Susan Shie is one of my favorite living artists. She is trained as a painter and known for her whimsical paintings on cloth, covered with text and finished as quilts.
I haven't been lucky enough to meet Susan yet, but we're Facebook friends. Every so often she posts artworks for sale. Recently she posted pictures of some small paintings with signs of the zodiac. Since I'm a Pisces, I fell in love with "Pisces in a Pillbox Hat" made in 2014.
The painting has all the elements of her larger pieces except it is not quilted. It is about 8" x 10" and the text is sparsely applied compared to her larger works, which include whole diary entries. It is remarkable to see her working small and distilling her characteristic diary entries into individual words. Love the painting, love Susan Shie, and a happy early birthday to me!