If you would like to see my artwork in real life, you can visit my home studio (by appointment only). I exhibit in different locations around UK and DK Contact me via email@example.com or via direct message on Instagram: sussi.louise to learn more
Sorry, but at the moment there is a six month waiting list for commissions.
torsdag den 1. april 2021
fredag den 29. januar 2021
mandag den 18. januar 2021
It was the way she danced.
Her touch on the floor so fleeting it seemed inconsequential.
She had asked me to come.
She needed a dancing partner, she said.
Admiring her now, I know that was not true.
This girl needs nothing when she dances.
Not music not gravity, definitely not me.
søndag den 3. januar 2021
All at once
Those clouds gather
to please me, I am sure
Tease shapes in pure pink allure
pregnant bellies ready to burst
frosty flakes in the billions
All at once I am four again
Sat in window waiting.
Vision fading as snow was invading
every crevice of my little mind
potent anticipation brewing
innocently queuing behind ice on
for the first cover to settle.
The blank sheet to paint on
With my sticky arms and
pipe cleaner legs
Before anyone else was awake
The sea of white was mine to sail
New coasts to conquer
dunes to wander
With every flake
Unique to me and itself
Pink clouds against dark morning skies
The call so faint only I could hear
clear crystal summoning of
still believing in miracles
Belly full of awe so raw
just one sound remains
The gestational wait in
The most beautiful sound of all
is the call of the soon to be born
I am old now
Bones wary of the walks I have walked
the talks I have talked
Thoughts I have thought
But all at once
I am four again
Listening for the snow in the
expectant growth of the pink clouds
against the night blue sky
with the ease of truth descending
not ending here but mending the cracks
that I have made
and those that were given me
In the silvery pink diamond mornings
All is good
All at once
torsdag den 29. oktober 2020
by Sussi Louise Smith, 1 November 2020,
Ilkley artist and writer Sussi Louise Smith, debuts with the poetry collection Seashaken Light on Sunday, 1 November 2020. Originally from Denmark, Sussi moved to the Yorkshire Dales in 2015 and is well known locally for her colourful art, stories and not least the book stones she designs for the Grove Bookshop. This is her first collection published in English. Seashaken Light is a story told from many angles. With Scandinavian candour, moonlight and the raw voice of a life that has seen too much cancer but remains ever inspired by the roar of the sea, even now she lives inland, we are taken on a journey to the edge of the salty Danish coasts and travel below and above the surface of the ‘I am fine’ mentality. Seashaken Light is a passionate ode to hope and an authentic voice that cuts through the anxiety of dealing with loss, life and grasps light by its whiskers and pulls it in.
Three poems from the collection have been put to hauntingly beautiful music by local musician Emma Hughes, Bingley, and can be found on YouTube under #seashakenlight
Amber trigger warning for those who have lost dear ones.
And for vegans, bacon will be mentioned (Sussi is Danish after all)
Seashaken Light is published by Cathy Harper Publishing
The Grove Bookshop, Ilkley will host a book launch via ZOOM on Wednesday 4 November at 7 pm. The event is free. Please sign up via the website or call the shop. For those who feel they can a voluntary contribution to Cancer Research is Sussi’s preferred charity for the event.
Sussi will be signing her book in The Grove Bookshop on Sunday 1 November between 11 - 11.30