Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Artist of the Week

Garden Cats

Susan Mills

Once again, I have the pleasure of featuring an artist whom I can count among my blog friends. Susan, of the blog Phantsythat. These luscious watercolor paintings have stolen my heart, in part because of the love and tenderness with which Susan paints the animals in her creations, the rich details, the gorgeous colors and patterned borders.

When you visit Phantsythat, be sure to read the posts that accompany the paintings she features, as they connect in some meaningful way to one another. I've included links to a few of my favorite posts.

Susan lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and has lived and traveled extensively within Canada and the U.S. as well as many places of the heart, mind and imagination. She's an intensely spiritual and delightfully positive human being.

Moonlight Reprise

After Science

Accompanying post:

What Else Don't We Know?

Balancing Act

Baby Days
Please read and enjoy this lovely, whimsical story that Susan wrote and illustrated in pen and ink

And this lovely drawing from Adventures Ink, the blog where Susan not only shares with us her drawing ability but also her strengths as a writer. The stories that accompany the drawings are taken from Susan's own interesting life and travels.


  1. I like them all, love the colors, the softness, the fun! Thanks!

  2. A pussy/cat artist, I see: my favorite kind! ;-)

  3. I was first blown away by Susan's pen and ink drawings, then bowled over by her paintings - amazing! And her writing is indeed excellent, both personal and universal at the same time.

    Thanks for featuring her here. You're a wonderful part of the 'sphere, M'Dear!

  4. Thank you for a wonderful tribute to my small contribution to the world of creativity. I claim neither genius nor even great talent but I'm grateful for the grace of reflection. This is a beautiful world.

  5. It is I who is grateful, Susan. You bring so much of yourself to your blogs. I think you're wonderful. :-)

  6. thank you for sharing so many of dear susan's paintings in one place...I have not seen them before and they are all such treasures...I must have spent 20 minutes gazing at them and thinking, "how'd she do that?" she is an amazing painter. :)

    gratitude to you and susan...

  7. One of my favorites. I love her work. I'm especially intrigued with each painting's border right now.


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