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  1. Stacey / CreateaBalance

    Welcome to the world on online journaling (aka Blogging). Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper is my new companion as I continue to explore the world of being a writer and artist. Your juicy inspiration, bursts of color, words, swirls, hope, and art explode to life in this book. Thank you for creating and for helping me give myself permission to dare bigger, bolder, and brighter then I ever thought possible.

  2. Celina Hosp

    I have been reading your books since i was 16 (i’m 22 Now) I am a better woman having read your work i guess i have always had magic inside of me you just helped me let it out to play thank you so very much

  3. Lisa Marie (Jellicle)

    Hooray Susan!!!! I gulped the book down in one bite. I’m revising my first full-length poetry book honoring my mother’s life and flirting with two novel ideas I had years ago. Your book helps so much! I wish you so much fun and breathtaking experiences as you tour the country.

  4. Lisa

    SARK – it’s so exciting that you’re sharing your words on a more regular basis in the form of a blogginz – hurrah! I am in total heart with the new book – wowzers, you’re good! If you’ll excuse me, I have words to write, lots of amazing, fun, feisty, words of fabulousness – wooohhhhooooo!
    Happy book launch day, you gorgeous goddess girl, you!
    Lisa x

  5. Melissa

    You are such a huge inspiration to me, and your new book is absolutely lovely. I’m only about 40 pages into it, but I’ve already started on that journal that has sat in the corner of my desk collecting dust up until now! I’m excited about what is to come– hopefully I will pick up where I left off on my story! Again, thanks so much. Lots of love! 🙂

  6. Bohemian mom

    Wow! Ms. SARK – you have a blog! How cool is this?
    Congrats on the new book and know that I can’t wait to get it!
    luv ya!
    xo
    (barefoot)

  7. Beht

    I’m so excited to see another book coming out. I love to take your books to a quiet park and sit in the grass and feel free. I have so many of your words taped on my walls at work. After reading your words, I feel like I can breathe again. Thank you for that. You’re amazing!
    Beth

  8. Saint Boo Boo

    Congratulations on your book launch! I can’t wait to get it!
    I have a set of seven moleskine journals – each one is swathed in a different color of silk from a gloriously vibrant rainbow.
    I’ve known that I’ve wanted to secret away love poems and thoughts on love and advice to my son about love in the red one; and stuff about the earth and connecting with our planet and pictures and stuff about Mother Earth in the green one…..and so on.
    I’ve dabbled here and there in them, but I’m really looking forward to becoming intoxicated on some additional creative inspiration that I am certain lies within the pages of your new book. So, now you will also be a part of this beautiful “Rainbow Legacy” I hope to leave behind for the future generations of the “Rainbow Tribe”.
    Thank you so much for your courage, inspiration, wisdom and guidance!

  9. Kate

    I have been reading your books since I was a freshman in high school… 13 years ago. Your writings have inspired me in such phenomenal ways. I’m so excited that you have a blog! I can’t wait to purchase your new book.

  10. RedSonja

    Congratulations on the launch of your new book Sark. I was discussing how exciting it is with our mutual friend, Miss Leonie. We Aussies have to wait a little longer for the books to arrive but I look forward to reading it soon and I am sure it will be wonderful! Thank you for writing about a topic that is of such interest to me.

  11. Liberty

    Dear SARK,
    I am so excited about your new book & I cannot wait to jump into it!! I am also ESTATIC that you will be in ST. Louis on August 28 as part of your book tour! YIPPEE!!!! I am over joyed that I will get to see your smiling face in real life!! I feel so lucky to be near St. Louis AND that ST. Louis is on your book tour! I hope you have enough time to sign my book – YOU ARE MY FAVORITE WRITER/ARTIST and I wish we could be friends 🙂
    Love & a Hug 🙂
    Liberty

  12. Wes Roberts

    …welcome!
    …wElCoMe!!
    …WELCOME!!!
    …to our world
    …your new book
    …your blog/journal
    …and to one more day of you!!!!!!!
    …love and hugs from here in the Rockies!

  13. Swee Pea

    Once upon a time, there was a woman who was filled with wonder and discovery. This woman, stretching a big stretch, discovered that living outloud in words was not only good food for her own spirit, but also provided abundant nourishment to those who read these color-full words. …
    … and the hearts grew full of life and love was shared abundantly, all over the world.
    And the woman paused for a moment and was deeply touched by the miracle of words.
    SARK — thank you for the many, many gifts you have shared with the souls roaming this planet. What a bright spot you are in the sea of life that lives like the ocean currents. I can’t wait until your new gift arrives in my home. I will welcome it with open arms, open eyes, and especially and open heart.
    And then, one day, a sprite-full soul discovered these words, and her heart opened like a flower reaching for the warm, nourishing sun. …
    … and Swee Pea was filled with joy and wonderment…

  14. Jen

    I can’t wait for you to come to Atlanta, I’ve been looking forward to this book so much! Your work always uplifts my spirits and helps me get in touch with the fun, beautiful things that are present in my life. I love that you have a blog and I look forward to reading lots of juicy updates!
    Love,
    Jen

  15. gabiola

    Hey Susan !
    Just ordered your new book. Unfortunately the delivery time to Germany will be 3-4 weeks, but I’ll try to be patient.
    Much love,
    Gabiola 🙂

  16. Cindi

    My husband sent me this link. Said it reminded him of me. I now see why. A kindred spirit. I’ll look for your book. You are new to me and already a role model as I pursue life and words and color and beauty and my dream of being a great writer one day…step by step.

  17. Shannon

    Dearest SARK-
    I feel as though we are great friends. You have been in my life now for many years and have been a huge source of inspiration to me. I think I reference your name at least once a week.
    When I’m feeling down and defeated all I have to do is pick up one of your books and I’m reminded of what I already know – that I, too, deserve to live a FULL, FREE, AWAKENED life. I used to say that I wanted to live a “SARK lifestyle” and I can happily say that I’m on my way to manifesting that dream. Because of your inspiration I am able to celebrate and embrace my own creativity and have been truly inspired to do the same for others.
    Thank you for your continued courage, spark and authenticity.
    You truly are a free spirit.
    Warmly,
    Shannon
    http://www.freespiritknits.com

  18. Kathryn - Collage Diva

    Congratulations on your new book and new blog! I wrote about finding my juicy pen. Swing by and check it out at: http://www.collagediva.com
    Several of my friends have read my entry and are heading out to buy your new book as well as the Fabulous Friendship Festival.
    You have been a great inspiration!
    I will be traveling to Raleigh, NC next week and can make it to your tour stop in Durham. Yeah! You are a gem and I thank you for being YOU!

  19. Jennifer

    The first time I saw your work, I was 11 years old. My grade six teacher had your “How To Be An Artist” poster up on the wall. Some days I would read it over and over, other days I would focus on one particular sentence. It got into my mind and my soul. I started to ponder.
    That was 13 years ago and you still inspire me! You remind me that I can be creative no matter what – even in times of drought. Thank you, THANK YOU, for everything!

  20. claire

    hi, sark, so glad you’re joining in the fun in blogland :o)
    i posted about your book on my blog the other day, so i won’t say much else here…
    other than you’re such a shining star *****

  21. Sarah

    TO SARK:CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW BOOK and having markers and pens [and love]that never dry up
    I am inspired now to stock up on new magic markers [juicy scented ones}, indulge in pretty paper [thirsty parchment], honor my ideas [all of them], and color a picture with a gigantic box of crayons. mmmmwwwaah

  22. LT

    Congrats to you SARK! I can’t really thank you enough for just being you! Your words and work have been the best sort of healing and the most magical inspiration. Wishing you all of the best,
    LT

  23. Patricia

    I really enjoy all of the hand-drawn art, especially the little cartoon images of yourself with cat like eyes. The fact that your books are handwritten are inspiration in itself. Helps me feel free of desire to be a perfectionist. Perhaps I will learn to stop being so critical of my work.

  24. Katja

    _Juicy_Pens_ was my first taste of your wit & wisdom. I gulped it down at once and immediately went out & bought your other books too! Thank you for the inspiration!
    I have to confess to you that I’m going to cut out some of your words & pictures and use them on my vision board. I’m a little conflicted about the destruction of a book, but your writing is too delicious not to incorporate into my vision board. (And, of course, I’m going to buy another book to re-read, and to lend to my boyfriend!)
    Hilarious about the pen company you cite in your list of websites! I couldn’t figure out what could be wrong with that address and had to type it in with “.com” to see … I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Thank you for that too! You rock!

  25. Elizabeth

    I am so excited to see you are blogging. Your books are so inspiring and give me the best feelings. I have always had a side that wants so badly to create, and the evil inner critic would try to beat that down saying I wasn’t good enough. Your books help me build that creativity up by giving it a safe place to live with comforting words.

  26. Annette C

    How exciting! I ordered Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper a week ago and they said I had to wait 3 weeks. Guess what? They just rang to say that it’s there waiting for me!!! Yay. I can hardly wait to pick it up. I’ll look at it, savour it, hold it, and then carry it home with glee in the little bag with the handles. I’ll be shouting out inside me “Hey, look everyone. I’ve got the new SARK book.” Everyone will wonder why I have such a big smile on my face sitting on the bus. When I get home I’ll jump on my bed and soak up every word and glorious picture. THANKYOU SARK. Tons of love and happiness to you SARK from me, Annette x (Sydney, Australia)

  27. Heather

    I haven’t gotten the book Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper yet. But I plan on it soon. I am encouraged by all of the creativity from other books that SARK has written. I hope to tap back into my creative spirit and let some writing come out. I hope all of you are enjoying the book. Much love and light!!!

  28. Christina

    I loved it! I finished your book and I felt like I could color my dreams true! Thank you a gazillion times for sharing with us. You do know how much you inspire us, right? : )

  29. Violette

    Hi Susan!
    Congratulations! I just finished reading your book and i loved it! I discovered you about 15 years ago……..you truly have transformed my life…..helped me to live juicy too! One of my dreams is coming true…..my own book……..and much of the credit goes to you for encouraging me/readers to make it real! Thank you. I blogged about your book a few days ago – i want to share your colourful words of wisdom with everyone!
    Love,
    Violette

  30. andrea scher

    Hooray!!
    I’m so excited to read it…
    and I love seeing this blog!!
    whoooo…. 🙂
    smooch!
    a

  31. April K

    I read this book last weekend in one sitting – loved it! Inspirational – helpful
    I feel the creative spirit emerging….thank you for writing this book.
    Live – Be – Express!!!!

  32. nightdragon

    My copy of your book arrived just at the right time. I’m on a journey this year. Thank You for helping me to have the courage to spread my wings and work on something I’ve wanted to do since I was a child. BIG HUG!
    Live Long & Prosper!

  33. Annette Conyngham

    I made my special journey to the bookshop to get Juciy Pens, Thirsty Paper yesterday. I finished it last night! I’m now looking forward to going over and over it, and dusting off all those journals that have been locked away in their ‘special’ bag – yes it has a lock on it!! I can’t wait to get my creative space set up again when I finally get to my new abode in the next few weeks. As I closed my eyes last night, I got an image of your book in front of me and I felt the energy from it zoom right out at me. My last thought before I went to dreamland was, “How amazing that SARK’s energy goes inside the book and has stayed there right across the Pacific Ocean.” !!!! Happy Annette

  34. *Leslie Lewis Sword Adores Susan!*

    SUSAN!!!
    a BLOG!!!!! WE ARE ALL SO BLESSED that we’ll get to hear your leading edge voice more often!!!!!! ahhh, how wonderful.
    CONGRATULATIONS on the book launch, and have an amazing tour. Oh what lovely and delicious surprises are on their way for you.
    And I LOVE all these comments. You attract such beautiful people.
    Life is so good!
    And you’ve inspired me to get some juicy pens and thirsty paper to create the logo MYSELF for my t-shirt company!!! I can do it! I don’t need to hire a graphic designer! I know what I want, and I’m going to play around with a big tablet of paper and Crayola markers until I get it!
    thank you!
    xoxoxooxoxooxox
    L

  35. Margie Johnson

    I am truly inspired by your words and if you would happen to have a few minutes between hither and yon I would love to pick your brain a bit about being a writer and an inspiration…. I would love to write a book not nessicarily to be published but I would just like to know a few bits about being a writer…. and where you draw your inspiration.
    Thank you so much…MargieMay
    margiemayside@hotmail.com

  36. Susan of India

    Thank you so much for sharing your divine animation with us. You are such a light in my life, and I know that my life would have been a lot different if it had not been for your wisdom (of course, I did your homework, too!) If you are ever in India, please stop in for a visit! Congratulations on your new book, your new blog! Many blessings, dear heart!

  37. Christine

    Affectionate, beautiful, creative, daring, eager, fabulous, gorgeous, honest, incredible, joyous, kind-hearted, luminous, magnificent, nourishing, optimistic, purple, quirky, ravishing, succulent, triumphant, unpredictable, vivacious, wild, eXquisite, youthful, zany SARK.
    You inspire me to dive deep within and explore my well of wisdom.
    Thank you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  38. Mandi

    😀
    as a recent discoverer of your work, i cannot stop smiling at what a treasure you are! thankyou Sark! people should definately sing more often! and be silly! and write the words they want to in many different colours.

  39. sue twigge

    i have just turned fifty two..and i am adjusting to the magical metamorphasis called
    the menopause..finding it quite difficult
    to cope with my ageing face(my youngness was my asset)has become a bit of an obssesion..we are told in THOSE magazines its not cool to look old..I dont believe in a quick fix(though it doesn’t help that my partner’s 36 haha)THEN i read wild succulent woman and your wonderful books.. i’m learning( with difficulty) to live with my wrinkles and embrace the wisdom i have acquired over the years. The affirmations also make me feel positive and alive…succulence rules

  40. Maria E Champlin

    I so love everything you are about! What a wonderful way to inspire to worlds soul. Esp. now, with all that is going on. Thank you for being such a wonderful Beam of light for the world! You have really touched me and inspired me in every way! I have everything you have ever written and your cards!!! A is for Awesome , B is for Beautiful, and so on! Thank you! I hope to see you in NewYork!

  41. sue twigge

    Sark…thankyou for the deliciously,creative
    blogs that you have introduced me too…as one leads to another,I am never short of succulent creative reading.

  42. ginger

    thanks for this great blog reminding us its ok to be where we actually are in this moment…just what I needed to hear today.

  43. Anj

    Hi Susan (SARK)
    Thank you for your inspiration. I’m reading New Creative Companion & practicing positive affirmations. After I completed affirmation/response excercise I felt better about my job performance. Unfortunately my supervisor didn’t feel the same, I am so sad about the job review I’ve just recieved. Thanks to you I know I’ll be okay. I’m learning to dance with difficulty, embrance adversity, clear out negativity, and keep a positive attitute. It isn’t easy & I have a lot to pracice, but I’m thankful to you, Susan, and your inspiration. To quote page 45 in The New Creative Companion, “YOU ARE AMAZING”. I AM AMAZING, WE ARE ALL AMAZING

  44. Charlotte Rainbow Barnes

    You inspire me think outside the box.. or maybe sometimes in the box.. a big one, full of markers and paints and glitter and bits of paper and glue. You have helped me grow into the person I have become.. Your a truly succulent Goddess..
    Soulful Blessings
    Hug’s,Rainbow

  45. Phree

    I love your new book and I love you ,you succulent wild woman!

  46. Spark

    SARK:
    Where have you been all my life?!! I have been wondering,feeling lost on a self improvement journey for half my adult life (I am 48 yrs young) and I just found you, your books, your website…..what can I say but WOW….I am so amazed…..I cannot absorb enough…..YOU write what I feel, think, etc. I no longer feel like a lost soul strangely unique and not like anyone else….there are others! WHOOO HOOOO!
    Much love!
    Spark (look that that…my nickname has your name within it…..hmmnnnn?!!)

  47. Tina

    Hi, I just recently found you via a note you had in Sabrina Ward Harrison’s Spilling Open. Last year I decided to try to overcome “not being good enough” by trying to write, and via NaNoWriMo I wrote my first draft of my first manuscript and proved to myself that I can tell a story if I just try. Six months ago my marriage ended due to my husband having affairs, and I suddenly found myself thrust into a new world of being a single working mother after spending 11 years as a stay at home mother and wife. It’s been a difficult road to navigate, and there were times when I felt like I would lose that tiny spark I found last year with my writing, as time seems to be gobbled by obligations every where I turn.
    When I checked out Sabrina’s book, I realized I wasn’t alone in feeling the way I do, and I decided I wanted to start journaling in a more creative and artistic way. I am not an artist, but I decided I wanted to try that field of expression. Your note in her book intrigued me (I have a thing for beautiful watercolors) and I looked into your books and you were the salve my soul needed right now.
    Currently I have several of your books checked out from the library however I have asked for them for my birthday on Wednesday and after the cake is gone and the people leave I’m going online to order all the ones I didn’t get as gifts, and then I’m going to curl up in bed and enjoy the ones that are mine. You inspire me to let go of expectations and perfectionism, and to explore new talents. Today I read your nap book, and I took a nap. I didn’t condemn myself for napping when I should have been cleaning or doing laundry or mowing the lawn, I didn’t list all the things I could have done with my time instead, I didn’t think poorly of myself for indulging in a nap when I had more important things to do. I laid down leaving the things to be done where they lay, and I curled up under a fluffy cool comforter and I rested and I reveled in it and I awoke feeling wonderful. It’s amazing how powerful just the simple words “You have permission to nap” on a page are.
    Thank you for all that you have written. Thank you for glorious swirls of color and squiggly little drawings in the margins that are expressive and yet simple enough to feel achievable. Thank you for sharing your truths and your exhuberance. And most of all, thank you for coming into my life when I felt like everything had been taken away, and helping me see that new things are always blooming and waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
    I hope you have an excellent and marvelous day!

  48. Janice Rose

    Hi SARK! I’m so happy you’ve been spreading your purple pen and juicy paper around the world! You are such a purple joy and juicy writer!
    I attended your workshop at The Crossings in Austin a couple of yrs. ago and I gave you my book of poems in
    Magnolia Moon, Texas Sage which my one woman script, almost finished, is based on. Please check out my new
    web site at http://www.janicerosepoetry.com I’d love to hear from you personally anytime!
    Thanks for all you do and for totally being in the world!
    Janice Rose
    rosewinepress@sbcglobal.net

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