Thursday, December 11, 2014


Looking for that great gift for that special someone?  A one of a kind, original piece of art would let them know how special they are. Art By S'anna is having a very special offer right now. Purchase a $100. 00 Gift Certificate for only $80.00. Let that special someone pick put their own unique original artwork. Additional certificates are available.

    Additional Certificates Available

$75.00 for $60.00 and $50.00 for $40.00

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Thank You For letting me visit with you today.

Suzzanna Frank

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


THIS WEEK ONLY... 30% OFF ALL Prints in my new ETSY shop. They will make great gifts for the Holiday. They are available in multiple sizes and can be found at Just look for the coupon code hoh14 when checking out. If there are any questions let me know at

Monday, December 8, 2014

Commissioning that Special Gift

Wishing you a
Happy Holiday Season!!

Treat your friends and loved ones to a personal gift they will cherish forever with this deal from Art by S'anna. Have your favorite sunset photos from that shared vacation recreated into that forever painting.


Take advantage of this special offer!
Have that special photo recreated into an original oil painting that your family will cherish forever.

Take  40% off any special commissioned painting of $100.00 or more.  Sizes and original  cost are available at -------

Please forward any questions to
Offer Expires on   12/13/2014. 
Coupon  must be printed and presented in person or use this special coupon code  (HOH 2014). Only one special commission per person.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday Miniature Special

Fine art print of anCardinal caught in the first snow of the season.
Miniature Embellished Prints 

My deepest gratitude to my collectors and friends for all your encouragement, blessings, love and support along my artistic journey. You make it possible for me to follow my passion and continue to paint.
In this spirit of gratitude I would like to treat my friends and collectors to a week of specials. I will be posting all specials daily on my Facebook page and newsletter  as well as here on this blog. The first special of the week is this cute little Fine Art Print. It is done on Watercoloer paper and embellished with paint and ink. This miniature will make a great gift for your child's teacher or as a surprised stocking stuffer at only $6.00 ea. 

They are available in my Etsy Shop SannaArt..  

They are listed by the color of the Frame. If you live in the Cincinnati area and want to avoid the shipping fee they are available for pickup in my studio, 803A at the Pendleton Art Center during our Holiday Open House from 11:00 to 3:00 on December 13th (prepaid reserves one of your choice frame) or I will ship them to you for a $5.00 charge (US only)

I hope you will check back on Tuesday for the next special and share this great offer with your friends.

Thank You for allowing me to visit with you.

Suzzanna Frank

Monday, September 22, 2014

October Make An Offer

                                                     October Make An Offer

Peace and Quiet

Oil on Museum Panel
Framed in Gold

                                                      Current High Offer: $ 00.00

                                                  Contact Sue Here to make an offer 

Shipping is 10.00 or pick up at my studio to save shipping fee. You may make as many offers as you like up to 5 PM on October 30th.

Check this page frequently for updates.
These paintings are popular with my newsletter readers, who enjoy seeing a new one for each month of the year. These paintings are unframed and at a considerable reduction from my retail price, making them very affordable. Paintings are on standard sized formats so they are easy to frame with ready made framing.

    Thank You
     Suzzanna Frank       

    Located at:  
    1310 Pendleton Street
    Studio 803A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

Monday, July 21, 2014

What happens when you combine Nature and Art?

I love the way what was once an eyesore in many older urban settings is being transformed in unique, one of a kind pieces of art. So much nicer to look at these images than what came before. There are a lot more of these images on line. I simply googled: Nature and Street Art.

Thank you for letting me visit with you today.

Suzzanna Frank
Art by S'anna
Pendleton Art Center
Studio 803A

Friday, June 20, 2014

Willing To Let Go

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us"...Joseph Campbell.

 I was looking at my Facebook news line the other day and came across an entry and photo of two students in New York City. Both were asked what they wanted to be when they, "grow up". The answers that they gave were not what got me to thinking, rather it was how often in the future lives of these young people that answer may, most likely will,  change. I am sure if we look back to our own responses from the past to that same question many of us are not where we thought we would be at this given point in time in our lives.  Some of us may think back with regret. Contemplating those dreams lost or never even attempted, we may blame our parents for not allowing us to go after our dream. I remember an individual I knew many years ago in college. He wanted to become a Social Worker. His parents put their foot down and he was left with the choice of selecting their choices for him(doctor/lawyer) or he could mange on his own, At the time I'm sure going to medical school seemed like the logical thing to do, yet 25 years later he left the medical profession and pursued his dream only to find out it wasn't what he wanted.

Our dreams may have been put on hold while a spouse was put through school, a family was raised, money was saved for some big project, only to find when all was accomplished the original dream was no closer to being attained.
I started this entry with a quote from Joseph Campbell. I came across this quote just the other day and have been giving it a lot of thought. I, like so many others, put my dream on hold. I supported a husband through many years of school, I worked extra jobs to support my children hoping to let them have that opportunity to live their dreams earlier in life, I worked dutifully in order to save and plan for my precious retirement.  And now, forty some years later, I'm able to turn towards my own dream. Yet, what I realize is how my own dream has changed through those forty years.  All that I have done, the many years of teaching, the family that I raised, these many journeys of my life have made me who I am today and it is these things that have altered and improved the direction my dream is taking me.
So many of us hold so tightly to our dreams. We squeeze them until the original reasons we were headed in that direction have been forgotten. We need to remember that it is OK to put aside the fear that makes us cling so tightly to our past dreams. It is this fear that won't allow us to see a different future. Sometimes we need to just let go and let our journey continue down whatever path we are destined to travel. 
For me, my dream is changing.  I'm not sure how it will look when this shift is over. The one thing I am sure of though,  it will be the direction I am meant to travel. I struggle with that monster Fear on a daily basis, yet the one thing I am sure of it is not going to hold me back from this next part of the journey.

I would love to hear from you. Are you moving towards your dream? Have you realized it ?
How have you dealt with that monster; called Fear?

Enjoy Life Now...

It Has An Expiration Date

PS:  I hope you have enjoyed this post and that you will share
it with your friends and family.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Moving Forward...A New Place

Sometimes it seems that life throws us problems, sometimes full blown assaults. You lose the momentum to move in any direction. you are simply STUCK. As an old physics teacher I realize that the amount of force needed to overcome inertia is much great than that which is needed to keep an object in motion, continuing down the same path and in the same direction. I believe this also applies to the emotional movement of an individual. We should realize that it takes time to heal. There will be days that motion simply is not occurring. You need to give into this part of the process, it is necessary for the healing to begin or continue. On those days that you feel as if life is starting to move forward, enjoy it. Allow the forward motion to take you to your new place. So many well intentioned people will try to take you back to where you were. A return to before the pain and anguish. There is no way to go back to; Before. You must now try to fnd a here and now with the pain, yes, but most importantly the cherished memories of the life that has moved on. I made it back into the studio this week, all around are memories of my daughter. The paintings she liked, her pushing me back into landscapes and skyscapes, talking me into letting go of the still life's and a return to the nature I love. The paintings below are a few of the last pieces I worked on before her passing. Yesterday I started framing them and getting them ready, for this months Final Friday. For me, this is a first step in the direction of my new tomorrow's, a part of the healing process, at times painful, but still a moving forward.
Burnished Sky

A Sense Of Calm

Saying Goodnight

Yellow/Red Sky

Till Later

Suzzanna Frank

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shawn Daniel Memorial Art Show

A special Thank You to all who attended the Memorial Art Show commemorating Shawn. I was so happy that we were able to hang and display so much of her art. There are still more pieces to photograph and post on her Memorial Blog.

For those of you who donated to The Shawn Daniel Memorial Fund at Northern  Kentucky University  information should be forth coming and let me say again, Thank you!

The list is ready for Chuck and he will be starting the photographing process shortly. It takes a long time to get paintings photographed and color-matched and ready for prints. we will be sending out information as soon as it comes available.

Again, Thanks To All for attending the memorial. I am sure that Shawn would of so enjoyed the evening.

Till Later

Suzzanna Frank

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Shawn Daniell Memorial Art Show

My daughter, Shawn Buckenmeyer Daniell, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on April 26th. If you knew Shawn, you would know that she did not focus on the negative aspects of life, instead she choose to celebrate life in every way imaginable.  With this in mind, on Saturday, May 24th we will be celebrating her life with a Memorial Art Show at the York Street Cafe, in Newport Ky, from 6:00-10:00pm. Further details can be found at 

Thank you to all for your kindness these past weeks, it has meant more than you may know. I hope you can join us in this special celebration. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

This new painting is in the studio for tomorrow night show. We have the, Goodle Boys, playing for the evening and there was a rumor that the pizza truck would be returning to kick off the Spring/Summer season at the PAC.

Golden Glow
30 x 40 Gallery Canvas

Looking forward to seeing you there.

PS...remember to check out this months special coupon.

Till Later


Suzzanna Frank

Friday, April 11, 2014

Threatening Sky

The intensity of an in coming storm, the winds picking up, the earthy smell of the charged air is like energy to me. I love to feel the air blow against me. According to some older forms of medicine this trait identifies me, helps to make me who I am. I'm not sure that is true, but if know while others are scurrying to find shelter, I'm just standing there enjoying it.

Threatening Sky
Oil on Stretched Canvas

The above picture was taken with my iPhone, and doesn't pickup on all the detail in the sky. Once the oils have dried enough I'll be taking it out to get it photographed. Today is really overcast, not the best for photographing, if the sun peeks out a little in this afternoon I'll try again.

Till Later

Suzzanna Frank

Monday, April 7, 2014

Burnished Sky, bright new Sunset by S'anna

Fine Art Suzzanna Frank
6 x6 Oil on Museum Panel

On our recent trip to the Southwest one of the places we toured outside of Moab was a Movie Museum.  I was surprised to see how many science fiction movies had been filmed in the area. Movies like Planet of the Apes had been filmed in  Monument Valley.  When the sun was setting the surrounding desert took on an unreal feeling, making it the perfect place to film these types of movies.

Till Later

Suzzanna Frank

From Old to New

What better way to spend a dull, gray morning than planning this years changes to the garden. I love Rosemary and cook with it all year long. This winter was hard on one of my bushes and it is now on the compost heap. Trying something new; taking root cuttings from my other bush and starting to root them. Not tried Rosemary before, supposedly I can do the same with lavender.

Started with cuttings from my older bush.

Pulled off the leaves from the bottom of the stems and saved them on a paper towel to dry.

Coated each stem with a rooting hormone.

Inserted them into the jars on the kitchen window sill.  Recommend changing the water once a week in order to prevent root rot.

Best part is that my whole kitchen smells like fresh rosemary.

Keep you posted as to how his works

Till Later

Suzzanna Frank 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Threatening Sky

How do you respond to thunderstorms?  I love the changes as a storm approaches, the increase in the air and that unique smell that comes before a summer storm. I remember as a child we always took our summer vacation on Lake Cumberland. My dad loved to fish and there was always the swimming. Each evening, just as we were leaving for dinner the storm would hit. There was always lots of thunder and lighting to go with the rain. It never lasted very long and it made the air clean and sweet smelling for at least a little while.

 24 by 36
Oil on stretched canvas
Threatening Sky

I started the above painting two days ago. It is of a summer storm coming in just as the sun is setting.

24 by 36
Oil on Canvas
Threatening Sky

What are some of your memories of summer storms? I hope they are good ones.

Till Later 

Suzzanna Frank

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Best Local Artist Gallery for 2014

Congratulations to the Pendleton Art Center for winning Best Local Artist Gallwry for  three years in a row. 

Way To Go

Suzzanna Frank

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Making Up Your Mind....better to have choices

I love the way Fine Art America lets you try out frames and mats before buying your print. It makes it so much easier to visualize how the finished piece will look in your home.

Yellow Sky
Oil on Museum Quality Panel

The painting above was finished yesterday and uploaded to my gallery on Fine Art America this morning. The piece itself looks great, but how will it look in my home? 

Now, adding a sample fame I have a much better idea what it will look like I my home.  If I decide I want to add a mat to the frame I can try on different mats as well.

Same print, but an entirely different look simply by adding a mat and different style frame.

 If your homes decor lends itself towards an unframed appearance, FAA has that covered as well. Their Gallery wrapped canvases are perfect.

Sometimes it seems overwhelming all the choices that are available today, but I really feel it is  very helpful to be able to try on different ideas before we commit to a final product. It's like having a changing room when we go shopping for clothes, you never know what combinations you'll like best till you try them on.

I have been uploading a number of my recent paintings over the past few days. Be sure to check them out at: Fine Art America.

Till Later

Suzzanna Frank
Art By S'anna

Chance to win an AMEX Gift Card

This Friday I will be in my studio, 803a from 6 to for Final Friday.
Check out the special deal that is going on this month at the Pendleton Art Center.
This is a great opportunity to be eligible for a $25.00  American Express Gift Card.

Details in the flyer below...

$25 AMEX Gift Card
Hope to see you this Friday.

Till Later.
Suzzanna Frank

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pendleton Art Center Schedule

Pendleton Art Center 2014 Schedule

Final Friday Gallery Walk Schedule 
for 2014:

Art In Action Schedule
for 2014:

January 31February1
February 28 March 1
March 28 March 29
April 25 April 26
May 30May 31
June 27 June 28
July 25 July 26
August 29 August 30
September 26 September 27
October 31 November 1
November 28 November 29
December 26

Final Friday Gallery Walks: studio walks are the Final Friday of each month from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Studios of the Pendleton Art Center are open to the public, giving guests the opportunity to view creative art space, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from artists.
December 27


Art In Action : The Saturday after the 
Final Friday of the month the PAC 
will be open for visitors to take another 
look at artwork they saw the night before. 
The hours for AIA Saturday are 
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Yellow-Red Sky, new painting by S'anna

Yellow-Red Sky

This is another addition to the paintings that I'm completing for an upcoming competition.

Beautiful, vibrant red sunset over the Cincinnati area

Yellow-Red Sky
6x6 Oil on Museum Quality Panel

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.” 
― John SteinbeckThe Grapes of Wrath

Till Latter


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