- Hi, I'm Susanna, a Renaissance girl. This blog documents my journey as I transition from working full-time in the legal field, to making a living without a traditional job. I also write about my love of design, good books, food, movies, TV, and anything else that strikes my fancy.
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Author Archives: Susanna
Olive was probably less excited for taking a selfie than me, but I was determined to get one with her this year. She has very few teeth so her tongue hangs out a lot. I love that this picture captures … Continue reading
I’ve been doing a lot of lettering lately and very little surface pattern design. The goal is to get back to it soon. I have lots of ideas for some floral patterns and have been collecting photos to use as … Continue reading
Last year I shared a photo of Paseo in his tie for today’s prompt. Sadly, we lost Paseo in June. I had planned to write a tribute to him but planted a garden in his honor instead. I still intend … Continue reading
I was hoping to photograph the cardinal family that appear to be living in this tree. But, of course, when I was there with my camera, they were nowhere to be found.
In addition to reading, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, I just finished listening to Bear Town. It’s by Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove. I don’t want to give too much away because I went into it blind … Continue reading
It wouldn’t be August Break without a photo of the Underground. I’ve always thought this portion gives a sickly glow to everything. I much prefer the blue section.
This is my view looking down out of my office window. It’s funny what you notice when you photograph something. I look out my office window all the time but had never noticed the blue stairwell entrance on the top … Continue reading
I can’t believe it’s already August. That means it’s time for August Break. I contemplated changing up the prompts this year but decided to leave them the same for one more year. It is fun to compare the photos from … Continue reading
Reading… Velva Jean Learns to Drive. This story is about a young girl coming of age in the Appalachian Mountains. I’m about a quarter of the way into it and am really enjoying it. It’s the first in a series. … Continue reading