Author Archives: SusieQ Wood

Effective, Repetitive, Goal-Directed Activity

The phrase “effective, repetitive, goal-directed activity” was one I recall hearing in Atlanta, Georgia, the summer of 1968. That summer marked me going after and getting a job in the commercial art industry. I recall the search through the Yellow Pages for companies that might hire a college art student for the summer. Undaunted by many, many NOs over…

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Global TRASHformation at RedEye: Beyond

I finally got around to begin putting my portfolio back online since the demise of my long time website. That website (purchased in the 1990s) was hacked to pieces and links created were going places I wouldn’t send to anyone I knew. At some point I’ll wipe it clean and revive that site, but in…

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Art — Business Cards

Business cards are really important, for a moment anyway. As a long time business person, I’ve had many cards made up with my name and contact information to represent who I was at the time, sharing with others as it seemed appropriate. Each unique, telling a snapshot chapter of my life, they number in the…

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Anagram for TRASH…. HARTS

In my world I celebrate April as Earth Month and set aside time to give back by speaking on topics like “Art and Transformation Toward Embracing Environmental Stewardship”. It’s the local events I want to support that in turn support the green and/or sustainable movement.  Bottom line, it’s all about loving and respecting ones’ self…

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On the Fence – A New Perspective

I recently took a cruise to the eastern islands of the Caribbean and took the time on each island visited to pick up at least one bagful of trash and then select a few pieces to bring back to the states, adding to my collection for future artworks. Most interesting, from my point of view… was…

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Stems of Pleasure

I was so thrilled to get this photo from New Hampshire the other day. I was up there last fall and walked the back country roads. Yes, we talked about the litter alongside the road in the gorgeous wooded countryside, complete with beavers, birds, deer and bear. Here’s what D.F. says about her roadside handywork,…

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From Rome with Love – Piè di Marmo

TWO PROJECT UPDATES: 1) Roberta Polidori, the women who helped me get my bearings while I was recently north of Rome, shared with me her photos of the Piè di Marmo, without trash! I blogged about this beloved monument on May 30, 2017. I love her photos – beside the foot, a chair is placed…

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Heart of Litter

Working in the trenches, or in this case, a beautiful stretch of Fort Lauderdale beach, is sometimes necessary for my work. This past 2nd Saturday of July’s monthly Beach Sweep with some of Broward County’s finest volunteers I co-created a public collaborative art project with volunteers that had been collecting all sorts of litter left…

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Kudos to 3900 Galt Residents

Note from yesterday, July 5, 2017 ~ I thought this morning would be like so many others, picking up more trash, especially after the July 4 beach party. That was not to be the case. First thing I noticed was (pictured here) a grouping of large plastic bags of “stuff” that seemed to hug the…

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American Mandala

It was nearly 10am, the sand was uncomfortably hot on my feet, as I went about picking up plastic and other debris from the beach at 3900 Galt . This presented a challenge in finding a shaded place to separate out the “trash” from the plastic for art projects. The bench area on the landing was…

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