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Spring Open house at the Central Creatives!

Directions: Central Creatives is a part of the Piano Works Mall.

It is located at 349 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445.
Park near Ferrari’s restaurant look for a red door between the golf pro shop and the weaving shop. Enter the building at the red door, and proceed down the hall to the elevators. Take that to the second floor. You will exit the elevator and see welcome signs directing you to the various studios open for in the collective. 

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The Reviews are in! “Seeds of Affirmation” Deck

Affirmations celebrated

This started as a “heart ” project and has progressed to something so much more. 

My mission with my business (Create Art 4 Good and Greetings 4 Good) has always been to create opportunities for positivity, and art, and pay it forward. I feel like in many ways I have done this is a most conventional way. 

Recently, (as many of you know) I designed a deck of fifty-two cards that share beauty and affirmations. I suppose they pay it forward in a different way. Each card has a piece of my art along with a positive message. They come in a plastic closed box so that they are easy to keep with you or keep on your desk. Use one a day or one a week- the choice is yours really!

It has been a grand total of forty-nine days since I launched these decks. To be transparent, it is scary to launch a new product. Especially one that is substantial to produce. However, the response has been incredible.  In that time I have reprinted TWICE! So many decks are in the universe. I have had several people buy one or two, then come back to buy more. I am beyond grateful for the response. 

Would you like to learn more about what other people think? (I admit I want to share!)

 

MM: I carry this box with me everywhere. Sometimes when someone I encounter is having a rough day, I invite them to choose a card! So far I have shared with thirteen people in thirteen days! 

MS: This is incredible! I love them! So beautiful and professional!

SJ: Susan, this work is incredible. I cannot wait for the next deck to come out! (Yes, shhhh there will be more decks!)

SF: This card deck is amazing. I gave it to a friend and she loves it. <3 <3 <3

DH: This deck is beautiful, inspiring, and just plain awesome!

HB: Good, beautiful work. 

TH: This arrived just when I needed it. A beautiful pocket of inspiration. 

KM: This is a gift, a blessing, 52 blessings. Thank  you

CL: Thank you for knowing what I needed to hear and doing it so beautifully! 

Those are a few of the responses- (they sort of make my head swim) I am proud of this project. I am proud of the positive opportunity it has already given. I am grateful for your encouraging words, keep them coming! If you own one – Thank you so much! If you don’t own one yet- you can order yours here!

Thanks for listening- thank you for your encouragement- 

sending so much love, 

Susan

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving- so grateful for you!

This is an email I just sent to my dearest cheerleaders…

“Autumn Glory”

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
Thank you for your constant support of me and my big dream. So many of you have been with me, cheerleading from the beginning (40 years or so!) your encouragement, kind words, and support have truly helped me to bloom. This year has been an interesting one full of joys and challenges, I am grateful for both!
 
Holiday news! I have a whole line of new holiday cards for you in my greeting card company Greetings 4 Good! I am really excited to share that I have upgraded the stock I am printing on. It elevates the cards so nicely! I have cards that are appropriate for Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, and general holiday wishes. Cute and sentimental both! They are available on my website as well as in my studio! 
 
This weekend is Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! I have exciting items to help you give unique (and not big box boring) gifts. Puzzles, market bags, art mugs, prints, and more! I am open Friday and Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm!
 
One of the items I am most excited about is “Seeds of Affirmation – it is an affirmation deck of cards that I have created. Science proves that positive thoughts have an incredible influence on our health. It reduces stress, increases immunity, and even prolongs our life!  This deck is a set of fifty-two cards, each with a positive affirmation and original art. The debut was earlier this month and it was so well received, that I have already printed it a second time! The introductory price of $25 is valid through this weekend. Find the deck on my website or in my studio!
Affirmations celebrated
 
I have so much more to share, but I also know this is a crazy time and you likely have too many emails already. Thank you for reading mine! 
 
I hope that you will pop in this weekend (or make an appointment to do so) – or if you are not in the Rochester area, I hope to hear from you in another way. I hope that you are well. I hope your family and friends surround you with love and this holiday is full of great joy for you. 
 
Thank you again for your love and support. It sounds cliche, but I truly feel that my success is fueled by the positivity and support of those who have been so passionately supporting me. Thank you. 
with so much love and gratitude, 
Susan
 
Where to find me!
How to find me! My studio is a part of the Central Creatives at Piano Works Mall. It is located at 349 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445. If you park near Ferrari’s restaurant you will see a red door between the golf pro shop and the weaving shop. Enter the red door, and proceed down the hall to the elevators. Take that to the second floor. You will exit the elevator directly across from our collective. My door is to the right of the main door. The Suite number is #2795. My studio number is #12. 
 
 
 
 

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Spring Pop up at Genrich’s!

When I moved to Irondequoit, (seventeen or so years ago) I had no clue how this community would become such a big part of my heart. I love so much about our town. I am grateful for so many relationships that I have been blessed with, incredible neighbors, being so close to Seneca Park, our community, and even the sidewalks!
One of the dearest blessings has been my friendship and relationship with Deborah Berman Genrich and the Genrich family. Genrich’s Garden Center Florist & Greenhouses is a beautiful shop, but honestly so much more! When I say that this place has become a special kind of home for me, I am not exaggerating. Of course, they have beautiful flowers and gifts, but also, they treat every single person that enters their business with such care and joy!
All of this said I am really excited to share that I will be doing a Spring pop-up in May with Deborah and Stephanie, and all the lovelies at Genrich’s. I hope you will save the date, and come visit. I am so lucky to be in the greenhouse with all the plants and flowers. See you soon!
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February details!

How exciting it is to be me in the month of love and history!

My month opens with a valentine making workshop! This workshop will be an easy and fun opportunity for you to create “happy Mail” for your friends and loved ones! It is offered through Rochester Oasis and the link is here: Valentine, Sweet Valentine

On February 1st I will be sharing my work at the Frederick Douglass Library!  This library is on South Avenue in Rochester, New York! I will be bringing some new work including a rather different piece for me! (Stay tuned!)

On February 3rd and 4th, I will be sharing my work in our main gallery @Central Creatives at Piano Works mall. Jacqueline Salsbury and I have teamed up to create a lovely weekend of mixed-media art for you! She is the most incredible jeweler! You won’t want to miss that!

On February 10th and 11th, I have been invited to share my art at Genrich’s in Irondequoit. Last year, Deborah Genrich invited me to do a Valentine’s pop up and this year she invited me again! I am pretty excited about that! 

As always, you are welcome to visit me at my studio – I would love to see you, show you my latest art, and of course the greeting cards! 

Sending you so much love!!

Susan

 

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Open House This Saturday!

This is my last formal open house! I hope you will consider supporting my small business!

I do not know how to express to you what a difference it makes when you support artists and other small businesses. I don’t want to whine about it being a difficult three years. (but it has) I don’t want to tell you that this year has been hard. (but it has)

I do want you to know that the art and other products I have to offer are made with love. Art, the creation of art, seems to be taking the best that I am and putting it into a card, a painting, or a scarf. It is carefully choosing the colors and images to create something wonderful. It is working on a painting until it feels finished. It is about bringing the best that I am to offer to you and to the world. This can be incredibly vulnerable, but also incredibly thrilling when you affirm that I am doing good work. This happens with your kind words, your purchases, and your encouragement. 

I hope to see you Saturday- 

thank you for your support!

Sending so much love, 

Susan

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Holiday sale, Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Let the holidays begin! Find unique artisan gifts for everyone on your list. Cards, original art, prints, one-of-a-kind gifts, and so much more!

Current hours are by appointment-

Open house hours are Friday, November 25, 11 am until 4 pm, Saturday, November 26, 11 am until 4 pm, December 10, 11 am until 4 pm

(I’ve been working hard!)

I am located at 349 West Commercial Street – at the Piano Works Mall. Enter our building between the weaving shop and the golf pro shop, it is a red door- enter there, go down the hall to the elevator, take that to the second floor and Central Creatives (the group I am in) is right across the hall. Our suite number is 2795- my studio number is 12! 
I look forward to seeing you!