Available from Amazon November 1. 2014.

Tagged on Facebook this week by Sophie Masson, co-founder of Christmas Press Picture Books, this is my take on the “Ten Books That Have Stayed With You Since Childhood” post that has been making the rounds. This one is about ten PICTURE books that have stayed with you–whether from childhood or after (as in my case)… Continue Reading »

News: Zooming in

"Dancing with the Devil"

“Dancing with the Devil”

There’s a new ZOOM feature in the Galleries at www.susansorrellhill.artspan.com  Click on the small blue cross in the top right-hand corner on any Gallery image to see big, beautiful art, “up close and personal.” Thanks for visiting!   (detail) “Dancing with the Devil”    (pen & ink)   See the entire image in the Works on Paper Gallery

Fall 2014 Update: My Artspan shop has closed, but you can still find available original watercolors in my Etsy shop. (see the link in the sidebar). Thanks for visiting!

IMG_2639The Illustration Friday word of the week is metamorphosis.

They say a person’s face becomes the roadmap of where Life’s journey has taken them. Do you sometimes feel as I do, when looking in that not-so-friendly mirror, “What a long, strange trip it’s been…?”


IMG_2638“Untitled”      (pen & ink)

A 1993 commission for the Sutter Center of Progressive Endosurgery of Sacramento, CA. You’ve seen this image posted here before (ages ago) but ’tis the season for Frankenstein…   :-)



Press & Links

The Press & Links page over at www.susansorrellhill.com

You know you’ve been curious…

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“The Girl with Silver Hands” in its latest incarnation.

“The Girl with Silver Hands” (a painting inspired by the “Handless Maiden” tale from the Brothers Grimm) is now appearing in its latest incarnation: gracing the cover of the soon-to-be-released scholarly study, Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Ann Schmiesing. The book is published by Wayne State University Press and will be Continue Reading »

Good news! In my continuing efforts to get it all (Is that even possible..?) working perfectly, I’ve just re-opened my Artspan.com site which shows, most beautifully, available-for-purchase original watercolors, as well as open-edition, museum-quality giclee prints from much of my watercolor, oil and works on paper archives. Prints are available in a range of sizes, starting at under sixty dollars. A large selection of matting and framing choices are optionally available too. These prints are gorgeous and everyone who’s bought one has been mightily pleased. Please do drop by for an artsy browse: www.susansorrellhill.artspan.com

Fall 2014 Update: My Artspan shop has closed, but you can still find available original watercolors in my Etsy shop. (see the link in the sidebar). Thanks for visiting!

The Illustration Friday word of the week is journey.

"Journey" © Susan Sorrell Hill

“Journey” © Susan Sorrell Hill

Said so succinctly by these folks:

“The voyage of  discovery lies not in finding new landscapes but in having new eyes.”      ~Marcel Proust

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”      ~T. S. Eliot

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”        ~Anais Nin

(Quotes from True Work: The Sacred Dimention of Earning a Living by Justine Willis Toms and Michael Toms)

Hmmm…now where have you seen this image before? A double-fudge sundae to that person who realized quick-smart that it’s my blog’s logo. (And it has also graced the home page of my old Artspan.com site). It’s one of my personal favorites, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never shown it in its entirety  here on a blog post before.

“Journey”   (watercolor, pen & ink, gouache, colored pencil)   “She journeyed with only a bird for company—destination uncertain but certainly assured.”                    **The original painting is available for purchase here.


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