Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday is thee DAY

Let's say that THURSDAY early evening will be new video posting day and then we can all get some sleep! Wednesdays are working out very well for me to paint/shoot but here it is 10:30 and Im not nearly finished editing. so let it be thursdays from now on. This gives more people time too to email me photos of YOUR PET WEARING CLOTHES which makes me happy.

I want to talk a little bit about the art for the next video as well. I made a painting 12 x 24, pretty big took me most of the day. i lub it very much. But just because i did it out of a journal does not mean all of the techniques cant also be applied inside a book. So what I want you to do in preperation for tomorrow nights video, is to gather your collage papers and think about houses (for that is what I made). Pages of text, patterned papers. Think about the colors of your favorite home or the home you wish you had. You could also write about 'home' on a piece of lined notebook paper and use that in your collage. Glue it as the roof, as a door. You'll see more what i mean tomorrow.

Now in my painting since I am collaging outside of a journal I covered my painting in wax. Not something you want to do inside a book because after much handling if the wax is too thick it will crack. What i have done though in the past inside my journals is this: Melt Soy Wax chips with a quilting iron over a journal page. let cool. Then, take something like a plastic ruler and scrape it all off. what is left is a micro thin coat of wax that seals collage papers nicely. try it. and tell me what you think.

Here is a link to the Quilting Iron

In my video you'll see that i cover my collage with Beeswax.
The book in which I learned this technique is from Claudine Hellmuth and is called
Collage Discovery

hope you had a happy day.
c u tomorrow
=^_^=

BLU

Take pictures today or your babies (whether they be from your womb or covered in fur) in a halloween costume and I will put them all together, along with pooh, and make a GODDESS BABY SLIDE SHOW.

ok off to paint and film.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
EAT MUCH CHOCOLATE!
Video will be up either at Midnight or tomorrow after math. Im pretty sure it will be midnight though. Im feeling productive.

happy happy day!

SuzEE

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pooh is sO excited!

He cant wait for mommy to add just a little bit extra material to his halloween costume so it can fit around his big cat head and fat cat belly. Then, oh then, he can parade around suburbia in style. mommy on the other hand does not yet have a costume and will run to the store and find something cheap and ethereal.

pooh in his little hat.
oh so cute

We've had a few field trips for school recently where we toured facilities we might be assigned to intern at. Todays trip was to an Abilities Center where those who are mentally challanged (and others) learn skills to work in the world. OMG Can i tell you! As far as a day job as far as something to pay bills while I work on my fairytale and art...i want to teach art to the mentally challanged. Absolutely. much more than teaching to children. I practically cried when i was there. everyone was so happy and everyone showed it. big huge smiles and everyone happy to do their little jobs that they were learning. I would love to teach these people to collage and learn about picasso and matisse, have them make their own paper cut outs and JOURNALS oh good lord can they keep a journal? I need to find out.

I must get a job with these people ; )

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Am I annoying yet?

In a department store there are 120 customers, 90 of whom will buy at least one item. If 5 customers are selected at random, one by one, find the probability that all will buy at least one item.

Now I know that I must subtract the probability of the 90 from 1. but EH? why cant I do that?

the answer in the book is 243/1024 but it does not show how it got there.

yay math love!

Math Test Tomorrow

Ive been studying like mad so Im getting more comfortable with stuff, but this one problem is making me batty.

A newspaper advertises 5 different movies, 2 plays, and 3 baseball games for the weekend. If a couple selects 3 activities, find the probability that one of each will be selected.

They dont want to know all the different combinations that can be had (which I am now good at) they want the probability of each but then what, multiply that together?

5/30 * 2/30 *3/30 no that doesnt work. what do I do? what is the formula for this. Im looking thru the book and cant find one explanation. BAH!

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Boo Bots

Now I understand why people dont put their email addy's on their blog.
Ive taken mine down.
I sure hope the bots stop soon. is there anything I can do?

Fishboy and I are publishing our own fairytale!
How amazing is that?
Im sO very excited.

more about it later. Ill scan in some sketches Ive had. Ive wanted to do this for yEars but it was so overwhelming to do alone. His dreaminess will be absolutely perfect.

yay!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

tRicKs or tReaTs?


trick2
Originally uploaded by koyoteblu
For illustration friday

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Art Playshop with Suzi Blu: MANDALA



You can buy a beautiful purple bracelet from Arlan here


I'm excited that I can make longer videos now, I wasnt sure how big blip.tv would let the file size go, look its over 4 minutes! I will keep this in mind next time and make it even longer. I wont feel so harried when making it anymore either YAY!

Also - I would like to fill the borders of these two journal pages with the internet love goddesses that I've met. If you'd like I would lOve if youd send me a pic of you to my email and then Ill print it out and glue it in. Like a record of our experience here.

and also...look how the white wall looks behind me. not so great. web tv doesnt like white walls Im going to have to change that next time.

suziblu@gmail.com

I cant see my video although its there...can you see it?
I think this is the link

Right now video is 150 MB and doesnt have music yet. Im going to finish it and make it a full perfect video and see if blip.tv will upload the larger file size. If so happy happy I will make longer vids from now on and make a shorter one for YT.

But right now I have to go to math.

Be back this afternoon. If blip works I will have the longer video up here pretty soon, and then cut it back for one for YT. It sucks bcz I have so much to say I hate cutting things out! I like to talk and stuff needs explaining.

be back later =^_^=

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Late late late

Yes yes yes I know.
Its all shot though!
Im editing now, and doing statistics inbetween.
Tomorrow babies!
Tomorrow there will be video.
clear video with the new blip.tv.

ok
promise princess ballerina swear
XXX OOO
suzi blu

so what do you think?

At current my dvd burner doesnt work and all around my laptop is on the rag (yes I know we are supposed to love our moon cycles, but periods for me are worst than lonely saturday nights) so I can do nothing until student loan money comes thru...few weeks....

but so when it worked I burned a copy of my video to sell along with that weeks painting. I only have time for 1 video a week so I want to do the art playshops instead right now but so, maybe I should have the videos available for sale? very cheaply. Like 5.00 and have them extended in length? I can put more talking on a dvd since I dont have to worry about file size, what do you think?

Or I can also do that plus put a few episodes all on one dvd HMMMMM....that is something to think about. I have no patience. cmon loan money!

Ok time to make a video.
i just made a fabulous taco salad.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

OMG GOD LOOK


I nEEd Pullip dolls!

Any Math Lovers out there?

I am stumped on this problem:

The probability that a student owns a car is .66, and the probability that a student owns a computer is .72. If the probability that a student owns both is .48, what is the probability that a given student owns neither a car nor a computer?



BAH!
help me

Class Project--Not a Journal Entry

Visit DaliGoddess2006 at her channel and giver her a BIG KISS!
http://youtube.com/user/daligoddess2006

Monday, October 22, 2007

Just trying something nothing new

Not a new video, just the muse one, trying blip.tv to see if the file looks clearer and maybe Ill go with them for the next one. i also might be able to do longer vids? good goddess!


The blog is home baby

Since suziblu.net is dOwn I put a link to my video channel over here on the left
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but also I have a player down below that has every one of my videos on it. So this blog is a one stop action place for suzi blu fun!

I will repost paper dolls onto flickr tonight after my mid term (i.e. not prepared) and have a link available so you can have them and print them and put them in yr books.

oh i have sadistics class in a week. The thing with this class is that every class we learn something new and I get it, but then I forget everything else Ive learned. I need to have a day of a math marathon. seriously yo.

ok what am I doing here.
I am not here!
you didnt see me!

Sweet Mellisa made me a video!

Thank you Miss Em (visit her channel and send her kisses and love)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday

reach1

Yay the weekend is over. I survived it by painting all day. I now have carpel tunnel but its a good pain. Can you see I spelled yOUre wrong? ha. I have to fix that. I am not sad today. Its just a tired/saturday night thing. Its good though, it shows me the areas in my life that need work. where I feel empty is where I need to devote some attention. A girl cant be an island alone! You can appreciate life all you want but you need friends to share it with I dont care how enlightened you are. and its true, I dont have any chicks in my real life. I know some dudes, but its not nearly the same. and as much as the dudes dont understand. I am girls kind of girl. and its been a long time since I had a real best friend. long long. long long time. and why should I be without that? i dont care about marriages and baby showers and buying a bigger SUV which, unfortunatley, is what the women talk about that I have met. so I just dont try.

I will just keep doing what Im doing and have faith that opportunities will appear. Perhaps if I get to mOve out of this tiny tiny cloistered apartment and onto a FARM oh my mood would lift. I know good things will come. I will keep my heart open to their possibility.

making yams and carrots. i have no idea how to cook. ha.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

mood swing

Oh its saturday.
you know how I feel about the weekends.
:(
Its funny right how everything is a blur and you are so busy you cant breathe and then all of a sudden.....it all stops.....and you still have a lot to do but you dont do it cause YOU JUST CANT LOOK AT ONE MORE MATH PROBLEM...and the cars drive by and you have the red light in the bulb and you just sit and wait to get tired enough to sleep.

a lot is going on, yes. I am selling paintings yes, oh but I sure can feel sorry for myself cant I. Its an easy trap to fall into when Im tired. and.
so no I dont know a lot of people in fact I dont know many really in life, isnt that ridiculous? that a person can be so busy she doesnt meet anyone. ever? crazy.
and normally its fine but eh...I do wish I had a gf to watch bad movies with.

patience. I know. I am grateful I have my lovely art friends here. thank god for that. or Id be half in a bottle of xanex by now : ) No, no, I have been sober for...May 5 was a year, so like a year and a half. I dont escape anymore. Just tea and art supplies and the occasional indie flick.

its just when its quiet like this I feel so very far away.
do you feel like that too?

I always think everyone has a cooler life than me. that I am behind somehow. that even though I do all of this creative stuff, ahhh...so much is missing from my life. It is balance, I know, something I am not good at.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Listen To Your Muse, She Knows Best

go to http://suziblu.net/suzi_blu_collage.htm to print out paper dolls. and YES there is one there for you FISHBOY and for MATHEW....our two honorary journalling boi divas <3

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

But....I have a good excuse....


Oh beautiful baby mama's..... my video will be late! Try as I might I almost fainted today..horrible period pains for the last 3 days with todays being the worst! I absolutely need to see the gyno and deal with this because omg this has been horrible. Not just pain but terrible constant pain and asprin did not help. finally someone brought over allieve and I do feel allieved but so weak from not eating...oh the drama. It is 8 pm and I cannot edit anymore! Video will be up tomorrow afternoon after my math class. Here is a little picture to get you going and wondering and dreaming of me tonight <3
Tomorrow will be fabulous and we will all feel cramp free and fabulous tomorrow and then all create together, right? I know you forgive me. I am not taking you for granted. I love you, always.
Suzi Blu

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lookee

Suziblutube bumperstickers!
try refreshing your screen if the bumpersticker logo looks small. an older picture keeps showing up for some reason but when you f5 it the new one shows.

I will put up prints of paintings here shortly.

Video up tomorrow, wednesday, around 9 pm. Are you ready for the love. Materials? Well, it is collage but of course, you can add any elements. I show the basic idea and then we all take it from there. I will use a bit of paint as usual. Im also going to do it out of a watercolor notebook cause my moleskin journal is at the end and is also very small. Its time for suzi to buy a bigger journal!

Oh babies....someone made me very sad tonight, and I got very mad, and Im in a pissy mood. I have to breathe and remember, all is well. and I learned a valuable lesson for next time right?

Pink love coming coming sooooon. and possibley longer video??? downloading a new codex so we shall seeeeee.

are ya bubbling with love yet? blow some my way =^_^=

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Paintings



I ate cracker jax for dinner. which felt like a good idea at the time but now Im hungry and naseus. Oh I need a wife. The next video will be entirely out of control but its not my fault. This is what happens when I get a little bit of attention. Now youre just enCourAging me. Ridiculous will ensue. Dont say you havent been warned.
Be prepared for some hot pink journal lOve : D

Friday, October 12, 2007

Proof of Life

I am here I swear! 4 new paintings will be up on sunday and that will be the new schedule. I need to have some kind of order because with everything Im doing....its chaotic! Sweet little shabby folk art coming your way very shortly! 2 more days! Look for the first one at noon.

Sunday I am going to film a Civil War reinactment. it has absolutely nothing to do with next weeks lesson. that would probably be funny right...art journaling, then all of a sudden cannons and red coats falling to the ground. I live in the area where Washington's troops successfully killed the Hessians. (sp? eh who cares) so its a big deal round these parts. I think it will be interesting.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Be Kind To Yourself

Post your journal pics in the Journal Discussion Area

I'm thinking the video will be done around 9:00 rather than 8:00 since its 7:15 and Im still editing. Things always take longer than we plan them isnt that true? why why why is that?

It shall be finished tonight though!
Get your crayolas ready!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

METHADONE CATS!

she is my favorite show.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Mr. WInkle Reality Show Episode 1 ; The Patient

Monday Art Love ^_^

Dear Fabulous Diving Journaling Goddess Ballerina Princesses, and fish boy - ( its not like boys are not allowed, its like Maya Angelou says to men when they ask her why her poems arent about men, "Honey," she says, "You gotta write your own poems." )

Journal Assignment 5
I don't know about you, but I need some art healing love.
What I would like you to do do from now until WEDNESDAY evening is this:
1)Right a letter to me and tell me who you are. Not just name and hair color but who you are when your make up comes off. All the things you DO, your talants, your smile, the body parts you love best. I want good things. This is not a letter of faults but I want to know why you are lovable YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU ARE LOVABLE. Pretend I am blind and cannot see you for myself. and tell me things no one can see. Your hopes and dreams. and not lists of reasons why you cant do them. NOTHING NEGATIVE GOES INTO THIS LETTER.
2) Staple this letter, even if its long, into your journal somewhere. Doesnt matter where. This is especially good to build up pages that you may not love or seem sparse. Staple it though that it can be opened up and read easily so dont staple it closed.
Part Two of this assignment will come in a VIDEO on
Wednesday 8pm EST
wEdnesdAys will be the new video day because it makes my schedule easier and allows for exercises like this that come in two parts.
Materials for Wednesdays Class:
crayons


Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I'm telling lies.I say,It's in the reach of my armsThe span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,And to a man,The fellows stand orFall down on their knees.Then they swarm around me,A hive of honey bees.I say,It's the fire in my eyes,And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist,And the joy in my feet.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.Men themselves have wonderedWhat they see in me.They try so muchBut they can't touchMy inner mystery.When I try to show themThey say they still can't see.I say,It's in the arch of my back,The sun of my smile,The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.Now you understandJust why my head's not bowed.I don't shout or jump aboutOr have to talk real loud.When you see me passingIt ought to make you proud.I say,It's in the click of my heels,The bend of my hair,the palm of my hand,The need of my care,'Cause I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me. Maya Angelou

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A New Day

Its quite impressive how Im begining to feel all this warm love from women I have not met (yet). I am absolutely convinced we have something here. So many of us feel a void that all of us can be there for each other to fill. Like a little tribe of wild women (and fishboy too, of course).

Posts are removed to protect the innocent, although they do not own a computer nor does anyone they know have any clue about what I do. All is safe. Still, not all words should be left to linger on their own. Feelings are transient. Especially for me. My lesson will be boundaries.

I want so much and you know, Im going to believe it is going to happen. I want a space. A retreat. Women's circles and drums and art and love and tea and beautiful indian rugs to lay down onto when it all gets to be too much. I want a victorian house where everyroom is a different art class or an old farmhouse or HELL a mobile home with 2 pink plastic flamingoes by the front door. I want a place where you all can come to. A big giant revolving women's retreat of love and art YAY!

I have to write a paper and tonight post a new painting. I must make a frame for it. Then buy underwear. But I will be back.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Give Tape A Break


Vist Lu's great JOURNAL ART SLAM every friday!
http://lucrecerb.typepad.com/lifeistheart/

To post your Taped journal pages or to get love and support from other students visit the Suziblutube Student's Community!
http://community.livejournal.com/suziblutube/

Thursday, October 04, 2007

oops


Um, so...uh....I got a ..... 65 on my math test. I got a D. yup. First D I've had since 11th grade when I had two gyms and stayed out 3 periods for lunch. Except for 2 questions where I did not know what I was doing, the rest were calculator errors. which is inexcusable. Pressing numbers quickly and not double checking my answers. Many, many, errors like that. I guess I was so nervous I didn't notice. i have time to make this up, its just one of several tests. But still it was like.......when I get a bad grade or get in trouble in some way, I often feel like I am bad in some way. That the badness rubs off onto me and I am then only worth a D. I dont know what that is. All my life I have internalized the consequences of my behavior. If people gave me praise then I was worth goodness....if they put me down...then I was down on the ground.
Its a struggle to stay balanced in the face of our behavior, and to other's reactions toward us. We cannot be blown apart by every wind. YOU are not the sum of your actions. YOU are not WHAT YOU DO. Although when we do well we want to feel like what we do is who we are, but its not. Like wearing clothes, good deeds, bad deeds, they are actions. Who we are underneath all of that has nothing to do with how we behave. We are always good. There is no sin or 65% D grade to tear away at our authentic selves. We are still as innocent as when we were babies. we are. sometimes though, we forget that. Thats all it is.
So today I remember who I am and love myself even though I get scared and rush through math tests. The world wont crash if I try my hardest and fail at this class. I dont think Ill fail. I will slow down and be better prepared next time. There is always a next time.
NEW VIDEO TOMORROW. There is a wonderful girl who has a journal site and I wanted to help her out, so we have another assignment video tomorrow (friday).
Ok, I must do homework.
Have a great night,
Suze

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Blues




For Illustration friday.


It's mostly Blue