Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

An Expiration Date

I have been having a little trouble with my knee this past week and have been sorta house and ice pack bound. I posted this quote on my blog two years ago, shortly after Shawn had passed away, and was reminded of it by Facebook this past week. It so totally described Shawn's approach to living her life. This quote made me want to rethink how I spent my everyday over the last two years since her death. I can only say...she was so right! I want to live my life doing what I love, bring a smile and a little joy to the lives of others I touch. I am so grateful to have found my art. I am the lucky one, I know exactly what I want to do with the rest of my time here, while so many people I know, are still  frantically searching or wasting their days  just trying to stay busy.

I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the 
end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and 
errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the 
car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my 
walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw 
parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I 
want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the 
Shauna Niequist

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Thank You for letting me share. I always end my blog post with a statement that has come to mean so much to me...

Enjoy Life Now...

It Has An Expiration Date

Sue Frank


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Process of Exploration

“I realized that I did not really know who I was as an artist.  My work had always been subject to the needs of outside demands – for sale, for a commercial product, or as instructional examples –  and I wanted to know what happened if I just made art as a personal inquiry. I still want to know, and it is that ongoing quest that keeps me motivated”.

One of the biggest differences I have observed since retiring from a full time teaching position(in science) is my ability to explore my making of art. I love the idea that Jane Davies shares. Instead of always creating art to sell, to please a specific client, what would happen if you created art as a process of exploration. There is so much out there just begging to be examined, tried and used. Starting at the beginning of September I will start a new 30 pieces in 30 days challenge. Let the process of exploration begin.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Update on the Facelift

I am nearing the end of this project. That is always a good feeling. I will probably need to wait a few more weeks. Till I can get down on the floor. The rehab on the knee is progressing well, but I'm not there yet. Cleaned up all the painting supplies and looking for my next project. I love the summer, I always feel like I have so much more energy than during the winter months.


Friday, July 8, 2016

Getting a Facelift

I have lived with this dark gapping hole for 13 years. It is time for a change. The yellow walls are going and both the living room and dinning room are getting lightened up. The first step is to lighten up the brick of the fireplace. Each brick has ridges running through it,so the painting process is taking a lot of time. Looking forward to finishing this first project.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In The Movies

The three paintings above were picked up this afternoon and are on there way to being used in a new film that is being shot here in Cincinnati starting July 5th. The movie, "The Girl From The Hood" is a Sony/ Lifetime (made for television) movie about the life of R&B artist Michel'le. 

"The film will capture her journey from the streets of Compton, including her experience with Death Row Records and her relationships with founders Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, described as 'one of fame, abuse and ultimately, survival and triumph,' " said the announcement Tuesday by Kristen Schlotman, Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission executive director.

Enjoy Life Now!

It Has an Expiration Date

Studio 606
1310 Pendleton Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Friday, June 3, 2016

Enjoying Outside

This week seems like it has gone by so quickly. It is already Friday, and we are all set for another weekend. The word for today is OUTSIDE.
 I have found my self confined to the first floor of my house as a result of a knee injury. I would normally be Outside as much as possible during this time of the year.
1. Weeding the flower beds
2 planting new flowers
3.watching the hummingbirds at the feeders
4 of course playing with little Sherry
5.Just enjoying the late night sounds of the bull frogs.
6 feeling the breeze blowing

You get the idea. What do you love doing OUTSIDE? 

I hope you will share some of the things you love doing OUTSIDE.

Have a great start to your week. 


        First Roses of the Season

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