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

purple pages…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

Prince passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2016. A true artist, musical genius, and unrivaled talent. He recorded most of his music on his own, played every instrument, sang every vocal. He was truly gifted, and a gift to a … Continue reading

revisiting an old painting (or – art therapy)…

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I started 2016 with the intention of seeing more of the positive in my life, less of the negative. Being human, I haven’t been perfect at it but I haven’t done too badly! Then about a week ago I got … Continue reading

a look inside my drawing pad…

Drawing in circles, just because - susie carranza studio

I’ve been doing lots of drawing lately. I’ve shared before how I used to doodle ALL the time – anywhere, anytime, on anything I could. That led to more focused drawing, with Sharpies, Faber-Castell artist pens, and more recently, Micron … Continue reading

new in shop! original drawings for sale…

"Hummingbird" - original drawing by Susie Carranza

Just  added three all NEW pieces to my Etsy art shop! (Finally…!) Three black ink drawings, done with Micron pens on white drawing paper. Each one comes framed in these beautiful wood frames that I handpainted to go with each piece. … Continue reading

peek into my latest art journal pages…

filled figure with goals for 2016...

I love art journaling. I’ve always done it, even before the term “art journaling” became so common in art circles on social media. I love to have notebooks at the ready for drawing, painting, writing, dreaming…I’ve done this as long … Continue reading

Inspiration is everywhere…(or: Palm Springs, baby!)

Inspired to draw palm trees - susie carranza studio

Last weekend, my sister Lulu invited me to a Palm Springs getaway. If you knew my sister, you’d know that it was a no-brainer to say “Yes!” with no hesitation. Off we went! We had two nights and three days … Continue reading

starting 2016 inspired…

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This new year – dare I say it? – feels pretty good so far. All over social media you see the usual beginning-of-year articles, posts, memes, etc. dealing with new year resolutions. Personally, I stopped doing resolutions a few years … Continue reading

fall/winter 2015…

my parents' beautiful nativity set - susie carranza studio

Happy New Year! Hopefully 2016 finds you ready and hopeful for lots of awesome opportunities and adventures. As for me, this is the year I vow to focus more on my art as a business – and to me, that … Continue reading