I'm a hard working grandma, called 'madre' by the grandchildren, who lives in NorCal with hubby Leon, 5 dogs [our jones, schubert, gracie, quiz, and jasper still in our hearts], no cats now (4 are buried up here), & a buncha chickens. I garden, read, and work on improvements in the house. And I try to take photographs.

 

I like pictures which appeal to my eyes and to my heart

 

but.....I'm always paring down my contacts and my groups, so I can take time to really look and comment. Please don't feel offended if I don't reciprocate on making you a contact, I won't get upset if you don't. :-)

I don't expect reciprocal comments or faves on my work. If you want to look at my photostream I'd be most pleased to have you, but I make contacts of people I want to follow. I really don't expect you to want to follow me.

 

I'm old and I have much to learn.

  

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  • JoinedNovember 2006
  • Occupationretired
  • Current cityFortuna CA
  • CountryUnited States
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Awake Jam (deleted)

I have not been on Flickr for over a decade. I once followed talented Susan because her style was very unique. I was just a kid back then. I love to see how Susan's work has grown and it still evokes emotions, even more so than ever. Glad to see you again.

May 24, 2020

Muchas Gracias Susan por Acompañarme -CON TU MUNDO- -MARAVILLOSAS FOTOGRAFIAS. CONMOVEDOR POEMA-. America Latina Otra vez -Al Borde de un-VOLCAN- Fuerte Abrazo. esteban.

October 8, 2019
few self (deleted)

I really like your artistic "work". Your photos are full of poetry. They touch us directly to the heart even if the mind forces us to reflect on what is the photographic art. I feel that your inspiration plays on both the visual memory and the feelings that have arisen, or remain. The choice of your medium, the film or… Read more

I really like your artistic "work". Your photos are full of poetry. They touch us directly to the heart even if the mind forces us to reflect on what is the photographic art. I feel that your inspiration plays on both the visual memory and the feelings that have arisen, or remain. The choice of your medium, the film or the Polaroid, and its treatment reinforce this synthesis. Even if there is nostalgia, what I feel, there is generosity. I do not try to theorize your work, but it allows me, I hope, to understand a little more its subtleties. Your universe is universal and warm to the heart.

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May 6, 2019

Susan is a bravehearted photographer and artist, She is also very talented writer and that combination image and text is wounderful. Her animal and nature photos makes me get involved in them . Humour and her always curiousity in experimenting makes her work very original. You can always feel a certain warmth and hu… Read more

Susan is a bravehearted photographer and artist, She is also very talented writer and that combination image and text is wounderful. Her animal and nature photos makes me get involved in them . Humour and her always curiousity in experimenting makes her work very original. You can always feel a certain warmth and humanity in her photos even in those more dreamlikehaunting ones. I love her style ! She inspires me and makes me always feel very welcome when entering her world . Thank you so much ,I am happy I met you here! I wish you love and joy and the best things to come on your way! Hugs Helena

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July 29, 2019

very touched by your gallery and the humanity it conceals. My mother his 97 years old. I think she would be a bit like you if she was doing photography :)

February 25, 2019

A few years ago I stumbled on Susan's work, and became entertained and amazed by the this woman's talent and by her humanity. It is such a pleasure to be allowed to view her work, and her life. She is an inspiration to everyone who visits her gallery. I look forward to seeing more from her.

February 13, 2018

I had an account years ago, but, unfortunately, I lost it (that's where I met your work). So I created a new one, and one of the first things I did was follow you. By this I mean your work is an inspiration for me, so it's an honor to me to have you as a follower. Thank you, Susan, you're a great photographer! Btw, sor… Read more

I had an account years ago, but, unfortunately, I lost it (that's where I met your work). So I created a new one, and one of the first things I did was follow you. By this I mean your work is an inspiration for me, so it's an honor to me to have you as a follower. Thank you, Susan, you're a great photographer! Btw, sorry if my english is a little poor :)

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October 8, 2017

Dear Susan, I love your art and your photography. In my opinion, you combine art and photography into one. I love your works. I like watching your photostream. I enjoy. And I am happy about many more works from you. You create works with a feeling and with fascination. Best wishes, Anne. ♥

September 11, 2017
Cooperative Cook (deleted)

this lady's images touch me so. susan, you are such a talented person, and i'd like to thank you for inspiring me to pick up different formats of analogue photography. especially your polaroids. you're a special soul, and i always look forward to view that you will create next. and as always, your meaningful w… Read more

this lady's images touch me so. susan, you are such a talented person, and i'd like to thank you for inspiring me to pick up different formats of analogue photography. especially your polaroids. you're a special soul, and i always look forward to view that you will create next. and as always, your meaningful words touch me, as you cue in perfectly.

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January 19, 2013

I always love coming into your magical world of little dolls and murky mirrors...a little haven of delights! Such a lovely contact to have on here! oxox

May 21, 2012
Fancy Whistle (deleted)

What a delightful surprise when I stumbled upon Susan’s photostream. Her still lifes are magical, moody, and perfect. She possesses a very dark humour which works rather well with my own, only she is more able to display hers. I strive for her darkness. :-) Her domestic scenes, as well, are magical, especially the… Read more

What a delightful surprise when I stumbled upon Susan’s photostream. Her still lifes are magical, moody, and perfect. She possesses a very dark humour which works rather well with my own, only she is more able to display hers. I strive for her darkness. :-) Her domestic scenes, as well, are magical, especially the photos of her loving bunchadogs. Her humour is boundless, as is her kindness. To say nothing of her great no-nonsense wisdom. She is brilliant. Susan has been a huge inspiration in my return to film with all it’s frustrations and all it’s rewards. I feel very fortunate to have met her and blessed to be able to call her friend. Thank you, Susan ! xox

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July 8, 2011

I absolutely love Susan's work. She is an inspiration. Her work is so creative and she makes you look at things in a different light. Her work makes you feel and think about what her message is about. I love her processing skills and not to mention she is the kindest person with a big heart and full of encouragement… Read more

I absolutely love Susan's work. She is an inspiration. Her work is so creative and she makes you look at things in a different light. Her work makes you feel and think about what her message is about. I love her processing skills and not to mention she is the kindest person with a big heart and full of encouragement. Susan, you are a true artist.

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September 10, 2009
Strong Baseball (deleted)

I'm always pleased to visit Susan's photostream. It's like visiting a cozy place, where I feel comfortable to move from room to room, looking at all the amazing stuffs inside them, even the creepy ones! ;oD A world full of wonders and very inspirational. Susan is a very kind person and I'm very lucky to have her as a… Read more

I'm always pleased to visit Susan's photostream. It's like visiting a cozy place, where I feel comfortable to move from room to room, looking at all the amazing stuffs inside them, even the creepy ones! ;oD A world full of wonders and very inspirational. Susan is a very kind person and I'm very lucky to have her as a friend. A beloved one.

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August 24, 2009

Susan is an inspiration to me, both creatively and animalistically (she has a LOT of pets!). she is a sweet soul with a quick wit. i feel very fortunate to have been welcomed into her realm. xo!

August 17, 2008

A very kind, wise, insightful, professional, and encouraging photomaker with tender and artistic images that show her love for things, animals and people. I appreciate your time and effort on all those photos that come to you and that you come across.

August 17, 2008
teiichi says:

even though i have never met susan, i feel she would be a good friend if i were to meet her. i could tell that she is a great person as well as a great photographer. her comments are insightful and thoughtful and she cares about other people's work. i have so much to learn from her. i'm just happy to have run into her.… Read more

even though i have never met susan, i feel she would be a good friend if i were to meet her. i could tell that she is a great person as well as a great photographer. her comments are insightful and thoughtful and she cares about other people's work. i have so much to learn from her. i'm just happy to have run into her...one of the best thing that happened for me in flickr.

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June 13, 2008

Explorer, adventurer, master at getting under the skin of things....not an easy task with photography as your medium but she does it brilliantly. One of the most original artists on flickr, producing endless works of mystery and delight. Love her writing as well as her pix. Writing on her own stream, writing on o… Read more

Explorer, adventurer, master at getting under the skin of things....not an easy task with photography as your medium but she does it brilliantly. One of the most original artists on flickr, producing endless works of mystery and delight. Love her writing as well as her pix. Writing on her own stream, writing on other people's - always with such intelligence and insight. The writing as well as the photographs is awesome.. Finally the groups...she even admins with extraordinary finesse. The groups she's involved with at flickr stand out and shine. Time and time again her her hard work with them blossoms, and they give huge pleasure to those of us that use them. Thank you for all of this sweet Susan.....

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May 3, 2008
Conscious Ladybug (deleted)

I really admire Susan's work for many more reasons that I could find appropriate adjectives for. Susan strives to push the envelope in ways most don't have the knowledge to do so. I appreciate the thought process and the endless time she commits to each work of art. If you asked Susan to pick her favourite piece she is… Read more

I really admire Susan's work for many more reasons that I could find appropriate adjectives for. Susan strives to push the envelope in ways most don't have the knowledge to do so. I appreciate the thought process and the endless time she commits to each work of art. If you asked Susan to pick her favourite piece she is the type of woman who would reply simply by stating that she could not pick one over the rest because they are all her children. Thank You Susan for being a quiet voice on Flickr.....truly an inspiration in my world.

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January 10, 2008

Susan,,, u are awesome. i really admire you ... thanks for your artworks. and for be who you are .. hugs and kisses to you!

November 26, 2007

Susan has such an unique point of view and a great style when it comes to photography and editing! she always gives me great tips, in life and photography. Keep it up :)

November 4, 2007
(Stew) says:

bunchadogs is bunchatalented! Her technicianship and compositional choices, combined with one of my favorite subjects--dogs--make her one of my favorite flickrers. She should be teaching Photoshop, if she's not already. You go, girl!

June 26, 2007
Karen says:

Susan has an incomparable ability to absorb and learn new skills and techniques. I always look forward to seeing where her latests explorations have taken her. She's in the midst of a metamorphosis. She's a woman to watch closely, because tomorrow there will be something entirely new to catch your eye and make you pon… Read more

Susan has an incomparable ability to absorb and learn new skills and techniques. I always look forward to seeing where her latests explorations have taken her. She's in the midst of a metamorphosis. She's a woman to watch closely, because tomorrow there will be something entirely new to catch your eye and make you ponder. Don't take my word for it, have a stroll through her stream and you'll see what I mean. Beauty!

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June 2, 2007
GlobalDog says:

I *met* Susan on a basenji pixlist, when I finally had to ask “what is this Orton Imagery you keep mentioning?”. She explained, directed me to a couple tutorials, invited me to Flickr and changed my life! Susan is a wonderful mentor and so inspiring. Her photo treatments are both bold and methodical – she has grea… Read more

I *met* Susan on a basenji pixlist, when I finally had to ask “what is this Orton Imagery you keep mentioning?”. She explained, directed me to a couple tutorials, invited me to Flickr and changed my life! Susan is a wonderful mentor and so inspiring. Her photo treatments are both bold and methodical – she has great vision and works hard to share that vision with us, just so. She is learning as fast as she can; she experiments and shares without fear. Each of her sets is a slice of her life. Susan has taken us with her on the ride to town. We’ve looked down from the top of her stairs and enjoyed her glorious garden in every season. We can sit on her bench “out on the top knoll overlooking the river and the valley below” and share the amazing view from her property. We have met her grandkids, her husband and her dogs. Her dogs…amazing pictures! Take a stroll through Susan’s bunchadogs sets. Meet Gracie with her quiet dignity and the exuberant Jasper. Take a moment to ponder with Schubert. Give Jones a rub on his freckle-belly. Sit in the sun with Quiz. I am surprised sometimes to recall that I have not actually met these pups in the fur. Through Susan’s pictures I have come to know her dogs and fallen in love with them. Faults? She is excessively humble about her great talent. Have a look…

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May 5, 2007