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For me, creating artistically comes down to the joy of being challenged. Sometimes this means delving into a new art technique simply because I’ve decided that I have to know how it’s done. Once I’m able to do it myself, I’ll often feel satisfied
with that, knowing I can do it if I ever want to again. There are those times that I become so completely enamored with a technique that I choose to spend all my energy immersed in the process, exploring how far I can take it. My favorite
part of the creative process has been pushing myself to try and come up with something new or unexpected. The aging notebooks full of sketches and notes from years of brainstorming -these are what remain of my previous ‘happy places’. Sitting
around cooking up the ideas has been where I find myself the happiest. Sure, not all of those ideas ever made it to fruition (not even close). But, that doesn’t take much away from what a swell time I had dreaming them up.
Susan Myers is a needlework and 3-dimenstional artist and has been published in many prominant magazines. While drawn to historical needlework tools and accessories as inspiration for her beautiful heirloom quality work, she’s also apt to create a design just because the thought of it makes her smile. Her clever use of clay gained her TNNA’s (The National Needlework Assoc.) 2012 Business Innovation Award.
Susan is the Assistant Administrator of Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats and valued member of the Artful Gathering faculty.