Wise Woman: Susan Tuttle

This is a September series in honor of the women who have lent their wisdom to my course Dear Artist—Design a Meaningful + Creative Life You Love.

One only needs to enter her sacred space to be moved by this mystical beauty. I've long admired her breathtaking photography and mystical writing, so it is a deep honor for me to feature Susan Tuttle in Dear Artist.

I can't tell you how I first discovered her, but Susan both entrances and enchants as she manifests beauty with the skill of a magician. It is a gift to be in her world, because the way she embraces life, lives her art, and weaves language into glimmering tapestries feels like stepping through a veil, through a portal, into transcendence. 

She is an author, photographer and online educator who wrote an exquisite guide for us in Dear Artist about how to fall in love with our beautiful, hard, and holy lives—

You must live with eyes wide open, looking for everyday magic. If you are open to it and are actively seeking it, inviting the cosmos's charms into your life, magic will find you at every turn, I guarantee it. Allow it to captivate you and filter into your heart, where it will stir you, transform you, infuse you with fresh energy and Light, elevate your experience, and alter your mindset. You will be drawn to it by an unseen force and you will know it when you see it. That knowing happens in an instant. You may feel a flutter in your chest or a pleasant pang in your gut that bubbles up into your throat forming a gasp, a sigh, or an Oh! Your eyes may mist over. You will feel special and loved in that moment. The magic will nourish your artistry in whatever medium(s) you like to work in, providing you with inspiration and possibility, with material to work with.
—Susan Tuttle, in an excerpt from her beautiful wisdom for Dear Artist

To connect with Susan and become immersed in her sacred, magical world, learn about her self-guided online courses and her books by visiting SusanTuttlePhotography.com. 

Her current class is Mobile Art Mastery—Developing the Visual Poet Within. Registration is open now—learn how you can create stunning images simply using your mobile device. I am learning so much from this course!

I hope you will join us for this revolutionary five-week program. Class orientation begins September 30th and daily content begins Monday, October 3. If you prefer to go at your own pace, the self-guided version will be available November 6, 2016. Read more and register at DearArtist.co.

Susan Tuttle is a digital SLR and mobile photographer, author, and online instructor.


She lives in the woods of Maine and is inspired daily by her natural surroundings. She has written four books and her photography has been exhibited internationally in London, New York City, Paris, Prague, and Hollywood. Susan is also a frequent contributor to Stampington & Company publications and other North Light Books publications, does regular freelance work for Manfrotto and Autodesk Pixlr, and is currently the Technical Advisor for Somerset Digital Studio magazine.

Susan shares, “It is my hope that by sharing I can help others to connect with their artistic selves. It is my belief that if more and more people across the planet create things, there will be more happiness, greater peace, and less destructive behavior.”

To connect with Susan, visit her website, read about her online course, follow her on Instagram: @susantuttle and @drawn.to.the.river, and find her on Facebook.