Sue Clancy :: The Rabbit

A Creative Life, animals in art, graphic narrative, illustration, published art, visual story

Delighted that my artist book “The Rabbit” has been published in its entirety in Issue 7 of Small Po[r]tions journal!  You can see it directly here: https://smallportionsjournal.com/2017/02/10/sue-clancy-the-rabbit/

sketching while we wait

A Creative Life, illustration, sketchbook, words and pictures

I’m waiting for the varnish to dry on my “verrry big project” (see this post here) and for the org that the Verry Big Project was created for to do the publicity soooooo we’ve changed the blog-conversation to the topic of sketchbooks. Here are some verrry random pages from my sketchbooks:

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writing art exhibit statements or “blurbs”

A Creative Life, art exhibit, art gallery, fine art, words and pictures

As I’ve mentioned before in other posts there is a lot of writing that goes on in a professional fine artist’s career.  Exhibit statements (or “blurbs” as I call them) are written for each gallery show an artist has.  These blurbs are often less than 100 words.

When I write such statements I try to: be descriptive, interesting, and clear/concise.  It’s a tall order to fill, one that uses all of my writer’s skills and stimulates me to learn more about writing in general – because I know I’ll need to write another blurb for the next show.

This very important exhibit statement gets used by the gallery (in this case Caplan Art Designs) in flyers, on press releases, in online promotions – just to name a few uses – to help promote the exhibit.  Like most writers I submit my best draft and an editor, aka the gallery agent, edits my best draft as needed.

Here is the final blurb for my upcoming exhibit titled “Paws to Enjoy”:

Life happens and Sue’s response is to pause and think about it by cutting up one-of-a-kind hand dyed papers, smearing glue on them and putting the cut paper pieces together again. She thinks about dogs, cats, and rabbits and soup, coffee, and whiskey. Then she sums up my thoughts and transforms them into literary images. This exhibit is a collection of enjoyable thoughts.

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This is the “signature” image the Caplan Art Designs gallery chose to represent my exhibit in their promotions:

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For more info about my upcoming exhibit see:

www.caplanartdesigns.com

http://dailyinthepearl.com/events.html

carrot cake inspired art

A Creative Life, art exhibit, art gallery, fine art, food for thought
24 Carrot Cake by Sue Clancy

24 Carrot Cake by Sue Clancy

New artwork destined for exhibit in October at Caplan Art Designs. See the events page at www.caplanartdesigns.com or follow on Twitter @AmyCaplan1 or @artistclancy

raw soup

comfort food, commonplace book, fine art, sketchbook

Here are my sketchbook pages containing the raw data for my collage “Soup Moon” InspiringSoup72 Soup Moon by Sue Clancy 36 x 24 inches, hand dyed paper, handmade paste paper and acrylic collage on cradled board

Soup Moon

Soup Moon