Posts Tagged ‘Etsy Shop’

“Of Two Minds” (watercolor, pen & ink)
© Susan Sorrell Hill

The Illustration Friday word of the week is temptation.

The New Age has come up with a lot of wonky slogans, formulas and fads, but a rare few of them can be quite useful. Some of them can even shift a person out of her meaningless, status quo life. Take, for example, the Mission Statement. (more…)

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For all my Etsy fans…the Etsy shop of Susan Sorrell Hill (alias Aunt Soup) has just re-opened. You’ll find a veritable plethora of original watercolors with that surreal, fairytale flavor here.

Thanks for stopping by…those visitor numbers are always very encouraging in my Stats counter!


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Dear friends, fans, collectors and fellow artists…

c. Susan Sorrell Hill

c. Susan Sorrell Hill

In favor of spending a lot more quality time in the studio, I’ve decided to close down my Facebook page and several other Social Media sites at the end of this month. This WordPress blog will change a bit too—and for the better! You’ll see more posts about works-in-progress, and about the inspirations and musings behind the paintings. I’ll also be letting readers know when there’s new work for sale in the Etsy shop.

If you’d like to stay abreast of any of those happenings, I invite you to follow along via the RSS feed button (in the right sidebar) to receive blog post updates in your email box.

To all of you who have visited me here and on Facebook (and especially to my current blog and Facebook followers), I thank you for your many comments and generous encouragement over the last several years. I look forward to more years of making, sharing and talking about creativity and Life with you!

In the meantime, I’d like to put this little quote out there as food for thought, relative to Marketing and the Social Media frenzy:

If you sit in the Silence, wherever it is your own will come to you. Sit right down in the middle of the woods and let them beat a pathway to your door, for what God sees in secret is rewarded openly. The state of consciousness that you are is made manifest.             Joel S. Goldsmith

“Untitled”  from my as-yet unpublished children’s book, “The Emperor’s Pear Tree”   (watercolor, gouache, pen & ink)

SusanSorrellHill 9/2014 update: Alas for my anti-social and anti-tech tendencies, the observation of traffic statistics in my shop and websites indicated that Facebook was a major source of visitors and a good way to disseminate news about my art. So, reluctantly, I  reinstated my Facebook presence. Aside from this blog, following me at Susan Sorrell Hill’s Art on Facebook will keep you abreast of what’s happening in my little neck of the art world. (I’m still spending more time in the studio and less time doing Social Media chores…and leaning even more on Joel S. Goldsmith’s advice above). Life is a work-in-progress, is it not? Thanks for stopping by!

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I work mostly from imagination, but sometimes a bit of references helps a lot! "The Girl With Silver Hands" (in progress) c. Susan Sorrell Hill

I work mostly from imagination, but sometimes a bit of reference helps a lot!
Shown here: the initial drawing on tracing paper for the watercolor painting, “The Girl With Silver Hands” c. Susan Sorrell Hill

Have you visited my Etsy shop, Aunt Soup, lately, and found the new About page? If not, you’re in for a treat! There you’ll find a mini-feature of the inspirations and studio practices that go into my work, along with some photos and tasty tidbits about what makes this particular artist tell stories with pencil, paintbrush and paper…

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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c. Susan Sorrell Hill

The Illustration Friday word of the week is tall.

I live in the middle of a small clearing (translation: logged) in the middle of a forest of very tall pines, cedars, madrones and oaks. I love the sound of the wind blowing through them, but not the perpetual feeling of being surrounded (translation: trapped, stuck, pinned down). Daylight is shorter here too. Generally speaking, a bit oppressive. So I can well imagine how this little tree might feeling…

Perhaps if I was more a bit more relaxed, I would feel sheltered instead? Hmmm.


The Good News Department

** Recently sold my first original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting out of my new Etsy shop! See what sold here. Yay!

** Watch for my “Up-and-Coming-Illustrator” feature coming out next Sunday (September 2) at the always wonderful and informative blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Look for the post and link here at my blog next Sunday, or go directly to 7-Imp (as it’s nicknamed) to read the feature. Double yay!


“Life in the City”  (watercolor, pen & ink, colored pencil)

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