It’s like being a kid, and waiting on the step the week of your birthday for the mailman to come in hopes that you have birthday cards in the mail–I absolutely love getting real (read: non-bills) mail! This week I received an artist trading card, and postcard from my friend, Susan, in South Carolina. Isn’t it great?!
Susan started an online international art project called Cyber Fyber. She has lobbied arts organization in her home city to provide funding and space for a REAL international art exhibit in January 2009, at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios–and I am currently the only representative from Iowa! She has almost every state in the Union now represented, and numerous other countries.
Susan is in her own right, a fabulous fiber artist. She does amazing things with fabric and thread and found objects, she has even had some solo exhibitions! Susan was at one time my boss. She owned (still does) with her husband, Steve, Mouse House–a gallery and frame shop where I once worked embellishing mats for framing, and hand coloring vintage prints/engravings. I continued to do the hand-coloring for them after I moved to Vermont, and then Chicago. At the time we worked together, neither of us had any time to do creative stuff like we do now. I was a fulltime graduate student with two jobs, she was running a VERY successful business and raising two precocious little boys. We shared a love of art, and a desire to find a creative outlet. That was eleven years ago. I’m so very proud of what Susan has accomplished, and happy to be a part of her Cyber Fyber dream!