Two things happened this morning that made me realize it was time for another blog post. One was an email and the other a Facebook post. The email was the announcement of a new post on Jane Dunnewold's blog Creative Civilization. Jane is a person who I find very inspiring, both artistically and personally. The introduction to her post for today was a commentary on social media and its potential for good. As I've found consistently true of her posts, it was thoughtful and concise. I urge you to take a look at it.
The Facebook post that I saw this morning was a fine example of "craft[ing] an environment where people honor each other and themselves with their written and visual sharing..." as she so aptly puts it. My friend Kevin Connolly had visited the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's annual fair at Sunapee this past weekend and he posted a couple of pictures of my work in the CraftWear exhibit. I was delighted to be honored by him in this way. I was also especially delighted because I was not able to travel to the fair this year to see how my work was displayed. I think you will agree from his photo that I really would have missed out if I had not seen this.
Seeing it like this, I can hardly believe that I made that jacket. It has risen to a whole new level. I am grateful to the display artist and to Kevin for the photo. He graciously sent it to me so I can print it for my portfolio. Thank you again Kevin.
Mother & daughter, Ann Lee & Sonja Lee-Austin share their joys and struggles in their art and lives.