In the Shadows was created for a trade with Susan Lenz for her Cyber Fyber Exhibit. The following is the postcard I received from Susan.
Fabric Postcard #34
by Susan Lenz
This is Susan's description of her postcard:
"This postcard was made from a piece of fabric paper created from late 18th and early 19th century foreign text fragments, handmade and marbled papers with polymer emulsion and metallic inks on unbleached muslin. To it were added commercially printed fabric, a piece of house painted upholstery material and a scrap of an old cross stitch based on the 6th century mosaics in Ravenna's San Vitale church in Italy...plus a button."
SUSAN LENZ, Fiber Artist
Susan Lenz, an accomplished fiber artist from South Carolina, has organized an impressive trading project called "Cyber Fyber Trading." She has created 163 Postcards for trade.
CYBER FYBER TRADING
Here are the three options to trade with Susan through Cyber Fyber Trading:
1) Trade a fiber postcard for display in CYBER FYBER, the exhibition. (Limit one!)
2) Trade a fiber ATC for display in CYBER FYBER, the exhibition. (Limit one!)
3) Send up to three, flat ATCs in any media for the INTERNATIONAL RANDOM ATC TRADE on Saturday, January 10, 2009.
CYBER FYBER EXHIBITION
"CYBER FYBER EXHIBITION is an international event scheduled at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in South Carolina, USA from January 8th through 20th, 2009. The focus of this exhibition is to highlight the influences of Internet access for today's fiber artists."
MY ATC TRADE WITH SUSAN
I also traded an ATC with Susan. Click HERE to see my blog post about this trade, which includes images of the ATCs.
About In the Shadows
Do you enjoy being in the limelight or do you prefer being "In the Shadows"?
There are times when being in the limelight is a part of what I do, such as teaching, entertaining, or blogging (to a certain degree). However, I prefer to be in the "shadows." When you live your life in a public way, the "shadows" or "privacy" is a respite.
As a young child, I lived in the shadows of my mom and my cousins. I wanted to do everything they did. My mom is a gifted artist, although she would not refer to herself as an artist. She considers her art as a source of income, practical pieces, something that was made and to be used for a purpose--not something to admire or hang on the wall. As a young girl, my mom wove beautiful mats, baskets and hats to help earn income. My cousins were years older than me, and they were talented, musical and sang beautiful harmony.
In addition to my family, I am lucky to have always had mentors who guided me throughout my life. It's as if they appeared at certain critical points in my life, strategically placed liked angels. These wise women taught me values that I still practice today--importance of family and education, work ethic, responsibility, service, graciousness, gratitude, humor, investments, etc.
Although there are times I live in the limelight, living "In the Shadows" is a nice place to be. That is where one finds "wisdom" from elders.
Source: Cyber Fyber Exhibition Postcards