Name: Susan Estelle Kwas
How about a brief introduction?
I’ve illustrated eight books for children. I also teach illustration part time at the art school here. I like to spend time drawing in my journal, riding my Electra, watching movies and seeing more of the world whenever I get the chance.
What made Gocco so special for you?
The design of the gocco printer is so elegant. Its ease of use is Japanese design brilliance. Gocco limits the mess and commitment. I can hatch an idea and a couple of fun, fast hours later, I have a new image.
Any tips on using a Gocco that you’d like to share?
I read this tip from a fellow on Flicker and I’m afraid that I can’t credit the idea properly. When using the foamy blocking material, put down a sliver of Scotch tape first. It peels up off the screen easily and makes clean-up a million times easier. Also, I think it’s important to let a gocco BE what it is…. delight in the imperfections of the image.
What’s your biggest accomplishment to date?
Hmmmmm-maybe just being able to live as an artist but, I’ve had tons of help.
Share something random with us!
My horoscope said I can talk the birds down from the trees, I’m going to try that today.