Hi, I'm Susie. Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by. A little about me: I started writing this blog in 2007 when I was on maternity leave with my four month old daughter and my two year old son. It was all I could do to keep myself from completely losing my mind. I needed a vessel for all of the stories I was collecting in my brain. This blog became a place for me to process and learn from my many parenting follies.
Soon after I felt like it might be time for a career switch and time for me to explore working as an artist. I was commissioned to work on a few projects for friends, in between my full time job and raising my two kids. And to my surprise, I found that instead of depleting an already exhausted mama, these projects were filling me up.
So I started to think about what it might be like to make more art, work less and spend more time with my kids which, after months of preparation, is exactly what I did. I left my corporate job, took my kids out of daycare and opened my business.
Then I got pregnant, had another baby boy and moved with my family to Israel. Shalom. Now this family of five lives outside of Jerusalem in the Judean Hills. Yes, it's beautiful on a biblical scale. I continue to sell my prints and create custom ketubahs (Jewish wedding contracts) for clients from all over the world. But this extreme makover - life edition has not been without it's share of challenges. I've tried to document them here. Frankly I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.