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Goodbye to DAM. . .the end of an era


This post is long overdue and my emotions are mixed as I write it. Yes, it is true, I am saying a sweet goodbye to Daily Art Muse. Goodbye to my dear, old DAM. We had fun didn’t we? We saw a lot of beautiful art and learned about so many talented individuals. I have loved gathering and sharing my contemporary fine craft finds with all of you over the years, growing and evolving alongside the blog as it grew and evolved.

“Do It!” That’s what my father said to me when I told him about my idea for a blog. DAM was born in October 2006 because of his encouragement. Oh, how the time flew by, and in October 2015 DAM marked 9 years of publication. That’s also the month I stopped posting, pulled in other directions, understanding change was in the air. When life took several unexpected turns (as it often does) my thoughts turned to moving on and I leaned into this change of course.

The last several months have been full of reflecting, researching, preparing and planning a new direction, my father’s words“Do It!” so often jumping out at me as I faced the challenges of beginning something newIf he were still with us I would thank him. . .always a guiding force, even now almost a decade later.



As I say goodbye to DAM, I invite you to join me on a new journey – one I am equally excited about. This time I am combining three passions, Family+Artists+Photography.

Susan Lomuto, Photographer & Visual Storyteller. Yup. That’s me. I specialize in documentary style photography for families at home and artists in studio, capturing unscripted, unposed life and work.

Get a glimpse of what’s to come here. Sign up to learn when I am ready to share my visual storytelling, how I can help tell your story and where you can see my work.

Summer In The City

Summer In The City


I’m excited. I mean, REALLY excited about this next adventure. When I first picked up a camera 6 years ago I quickly fell in love with visual storytelling. So many stories to tell. . .so many stories. I’m slowly and deliberately cultivating this next adventure, currently building my portfolio and looking for stories to document. If you live in the NYC metro area and are interested in a complimentary photo session of your studio process I have a few spots open for artists (there are also 2 spots left for family sessions) while I build my portfolio. Outside of the area and interested? I’m open to the possibility, let’s connect! Contact me at susan.lomuto@gmail.com.

Come with me as I share the beauty of the perfectly imperfect life.

Do It!



I hope I’ve brought you some joy with my posts over the last several years, but the truth is if I hadn’t taken my father’s words to heart I am the one who would have missed out. The gift of friendships, work opportunities, learning experiences and you, my dear readers. . .all possible only because of DAM.

Damn! DAM!

Many, many thanks to all of you (several thousand strong!) for allowing me to share my aesthetic over the last several years through this curated collection of contemporary fine craft from around the world. I am sending much love and light to you as you continue on your own journey and hope you join me on mine.



What does this mean for the DAM website? While I will no longer post to the blog, it will remain up for now – please continue to enjoy the 3000+ posts showcasing the best in contemporary fine craft.

What does this mean for MAM? I have contacted subscribers of the premium newsletter Monthly Art Muse and let them know publication has ceased. The final issue has not been delivered yet – if you were a subscriber, keep an eye on your inbox next week!

It doesn’t have to end here! Please sign up for the email list over at susanlomuto.com so I can continue the conversation with you. I look forward to it.


still here. . .

I haven’t disappeared, just slipped away for awhile to finish taking care of some of my mother’s final wishes. . .I’ll be back next week.

From My Mother's Garden

From My Mother’s Garden, photo by Susan Lomuto

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To all of MAM’s (Monthly Art Muse) loyal subscribers, the May issue, which is way, way late, will be in your inboxes tonight. Many thanks for your continued patience. . .

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