Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Endings and Beginnings

Dear Friends,

As we come to the end of 2013, I've received several emails from subscriptions about reflections on the past year and hopes for the future. I love reading them, glean great ideas and get inspired to create art, live life and vow never to feel guilty about not meeting all my resolutions! As a child I would actually make a list on paper, now my lists tend towards the more practical.....

I love new beginnings, but a year seems too long, so I look at each day as my new beginning and am thankful for a multitude of those!
Many blessings for you and those you love for those days to come!

There are only two days left to register for my Print It, Print It Workshop, register at http://susanpm.com/online-workshops/
I hope to see you there!

Enjoy, Susan!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

An Art Search....

A few years ago I spent two idyllic days wandering through the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In my dreams I could spend an entire year there and still not have seen everything that they offer!
But, did you know that you can wander through the museum online? That you can search 1,125,012 objects and 385,938 images from the V&A's collections? You can spend that entire year wandering through the halls of art and inspiration?
You can search by item, style, period and more and download the images and information! How exciting is that!! Imagine being inspired by Art Nouveau, Monet, Manet, furniture, textiles, embroidery and more, more, more!

Here are some images I took when I was there a few years ago....I think another visit is needed, but this time it might be on my computer!
To check out the V&A, go here:  http://collections.vam.ac.uk/

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Online Learning with Susan!

After a very steep learning curve, the FIRST part of my Online Workshops is up for viewing! I am thrilled to be able to offer a variety of Surface, Design, Dyeing and Printing Techniques for my students.
I love to teach and share with you but I can’t always be at your guild or conference. So I’ve developed the next, best way to inspire you. So, invite me into your home or studio to learn new ideas and techniques.

You can see a short video at:  http://susanpm.com/online-workshops/
Pictures from Print It, Print It!

 My workshops are multi-lesson formats that combine PDF documents to print out – such as dye recipes and resources – and videos for you to watch and learn exactly so many of my techniques are done. You can watch them at your own pace, download them for future reference and work alongside me or take notes with a cup of coffee beside you! There will be opportunity for you to ask questions and post pictures and to meet other students and chat.
Pictures from Colour It, Fuse It!

 Each workshop will be open for six months from the start date and you will be able to keep the links to the videos forever.
Browse through the workshops below, see which dates fit your calendar and sign up! You are welcome to email  me with any questions. I hope you will join me on this exciting new adventure!

So check out all the details at:  http://susanpm.com/online-workshops/
Pictures from Screen Printing with Success!