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c. Susan Sorrell Hill

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been away from blogging for a while?

It’s true…after a big push (no results yet) in the publishing world with my illustration work and the two books I’ve both written and illustrated, I’ve been back in my little studio, drawing and painting watercolors. It seems like the perfect activity for a very green and lush Spring…

The above-mentioned *new* watercolors are being featured on the Trade Your Talent blog site, and a new interview accompanies them. This is the second interview that Susanna Maier, owner of the very artsy , Berlin-based TYT blog has honored me with.

See both the new paintings and the interview here.

(See the first interview here.)

You’ll also be able to see the new paintings on my website (www.susansorrellhill.com) sometime soon…when I get some pesky technical details (love those) worked out…

Happy Spring to all my artist friends and art fans!

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c. Susan Sorrell Hill

News Flash!!!

Five of my original watercolors are en-route to Susanna Maier (founder of the Trade Your Talent art blog) for a New York City fundraiser. You can see all five of them in advance, posted here. Proceeds from the August 10th, 2011 event will fund educational scholarships for a small group of deserving girls in Tanzania. These paintings will be auctioned off along with other donated artworks, including photographs taken by the fundraiser’s co-sponsor, Patricia Schneidewind, during her recent trip to Tanzania.

If you would like to donate some artwork yourself (hurry!), attend the fundraiser and bid on artworks, or find out how you might buy artwork if you are not nearby (or your Learjet is in the shop this month), please visit Susanna’s July 30, 2011 post about the event at her blog, Trade Your Talent, for more information. There is also a link to my recent Artist Interview with Trade Your Talent included in this post about the fundraiser.

It’s a very warm and worthy cause, and also a chance to get your hands on an original work of art for your burgeoning collection. Thanks so much for your support!


“Frankenstein”   (watercolor, pen & ink, pastel, colored pencil)   This is one of the paintings that will be auctioned.

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Susanna Maier from Berlin, Germany has given me a “Sunshine Award“. Thanks so much Susanna! Visit her great site for art lovers at Trade Your Talent.

Susanna is also currently working on a fundraiser to provide scholarships for young mothers and underprivileged girls to attend secondary schools in Ifakara, Tanzania. For information about how you can participate, as an artist or as an art collector, visit here. (Five of my own small watercolor originals will be auctioned too.) Hurry…the fundraiser is scheduled for August 10th.

Here’s the ‘fine print’ for receiving a Sunshine Award:
– Thank the person who gave you this award. (You are an amazing inspiration, Susanna!)
– Write a post about it. (Yes, you are reading this now…)
– Pass it on to 10 bloggers who you think really deserve it and send them a message to let them know. Yes, I know these are the rules, but as with the Stylish Blogger Award, which I received a while back, there is so much work involved, that I am instead directing all of you lovely readers to my Links of Interest list on the lower right hand side of my blog. Any and all of these bloggers and web-siters certainly deserve The Sunshine Award 2011 too! 

– And finally, answer these questions:

1. Your favorite color? Blue Violet and Teal Green, tied. Sorry, can’t split them up.

2. Your favorite animal? Cats, of course.

3. Your favorite number? Silly question. But I am a ‘5’ in numerology and Angeles Arrien’s Tarot system.

4. Your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Twig tea. Yep, I’m addicted.

5. Have you joined facebook or twitter? Facebook.

6. What’s your passion? Color!!! I also love to read, and am obsessively curious about “what makes people tick?” All good illustrator traits, so I’m told.

7. What’s your favorite: getting or giving presents? Giving, definitely. I love to find the perfect gift, wrap and bow it, and watch the happy (usually) expression on someone’s face when they get that ‘something wonderful.’ Getting presents can be very awkward indeed!

8. Your favorite pattern? Tiny dots. But when I was an avid sewer, I adored *Vogue* Designer Patterns. Not the same thing, I know…

9. Your favorite day of the week? Friday night…it’s “Free Parking” time.

10. Your favorite flower? Really…how can one choose? Roses that smell, especially the tiny Cecil Brueners, Freesias, Lavender, Lilac, Japanese Eggplant and Pumpkin blossoms…

That’s it. Between the Stylish Blogger Award post and this one, you now know all the important stuff about me! Scary.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite re-imagined book cover at the Undercover Cover Art site…maybe “The Girl with Silver Hands?” Thanks so much for your vote!

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Thanks, friends!

A while back, several generous friends blessed me with the Stylish Blogger Award, in appreciation of my blog’s images and words. Part of the requirements for this award are to share seven things about myself (read them here), and then to pass the Award on to ten other great bloggers.

It’s a bit of work, to be honest! And so, in appreciation of that fact, I would like to direct my reader’s attention to all of the very stylish blogs and websites that I have posted in my Links sidebar, where you may peruse them at your leisure, and the bloggers and webbers (?) themselves have no obligation to post, pass on or otherwise respond to my appreciation of them. It’s a win-win situation!! (Note: if you find a link to your site here, and would like to link back to my site, it would be much appreciated…)

I would also like to take this opportunity to share a new exhibition opportunity that one of the hard-working bloggers on my list is promoting right now. (You may remember that Susanna at Trade Your Talent interviewed me a few weeks back here.) Visit Trade Your Talent to view the exhibition information…it’s worth checking out if you’d like a chance to have your work seen by an international audience.

Blog Exhibition Spring 2011—at TradeYourTalent

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