Saturday, November 4, 2017

Four for October

Hello everyone!  October was a challenging month and at the end of it a very nasty cold came along, but here are the four images, plus haiku; at the onset I thought they would all be drawn from my train trip, but other realities cropped up.  The theme remains the same...mending and healing. 

The next workshop
will be "what to do about
all this erosion."

There is the egret
wading in the cool waters;
a respite from fire.

Her heart is broken
and her boxing gloves are on.
Be kind.  Leave her be.

Who is going to
teach us to use words better?
I nominate: birds.

These images represent the fourth offering in a 6 month commitment I've made to donate 50% of the proceeds of my artwork to the ACLU of Northern California with a focus on giving assistance to immigrant communities.  A 5" x 7" print of each of these original watercolors is available
for $20.  (postage is minimal, but extra)
If you are interested in participating, please contact me through my email address (click on "complete profile" in the sidebar under "about me".  Then click on "email" under "contact".)  This will all be a little easier once I have my new website.  If you have trouble reaching me, please let me know in a comment.
Thank you, dear readers.  Have a good November. xoxo, s. 


words and images ©suzannaklein 2017
 




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Four for September

Hello everyone!  Here are the four images (plus haiku) for September:

Of the many things
I found today, nothing beats
waking up alive.

Waters flood, fires burn
Mother Nature takes her turn
Run for cover, pray.

I thought it was just
a wee stubby stick but then
it started talking.
 
Prepare for next year
set your buds early, hold on
to the important.

These images represent the third offering in a 6 month commitment I've made to donate 50% of the proceeds of my artwork to the ACLU of Northern California with a focus on giving assistance to immigrant communities.  A 5" x 7" print of each of these original watercolors is available
for $20.  (postage is minimal, but extra)

If you are interested in participating, please contact me through my email address (click on "complete profile" in the sidebar under "about me".  Then click on "email" under "contact".)  This will all be a little easier once I have my new website.  If you have trouble reaching me, please let me know in a comment.
 
Next month's offering will be very likely be drawn from my latest trans-continental train trip! That's all for now, dear readers.  xoxo, s.


 















Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Four for August

Hello everyone. In July, I outlined a six-month plan to do a fund-raising campaign. Each month I will create four 5 x 7"watercolors on the theme of mending/healing.   Prints of these will be available for $20, of which 50% will go as a donation to the ACLU of Northern California. (postage is extra) My particular concern is for immigrants' rights issues.  Today I sent off $60!!!  A BIG thank you! You will receive an email acknowledgement from the ACLU of Northern California.  If you are interested in participating, please contact me through my email address (click on "complete profile" in the sidebar under "about me".  Then click on "email" under "contact".  This will all be a little easier once I have my new website.  If you have trouble reaching me, please let me know in a comment.
Here are the four August prints with their accompanying haiku:
Hearts become as stones;
they do not care to listen.
The weeds take over.

 
 How did the little
lantern of hope find itself
there in the wildness?


Mother Nature, how
please, do you regard all this
constant shouting waste?

 
May we have balance,
decency, kind words and peace...
a sigh of longing.

Thank you, dear readers!


Sunday, July 30, 2017

July's four

Hello everyone.  Referring back to my last post, in which I outlined a plan for the next six months, here are the 4 watercolors, with their explanatory haiku, created for the July offering.

Tired of argument
all ears fly off to the school
called Listen in Heart.

and elephant ears
fly off on prevailing winds.
This is a problem.


The ears mingling on
the planet of listening
acclimate slowly.


So hard to listen.
Words shoot like bullets from an
unprincipled heart.

Each 5" x 7" print (on archival paper) costs $20.  Half of this will go to the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California  www.aclunc.org.  I am particularly interested in supporting immigrants rights in agricultural areas.  
If this interests you, please contact me via the email address in my complete profile, and if
you have any difficulty reaching me, please alert me to the problem in the comments!
We will use PayPal, as that is the safest and easiest.

I hope you have had a good July and are heading into an August full of pleasant surprises! Love, S.
P.S.  In case you are wondering how Gilly is...she is doing well!  The operation was a success and we are working on strengthening her hindquarters. 

words and images © suzannaklein 2017









Saturday, July 22, 2017

A plan

Hello everyone!  I have been hatching a new plan which represents my small effort towards addressing the situation my country is in.  For six months I am going to do a series of 5" x 7" watercolors, hoping to post one (or more?) a week, on the theme of mending and healing.  The plan is to sell prints of these images for $20 per. I will donate fifty percent of the earnings,  for six months, (July 1- December 1, 2017) to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Northern California.  I am particularly interested in helping with immigration issues. The ACLU is a respected organization which directly assists people whose civil rights are threatened.

To make things simple if you're interested, email me (the address is in my blog profile); I'll work out the shipping costs, send you an invoice with Paypal instructions, and then send you the print(s) as soon as the transaction is complete.


In addition,  an explanatory haiku will accompany each image:

"Tired of argument
Ears fly off to school
called Listen in Heart."

This blog is, for the time being,  going to be the vehicle for this plan, but in time, a separate website will likely emerge.  If there is any problem with reaching me, please leave a message in the comments.  Thanks!  Sending love, ~~s.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hello from home

Hello everyone!   My experience at the World of Threads Festival,  mentioned in my last post,so long ago, was wonderful.  Then came the election and all my words disappeared.  Recently however, they have been returning.  I will just say hello for now, and send love to you.  ❤️.  No promises, but there may be more.

Friday, October 28, 2016

hello from away

hello everyone!  In the interest of getting a tiny bit caught up,  I want to share a bit of good news with you.  I am very temporarily in Toronto, to celebrate the fact of 5 of my small embroideries being in the World of Threads Festival here.  I thought this a good excuse for a train trip across Canada, and then a visit to see my family after the exhibit.  Alas, I am technologically challenged about how to post photos that are on the iPhone onto the ipad, and I can't seem to persuade the iPhone to post thru Blogger, so this is all that is possible now.  MOST OF ALL, I want to invite anyone who might be nearby, to come to this show!  I am thrilled to have been included and so much look forward to seeing  all the works and meeting my fellow artists!

www.worldofthreadsfestival.com

It opens tomorrow and continues through November 27, 2016

(Because of running out of words for a while, I have been posting on Instagram, which is a little easier.  My address is @emilysuzanna  ).  I hope to do more catching-up soon). ❤️, s.