Susan Walsh

Dabble in Residence March 2020

SUSAN WALSH lives in Eau Claire and works part-time in the office of Mayo Clinic Health System–Home Health & Hospice. Walsh was selected from a pool of applicants because of the DIY nature of her work and for the opportunity for library customers to journal creatively using recycled materials.

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s Dabble Box makerspace is excited to announce its first “Dabbler in Residence,” art journalist Susan Walsh. All are invited to visit the Dabble Box this March during “in-studio” hours to watch her work and to learn about art journaling. She will also be sharing her knowledge and talent at three hands-on sessions of her workshop “Start with Art.”

In 2012, Walsh discovered the world of visual journaling through Pinterest and YouTube. Intrigued by the practice, she began her first art journal in April of 2013 using supplies on hand and recycled items. 

“My art time feeds my soul, grounds my worries, and clears my head,” says Walsh. “Art journaling encourages life reflection and increases self-awareness. As you journal, you create an excellent chronicle of your life, helping to define goals and progress as well as increasing self-perception and encouraging a healthy expression of hopes and dreams.”

The Dabbler in Residence program is supported by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Endowment Fund. The application period for the August 2020 residency will begin in March. More information and the application form will be available at www.ecpubliclibrary.info/dabblerinresidence.

In-Studio Hours

  • Tuesday, March 3 | 12–4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11 | 2–4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 12 | 12–2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 17 | 2–4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 21 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Friday, March 27 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

View the flyer.

“Start with Art” Journaling Workshop

Learn to artfully combine thoughts and words with images and color in a visual diary. This workshop focuses on self-expression.
No previous artistic experience is necessary.

Registration is required. Please register for ONE CLASS ONLY.

Kids under 8 must have a parent or other adult caregiver present.
Caregivers, if the class fills up before everyone in your group is registered, please call 715-839-5004 or email librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us for help.

All Ages

Thursday, March 12: 2 to 4 p.m.

Registration for this event will open on Tuesday, March 3.

Adults Only

Saturday, March 21: 1 to 3 p.m.

Registration for this event will open on Tuesday, March 3.

All Ages

Thursday, March 26: 2 to 4 p.m.

Registration for this event will open on Friday, March 13.