crow rescue

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Blog, Susan LeVine

Last summer I heard some crows making a huge racket outside on my porch so I ran outside to find one of their chicks behind a chair. I called the bird rescue to ask if I should bring her in, only to find that they had a huge overflow of crows. The woman on the […]

Don’t let your stars get muddy and other things you need to know to take care of your creative soul.

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog, Books, Susan LeVine

I haven’t blogged for months. I don’t know if anyone reads my blogs but if there is even just one person who is waiting for me to write one then I am sorry for not writing one sooner. This winter besides getting both of my hips replaced I started the graphic design program at SBCC. […]

Sketchbook Project

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog, Susan LeVine

Some how I got an email that called for all artists everywhere to summit a sketchbook for a project created by the Brooklyn art library (check out, or arthouse co-op). The library promised to provide sketchbooks and and they promised to tour these sketchbooks all over our country. The topics were unlimited, they could […]

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How could I not paint Tom’s veggies?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Blog, Susan LeVine

I am lucky! I am married to organic farmer,Tom Shepherd and I get to eat his wonderful produce on a daily basis! So why stick to just painting birds and landscapes? Why not paint Tom’s veggies and fruit? Here is a painting of one of his purple cabbages. You can’t eat it but you can […]

The symbolism in nature expands and enhances our experience of life

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Birds and Nature, Blog, Susan LeVine

Why is the bald eagle a symbol of America or why are blue birds the symbol of happiness? Poets have looked for the meaning of ordinary elements of nature and have revealed a world unseen. The meaning that we place on nature gives more meaning to our own lives. Have you ever read a Robert […]