biggest loves part 1

Friday, August 30, 2013

gorgeous book (cover) found at the library last week designed by Martha Kennedy with botanical illustration from the 1800's

When we arrive at the question,
the answer is already near.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph, Ralph, Ralph or perhaps you prefer Waldo - you slay me ya know, you totally slay me - I love you so

Two of my new amazing & freakin' fantastic new projects are 1. a fabric collection (of 8-12 coordinating fabrics) with a super respected industry leader - I know ! Shut Up ! and 2. a multiple (20-40 items ?) a Susan Black collection of home decor/gift products with another artist/designer driven industry leader company !! and both projects combine 2 of my biggest loves - botanical illustration & hand drawn typography. Oh Boy !!

I am trying to push myself in slightly new & expanded directions - so much fun I can hardly stand it ! and some would call this a job ?!?  I'm a super lucky gal. Also working on some tres fun new greeting cards -  hooray !

Hey all you sweet commenters - ya know who you are (K, D, S, M, J ...) -  we ♡ you !!  - xoxoxo


  1. I like that quote, Susan. I understand it. I often have undefined things muddling around in my head, not knowing exactly what it's about. Once I define it I usually know what to do about it.

  2. That is a great quote and I love the cover of the book. I love botanical drawings of plants and seeds, they are always very interesting to me.
    Love your calendar illustrations and I am happy that you are happy with your new and exciting ventures.
    Hugs dear Susan, I love you too and Les Gang.
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. Susan,
    I just relooked at your at your past week of entries and had not commented but sure enjoyed. So here I am in full Kitty, USA glory - I created myself to be able to comment readily here.
    I love the past week of entries, the colors, the flowers and high on my list - the cats!
    Best wishes on your continued journey, it sounds wonderful.
    Hugs to you and the community ♡
    = ^. .^=

  4. Exciting new projects. Can't wait to see the fabric designs. My mother is an expert quilter (and another July 7th baby) and I would love to see what she could do with your fabric.

  5. Congrats Susan, can't wait to see them!
    Say aren't those lemons instead of apricots?
    Love the image either way!
    xo, from the land of lemons and apricots, Marie

  6. Both of those projects sound so perfect for you! Neat! And I have been loving all of your flowers and garden and light and cats and dogs lately, too. Lately and always! Can we look forward to some photos of said projects when they are done?

  7. So looking forward to the fabric collection! Someday Mom will tell you about her time in the Denver Botanical Illustration program @ the Botanical Gardens .... google it!! Happy weekend to all. ~moose

  8. you go girl!! can't wait to see everything.

  9. Congratulations Susan! botanical illustrations - what fun. the book cover is fabulous and I love your creations. Always beautiful!


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