Susan Shie's Profile

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I live and work in my home in a little wooded and ravine filled neighborhood in Wooster, Ohio, where I enjoy walking my dog, a young doodle named Libby Rose Evangeline Spooler a couple of times a day. Wooster is sort of balanced between Cleveland and Columbus, Canton and Mansfield, and we have the best college for independent free thinkers like me: The College of Wooster, where they work you really hard and push you to be your self and your best self, to boot.

I've always been a painter and a storyteller. I've made my career making whole cloth painted, narrative art quilts, but they are really just big sewn paintings. My subjects are women, family, the Earth, astrology, tarot, healing, diary stories, current events in the world, and social justice.

I got both my degrees in Painting: BA, The College of Wooster 1981. MFA The School…

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  • Born on September 28
  • Joined December 30, 2011

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I live and work in my home in a little wooded and ravine filled neighborhood in Wooster, Ohio, where I enjoy walking my dog, a young doodle named Libby Rose Evangeline Spooler a couple of times a day. Wooster is sort of balanced between Cleveland and Columbus, Canton and Mansfield, and we have the best college for independent free thinkers like me: The College of Wooster, where they work you really hard and push you to be your self and your best self, to boot.

I've always been a painter and a storyteller. I've made my career making whole cloth painted, narrative art quilts, but they are really just big sewn paintings. My subjects are women, family, the Earth, astrology, tarot, healing, diary stories, current events in the world, and social justice.

I got both my degrees in Painting: BA, The College of Wooster 1981. MFA The School of Art, Kent State University 1986. But I've always been an artist, from when I made drawings during church as a toddler, so they could keep me quiet; up through painting on an easel in my bedroom, when I was in junior high and high school, pretending I was an artist in Paris; and on to now, working in my Turtle Moon Studios, near my husband Jimmy Acord, who makes incredible leather functional art for fly fishermen around the world. I often put into my art my family of Jimmy; our daughter Gretchen, the art historian and museum registrar; her husband Mike, the musician and Rock Hall guy; and Eva, the dazzling dancer and artist granddaughter.

Besides making very large artworks of what I'm interested in, I've always done commissions and am hoping you'll order one from me soon! But meantime, I'll be putting up little stretched canvas paintings I make, while I also work on my large sewn paintings for the Kitchen Tarot. Right now I'm thinking about a series of astrology paintings, say about 8 x 10" each, that I can keep making new ones of, as the ones I offer sell off. Like if you buy my Taurus Girl that has a big bowl of cookie dough and her new apron on that she made herself, then I'll get busy and make a new Taurus Girl, doing something else. I might offer them as prints somehow, too.

I also want to make a series of pieces about some cool artworks I saw in the Cleveland Museum of Art this weekend, including a takeoff on what I remember from a Greek bowl that has fish and a really cool octopus on it. I think I'm better off if I don't look at the originals more than once and just scat on my memories of them!

Another little series will be about current events, like Trayvon Martin's killing, even though I'm already making a big art quilt about that. Maybe I can try making a less sad version in little pieces. More angel of bringing people away from racism, than dead teenager, whose killer may have left the country, for all we know.

I opened my store on April 1, it says, but I really started offering things here today, April 3, 2012. I woke up daydreaming about a painting series about the little blue duck baby rattle we had when I was little. It sits on my bathroom windowsill, and sometimes, when I see it, I think "It's a Blue Duck Day!" That means it's a lucky day, so rejoice!!!!! So a Blue Duck series may happen, and maybe, probably a Buddha Girl series, because I LOVE Buddha Girls, big time!

Love, Lucky ... that's my nickname, Lucky. Sometimes it's Lucky Duck, or Lucky Magnolia. I used to be Simone du Vin Rouge, when I was in college, taking a lot of French classes. I forgot most of my French though. So I use Lucky, not Simone.

My website is www.turtlemoon.com. I've had that since Sept, 1997. There you can find lots of information about me and look at lots of my art. You can read about coming to take a weeklong Turtle Art Camp here, where you live in our home and study with me. I've held these classes since 1994 and have also taught adult workshops in creative art expression all over the world since 1989.

And my Facebook page is www.facebook.com/susanshie, also www.facebook.com/susanshieturtlemoon.

My blog is http://susanshie.blogspot.com.

See ya! Come back soon to www.SusanShieArt.etsy.com

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