2016 "best of" Lil' Collage Owl wall calendar

(above) 6 months of Lil Owls / 2016 calendar front cover / Molly - September / Charles - July / 2016 calendar back cover / (below) cover of colouring book 

Hooray !! I've been gradually re-booting, revamping and creating new products for my Etsy shop. Due to popular demand I've created a 2016 "best of" Lil Owl wall calendar (available for pre-order now). It's amazing me to me how many emails I've received asking if I plan to do another Lil Owl calendar - well here it is and likely the last (at least the last owl calendar).

I also have a brand new 48 page colouring book "Cats & Flowers, Flowers & Cats" (also available for pre-order now). This Saturday I'm having a colouring book launch party here in my new home of Lunenburg at the fantastic artsy, crafty Lunenburg Makery from 1-4pm. If you live near by I'd love if you'd stop by, have a cupcake and colour a bit with Kat and I ;-)


new for Studio M

New flags, mats & more for Studio M (formerly MagnetWorks) see my new designs (from the top) 1. Pumpkin Patch 2. Joy & 3. Happy Fall available in flags, mats, mailbox covers & yard signs here + call Studio M customer service to find a retailer near you in Canada & the US (and maybe overseas too ;-) thank you Anne Brown, Sue Todd & Cathy Gigliotti at Studio M for continuing to be such wonderful supporters of me & my creative business !



a few of my favourite blooms from late spring and early summer

I especially love the top photo of lupins, the quintessential Nova Scotia wildflower.

Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled—
to cast aside the weight of facts

and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.

Mary Oliver

I'm trying to come back home, home ... here at this place, this blog. It's a slightly new place but still very familiar.I am trying to find my voice again. It make take time ... but please know it is my intention to be here once again.


pink red layered floral

6 x 9 on paper - red & pink layered floral - gouache, assorted pens, markers & gel pen - Susan Black © 2015


red black floral

9 x 12 on paper - red & black floral - collage, assorted pens, markers & gel pen - Susan Black © 2015


red buildings & the sea

more of my favourite things - beautiful wooden buildings and a life by the sea ;-)


beautiful, beautiful, vibrant

one of my favourite spots on the big dock beside the Bluenose II / looking across the harbour to the golf course / a large ocean bouy near The Fisheries Museum located on Bluenose Drive /  Lunenburg selfie / from the end of that dock / the Bluenose II tusked in still, in her winter protective coat / a dreamy soft focus happy accident shot / fishing boats at the federal dock  on a recent sunshiny day / gorgeous wooden fishing shacks near where the Polar Prince is at dock / a new favourite tiny beach / Lunenburg you are so colourful, so beautiful, so vibrant /  a little wave - another shot from my favourite tiny beach on the edge of town

She created a life she loved

She being me ... of course this life of mine is continually a work in progress but I must say my new life lately in Lunenburg is magically good. Good in so many ways ! Great, wonderful, fantastic, exciting, stimulating ... beautiful, beautiful, vibrant.

I may not write much here anymore  ... but I promise to post photos often & follow me on Instagram for lots of daily photos of life, loves, art, Lunenburg & cats (of course ;-)

* my one little word for 2015 is create & I'm creating in every way I can imagine - happy, happy