Capturing creativity

“My art journal is a place to try out different ideas and techniques. If it doesn’t work, simply turn the page and start again.”

I come from a long line of creative women who were really good at making things by hand. My grandmother, Merle Wood, was a milliner, my mother, Laraine Lash, has always been expert at sewing, and when I was a child she won an award for a piece of weaving she had created on the massive floor loom in the family room of our home. As for me, I tend to create collections of things using fabric, paper and stitching – they sometimes end up as a one-off handmade book…

(The following pages are from Good magazine’s feature on my art journal as a way of preserving memories)

Susan choc box

Susan journal P2Susan journal 2 Susan journal 3


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