Capturing Peace After Nightmares

This is a part of a series of posts about process. It records the various minutes/days of being an artist in the midst of creating work that always leads to discovery, whether via smooth or bumpy paths. 

These are studies for a larger piece that will include more images and fabric…creating something to reflect my daughter’s peaceful sleep that belies her nightmares that come every night. I drew these on paper with charcoal and then blew them up on the computer and printed them on fabric using my computer.  But now my art teacher recommends (strongly) that I make them life-sized so I will need to rely on old-fashioned drawing skills to create larger originals.  Larger is harder!  We’ll see.

Suzanne’s website is Click here to watch “Life Jackets,” the 8-minute film by Pamela Beere Briggs & William McDonald featuring another of Suzanne’s recent projects.