The ART of Inspiration...
I know this great artist, very well. I've known her since birth. She has been an inspiration to me many times in my life. She loves light houses and as you can see by the pictures, for good reason. This is one of her color pencil drawing, (sorry for the blur, bad camera.)my favorite of the bunch. I've never seen anything like what she does, and with color pencils, amazing.
When I was about 7 or 8, she had to be about 14 or 15 yrs. old, I was playing at the rec. center/playground where she worked in Chicago. She had me sit for her and she pencil sketched my profile, to perfection, she even sketched in my little baby earrings I was wearing on my lil ears . I remember even back then, so young thinking, "WOW, how'd she do that". I don't have the picture anymore, I don't think she does either. But I see it clear as the day she drew it. She has painted for years, in between other jobs, in her spare time and has sold a few. I think she should start a blog to share her beautiful work to the artist blogging world of .
This artist is the Mother of 3 and the Grandmother of 31/2 (one on the way). I have just a few prints of her drawings she left at my home. I hold them like treasures. She has many talent's, the best are lighting a room with her laughter and drawing or painting a picture.
This artist I speak of is Marita Susanna...
I call her Susie.
And she is my sister.
here are more of her drawings...
A very Special Sister
For many years we've shared our lives
One roof we once lived under
Sometimes we laughed, sometimes we cried
Through winter storms and thunder
The younger years have faded fast
We've gone our separate ways
But through all time our friendship lasts
Our bond in life remains
As summer brings the happy times
The autumn winds will whisper
A closer friend I'd never find
Than the one I call my Sister.