October 27th, 2015 | No Comments | Happenings
Earlier this year, the world was introduced to the Outliers civilization, recently discovered by visual artist and part-time archaeologist, Sudie Rakusin. Guided by a mysterious book carrying coded messages and having researched basic archaeological field methods, Rakusin began her excavations, and remained secretive about her explorations until pictures of her dig site were leaked online. New questions emerged about the world of Outliers, leading to a public exhibition of found artifacts in April of 2015.
Rakusin connects the discovery of this ..read more
October 14th, 2015 | No Comments | Happenings
We are so pleased to offer our two new designs of holiday cards this year! Each comes in a box with 12 cards and 12 envelopes. For wholesale information, click here. To see the cards and
August 28th, 2015 | No Comments | Happenings
Last winter, I participated as a teacher in a series of Travel Journal workshops offered through FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill. The Travel Journal concept is that each workshop, led by an artist, offers a way of seeing and drawing that you use in the session and then apply to subsequent drawings until the next workshop. They are called “travel journal” workshops because we want you to take the journal with you to galleries, gardens, anywhere you go — to ..read more
April 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Conversation
Artist-Turned-Explorer Discovers New Civilization
K. Lynn Bailey, Field Correspondent
When visual artist and children’s book author and illustrator Sudie Rakusin stumbled upon the word sehnsucht (ze: n zuxt), she finally had the word to describe a feeling she had had her entire life. The German word references an inconsolable longing for a place and things that seem familiar but have never existed on the Earthly plane in our own experience; a desire for what is sometimes called our own “far-off country” or ..read more
September 9th, 2014 | No Comments | Conversation
Every time I create a new means of sharing my art with the world, there is a steep learning curve. I have to figure out everything – like where and how to affordably print a hardcover book; how to create a box that will hold a deck of cards and a book side-by-side; or how to design and market an app – and it always takes longer than anyone expects.
So, it is with great relief and even greater excitement, that ..read more