Havana : Solo exhibition at La Valencia February 15

Hello wanderers! 

I so hope I will see you the opening of my solo exhibition at La Valencia.  The work will be on view for many weeks but it would be wonderful to see your face and share some wine and cheese.  Here are the details. 

Thursday, February 15 in the evening.  Time 5-7pm
La Valencia Hotel 1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
A wine and cheese reception will be held in the patio.
New limited edition work inspired by a recent trip to Havana Cuba. 
"There’s a joy in rediscovering an old friend.  I intuitively walked around the city hunting and collecting abstract patterns and motifs and small passages of time.  I love the mystery of what is behind the next corner.  I left the city transformed and my greatest is hope is that one day there will be much more of an exchange between our two countries and we will be great neighbors."

“Women in Photography; Our Visual Voice.” Group exhibition in San Diego

Hello wanderers!!

I wanted to let you know that I'm in a group show with 50 other San Diego women photographers.  I hope you can make it to our opening reception.  =)

Opening Reception for Visual Voice Photography Exhibit
Friday, February 9 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Luxe Gallery 1081 16TH ST, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 (5th Floor)
Professional Photography has long been an industry dominated by men and we wish to show the evolution of the field and portray it’s current trends. We are celebrating women in photography by displaying beautiful samples of a variety of work in a photographic exhibit entitled, “Women in Photography; Our Visual Voice.” 

Join us for the show opening! This is a collaboration between San Diego Women in Photography, The Luxe Gallery of Photography at San Diego City College, Nelson's Photographic Supplies, and Miller's Professional Imaging. 

50 PHOTOGRAPHERS FEATURED
You can visit the gallery anytime from 2/9/18-3/8/18. The show is an excellent kickoff to 2018's National Women's History Month (March). The theme of which is NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED. 

Photo credit Maryanne McGuire my partner in crime =)

San Diego Women's March 2018

Still I Rise

Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Creativity Tell All // Pow Wow Design Studio

The women behind Pow Wow Design Studio always light a creative fire in our hearts. We feel lucky to have a glimpse into their beautiful world. Enjoy!

How do you continually stay inspired and creative?

Honestly, I feel that inspiration comes from the most unexpected places, people, and things. It could be anything, such as an out-of-date piece of clothing at a thrift store that has a really unique color combination. Also, always keeping an open mind.

Is there anything special or unique about your morning routine?

I meditate every morning.

If someone wanted to break into your industry, what advice would you give them?

As with any profession, make sure it's your passion. If you don't go to bed excited for another day of work, then you need to find what that is, and do it.

Did you always know this career path was ‘the one’?

I never really thought about a career in the traditional sense.  I've been an artist my whole life; it's just how I came out of the oven. I'm super grateful that I found a way to pay the bills while doing what I love. 

What season inspires you most?

All seasons are inspiring, but I love it when you can feel the change of seasons in the air. The shadows get longer, the hues of the sky change, and the type of birds you see out the window change. It's all a reminder that nothing ever stays the same and that we are in a continuous, evolving state.

Do you have any funny short stories or embarrassing moments from when you first got started?

Funny and embarrassing things happen on a regular basis. It's impossible to name just one. Seriously.

What is the best advice you have been given?

You can't hold on to anything; not feelings, not things, not people, and not even your own breath. You must allow everything to flow through you, and in turn, flow with everything.

What is your dream project?

My dream project happens when we meet an open minded, creative client who allows us to do our thing, and wants us to create an event that transports their guests. We get dream projects often these days and I'm super grateful.

If there was a song that played every time you worked on your craft, what would it be?

I love working to "Ceremony" by New Order.

Is there anything in particular you are obsessed with these days?

I've always been obsessed with the set design of old James Bond movies and Fantasy Island.

What would you do if you had $40,900 for a vacation?

I would take a road trip across a country with my husband and daughter. Not sure which country, but definitely a road trip. 

xoxo

Suzanne, Mike and the Wanderers

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Archive Cocktail Conference - It's a wonderful night for a moon dance...

When Krista and Regina decide to throw a party I want to be on the guest list.  What a great night.  I love cohosting parties.  It's so lovely to throw all of our talents together.  I so loved inviting some of our favorite industry people out for a night of cocktails and dancing.  Bravo everyone.  Last night was a dream.  #archivecocktailconference #moondance 

Rentals and Design : @archiverentals

Paper @brightlydesigned

Cocktails @barcon_

Bites @amihoexperience

Photography @shewanders

Flowers @bloombabes

DJ/Lighting @varioproductions

Photobooth @amigobooth