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Susan Kinney

Susan Kinney

Great Falls, MT

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Hi, I'm Susan and I guess this all started with my first box of 8 big fat Crayola Crayons, then later advanced to 64 with a sharpener! Scribble pictures! oh yeah! Remember those? At age 5 those were my idea of Masterpieces, ready for hanging. Although, I didn't considered myself an artist, drawing was something I've done all my life. Art was always my favorite class in school..and recess..and study-hall of course :) I remember my teachers writing notes on my homework..."NO Doodling" ..hey! why can they doodle on my paper if I can't?

Next stage...Marriage. Well, no time for drawing now. But then along came two kids..Cool!..crayons again. :) I used to sit the kids down and draw them pictures to entertain them. They both picked up on drawing and our frig wasn't seen for years. :) Now they are grown-up but they both still draw. And yes, I still put their artwork on the frig. :)

I drew off and on when I got the time but then I gave up drawing some odd years ago when it started making my hands hurt too much. I have a Hereditary Neuromuscular Disease known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) or the newer term these days is called "Hereditary Motor-Sensory Neuropathy" (HMSN). One of the last pencil drawings I ever did, was donated to the MDA Art Museum.

One day several years ago, my daughter tells me, "Mom? You need a computer" .."yeah right!".."Seriously, you do." she says. "You can keep your bills and banking info on it and chat with people online..etc..etc.".."Yeah, Yeah, Yeah whatever, I don't need a computer Dear" ..........obviously, she won that argument because not only do I have a computer..I love it!

"Paint"..that freebie program that comes with all computers, was like my first box of 8 big fat crayons. Wow! what a discovery! I could draw again, and make artwork! I fell in love with graphics and working with photos, and have been taking classes for the past few years for graphic art, logo designing, designing principles, digital painting, photography, HTML, web designing....just to name a few.

I will never stop learning to use new graphic programs, unless of course they stop making them. I am currently using Paint Shop Pro versions 14, Painter 12, CorelDraw x4 and I use a Wacom table/pen.

Graphics and Artwork means many things to me. It's a passion, an obsession, a stress reliever, sparks my imagination, fills losses, builds joys, gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Well, that's sort of how I got here and who I am... A one-women-show-jack-of-all-trades-kinda-gal.. You could say it was my destiny. :)

 

Hub by Susan Kinney

Hub

 

1950 Austin Western Grader by Susan Kinney

 

Axel by Susan Kinney

 

Grader Tire by Susan Kinney

 

Purple Flower Watercolor Doodle by Susan Kinney

 

I Love Grandma by Susan Kinney

 

Peace Rose by Susan Kinney

 

Dreaming With Grandpa by Susan Kinney

 

Hats by Susan Kinney

 

Hats Off To Mom by Susan Kinney

 

Blue Flower by Susan Kinney

 

Herd of Elk by Susan Kinney

 

Sunny Flower by Susan Kinney

 

Sunset Pier by Susan Kinney

 

Cold Train by Susan Kinney

 

Frozen Run-Off by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Weather Report by Susan Kinney

 

Train Along the River by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Winter by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Winter Frame by Susan Kinney

 

Christmas Peace and Joy by Susan Kinney

 

Merry Christmas Lighted Path by Susan Kinney

 

Autumn on Millcreek by Susan Kinney

 

Summer Trinity Top one of three by Susan Kinney

 

Summer Trinity Middle one of three by Susan Kinney

 

Summer Trinity Bottom one of three by Susan Kinney

 

Fall Lineup by Susan Kinney

 

A Time in Montana by Susan Kinney

 

Petunias by Susan Kinney

 

Butterfly Groove by Susan Kinney

 

Purple Wildflowers by Susan Kinney

 

Needles by Susan Kinney

 

Dandy by Susan Kinney

 

Daisy's in Purple by Susan Kinney

 

Clouds by Susan Kinney

 

Bike by Susan Kinney

 

Sun Rift Gorge Glacier National Park by Susan Kinney

 

Five by Susan Kinney

 

Glacier Park Waterfall by Susan Kinney

 

Montana Frame by Susan Kinney

 

Peep-Show by Susan Kinney

 

Rush by Susan Kinney

 

A Time to Remember by Susan Kinney

 

Aspens by Susan Kinney

 

Moms Garden Art by Susan Kinney

 

Mom Day 2014 by Susan Kinney

 

Feeling Blue by Susan Kinney

 

Living on Back Roads by Susan Kinney