Read and learn about the multi-talented Sukey Blake! Swing into Studio 122 to see all of her fabulous creations!
Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. Where are you from? Where did you study? How long have you been an artist?
A: I was born in Troy NY grew up in the burbs of Philadelphia, spent 30 years living in Illinois, moved to Lowell Ma. in 2009. My educational background is not in art, but in social work and library science. I have always been creative and crafty. I have been beading and making jewelry since 2011, my daughter needed jewelry for a wedding found nothing in the stores, found loose beads that we liked , and thereby my obsession with beading bloomed into DHC (Drive Husband Crazy) Jewelry.
Q: What is the first thing you remember making/creating by hand?
A: Restringing my mother’s broken necklaces into new creations, until this question was asked had not thought about having done this as a child. I was about 4 or 5 years old and my older sister and I had a shoe box with all my mothers broken necklaces in it, we would sit on the bed and bead new creations, wish I had some of those beads now.
Q: What do you love most about your art?
A: I love to bead as I can do it anywhere, with any object that has a hole in it.
Q: How does your personality translate into your art?
A: My jewelry is unique and whimsical.
A: No I did not know I was going to make art I always thought of myself as creative, but my mother was an ARTIST and had been asked at an early age why I was not making work similar to hers, guess I just needed to find a medium that she did not work in.
*You can meet Sukey in her Studio 122 on First Saturday Open Studios and at the Tyngsboro American Legion Post Fall Craft Fair October 10, 2015 9-4 Stop by and say Hello!!