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About suzanneurban

ABOUT MOI: I was born in San Francisco, California to highly intelligent parents, and my sister is pretty darn smart too. It's unclear if I inherited the smart genes. I graduated with a B.A. in Art from Marymount College Over a couple of decades, I illustrated and designed for newspapers, greeting card companies, in corporate graphic departments and publishing empires. I reside with my antique dealer husband and two house rabbits in a the third oldest home in Connecticut–(honest!-no ghosts-bummer). My husband will be joining ETSY with his own shop called: "VintageUrban" soon. ARTIST STATEMENT: I seek to amuse. When I come up with something more profound I'll put it in here. KUDOS: Over the years my work in various forms has been published in: NYTimes, DollWorld, Contemporary Doll Collector, Doll Castle News, SCBWI magazine, Color! magazine, Jane Green's Down to Earth Blog, Doll World, Scholastics, Westport Magazine, Mail Me Art, and more. In 2007 I was invited to do something for the State Capitol's Holiday Tree by Governor Rell. I chose to needle felt a bear ornament rather than hang from the tree myself. I named him "Nutmeg" as Connecticut is the "Nutmeg" state. ASSOCIATIONS: I'm the founder of ODACT-www.odact.org or Original Doll Artisans of Connecticut-we're on Facebook. I'm also a member of SCBWI-Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Licensing- my designs are finding favor with licensing clients my work will soon be seen on needlepoint canvases and gourmet ice cream labels. That's about it. Amusingly yours, Suzanne Search Engine Submission - AddMe

Switching to Blogger

Hello, My new blog address is at:http://smirkinggoddessreview.blogspot.com/ Thank you for your patience, my new blog is also my website. Advertisements

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An Enchanting Evening with Guy Davis Blue’s Singer and Guitarist

Returning to work last Monday after a full Winter vacation week spent happily creating in my studio was hard. As I settled in to the daily routine, our school’s orchestra teacher sailed by my desk and said: “Suzanne, we’re going … Continue reading

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An Enchanting Evening with Guy Davis Blue’s Singer and Guitarist

Returning to work last Monday after a full Winter vacation week spent happily creating in my studio was hard. As I settled into the daily routine, our school’s orchestra teacher sailed by my desk and said: “Suzanne, we’re going to … Continue reading

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It’s Back! Chocolate Cream Soda at Hosmer’s

My husband and I believe in supporting small local and state-wide businesses. In other words, we try to keep our tax dollars within Connecticut Borders when we can. Yesterday we took time out for an antique hunt with my friend … Continue reading

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Would You Like a Cup of Snark with that?

Both of the Magnet/Pinback designs in this post can be found in my ETSY shop: smirkinggoddess I love to turn everyday sayings into something new. It just makes my day. Even though I love some of the quotes in original … Continue reading

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The Cougar Double Standard

The magnet/pinback shown is available in my ETSY shop: smirkinggoddess A lot’s been written about actress Demi Moore’s break-up breakdown lately. Such news is fodder for the market and online tabloids. Despite her natural beauty, talent and business smarts, it’s … Continue reading

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Creative Tri-State Women NIADA Comes to Connecticut-Finally. . .

For more info on the NIADA show and to sign up for workshops:http://niada.org/info.html My interest for doll artistry developed almost a decade ago on eBay. My husband just started his online business Urban-AntiqueRadio.com and I was exiting my freelance illustration … Continue reading

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