Susan Lenz Shares her Jasper Story -- and more from Susan Levi Wallach

OK, we admit that this post may seem a bit like a link in a never-ending daisy chain of congratulations, but Susan Lenz, our March cover artist's post on her own blog made us so giddily happy that we decided to share it with  you, too. Please check out Susan's blog here or read below.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jasper Magazine ... COVER GIRL!

(Cover of Jasper Magazine ... This link will navigate you to the on-line issue ... Vol. 001, No. 004 ... March/April 2012.)

I've known this was coming and I really hated missing the magazine's launch party last week ... but at least today's mail brought the new issue of Jasper Magazine! My work is the cover and the magazine carries a great article with a most amazing photo of me! (I usually hate photos of me ... but I guess a real professional like Mark Green knows how to shoot even people like me with a squinting eye and a lop-sided smile!)

(The page directly behind the cover!)

The cover is bright pink (Women's History Month!) and includes a section that appears like a hole ... with a view to the page directly behind it .... Time, my new 3D assemblage piece! What a way to debut a new series than to have a work on the cover of an arts magazine!

(Page One of the article. Click on image to enlarge and read!)

The article is great too ... thanks to a lovely interview with Susan Levi Wallach. Opposite the first page of the article is ...

...this incredible photo of me in a "nest" of my own yarn, fabric, and thread! It was taken on the floor outside my studio door at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios ... same location where the magazine hosted a party last week.

(Above: Photo from the Jasper Magazine launch party at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios ... found on my Facebook page! Sorry I missed you all!)

When turning the page, one sees my Spool Cradle and the second page of the article!

(Above: Page Two of the article. Click on image to enlarge and read!) THANK YOU Susan Levi Wallach, Cindi Boiter, Mark Green, and the entire staff at Jasper Magazine for making this possible! Thank you to my husband Steve for sending a copy via priority mail! Yes, this is a PRIORITY!)

Thanks to Susan Levi Wallach for writing the article. And please allow us to direct you to more of the writer's work -- this time fiction -- Alec in the Moonlight.