my new colouring book !

Shown here are 22 pages of the 126 pages found in my new POSH colouring book Inspired Garden with Andrews McMeel Publishing. 126 drawings inspired by a bunch of my most favourite things in life. Nature, flowers, gardening, more flowers, cats, inspirational & motivational words and sentiments more cats and lots more flowers ... oh and lots of butterflies and bees too ! Available for pre-order at Amazon.com here. Such a fun project !


2016 "best of" Lil' Collage Owl wall calendar

(above) 6 months of Lil Owls / 2016 calendar front cover / Molly - September / Charles - July / 2016 calendar back cover / (below) cover of colouring book 

Hooray !! I've been gradually re-booting, revamping and creating new products for my Etsy shop. Due to popular demand I've created a 2016 "best of" Lil Owl wall calendar (available for pre-order now). It's amazing me to me how many emails I've received asking if I plan to do another Lil Owl calendar - well here it is and likely the last (at least the last owl calendar).

I also have a brand new 48 page colouring book "Cats & Flowers, Flowers & Cats" (also available for pre-order now). This Saturday I'm having a colouring book launch party here in my new home of Lunenburg at the fantastic artsy, crafty Lunenburg Makery from 1-4pm. If you live near by I'd love if you'd stop by, have a cupcake and colour a bit with Kat and I ;-)


new for Studio M

New flags, mats & more for Studio M (formerly MagnetWorks) see my new designs (from the top) 1. Pumpkin Patch 2. Joy & 3. Happy Fall available in flags, mats, mailbox covers & yard signs here + call Studio M customer service to find a retailer near you in Canada & the US (and maybe overseas too ;-) thank you Anne Brown, Sue Todd & Cathy Gigliotti at Studio M for continuing to be such wonderful supporters of me & my creative business !



a few of my favourite blooms from late spring and early summer

I especially love the top photo of lupins, the quintessential Nova Scotia wildflower.

Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled—
to cast aside the weight of facts

and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.

Mary Oliver

I'm trying to come back home, home ... here at this place, this blog. It's a slightly new place but still very familiar.I am trying to find my voice again. It make take time ... but please know it is my intention to be here once again.


pink red layered floral

6 x 9 on paper - red & pink layered floral - gouache, assorted pens, markers & gel pen - Susan Black © 2015


red black floral

9 x 12 on paper - red & black floral - collage, assorted pens, markers & gel pen - Susan Black © 2015