Holland Art Studio survives the time of fire, pandemic, world strife. I am remaining in New Mexico as of June 2022, but currently shifting between Santa Fe (where we are near a small busy city's amenities) and the Las Vegas ( NM) ranch/farm which escaped the ravages of nearby wildfires in the past months. The…
Here's a place to sign up to SGHolland's chat page, which is in progress, but not yet online. We are moving away from facebook here.Dear Susan Holland: please include me in your contacts for your "chat page."
THE 2018 KACHESS GATHERING
Since 1974 or so, our family has loved a gem in the Cascade Mountains that is surprisingly accessible from our truly suburban homes in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. The first years we were often there camping out with very few other campers nearby. The place was four miles down…
Surprises. The Punctuation of a Person’s Life.
Sometimes I make up surprises for myself, just to wake up the "fun" spirit inside me. There's nothing like a blank piece of good art paper drawn out of its brown wrapper and placed on the art table. What about some MARKS? Dealing with ennui is no stranger around here. It's not that…
Susan G Holland Art Studio
"...All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) ... excerpt from PIED BEAUTY by G.M. Hopkins
GOOD ADVICE HERE
Just a very appropriate list from the Art Dept at Immaculate Heart College!Wanted to Share. SGHolland Dec 2022 a keeper, in my opinion. Good forward-looking positive stuff!
fires in new mexico
New Mexico turns out to be more exciting than I expected. For several weeks the wrong sort of excitement has been front and center. In the living room our emergency packing stands at the ready. The cat and I are here waiting until W comes back from a musical offering in the center of town.…
Again the News
Top of the morning's headlines include not only the precarious status of world wars, vicious political threats within US political teetertotter, the huge stock exchange reflux and criminal atrocities of humans to other humans, but a more up-clode and personal apocalyptic spread of fire and brimstone right here in the neighborhood! (I am writing from…
TODAY april 29 2022 Friday
First day I'm checking in on my "surrogate FB" ...a chilly morn in Las Vegas NM. I'm planning to send invitations to my friends on face book in case they want to hear my ramblings on a regular basis. If FB will let me, I'll post the link there c/o some family or friends still…
The Story https://oldswimmer.wordpress.com/tag/a-gardens-worth-a-thousand-pictures/
https://oldswimmer.wordpress.com/tag/a-gardens-worth-a-thousand-pictures/ Gardens and graphics are tied together inexorably.I find art in the most humble places. The link above will take you to some old history of Susan G Holland, an artist who began 83+ years ago on the East Coast of the US, and is now, after many many adventures and homes, living in the…
Secrets Just Below the Surface
EVERY PIECE OF NATURE HAS A CERTAIN KIND OF HISTORY-- A MINUTE BY MINUTE LOG OF ITS DAYS ON EARTH MARKS THE EVENTS AS THEY HAPPENED. THEN IT GROWS ON MAKING MORE HISTORY. WILL IT SHARE ITS SECRETS?
He rides the sides of mountains.I imagine the soft sound of a pinto horse finding the path, happy. The silence is precious. You are there. You and I are there. SGH 2018 Sept 2
A Little Gallery of SGHolland Art
Watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper, © SGHolland 1980-87 Born: Swarthmore PA, Education: Nether Providence High School, Wallingford PA 1955, The George School, Bucks Co.PA 1956, Temple University's Tyler School of Fine Arts, Elkins Park PA and Philadelphia 1959,(Fine Arts and Academics -- education classes, Griffin Business School 1983,Bellevue WA (computer programming/systems analysis.) And many…
You must be logged in to post a comment.