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Find Joy in the Journey

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Find Joy in the Journey

 

 


Find Joy in the Journey

by 

Susie Thomas

 


Susie is from Taunton and attended Heathfield Community School where her love of the subject of Art grew. After studying in Swansea she graduated with a first class honours degree in General Illustration in 2003 and has worked as an in-house and freelance illustrator within the greetings card industry for the past 13 years.

 

 Air Mail

 

 Devon and Dorset Beach Huts

 

After having her first child in 2011, Susie set up Rocket & Co., a small creative business designing and making original artworks using new, recycled and vintage materials. “I love the idea of creating a new artwork using old unloved items such as torn books, old music sheets and out of date maps. I am a keen ‘rummager’ so searching through charity shops, car boot sales and antique centres is a very enjoyable part of the process for me. I cut all of the pieces by hand and my favourite artworks to create are the butterflies. I love the way the colours of the old maps, music sheets and books lend themselves to these pieces. The look, feel and even smell of the old pages have so much more depth than modern 'shiny' papers and as a result make the artworks more unique and attractive."

 

 Somerset Butterflies

 

 Ocean Butterfies