Entries by Sue King

Eating Crow

There have been quite a few times in my life when I have had to eat the words that have come out of my mouth. This started pretty early on. One evening, around the age of ten, I was standing at the sink and crying because I had to wash the dishes and touch all […]


Well, if you are anything like me, you just love to purchase those glossy art mags at Joannes or Hobby Lobby, or Barnes and Nobles. Even though I’ve seen it all before, they are just too darn hard to pass up, after all, I carry one of those coupons for 40% off in my purse […]

What I Did on My Summer Vacation – Part One

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego * It has been a mad house around here lately. A lot of commitments at work, preparation for a solo show, trying to keep up with the yard, etc., so I really needed a break. This year it was California here I come. If you are a woman […]

I’m in Love (It’s not what you think)

Original Photo * Don’t get too excited, I’m talking about a new art technique that I absolutely love…silk screening. My art friends and I tried silk screening at last summer’s art retreat, with only minimal results. It sure seemed a whole lot more trouble than it was worth. We used directions featured in Quilting Arts […]

Entropy Revisited

1933 32W x 27H 2010 Many of you expressed an interest in seeing what became of the rusty train photos I shot a few months ago. Well, they morphed into my first SAQA Show entry. I had already taken these photos when SAQA posted a call for entries for No Place to Call Home, a […]

Live an Artful Life, Attend a Lecture

Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka of Artisan Batiks, a division of Robert Kaufman Fabrics Some of my friends think I need to have my head examined, and frankly sometimes I agree with them. One of the more impulsive, (and interesting) things I have done in the past few months is to volunteer to be the […]

Imitation is the Greatest Form of Flattery

IM Pei’s Addition to the Louvre I often get asked when/why I started making art quilts after focusing on traditional quilts for so many years, and the answer is somewhat complicated. The median age in my very first quilt guild was approximately 60 years old. My two friends and I were in our twenties with […]

There’s No Place Like Home

Wild Blue Yonder I have written several posts on the influence of travel on my work. I seem to require the contrast between the exotic and mundane to add meaning to my life and art. However, another event has also informed my most recent work. Just a couple of years ago, I considered a move […]