Woop Woop. I was LUCKY enough to meet Susa Talan at the Squam Art Workshops weekend up in Holderness, NH in September. She taught a super sweet workshop called ‘This Precious Life’ and all her students *loved* it. Needless to say I was beyond honored when she asked me to come out to her home in Amherst and photograph her. Susa’s personal story is truly inspiring: on the eve of her 39th birthday she started drawing. She committed to making one drawing a day for 365 days. At the end of the year, now with a facebook page and a huge pile of adorable and inspiring drawings, Susa wondered what was next. Soon she found someone who fell in love with her work and wanted to make greeting cards and a calendar…then a book. Fast forward just a couple of years, Susa is an author and a successful and prolific illustrator. I am so inspired and proud of her, and I wouldn’t wish success on a sweeter, more humble soul. Susa is a gem and it is an honor to work with her. Here she is. Thank you. Love!