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Creative Chrysalis

Sticky Post February 29, 2020

Artwork appears as if by magic to the onlooker, but inside the studio it’s not magic at all. Through this blog, you…

illustration detail by Susan Polansky, with related reference images
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98 – Reference images for translation

January 17, 2021
illustration detail by Susan Polansky, with related reference images Reference images are crucial for translating a line drawing into a realistic art...
Artist Susan Polansky using a laser level in the art studio
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95 – Let me get this straight…

January 12, 2021
This design wall is made of two 4’ x 8’ Styrofoam panels covered with flannel. I won’t be able to work on...
camera set up in art studio
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94 – I Spy a Camera in the Window

January 7, 2021
My studio overhead camera set-up is not set back far enough to capture the width of quilt area that I’ll be working...
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93 – Moving along

January 4, 2021
My thoughtful husband put an overhead camera set-up on my studio ceiling. My work takes a long time to go together, so...
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92 – The Next Stage Begins!

January 2, 2021
I ordered a full-size enlargement from Staples Copy department and had it shipped to me as I'm not going anywhere to avoid...
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91 – Going BIG!

December 30, 2020
My next quilt will be 3’ high x 11’ length. Truly a commitment, especially with the level of detail that is typical...
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90 – Quilting Fear

December 27, 2020
I AM INTIMIDATED! "Of what?," you may ask. Of all the things I set out to conquer when first starting a project...
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89 – Big Bang

December 6, 2020

Impact! Oversized “Flying Pins” by Claes Oldenburg  and Coosje van Bruggen yell out and demand a look.  This site sculpture wouldn’t be…

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88 – Giving thanks

December 6, 2020

I depart from my usual arty posts to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all! I cooked up a feast for my social-bubble…

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87 – Primary focus

December 6, 2020

If I were looking straight ahead, my primary field of vision would be the blue area. I colored these areas to remind…