When I walked into Suzanne’s art studio, Silver Tree Art, I was totally blown away! It was such a unique place and I immediately felt inspired! I loved the modern, vintage feel the atmosphere gave and couldn’t help but think, “This is a photographer’s dream!” Each direction I looked, I was constantly finding new, beautiful things to photograph. I don’t think I could have chosen a more perfect place for Kaleigh’s birthday than this studio! Below are some images of Suzanne’s amazingly decorative studio and a short interview to get to know Suzanne!
Who are you? Where are you located? What do you offer?
i’m suzanne l. vinson and my business is silver tree art. i have a studio that i call the art+spirit studio which is painted a beautiful robin’s egg blue and welcomes light. my studio is in richmond, va located in historical ginter park. through silver tree art, i offer many branches: the work of my hands, creating art: mixed media works, fiber wears, & vintage fabric resin jewelry. in the studio i gather groups. birthday celebrations, creativity circles, creative clergy groups, and retreats. i carry the studio with me and lead personal & group retreats on location. i love to create and travel.
Tell us about your business. How did you get started? What do you love about what you do?
i started creating very young. from mud pies to making divinity. i loved cooking and creating. as i grew older, i would make gifts for others. friday nights in high school were spend with my BFF cutting magazines and collaging paper for the next week’s note writing. i began making jewelry in high school but became more serious about creating jewelry in 2004. i love creating space for others to discover & use their creative potential. gathering folks around a table is a sacred act. i believe in being present to others…
Do you have a favorite party that you host?
i love celebrating birthdays for any age. we need to gather together and bless one another. we need to celebrate life and the faces and spaces we treasure most.
Who has been your biggest supporter in your business?
without a doubt, my love brings light and life to my professional and personal goals. my love has supported my pursuit of wholeness and my call to create for years. without a doubt, he’s my greatest supporter.
How would you describe your style? What are your favorite types of projects?
my style has been described as colorful. optimistic. i love carving new blocks for relief prints. i love cutting fabric into circles and creating color stories in brooches & hairpins. i love the simple acts of carving, cutting, & stitching. i love getting my hands into a project and losing track of time. i love dreaming about some design, doodling, and then having it come to life. some ideas i carry for years, others for moments before bringing them into being. often i think we’re given more ideas than we carry into being. someone else will if we don’t.
What inspires you?
nature. color. beauty. stories. food. laughter. so much in every day inspires me. love.
“Suzanne’s love and appreciation of art shine through each piece of fabric she sews, each block print she carves, and each textile she sets in resin. Silver Tree Art contains a variety of artistic works that use bold color and simple lines to tell a story. Each piece of work is hand crafted by the artist and elicits a sense of wonder or exploration. Silver Tree Art brings forth good feelings and hope.” How amazing are these?! Suzanne has these adorable clips for sale here! She also makes custom vintage neckaces, they are amazing!
I am beyond excited to share these images with you! The girls had such a wonderful time and made some really beautiful artwork! I just love the images below….it really makes the birthday girl/boy feel extra special! Suzanne had the studio decorated so cute! I loved the sign on the door, it made Kaleigh feel extra special! Suzanne, you did a fantastic job setting everything up! It looked so great! Kaleigh had a Rapunzel themed birthday this year….I think it fit her really well! Suzanne was laid back and go with the flow, and the music she had playing in the background felt so peaceful. It was such a neat experience! Suzanne doing her thing!! Girls hard at work! The girls were so absorbed in what they were doing! They made some really great pieces of art and I think this is the most quiet birthday I’ve ever been to! I have never witnessed that many children at one place so intrigued and devoted to what they were doing….it was AMAZING! This is Kaleigh saying, “Really Mom?….really?” LOL! I just love this image below…it just captures pure joy and childhood bliss Kaleigh and her friends!
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Thank you for stopping by! Until next time……