Five Questions for….Susan Weckesser

Susan and I have been emailing back and forth for a while and I enjoyed our conversations a lot- and now finally I was able to also meet her at the CHA Winter Show 🙂

Susan Weckesser

1. What do you do to get into your creative zone?  

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Why, yummy pie OFCOURSE!!!!! Every single KIND!!!! I LUV them all!

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I love these altered baby shoes that I created a year and a half ago. They weren’t the best thing that I every created, but they meant the most to me because they went to a good cause. They were auctioned off at the Crop for Kids to raise some money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. That made me feel really good about these little baby shoes!

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I feel really blessed with a lot of things that are going on in my life. I got to be on a cooking Jean Pare ‘Company Cooking’ cooking show, I write for some awesome magazines & reviews, I am writing a book, and my husband & I created four wonderful children, but I guess my most exciting creative almost success(don’t want to jinx it), is the manufacturing of my own paper line this year!!!!  I am learning to believe in myself and to live my dreams!!!

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Thank you so much Susan 🙂

Comments

  1. Your work is Beautiful Susan !!

  2. Awesome, love your creations. I appreciate music but have no talent in that area. Congrats and best wishes for future success!

  3. Thanks everyone for the lovely comments and thank-you Nat, What a wonderful creative world! 🙂

  4. Sue Clarke says:

    Beautiful paper line and wow…that’s a lot of instruments to play!

  5. Vicki Chrisman says:

    So fun to read about you Susan! Beautiful work!

  6. yay susan, so nice to know you a bit more. hugs!

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