#ShopSmall this holiday season!

This holiday season, donโ€™t forget to support local and small businesses! #ShopSmall Saturday is November 25, 2017 – forget the crazy crowds, mass-produced items, and give unique, handmade gifts. I have some new items to myย Etsy art shopย and will continue … Continue reading

art helps me grieve…

art journaling: grief - susie carranza studio

Friday, October 20th, was the fourth anniversary of my sister Pattyโ€™s unexpected death. Four years. Since then, every subsequent October 20th always start out terribly, sadly, sometimes angrily for me. I wake up in the early morning hours and relive … Continue reading

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

a peek inside my August art journal pages…

Just sharing a handful of pics from last month’s art journals. I didn’t do as much journaling as I would have liked. I’ll have more to share this month! It’s the season for Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos projects … Continue reading

around here…

roses are beautiful in every stage - susie carranza studio

Hello February! Today’s a beautiful rainy day in Southern California, so I can’t take good photos today of the artwork I’ve been working on. Instead I’m sharing photographs of my past few weeks. With everything going on in the world … Continue reading

first painted pages of 2017…

Happy 2017! So – it’s already January 6th. How’s your new year treating you so far? I painted yesterday for the first time this year! Well, I have been drawing and writing down ideas for new work, but finally getting … Continue reading

around here…

Well, here we are. Christmas Eve Eve. CHRISTMAS?! Every December I find myself saying “This year went by so fast!” Yet this year really did pass at a weirdly fast pace. I’ve mentioned this to a few people and they … Continue reading

Dia de Los Muertos 2016…

cempasuchil (flor de muertos) - susie carranza studio

November 1, 2016 – Dia de Los Muertos is here. If you know me, or read my inconsistent blog posts, you’ll know that Lawrence and I lived in Diamond Bar about three years ago. We were in the process of … Continue reading

a peek inside my drawing pad…

My hands... - susie carranza studio

  I love drawing. Late at night when everyone’s asleep is the best time for me – it’s quiet, it’s just me and my drawing pad, pens/pencils of choice, and uninterrupted creative time. I have been painting, but it’s been … Continue reading

purple pages…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

Prince passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2016. A true artist, musical genius, and unrivaled talent. He recorded most of his music on his own, played every instrument, sang every vocal. He was truly gifted, and a gift to a … Continue reading