#ShopSmall this holiday season!

This holiday season, don’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 my Etsy art shop and will continue … Continue reading

new art in Etsy shop!

I’ve been busy creating new work for my Etsy art shop – I’m determined to have it full for holiday shoppers! Here’s just a few of the new art pieces. Stay tuned for more to come…! Hope you drop my my art … Continue reading

autumn…

I love autumn! The cooler weather (well – cooler for Southern California), the changing colors of the leaves, fall fashion…love it all…

Today autumn found me feeling restless. I’m feeling the urge to go somewhere, be somewhere…

I know that might not make sense. Life is rough sometimes, and lately I’ve been feeling unfulfilled, uninspired, like I’m just going through my responsibilities almost robotically…

Anybody out there understand what I mean?

Autumn is here... - susie carranza studio

Autumn by Susie Carranza

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

revisiting an old painting (or – art therapy)…

I started 2016 with the intention of seeing more of the positive in my life, less of the negative. Being human, I haven’t been perfect at it but I haven’t done too badly! Then about a week ago I got … Continue reading

a look inside my drawing pad…

Drawing in circles, just because - susie carranza studio

I’ve been doing lots of drawing lately. I’ve shared before how I used to doodle ALL the time – anywhere, anytime, on anything I could. That led to more focused drawing, with Sharpies, Faber-Castell artist pens, and more recently, Micron … Continue reading

new in shop! original drawings for sale…

"Hummingbird" - original drawing by Susie Carranza

Just  added three all NEW pieces to my Etsy art shop! (Finally…!) Three black ink drawings, done with Micron pens on white drawing paper. Each one comes framed in these beautiful wood frames that I handpainted to go with each piece. … Continue reading

peek into my latest art journal pages…

I love art journaling. I’ve always done it, even before the term “art journaling” became so common in art circles on social media. I love to have notebooks at the ready for drawing, painting, writing, dreaming…I’ve done this as long … Continue reading

starting 2016 inspired…

This new year – dare I say it? – feels pretty good so far. All over social media you see the usual beginning-of-year articles, posts, memes, etc. dealing with new year resolutions. Personally, I stopped doing resolutions a few years … Continue reading