Finding Inspiration: Day 62

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Art, Finding Inspiration, Suzanne Drown | Comments Off on Finding Inspiration: Day 62

Found Portland,  Maine near the Eastern Prom.

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Finding Inspiration: Day 4

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Art | Comments Off on Finding Inspiration: Day 4

How many things can you do with a pizza box? The answer …lots!!! Check out this blog

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Dance Design

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Art, design, perform, sale, spring, Suzanne Drown | Comments Off on Dance Design

It is that time of year when the slower pace of winter melts away and life becomes very busy! End of school year events like concerts, dances, art shows, recitals, drama performances and parades absorb my attention and time. As busy as it gets I do love this time of year!Recently, I have been working on a new design that I will use to make pins and necklace charms. I will be selling the pins and necklaces to raise some money to go towards recital costs for my daughter’s dance school. It is one of the favorite things I do during the year.Here is hoping you also get to enjoy a...

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Dreaming Of My New Garden

Posted by on May 10, 2009 in Art, dreaming, garden, painting, spring, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on Dreaming Of My New Garden

Every year in the spring I start to spend a lot of time outside in the garden. First I clean it up, pull off the leaves and then discover what of my perennials are going to make it back for another season. Next I plant the seeds, taking a casual approach with a loose plan. This year I am hoping to find the time to expand my garden and create a back yard full of lilies, sunflowers, morning glories, marigolds, columbine, nastrium and maybe even some veggies! I took these photos at the recent Portland Flower Show, it was a beautiful show. Hopefully these photos will inspire my imagination so I...

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What is Batik?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009 in Art, Batik, process, suzanne drown trout | Comments Off on What is Batik?

It’s hard to believe, but I first tried out the batik process as a teenager, which was a long time ago! I was inspired by a magazine article… and my desire to create something cool for my dorm room. I figured it would be fun! What I created was a big mess and a love for the process that continues today. When I do shows, there is a real mix of customers who know the process, those who want to hear more and others who, like me, are inspired to learn how to batik themselves. I am currently working on a new design today, so this seems like the perfect opportunity to answer the...

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New Beginnings

Posted by on Feb 3, 2009 in Art, Batik, dye, Maine, New beginnings, paint, Suzanne Drown, wax | Comments Off on New Beginnings

The world is changing, and I’m going to change with it. While change can be confusing and unwelcome, it can also be exciting and a relief. In the last few weeks, we have witnessed a change in our country that has created excitement, hope and renewed pride. My life as an artist used to require only pencils, pens, paint, dye and wax. Now it includes connecting with a much larger world through my computer… and so begins my life as a blogger! I am an artist living and working in coastal Maine. Life as a batik artist, and the business that grows from it, have been my primary focus for many years....

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