Friday, February 27, 2009

Having A Sale

In order to make room for the new, I am having a sale on much of my current inventory. Here are the details:

When: Monday, March 2nd through Saturday, March 7th

How: Three ways to take advantage…
  1. Shop online at Etsy - Not everything will be listed, but it’s convenient.
  2. By appointment @ my studio from March 2nd- March 7th. Just call 409-4897 to set up a time.
  3. Studio Open House @ 462 Preble Street on:
    • Friday, March 6th, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
    • Saturday, March 7th, 10:00 am to noon
What: Almost everything will be on sale (pins, cards, prints, originals) with some items discounted up to 50%!

For more information email me at

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

March Classes

Here are the dates of the classes I am teaching at Artascope Studios in March! I am really excited to be teaching a 3-day weekend workshop, Dye Painting / Batik on March 20,21,22! We will be painting with soy wax and dyes, and focusing on the batik process.

Also, I will be starting a Dye Painting 6-week artist series March 19. Both are great opportunities to really immerse yourself in the waxing and dyeing process!

The Intro Marbling Fabric on March 31 is a new class; the process is fascinating and fun!

For more information about cost and how to sign up go or call 799-5154.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Watching the Arts Come Alive!

It is during these cold months of winter that I look at the coming year and decide what shows and festivals I will be exhibiting at, classes I will teach and, this year, summer camps I will have the pleasure to teach at. It is both exciting and a bit anxiety provoking! (More about that in future posts!)

Last week I had some welcome relief from these tasks when I attended two school events , the southern Maine District Jazz Festival and the South Portland High School production of Hello Dolly. Students prepare many hours for these events and they were awesome! These are two great examples of the important role the arts play in our public schools. These talented students, with the support and direction of the equally talented adults, created fantastic experiences that brought communities together. These young performers learned about working hard, working with others to meet a common goal and had a ton of fun while giving something special to their communities! Watching the arts come alive in this way (especially since my daughter and her friends were involved) made me proud to live where I do!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Great Class!

I had a wonderful afternoon on Saturday teaching 3 wonderful ladies about batik and silk painting! They created 3 beautiful and unique scarves!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Class Tomorrow!

I am teaching a great class tomorrow called Silk Painting at Artascope studios from 2-6. Students will learn about painting with wax and dyes and create their own beautiful scarf. Call 799.5154 to sign up.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Welcome to my blog! Look for more soon!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Beginnings

The world is changing, and I’m going to change with it. While change can be confusing and unwelcome, it can also be exciting and a relief. In the last few weeks, we have witnessed a change in our country that has created excitement, hope and renewed pride. My life as an artist used to require only pencils, pens, paint, dye and wax. Now it includes connecting with a much larger world through my computer… and so begins my life as a blogger!

I am an artist living and working in coastal Maine. Life as a batik artist, and the business that grows from it, have been my primary focus for many years. In this new year, I am excited about shifts in focus and attention that will lead to new artistic and business opportunities. My old business, Sunfire Batiks, has evolved into a new business, Suzanne Drown Art and Design.

In this blog, I hope to share more about my journey as an artist, and invite my many artist/designer friends to also share about their journeys. Look for more posts soon.