About Studio SS

We are Suzanne and Shae, two artists who found each other via Instagram and began to bond over our shared birth year, intense curiosity and interest doing all the things, and love of art supplies. We finally got over our social anxiety and have decided to team up to make art and satisfy our endless curiosity for learning all of the things.


By day, Suzanne is a multi-tasking wizard (aka a school secretary), but at night, she is a mixed media artist who has a strong need to create, no matter what the medium. Her professional background includes a computer science degree, computer networking experience, professional machine quilting, and a short stint as a retail quilt/yarn store owner. When she isn’t playing with paint and paper, she’s quilting, knitting, or reading a book. She lives in her empty nest in Eastern Iowa with her husband (their twin sons are students at Iowa State) and is owned by two cats (Hobbes and Sally). 


Shae is a formally trained metal sculptor turned mixed media artist with a penchant for collage, amassing ephemera, and art journaling. As a devoted student of everything, she has studied anything that has piqued her interest, following three major threads in her life: art, the natural world, and spirituality. She is a Reiki master teacher, medical astrologer, and certified herbalist. She has a no-stone-left-unturned approach to learning and is constantly working toward a synthesis of art and healing. When she’s not learning a new skill, you can find her motorcycling or birding (or both) with her husband in and around the New Orleans area.

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