"The unicorn is my spirit animal and rainbow farting unicorns create smiles and laughter which the world needs more of. This business name reminds me to always have fun and to never take myself or my art too seriously. It reminds me to appreciate the simple things in life like the joy I get from art and creating. My art offerings are made with lots of love, intention, and good vibes so I'm always stoked when someone connects with a piece I've made and gives it a happy new home.” -Susan Jean
Hi! My name is Susan Jean. I currently reside in Viva Las Vegas. I love sharing my passion for the arts by offering my art to others, volunteering, & hosting events. It warms my heart when someone takes home a piece I’ve made and I adore seeing other's creative spirits soar when they discover their own imagination magic. I believe everyone is an artist and living life itself is an art. I try to live each day to the fullest while striving to be a better version of myself than the day before. I'm always seeking new adventures and experiences no matter how big or small. Being a mom always comes first and my family and friends mean the world to me. I hope to leave a sprinkle of happiness, inspiration, and love in this world we share.
I enjoy working with various mediums and have made everything from runway fashions to gallery paintings and children’s books throughout my creative career. I currently adore creating mixed media art and children's books. Some of the materials I love working with right now are: acrylic paints, spray paint, stamps, markers, canvas, wood, paper, watercolors, thread, stencils, alcohol inks, reclaimed items (like: food boxes, old art of mine, sewing patterns, fun/funky/vintage fabrics, handwritten papers, tissue paper, event tickets, etc). I love putting inspirational quotes or hidden messages in my works. You may totally interpret an image, symbol, color, or quote in my work differently than I do and I love the mystery in that. I like to keep people guessing.
I’ve been creating with various mediums ever since I can remember and sharing my art with others in all sorts of ways since I was a kid (including going door to door selling my handmade coloring books, yes - my neighbors were really cool and supportive!); it has always been an outlet & passion of mine and I cherish the gift of being an arty free spirit. Anything to do with the arts always got my attention growing up and still does to this day. In high school I finished all my general education requirements early so I could focus on taking as many creative classes as I could. I graduated with an Associate of Science in Fashion Design in 2009 and think life is much more fun in clothes you love. In 2013 I started switching mediums from fashion design to the visual arts and really got into painting after taking a variety of painting classes. I am constantly studying and taking new arts classes to add to my creative skills set, I plan on being a forever student – always learning something new (cuz, why not?!).
I’ve had the privilege to work more fun jobs/gigs than I can count within the creative industries & have owned my own art filled businesses as well. Some of the creative roles I have filled include: Fashion Designer, Artist, Art Buyer/Curator, Art Director, Backstage Manager, Fashion Stylist, Visual Display Artist, Painting Instructor, Arts Mentor, Costume Assistant Manager (Showgirl/Cirque/Dancer), Fashion Show/Photo Shoot Manager, Charity Benefit/Event Host, Art Activities Supervisor/Mentor (for adults with intellectual disabilities), Craft Circle Hostess, Ambiance Character, Model, Executive Assistant, Junior/Intern Graphic Designer, Gallery Curator, Children’s Author/Illustrator, among many others. I have loved my life journey so far and I can't wait to see what the future holds!
Throughout my creating career, I’ve been honored to have my various works/projects featured in numerous printed magazines, newspapers, television news shows, and online blogs including: The Las Vegas Review Journal, The View, Fox 5 News, ABC's The Morning Blend, Las Vegas Weekly, Vegas Rocks Magazine, City Life, Neon Thursday, Blvds Magazine, Writer’s Life, Las Vegas Sun, Symphony Park, Examiner, Seven Magazine, The Abundant Artist, Lollie Shopping, Hello Subscription, Not a Tree Reviews, & UNLV News, and more.
My work has been featured and/or sold at places like: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Jana’s Red Room, Bubblegum Gallery, Emergency Arts, Altered Nation Designs, Electronic Music Café, Circus Couture, Couture Community Challenge, ARTrageous, Vegas Vision Studios, Reclaimed, Gypsy Den, The Box Office, Arts Factory, Place Gallery, Blackbird Studios, Vegas Val's Tattoo Shop, Blue Sky Yoga, Twisted Artist Gallery, Pretty Kitty, Skin City Body Painting Gallery, Wear Recycle, First Friday, Eclectica, Art Bar, Beauty Bar, Etsy, Dinosaurs and Roses, Lil Art Bodega, Design & Dine, Artsy Nannies, Fidgets, Writer’s Block, Art Box Surprise, Mix it Up, and more.