Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I was invited to submit a portfolio to a gallery for a possible show next year, and I’ve finally finished putting it together. I knew it was going to take a lot of work, but I didn’t realize exactly how much. Because I make most of my income from writing, I’m always organized in that area. When it comes to art though, it’s a free-for-all. I have stuff everywhere and anywhere.
Trying to decide what to include was the worst part—well, not quite as bad as my computer/printer problems—but bad enough. I felt that I should include everything I’ve ever done in case just one piece might sway the board in my favor. In the end, I had to go with what fit the pages of my portfolio—that, or spend weeks obsessing about it. The piece shown is an assemblage made from a large light switch that we had to alter for Carmi’s Extraordinary and Exceptional Society of Mixed Up Media Artists. In all we had 25 challenges and this was number three.
Sadly, Carmi is too busy with the One of a Kind Show and other projects to continue organizing and running the club. But I for one am grateful to have been a part of it. Thank you for everything Carmi. You really pushed me to grow and develop as an artist, as well as providing me with friendships that will last a lifetime.


azirca said...

Susan, what a groovy piece, I love it!

Carole said...


Debbie Olson said...

Susan, I can't imagine the challenge of putting a portfolio together these days! This is certainly a gorgeous piece to choose for it.

Sandy Michelle said...

You're submitting to a Gallery?Way cool! Those light switches are awesome. Sorry that your meetings have ended but you guys made some wonderful creations/memories to last a lifetime!

Sandy xox