Thursday, January 17, 2013

AmericasMart 2013

What an incredible show this year! I was so blessed, thrilled and honored to do a calendar signing for LANG for my brand new title "Botanical Inspiration". I just love this new collection which brings things dear to my heart together in these new and inspirational quotes. LANG featured me in a GORGEOUS window display on the 18th floor (thank you Larissa!!!) and on an elevator door on the same floor. I had such a wonderful time signing and chatting with everyone from all over the country. Thanks so much to all who came! Here are just a few of my magical moments from the show!!!

 Elevator door on the 18th floor and my display window.

 2014 LANG Botanical Inspiration calendar signing

 With my dear friends Megan Halsey and Melanie Hall in LANG's beautiful new showroom

Amazing artists Tim Coffey and Sugan Winget at Susan's signing with LANG

Fantastic new products!!!

My brand new 2014 calendars...
Herb Garden, Botanical InspirationBirds in the Garden and Butterflies

Virtue Grows and new stacking boxes!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Inspirational Visit

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Philadelphia to visit my dear friend and amazing artist, Megan Halsey. Since we only see each other a couple of times a year, at Surtex and Atlanta, it was so great to spend some real time together. We started with an incredibly inspiring day at Terrain, which is the garden store by Anthropologie. I don't think I've ever been in such a fantastic, inspiring place.

We headed out to coast, or as they say back east, the shore....Cape May, NJ. 
The last time I was there was in August '80, just before I moved to Seattle from Pennsylvania.
It was rainy and cool, which was perfect for photo taking.

On the pine tree lined path out to the ocean, there were so many monarch butterflies, 
on their journey south. It was estimated that there were about a million at Cape May.

A great way to end the trip....the very first Anthro! Thank you Megan for such a wonderful time :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Surtex, number 8

Wow! Another year come and gone. After months of preparation, a year of new work, 3 wonderful days exhibiting, I'm back in my studio ready to begin so much new work. Many thanks to my wonderful licensing partners for your continued interest in my work and allowing me to do what I love! I'm so excited to begin work on all of the new products. And of course, a HUGE part of the show is getting to see my dear artist friends and spend time at the show and wandering the streets of NYC. See you all again same time, next year!

set up day
with my agent Alicia Dauber and Steve Anderson of LANG, my wonderful calendar company
with dear friends Sharyn Sowell, Beth Logan and Megan Halsey (below)
 girls' night out!
taxi, please?
fantastic dinner in Little Italy with Lille Smallwood, Sharyn Sowell, Alicia Dauber,  and 
Ms. Peepsqueak herself, Leslie Ann Clark
one of my favorite NY things, the corner flower stands
progress of the 9/11 Memorial
incredible architecture in the city, I LOVE the floral garland!!!
what a treat...dinner on a park bench in the park!
always a must....time wandering throughout Central Park, amidst the trees, birds and flowers

Monday, May 14, 2012

a Mother's garden

For Mother's Day, my daughter Jenna, sister Teresa and niece Olivia treated my mom to a wonderful afternoon at the gorgeous Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. I've lived on the Kitsap Peninsula for over 20 years and have never been there. It was an absolutely perfect 75 degree day and...well...I'll just let my photos speak for themselves.....