Susarto is a plush designer and oil painter from Pennsylvania. She has a B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she majored in painting and drawing. She has been a professional artist for several years.
She also makes weirdos. They are so much fun! She started making them because she wanted to make some sort of a doll for her niece who was recently adopted from Guatemala. She thought since she was coming into a weird family that she might give her a little weirdo to help make her a little more comfortable. She has since made what seems to her like hundreds of them. She started basing the weirdo descriptions on herself. ie: her sugar addiction, fear of squirrels, painting, etc... they now have spread into descriptions of people she knows! Be sure to stop by booth 70 and adopt your own weirdo!