Monday, December 20, 2010

Sketchbook Profile: Susan Sorrell

Susan Sorrell is a Southern Fried Folk Artist living in South Carolina.

I love to paint on fabric and make it 3-D with beads and thread.Painting is a passion, so I tend to paint on anything that doesn't move.

With a needle and thread I will turn the art world on its ear.
I raise abandon beads that people have discarded in thrift stores.
I color outside the lines….and do it with permanent markers.
I like the color red, because it is obnoxious, vibrant and loud.
Fiber art is not something you eat for breakfast…you hang it on your wall.
I am inspired by lots of artists and creative people…living and dead.
I pull my ideas out of the air like a magician.
I have a college degree in Visual Arts, so that makes me know less about how not to save money.
All my clothes are from Old Navy and have paint stains on them.
I am an artist…..watch me paint the world clueless.




Why do you keep a sketchbook and how often do you work in it? 
I do have sketchbooks....lots of them! I love to buy those blank books but am a real slacker when it comes to drawing in one regularly. I usually use my sketchbooks when I trying to work out a design idea and I paste photos from magazines I come across that inspires me.

Do you work in just one at a time or do you have several going at once? 
I do have several scattered around my home and studio. I just grab whatever is handy.
 

What's your preferred format (sketchbook size, type of paper, single sheet,spiral bound etc?) and preferred medium for using in your sketchbook? watercolor, pen, pencil, crayon, collage etc?
I like a spiral and bound sketchbooks. I really like Moleskin sketchbooks because they have a folder in the back to tuck away stuff I find. I usually use a black felt pen and color pencils.

 
What advice do you have for someone who wants to keep a sketchbook but doesn't know how to begin? 
I am the wrong person to ask that question too. I would refer them to someone like Violette who has great sketchbooks. 

 
Anything else you'd like to add?  
I hope this challenge will help me be better at keeping a sketchbook!


Visit Susan's website here to see more of her work.

Get all the details on the Sketchbook Challenge here.

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