“…maybe all artists…go thru periods of feast followed by famine…”
I am an Artist, Poet and Author. A Survivor of Violent Sexual Abuse and Rape, I have lived thru Severe Domestic Violence, Twenty Three years of Addiction and Alcoholism, Family Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, Dependence on Opioids, and 2 Venomous Snake Bites...I have Been Stabbed, Shot at, Tied to a Tree and Choked Unconscious. A Quarter Horse Rolled on Me, as did a Lawn Tractor. I also Wrecked a Harley into a Tree! I also have PTSD and Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder, and spent my 18th birthday in a Locked Psychiatric Ward. I am so much more than this: I feel like a tiny seed that sprouted in a desert, and now has grown into a Passion Vine. My Art is my Voice, Screaming, Crying, Praying, Loving, Laughing, Healing- all in Riotous Color...
There are months when I sail along. Then there was April. Ouch. Bipolar Disorder has a whole bag of tricks it can put to use on me, it used all … Continue reading AWAY…
and The “Salvator” Mommy . (And THE LAVENDER CAT!) Being still is very difficult for me mentally. Having a racing mind is the natural state of being for me, anything … Continue reading The Healing
“Hold on for dear life my friend.”
Head over Heels, Over the Edge>>>>>> Have you missed me? I’m starting to miss myself right about now… It’s a fine time to leave me, Susan Todd. Just when things … Continue reading Into the Abyss
“…walking into the sunlight of my artistic future!”
“I will flay myself alive…peeling off each layer to offer up to the powers that be…”
“…I’ll look outside for a hippo to wrestle…”
I didn’t know I was still hiding!! I am so grateful today to be feeling good. It has been so long ! I’ve been running to catch up with where … Continue reading Emerging from My Shell!
“My dreams are NOT dead!…”
Seeking Deeper Meaning in my life, thru my Art: I’m faced with this question. Making a statement about my art, who I am as an artist. What do I want … Continue reading What it all Means
“I am NOT giving up, I am not going anywhere, and I’m certainly NOT GOING QUIETLY!”
Belief: Trust, Faith and Confidence in something or someone…an Acceptance that a statement is true or something exists In Success: I have proven to myself, over and over again, that … Continue reading New Thoughts for a New Year
“Things I like to take out and hold from time to time…this special grateful day.”