#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

art helps me grieve…

art journaling: grief - susie carranza studio

Friday, October 20th, was the fourth anniversary of my sister Patty’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

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

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

new in Etsy shop…!

Hope you all had a great holiday yesterday! Even if you don’t celebrate the ‘traditional’ Thanksgiving holiday, I hope your day consisted of being with loved ones, lots of laughter – and yummy foods! Just want to share some new … 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

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