Small Things Considered


About Susan Spangler

I'm a graphic designer and illustrator, observer and survivor. My website,, contains a wide portfolio of my projects and images – some for pay, most for love, many for both. These graphic essays are inspired by things that catch my eye, my ear, my heart. Funny, confounding, astounding and encouraging, all at once. You know. Life.
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25 Responses to Small Things Considered

  1. Barbara Vincent says:

    Love this!

  2. Patty Dann says:

    Thank you. Thank you Thank you. Thank you for your beautiful words and pictures and wisdom.

  3. Betty White Wampler says:

    Lovely!! We all so need this!! Thank you!!

  4. Cindy Cenname says:

    THANK YOU! with all we have to worry about these days, this brings us down to earth and reminds us that the “little” everyday things that we take for granted matter and bring joy. they really aren’t little things at all.

    • Hey, Cindy! Thanks so much for your message. Yes, along with the static of fear that surrounds us is such a profound awareness of the things that comfort us and bring us joy. I’ll be exercising along with Chris & Andrea’s online walk today at 3:00. Maybe I’ll “see” you there, at least in my mind’s eye!

  5. Laura Baxter says:

    Thank you so much!!!!! I needed this and all the blessings it reminded me of. My dad died nine years ago on this date. This was needed💕


  6. Joyce Watkins Brigham Class of '66 says:

    Thank you so much for posting.

  7. Barbara k Scheiber says:

    Love, love This! It brought me peace tonight! Which I greatly appreciate. THANK YOU!

  8. Beautiful! Love the drawings!

  9. Carol Reiman says:

    So helpful. Rich detail and color, the things I usually notice,that both ground and uplift me.

  10. Margaret Gilkenson says:

    Thank you. This brought me a sense of calmness amid all the chaos in our world today!!

  11. Kate Horsley says:

    Wonderful — profoundly sweet.

    • Thanks so much, Kate. I’ve started working in a new drawing app for the ipad. It’s opened a door I’ve been knocking on for the past year. And the gift of the now, for me, is time to draw. Stay well and safe, my friend. Love –s.

  12. Marianne Kotch says:

    Thank you for this. It’s so sweet, like some of my favorite picture books, and nice to read at this very stressful time. I especially like remembering Jean, too.

    • Thanks so much for your comment, Marianne. And Jean was unforgettable! Her old house is actually a few blocks away from where I live now. And, yes, I really do think of her whenever I sit in her chair. So glad we’re in touch. Stay well!

  13. Joan Fantozzi says:

    These images were lovely and have left me feeling refreshed and more hopeful….reminding me that there is much to be grateful for. Thank you.

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