Susan Rios Inspiration


It seems like just yesterday when my friend Judy took me to an art exhibit in New Jersey.



There we met Susan Rios and my love affair began.


judy collage

Judy and I still adore everything that Susan Rios creates.  We both subscribe to her newsletter.

DSC02964What lovely news when I saw on her Facebook that she is selling mini prints of her gorgeous paintings on her etsy shop...

Susan Rios Designs


DSC02955I remember at my baby shower for my first daughter, Judy knew just what the expectant mother needed...The Art of Susan Rios coffee table book filled with Susan Rios inspiration.

As I think about it, Judy's message stayed with me throughout my adventures of being a wife and stay-at-home mother.  I had a lovely secret identity all to myself through being an artist.  We all need something all to ourselves defining us, when the demands of family might make us forget who we are.


DSC02955I still use that book for inspiration.  Here are a few lovely new mini prints from Susan.  If you click on the photo it will take you to the listing.

DSC02955Oh yeah, that love affair I was my love affair with painting.  I guess at that time, when I first met Susan Rios I was Waiting For My Real Life To Begin.  And I found it!

Wishing you a Pretty Inspired Wednesday.


Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

Her paintings are super cute!



Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us. Hugs, FABBY

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Well, I for one am so happy that you found the love of your life.....I know I love my geranium painting I have of yours....

Susans paintings are lovely. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Vee said...

Oh I recognized her work right away if not the name. Such delightful things. There's one she's done of an open French door with the sea beyond and those beautiful sofas and cushions of hers. Must see if I can find it. I'll be very surprised if it's not hers.

from Sharon said...

You do the most incredible work on your blog. I believe i write that every time I post. It is a visual box of peanut m & M's my favorite~~~ I have loved Susan's work for decades, but lost track of her. Thank you for catching me up. A very talented lady....You have paid such a beautiful tribute to her. She will be thrilled. Anyone you pay tribute to is fortunate indeed. Your blog inspires. me. Warmly, Sharon

Coco Draws said...

So lovely! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! You are introducing us to new people and sharing their art! How sweet you are! Thanks! ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dearest Karen,

Susan is delightful in her happy and GRATEFUL for sure. Oh how I love cottages!!!! Anita

Kathleen Grace said...

I loe Susan Rios, and she has an etsy shop!? Thanks for the heads up!