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Monday, May 9, 2011

hope is always there - 9 x 13 - coffee stain, collage, ink + gouache - Susan Black - in les shop

Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness
or perhaps of subconsciousness–I wouldn't know.
But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness

Aaron Copland - from the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron


  1. How much do I love that you used your beloved coffee to color this beautiful piece. A TON!

  2. Lovely strong reds - my colour de jour!

  3. That makes sense - I see my children creating willy-nilly with no regard for whether or not it's "good" - they just keep creating. Boxes and boxes of the stuff. LOL I wonder when we lose the capacity to do that and censor ourselves so much?

    Also a fan of the coffee stain, my coffee stains are usually unintentional and call for stain removal rather than collage...

  4. me too Rachel - my favourite colour by far. MS have been meaning to thank you for introducing me to "tarotscopes" xo les Gang


  5. Hope is indeed always there. It's a sad day indeed when it's not. A beautiful piece of work Susan.

  6. I wish you could grind up the shells of mussels and paint with that blue color. I mean, no offense to coffee, but seriously that blue is fierce.

  7. Shammy Sham ... I'm on a roll here please to not divert xoxo I gotta run with the coffee for awhile but I promise for you mussel blue background with some seaside imagery. Promise.

  8. Oh gosh, did not mean to divert you at all. Just me musing out loud on a done post. Please by all means, continue with coffee.

  9. SO beautiful...
    I am loving these...
    The pink is fantastic!


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