Saturday, June 13, 2009


I'm sitting here thinking. Do you realize artists spend more than half their time sitting, thinking? Yup, we do. So trust me, this isn't out of the ordinary. I've realized something about all of you. What do you think it is?


otin said...

We have too much free time to spend blogging? lol! Thanks for your visit!!!

Suzanne said...

I don't have any free time. If you spend any time on my blog, you know that. I just eak this shit out. All who come here know that. Baby look, I'm up at 3:25 in the freakin' morning, I never catch up, I'm behind by a mile and dear friends always forgive me. Okay, so honey, where are we working today witht that thing? You're welcome. You're a hoot.

kylie said...

i dunno suze and right now i'm too shitty to play games so just give us the answer, eh?
come on, be a sweetie

Suzanne said...


Where you from, Canada? Eh? Or have you just been hanging out with Canadians too long? Eh?

Okay, for you I'll do anything. The answer is quite simple. You're all like family and I think we make a pretty good team. I was trying to work on my blog roll last night and while looking through all the names thought about each and every one of you. I've know you the longest. I remember the day we met. Do you?
I clicked on your photo because of a comment you left about me on 1 Pic's blog. The rest is history! I'm smiling just writing this. Oh Kylie, I do hope we all get to meet in person one fine day.

Last night I took time to visited Travis, Debbie, Skeeter, Kooka, Mrsupole, Ceilo, Cinnamon, CSI, Robyn, etc. I'm so busy I don't get around as much as I'd like, so last night was very special. I sat here and thought about our history together and it matters to me. Very, very much. And you know me, I'm not the greatest blogging buddy in the whole world, so the fact you would all grace my life month after month, year after year means a great deal. Oh, and when I found a few free minutes I stopped by your blog to discuss the finer points of circumcision with Leah!!! I'm sure she responded. You know I'm going to have to stop by and face the music. I'm scared because she knows bigger words!!! GULP!

Oh, and look Kylie, I've met a new friend. Otin. He can operate heavy equipment AND he's really, really smart. "Otin, meet Kylie. Kylie, meet Otin." I met Otin through Megan. Typing "Otin" makes me crave oatmeal. Hummmmmm,how odd. Leah makes the best. If she isn't mad at me perhaps she'll stop by and make a pot.

I love you darling, and thanks for stopping by. I hope you're feeling a bit better, but I know you're not. Get well soon. Oh and honey, while you're on the mend do you think you could get Em's address for me? Leah, Hedgie and I would love to start sending her snail mail in an effort to help lift her spirits.

Thanks babe. Love you.
XO Suze

Leah said...

I thought you were going to say we're all artists too?

Does that explain why I sit and think a lot?

Writers need to sit and think too...

I've been writing my ass off these past few days, working on my little thing I'm working on. It's been enormously fun and productive--I'm averaging 15 pages per day--I find blogging is not a strength sapper as much as it galvanizes and inspires me! Do you find that's true?

p.s. I wasn't too scary over at Kylie's place, lol!


Suzanne said...


You are all artists. Do you know what I mean? You're all so creative and write beautifully. To me that's art. Art isn't just about paint or a canvas.

Creative people need to sit and think. It's impossible to create without thinking because thinking is half the journey. I've noticed creative people are alwayso "on." All the time. We have a special gene and it causes us to be highly in turn with the universe. I don't know how to explain it any other way, but I know you know exactly what I mean because ya gotta be one to know one!!! You can probably explain it with all the words you know!!! I think that's why we've all met and why we get along so well, we're all highly creative and sensitive. It's wonderful to be part of such an amazing group of people.

I can't believe you're writing 15 pages a day. Wow. That's impressive! Can I impose and ask the subject? And you're blogging too. Even WOWER! Is that a word? I don't think so, but it is now!

I'll be honest, I don't have time to blog. I just don't. It takes time away from things I should be doing. However, the support, love, laughs, and insight I get from blogging is abolutely insane. I wouldn't trade a moment. And I'll tell you, I have hard days and I'll get on blogger and one or all of you will make me laugh, or cry. For me, blogging is a gift because I've met so many amazing people.

It's funny because we're all call cyber friends, but I take issue with that. I don't think of any of you as cyber. You're my friends. I know I could walk up to your door tomorrow, knock and be welcomed like any friend, and visa versa. Friends are friends. Ive had the luxury of meeting beautiful people from all over the world through blogger and I feel lucky.

And no, being at Kylie's wasn't too scary. Just fun bustin' your balls!!! Honey, you circumcised?!!! You Jewish? What? No, I can't help it. Help me help me!!! Hedgie, Aunt Suze may need an intervention because I think your mom's gonna be the death of me. *Suze gets on Uncle Otin's backhoe and starts moving dirt in honor of Mental Health Day.* I feel so much better.


Cece said...

We are all live bearing mammals.

Megan said...

I like you all, too.

Suzanne said...

Cece, hard day? I know, I can tell. Love you darling. Hang in there.


P.S. Rob told me you called. You're a gem.

P.P.S About being a live bearing mammal. The only thing I've given birth to is a F****** period for almost 40 freakin' years. Assinine. Is that how you spell assinine? Oh, and F****** is all in caps. Just so you know.

Suzanne said...

And we love you Blottie.


P.S. Wow, it's as if I'm talking to myself!

Suzanne said...

Cece (and Blottie), Kylie has a kick ass post. Please visit. Trust me!

You're welcome.

david mcmahon said...

Yes, I understand. It's called waiting for inspiration!

Suzanne said...

Wow, did anyone see that deleted comment? Me either. Blogger came in and took care of it while I was away. It's nice to know they're checking in on my comment page and keeping it tidy. ;)

Suzanne said...

Hi David,

Nice to see you again! Long time no see. Not since I accidently deleted my blog roll. I'm in the process of getting it up and running again, so will link to you of course. I'll also stop by to see what you're up to now that I have your link again.

Inspiration, yes, at times, but for a painter it's a little bit different. I usually sketch my painting before starting a canvas so I have some idea what to expect, but when paint meets a canvas, something unique happens. It's no longer all in my head, it's real and takes on a life of it's own. So I have to paint a little, sit a little, think a little, paint a little, sit a little, think a little. And it goes on like that for months usually because it's a process of second guessing, trying to figure out the right color, the proper composition, shadow, light, etc. It's an enjoyable process, but at times truly agonizing. I've actually finish a painted and felt so uncertain about it, I gessoed over it and started again. I did that with one painting that was so lovely and that I'd worked on for months and months, only to be constantly dissatisfied with one little portion in the right hand lower corner. I couldn't fix it for the life of me, so painted over the entire canvas. My hubby came home and freaked out. And then I freaked out! We called The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and spoke with a curator and asked her how to get the layer of acrylic off and back to the original painting. She laughed and said "Oh you're never going to see that painting again." Huge lesson about thinking and patience. So see, that's what happens when I sit and think.

David, there are some really good writers on my blog you might enjoy. Leah, Kylie, Just Bob, Cece, etc. Just look around. I used to have lots more, but couldn't keep up with everyone. I'll go back and get some names for you. There was a whole group of professional writers I was palin' around with over a year ago and had a blast because you know I'm not a writer, but for some reason was welcomed with open arms. I learned a great deal from them and had so many laughs. They're an amazing group of people and I think you'll ejoy the hell out of them. I'll provide the links when I have a few free minutes. Yes, you're welcome!

You still appear healthy and happy and not a day older than you looked last year!!! Good for you! Talk to you soon. ;)


Skeeter said...

Hi Suzanne,

I really thought it was going to be something else, but I'm glad it's artists coz that makes me very happy indeed. That and the sound of purring. Yep, very happy.

Best wishes,


laughingwolf said...

hi suzanne, thx for dropping over :)

i'd like you to meet a dear friend of mine, linda scott ([ca]linda, near top of my pals+ list in sidebar], she's a fab artist, too, but going through hell with her pain :(

ca = california, of course

btw - this page is now linked to mine

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
Hope you are having a beautiful day with your little ones...
my little sister is an artist i know what u thinking so much :)
♥ & ((hugs))

just bob said...

We're all crazy in a good sorta way. Stop by the Onion.

Megan said...

Kylie's posts are amazing. I sometimes don't comment, because I don't feel I have anything of value to contribute to the conversation, and her questions and insights deserve more than I can bring to the topic.

Mr. Shife said...

You are wondering what kind of glue I am sniffing this week?

Suzanne said...


So glad you approve. And pruning. Pruning kills me! Too many hedges on this property. Do you plan on visiting CA soon to help out? Good. I could use the help. Just pruned miles of hedges and am still sore.


Suzanne said...


You are too cute. CA=California. Get over here so I get give you a good knuckle rub on the head. What is this, Saturday Night Live? Please honey!

I will definately visit Linda. Thanks for the heads up. You know, the one thing I find about very creative people is "Here, take this, take that..." Everyone is very encouraging and generous about their work and the work of others. It's such a beautiful thing and honestly, I appreciate it. Thank you because I find so much inspiration from others even if we don't work in the same medium. Inspriation comes from everywhere! Oh, and you'll appreciate this. Yesterday (Monday) I was searching for the Sunday paper. Couldn't locate it anywhere and thought, "Oh hell, I can just read it on line!" Yes, that comic resonates! But what I really needed was the coupons. I don't think they're online yet. :(

I welcome the link. Just know I lost my blog roll and am so short on time have barely reinstated it. I have 30 or more to go, plus all the new bloggers I've met. Be patient. I swear to God I'm a woman of my word, but I can't put you before them. Trust me, YOU WILL BE A LINK!!!! Eventually. Better yet, just stop by often and friends will click on your beautiful face!

Thanks darling. It's wonderful to meet you and your cartoons are a whole hell of a lot of fun. Glad I found you. We'll chat soon.


Suzanne said...


Hi baby. It's funny how the sisters of creative people know. It's a thought process, isn't it. I've realized as I've grown older that creative people are very special. They have a heightened sense of awarness and of life in general. Why? I don't know. I just know we see things others don't. Artist, writers,, it's all raw and open. Nothing's simple, everything's complex. Why? I think because we can't create without sympathy and true understand. And to do that I have to undertand someone's soul. And that I do very, very well. Quickly and easily.

I've had bloggers who have abandoned me because they thought I was too sweet, to kind, to pink, too...? Who knows. Why? It doesn't matter. What they didn't realize is as sweet as I am, I probably knew them better than they knew me. Those who are left in this beautiful place worked to be here. We've often disagreed, we've cried, we've laughed, we've found comfort when pain was horrible, we turned so many corners and still here we are. All of us. All these wonderful, creative people in one place. Our place. I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. You have all taught me so much and helped me become even more aware of my surroundings.

I love you Bindi,

P.S. And OX to the kids. ;)

Suzanne said...

You crazy? Oh stop.

I went by the Wild Onion. Oh good Lord. I forgot. That's just terribly pathetic. Thank you. Your post is brilliant. You're such a special poet and friend.

I love you,

P.S. Excuse me, Blottie Me or Blottie #1. Well...unless Megan's as easy as Random Chick!!! Then I'll just be Blottie. No, I don't see Megan rollin over!

Suzanne said...


Kylie's posts are always kick ass. I comment because I love her so. I don't worry too much if it matters. Look...her dad dissed me!!! I take my lumps. You should too. Why? Because she makes an effort to reach out. To me, that really matters. I rarely stop by a blog and don't comment. Why, because I know the effort it takes to think, to type, to take time out of a busy life to communicate. I'm looking for a response and most are. I always hope I'm not talking into the wind. It's so comforting and nice when someone comments.

I love you darling and trust me, you're words ALWAYS matter. Getting a comment from you is like a ray of sunshine.


Suzanne said...

Mr. Shife,

No, I'm not. You're a father and a mature adult. Knock it off. Don't make me come to Utah. No really: airfare, hotel, depositions, additional police report...knock it off. Yeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss, of course I'll be over. The baby better be warm, dry and fed. Fat Basset too.

XO What?

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