Morning Sunlight, 2011
Graphite on paper
4 7/8 x 6 inches
© 2011 Susan M. Lohse. All rights reserved.
For me, making art involves constant inner debate—whether to make something traditional or unconventional, something within or outside my comfort zone, something that is more likely to be admired by the majority or something that simply satisfies me.
As hard as it can be to break the mold, I find I’m more satisfied if I push my boundaries and try new things, be they media, techniques, styles, compositions, etc. Some results are more successful than others, but the personal growth is invaluable.