@Suz1213 is an important asset to the Pigment community
Susie has created hundreds of beautiful designs for Pigment users. Her mandalas are enjoyed by thousands of us. Her work should be collected in books, both because she deserves to be acknowledged and accessible to more users, and because it would be so delightful to be able to use the advanced tools when coloring her work. Thanks!
Thanks for writing in! Does the original requester of this idea know if Suz1213 is interested in this? If so, please have her write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d love to talk with her. Thank you!
Katherine Peterson commented
@Suz1213 REALLY IS an asset to Pigment.
I’ve been around for a while, couple of years now. I like looking through the galleries of different people, sometimes I don’t even color, I just hop from one to another randomly. I click on comments made by people I don’t know and I’ve discovered some incredibly talented artists. Some I follow purely for their work, others I follow because I like their work AND I like THEM. SUZ1213 is the latter.
Before I go on, I have to tell you that I have difficulty with mandalas. They literally make me sick! BUT- only when they are not colored. It’s weird I know. Idk why.
I get ‘vertigo’ type feelings, like dizziness. So, in general, I don’t like mandalas.
This “difficulty’ inspired me to chat with Suz1213 because I was intrigued. I told her about my problem and she could not have been nicer! After that, I began to be more aware of her work colored by some amazing colorists. @ArtyMarky comes to mind. I was mesmerized by the beauty, complexity and intense emotion it inspired in me. You may not believe me but that’s okay. I’ve talked about it with her and many others, and they understand... I found myself weeping over the ...beauty of it. Something was... “translated” by the colorist! I have come to love both the art and the artist. There’s magic in those mandalas! The different versions of the same piece...is truly astounding. Some colorists “get it” and some..not so much, but it is something that is really special.
I think I’ve colored every single design that @suz1213 has shared! Her work is intricate and gorgeous. She would definitely be an asset to your library, as well as encouragement to others to share their designs. She’s “one of us” and I would be thrilled to see her work get the recognition it deserves!
Melinda Sledzinski commented
I love @suz1213 designs but There are other artists out there who also have great designs. Maybe it would be a good idea to be able to incorporate a number of designs from multiple users into a book titled ‘Patron Designs’ or whatever is appropriate.
I support this idea of @Suz1213 getting to have her own ‘book’ as a featured artist. Her designs are simply outstanding, and she generously shares her extraordinary talent. She is truely an amazing artist and deserves some recognition.
I agree. Letting us post our own blank with full capability to handle all of Pigment’s features would be marvelous!