 19

Big Sur

The fire in Big Sur up in back of me here on the Central Coast is 65% contained this morning. The smoke and ash has lessened a great deal. We are so relieved. Highway 1 is opened and the news has brought a lot of people to town here in Cambria. I understand too that businesses are opening back up in Big Sur.

The condors have survived,we have a very large area that is a sanctuary for them and the young were air lifted out. The older followed their instincts and prevailed.The firemen , heroes all, beat back the fire and saved our historic structures there. So much loss in homes, wildlife and majestic pines. Thankfully no lives lost!

The Big Sur is spiritual, nature at its most pristine. It will most certainly return to it's magnificent grandeur.

A heartfelt thank you to all of the brave heroic firemen and so too the many courageous workers and volunteers.

God Bless, XO Susan

Friday, July 18


2.5x3.5 aceo abstract painting. a/p Painted on water media paper varnished with a high gloss.22.


2.5"x3.5" a/c abstract aceo "trees" Painted on archival water media paper and varnished with high gloss. Another is my series of trees. Really loving these. Love the color. 22.

Thursday, July 17


This new pear clay raku piece is 6"x4". Hand built in white stone ware clay.Taken out of the kiln last night. I have made more pears, just love the raku finish on them. I have to decide if I want to stay with the white or try some yellow. I think the next one will be a deep yellow!!

Wednesday, July 16

Floral Demo

Kind of dark but this is a demo I did yesterday for some dear friends in their studio.I am in the process of working on it here, What a fun day! Lots of great snacks and coffee and a beautiful arrangement that had great meaning to our hostess. A fun day had by all ! Thankyou Ross and Hedy!

Floral aceo

2.5x3.5 aceo acrylic painting on archival water media paper. 42.

Monday, July 14

CROW aceo

2.5"x3.5" aceo a/p Painted on archival water media paper and varnished with a high gloss 42.
SOLD!! Thankyou Lynn!

Clay and Glass show ,Palo Alto

What a fabulous day! Yesterday Gayle and I went to Palo Alto to the huge Clay and glass show.

Incredible work, miles of it!! Alot of Gayles artists from her gallery were participating and that was fun. A wonderful demonstration on the wheel. Throwing off the hump which I had never seen, (Nichibei Potters)all of you potters out there know what that is!?
The most beautiful glass work and huge clay pieces, thrown and hand built and sculpture. All of it just blow away! I didn't leave with out a little something!
Gayle met up with many of her artists and I was so fortunate to be introduced to some of these extraordinary glass makers and potters.

It was a beautiful day, a bit of smoke from the fires but not too bad. Nice for the artists and a wonderful turn out. If you ever get a chance to go it should not be missed!!

Highway 1 is open to Big Sur!! We are so happy to hear that. God Bless the Fire men, real heros!

ACEO Trees #15

2.5"x3.5" acrylic on archival paper. 22.00

Raku sheep

Another view of the sheep.

Betsy's Sheep

SOLD! Well this is the hand built sheep finally done ! I rakued it at a friends house with her load of firing! We had fun and I love the way it turned out and so did Betsy!! I am still looking for a kiln and have decided on a new one! Will get that shortly. Being with out one has not been fun!


2.5"x3.5" ACEO abstract of trees/ acyrlic on archival paper with a high gloss varnish. 22.00 Yes, another one, loving this sooooooo much!!!!