Saturday, June 14, 2008
I've been playing with postcards lately. There have been so many people doing fiber/fabric postcards that I had to join in. And to really join in, you have to SWAP!
The great thing about a swap - you see - is that someone else will send you their really, really beautiful work. The one on the left here is from Susan Lenz as part of the Cyber Fiber exchange. Cyber Fiber is an exhibit that is being planned for January 2009. You can read more about it all at the link above. Susan has made several hundred postcards and ATCs to trade with fiber artists all over the world. The ones she receives back will be part of the exhibit. Pretty cool, huh?
The other postcard I got was from Celia as part of a swap on the Postcards group at Stitchin' Fingers. Celia named this piece "Seashore" and it is great! I can hear the waves coming in and hear the seagulls squawking in the distance. Makes me nostalgic for a day at the shore.
Since I mentioned Stitchin' Fingers . . . have you noticed that green box on my sidebar? Nice color combination, don't you think? Lavendar and neon green - LOL! Well, that means I am a member of this community/social network/whatever. A growing group of people who are interested in textiles and sharing their work and experiences. It is powered by Ning - and that's about all I know about that! Back to SF - there are a number of sub-groups where you can focus on a particular textile art. The ones I belong to are Fabric Postcards, Fiber Books, Stash Bustin', Take It Further Challenge, and . . . Cloth Dolls! (What a surprise!) We are in the sign-up phase for a doll swap. I'll have something to post on that later.
If you are interested in any of the textile arts - and have not checked out Stitchin Fingers yet - click on that bright green box and see what all the noise is about. Go on! We're done here for now.