Suzanne Dietz, an eclectic American artist who lives quietly alone in a very small rural town in The Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. There, the winters are extremely cold for nearly six months of the year. Short days, long nights and an abundance of snow create a surreal Winter Wonderland that is ideal for the daydreaming and quiet time needed for creating art, composing songs, writing stories, and now her new favorite thing to play around with: cartooning which is all Suzanne is doing these days.
A SPECIFIC MESSAGE FROM SUZANNE Suzanne has coped with various stresses throughout her own lifetime by using making any kind of Art as a psycho-physical remedy. This is because, the reason Art works like medicine for the mind is that Art is created in the right side of the brain, where worries don't seem to dwell. All that is pushed aside to remain in the left side of the brain when we leave it to take up residence on the right side of the brain for the duration of the project. It's worked for her for a very long time. It can work for you too. All the things of Art, such as crafts, drawing, photography, painting, writing, composing music...all that...is the best kind of medicine when at the mercy of stress. Even if you think you can't, find something Artsy to do and do it anyway. You will reap the benefits by do it, and if you hate what you created while under the influence of your right brain, you can work on fixing it the next time you escape to the right side of your brain.
But it all had to begin somewhere at some other time. That was way back in 2000 when Fayshoneshire originally started out over twenty years as an elaborate, intricate imaginary world I created as a project to teach Suzanne how to use my new Mac computer and all the amazing art and music apps she was interested in.
Sadly, the original "Fayshoneshire Out Of This World" eventually devolved into being a much smaller and simpler site when what began as an immense Mac dotcom free webspace was quite suddenly fee based to be entirely too expensive for the type of place she had lovingly created.
Removing it, after all the years of intense time and effort she had put into it, was absolutely heartbreaking. Especially since by 2003, that fascinating website had been declared a number one top fan site that featured her all time heart-throb Robert Smith of The Cure. Shortly after The Cure's epic Trilogy concert in Berlin she simply could not afford to maintain the webspace any more. At any rate, it was an interesting and beautiful website to explore all the while it had been online.
For the record: fast forwarding to 2020, Suzanne still LOVES The Cure (who she has seen in concert live thirteen times and owns every record and dvd). And, she still absolutely ADORES her muse Robert Smith with all her heart and soul. *sigh*
Peace and Good Health To You And Yours.
"Great things are not accomplished by
those who yield to trends & fads & popular opinion."
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