Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Claim Your Art

Just discovered the quote below the other day . . . it spoke deeply to me . . .

"Whirly-Twirly"- by Susan Schanerman 

"Claim your Art . . . As your soul awakens, your creative spirit stirs. Suddenly the artist in you requires . . . even demands . . . expression. Don't shrink from this impulse. Let your inner virtuoso speak freely without censor. And don't accept the lie that you aren't an artist. As divine beings we are all natural creators, and our work is our life.

If you've lost your art then you're missing your soul's voice, and you're denying your light to both the world and yourself. Have you suppressed your soul with over intellectualizing, or are you connecting with your intuitive, sensual side? Be aware that when you restrain your creative forces, they become destructive. This will become obvious if you recognize where your life is suffering or feels dead.

Your soul’s purpose right now is to view and interpret every aspect of your existence as a work of art.
"Wacky Wildflowers in the Setting Summer Sun" by Susan Schanerman
Your soul’s lesson . . . Give your soul a voice and reconnect with the messy, colorful, musical, sensual, experimental, fully engaged and artful side of life."

- - Sonia Choquette, celebrated worldwide as an author, spiritual teacher, six-sensory consultant, and transformational visionary guide.

Schanerman Online Gallery             www.susanschanermanart.com

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Friday, September 9, 2016

What's New

I know it's been quite some time since I last posted . . . the good news is that I've been consumed with creating heART . . . but it seemed like it was time to share it . . . here's a little slide show of my new 5" x 7" "Mini" pieces . . . I've set it up for them to be turned into Greeting Cards or the Original heART is available for sale in 3/4" black frames.

Art Prints

See these items and more at www.susanschanermanart.com

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Drum Roll - - Please !

The three pieces of my heARTwork shown below have been selected to be part of the

Still Life 2016 Exhibit

  sponsored by Artists of Palm Beach County and Art on Park Gallery !!!!!!

Dates of Exhibit: July 5 - - August 12

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8   5 - 8 pm.

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL. 33403

"Mod Bow-K" by Susan Schanerman
"Funky Flowers in a Vase" by Susan Schanerman
"Fleurs Nouveau" by Susan Schanerman
If you are anywhere near West Palm Beach, please stop by to view the Exhibit . . . especially on July 8 for the Opening Reception . . . Looking forward to seeing you there . . .

Sunday, May 29, 2016

"Celebrate The Color"

"Celebrate the Color"

This 16" x 20" LIMITED EDITION POSTER PRINT is a collage of 14 original drawings/paintings. Wildly and boldly colorful, in combination they express a beautiful, vibrant and joyful Celebration of the Majesty of Color!

Fun and functional, this poster print is equally perfect for the kid's room, kitchen, den or office. A playful mix of color, this whimsical piece is guaranteed to uplift your spirits, inspire your heart and grace any wall.

Hand-signed, numbered and dated by the artist.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Flower Power

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." ~ Gerard de Nerval
It’s been quite some time since I’ve felt compelled to express myself in writing . . . but today seems to be one of those days . . . and it’s clear to me that it’s the culmination of a number of preceding events.

Almost every day this week, I have seen photographs of some of the most unusual and magnificent Flowers come through my Facebook Feed. They all originate from a Page called Earth Laughs in Flowers. That fact, in turn, prompted me to post some of my Flower Drawings.
Then, as I began my meditational readings this morning no less than 3 different pages used the Flower as an analogy for Spiritual development.

The first one talked about how Flowers follow the motion the Sun to find the light they need to grow. So, too, we each must follow the illuminating power of Spirit, so that we can Blossom into our full Magnificence.

The next talked about Flowers needing strong Roots and deep Grounding, from which they can send their shoots upward to be the Buds and then Blossoms that provide such Beauty and Happiness to the world.

So, too, our lives cannot Blossom or Flower into their full potential if not rooted in strong faith and the security of knowing of the inherent Goodness and Purpose of the Universe.

The third reading used a Bouquet of Flowers as its starting point. It spoke of the aromatic fragrance of the open blooms and the uncertainty of whether the closed buds would ever open or not.

Any bouquet is made up of many individual blooms. Each may vary by size and shape and color. Together they reveal a Masterpiece of Divinity and Beauty.

As individual and unique Blooms in the Bouquet of Humanity, We each have the Opportunity and Responsibility to Open to our Fullest and be the most Colorful, Fragrant and Beautiful Blossoms we can possibly be.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Power of ART . . . Again !!!

Art helps aboriginal children express pain

" . . . Each piece represents a unique perspective of pain that many of the young aboriginal artists may not have been able to express to a medical practitioner.

'Aboriginal children, I think, express pain very differently,' said John R. Sylliboy, community research project co-ordinator for the Aborignal Children's Hut and Healing initiative.

A lot of can be related to communication. A lot of it is because they are stoic around pain but they are also educated to not express pain so freely . . . "



Art That Counts

Saturday, May 14, 2016

It's Never Too Late to Create

The Grandmother of Modern Art

From SeniorArtist.com - - Written by Jeremy Rowland

"Anna Mary Robertson Moses, more commonly and affectionately known as “Grandma Moses,” captured the attention of the world with her folk art depicting rural America. Moses’ work has inspired everything from postage stamps to the character of “Granny” in the 1960s television classic, The Beverly Hillbillies.

Possibly more celebrated than her art is the age at which she first picked up a paintbrush. When arthritis made it nearly impossible for Anna Mary to continue her beloved embroidery work, her sister suggested that she give painting a try. Then in her late 70s, Moses picked up a paintbrush and began painting some of the most revered works of the 20th century.

Recognition came slowly, however. Anna Mary began by giving her paintings away to friends and family or by selling them for $2 to $3 dollars at the local fair. It wasn’t until engineer and art collector Louis J. Caldor saw her paintings in a drugstore window that her work began to garner attention outside her own community. As he passed through Moses’ hometown of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Caldor fell in love with her art and, much to the surprise of Anna Mary and her family, began buying her works en masse . . . "

To continue the article


Friday, March 25, 2016

More News About ArtLifting

Another fantastic article about ArtLifting ~ A Curator With A Cause ~
in The Harvard Crimson !! 

Here's another one of my prints available on the ArtLifting site:

 "Lavender Fields Forever" by Susan Schanerman

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Busy Bees Make Lots of Honey

I know it's been quite some time since I last posted. I've been working almost non-stop on increasing my body of heARTwork. I just checked and I've done a whopping 26 pieces since the beginning of the year. 

On February 26, I joined a host of artists whose work is being sold by ArtLifting, a social enterprise whose mission is to empower disabled and homeless artists through the celebration and sale of their artwork.

At this time, 13 of my drawings and paintings are posted along with my photo and biography. Most recently, I am being introduced as a New Artist on the ArtLifting home page. (I'm included in the slideshow.) 

So just for fun, I'm posting a slideshow of my newest heARTwork. These have not as yet been reviewed by ArtLifting ~ They're literally "Barely Dry" ~ ~ 

Currently they're only posted on FineArtAmerica ~ Oh, by the way, to simplify things I have a new address www.susanschanermanart.com that takes you directly to my FineArtAmerica site. Take a few moments, check out the slideshow and see what I've been up to ~ ~ 

                      Art Prints

Also Be Sure to  Visit ArtLifting

"The Hand of God" by Susan Schanerman

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Year . . . New Beginning

Harvard Grad empowers disabled and homeless artists by selling their work in creative ways.

This organization has selected 12 pieces of my heARTwork to sell . . . Please check out the article and check out their website Artlifting.

It will probably take a few weeks for my work to get posted!!! I've been doing art non-stop and you can see my newest pieces at