Suzy’s Zoo

BY jane, ON Tuesday, June 28, 2011 AT 1:01 am

I have always loved sending greeting cards,  whether they be my own designs, or cards of another artist I admire. When I was touring with Broadway shows,  I always perked up when I would see San Diego on the itinerary. The artist of Suzy’s Zoo, Suzy Spafford, is from San Diego, so I knew I would have the opportunity to shop at Seaport Village and stock up on my Suzy’s Zoo cards and paraphernalia. My mother also knew I loved Suzy’s Zoo and I treasure a bookmark she gave me with a little ballerina mouse and the statement “Believe in Yourself,” which I have had displayed within eyeshot of my working space for more than a decade.

WELL……while at the Licensing Expo, as I was lettering names for passersby,  I started lettering a name.  S…..U……Z……Y!   As I wrote it I thought,  could it be? Would it possibly be Suzy from Suzy’s Zoo? I knew she also had a booth at the show, so it just had to be! Upon inquiring, it was!! I was so honored that such a creative artist, and someone whose work I adored, would come into my booth! We had a little chat and I did the most obnoxious thing, I asked for a photo with her. Suzy was every bit as lovely as I would hope the master of those adorable creatures to be.

Suzy Spafford, creator of Suzy’s Zoo, visiting my booth at the Licensing Expo!

One Response to “Suzy’s Zoo”

  1. How exciting! I remember Suzy’s Zoo and now my daughters color in their coloring books too.

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