first day of fall…!

Fall is here! I love fall – it’s my favorite season. Love the cooler weather, the changing colors of leaves, even fall fashion. Today fall 2017 introduced itself with a somewhat chilly morning – a comfortably cool 62 degrees.  I … Continue reading

Inspiration is everywhere…(or: Palm Springs, baby!)

Inspired to draw palm trees - susie carranza studio

Last weekend, my sister Lulu invited me to a Palm Springs getaway. If you knew my sister, you’d know that it was a no-brainer to say “Yes!” with no hesitation. Off we went! We had two nights and three days … Continue reading

holiday traditions…

Last year, the holiday season passed in a blur. Losing loved ones does not leave one in the mood for celebration and festivities… This year I’m feeling a bit different. We lost my aunt unexpectedly last month, and this holiday … Continue reading

from black and white to color…

i LOVE drawing in black and white.Β  give me a Sharpie and some white paper (preferably cardstock) and i’m happy!

i posted back in April how a visit to Huntington Library with my husband and my sister inspired me to draw.Β  and i did draw – a big sun, with shooting rays, some stars, over a cluster of flowers.

then i took it from black and white to vibrant and bold COLOR…

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…and i like it!Β  what do you think?

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