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Need your help with cranky bird phrases!!!!

OK, so I had some friends over and had Carla Sohnheim’s 2 great books on the table. I showed everyone how to start a cranky birds.  They cooperated, possibly thanks to good cheer, drinks, a beautiful day and lots of art supplies on the table. I want to forward them to Dar Hosta, http://darhosta.wordpress.com/cranky-birds/ but I need some help with sayings. Storyteller artist Don Cadoret turned me on to his friend Dar’s blog and it is so cool. Don’s work is really quite fabulous and he has an opening this Thursday of his new works in Bristol, RI. Check out his work for a real treat.


Everyone made something out of their blob but any and all suggestions for what each bird is saying would be greatly appreciated!!!

OK…………so……….. HELP!!!!!!!

I’ll even send something good and fun and maybe drawn by me to the person who makes the best caption!


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Flybaby, 8″ by 8″ Ink and Watercolor on 2″ deep Cradle Board. Private Collection

This is a wonderful little guy that I wish lived in my neighborhood. Thanks to my friend Karen Barreira Raus for turning me on to this great product for making my paintings on. Check out her website at www.karenraus.com . She also does amazing encaustics and is showing with me at both the http://www.artstablegallery.com/  in Westport, MA ( don’t forget to stop by our opening reception on June 22nd from 6:00PM to 8:30PM) and at the http://ropewalkgallery.com/ in Mattapoisett, Ma.

Here is one of her photos.

Photo by Karen Raus

I will be making more of these little paintings on cradle board and loving working with this medium.

If you are interested in purchasing please contact me at susanmedyn@cox.net


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Newport Art Museum 100th anniversary Member’s Exhibition

I have a piece in the 100th Anniversary Members Exhibition at the Newport Art Museum

This photo is from the Newport Art Museum’s Facebook page……I have a piece in this exhibit.

I had to laugh when I saw where they placed my painting. I have been called a visionary artist but I jokingly call myself an outsider artist, not because I am an outsider artist but because my work so often does not find a place in the shows. I wasn’t with the animals, I wasn’t with the fish, I was outside the galleries in the foyer.

I have been working on several new paintings but haven’t had time to properly photograph them. I will post them soon.

Although I do need a new camera desperately and hope to get one in the next few months.

I love working in my studio. Yesterday each time I looked up I saw the wind wildly making waves on the Sakonnet but the sun was shining so nicely.


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