Tuesday, February 26

Cyber Fyber

I was alerted to the fantastic Cyber Fyber Exhibition while reading a post by Anna on her blog Serendipity .I was apparently not the only one because from what I've seen most people participating in The Take it Further Challenge are also participating in the Cyber Fyber Exhibition!

"CYBER FYBER EXHIBITION is an international event scheduled at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, 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."

Well, my participation in the exhibition is certainly the result of internet access and blogging. Blogland has opened up vast new vistas for me. Interacting virtually with people through their blogs who are geographically living half way round the globe is an enriching experience.

I'm trading ATC #81 and Postcard# 132 with Susan Lenz. By the time I got round to putting in a request to trade almost all 130 ATC's and 163 Postcards had been spoken for but I'm glad I'm participating. Now by some stroke of luck if I can be in South Carolina between Jan 8th and 20th 2009 the whole virtual to real experience will be complete!

Here are the ATC and Postcard I've created for the swap
The ATC is a little landscape - I think I was influenced by all the description of miniature paintings in "My name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk which I have put down for a while. The landscape is made of bits of tussar silk,embroidery and sequins. All hand embroidered and finished. The reverse has hand embroidered details of name, place, year and blog address on muslin.

The postcard has hand pieced tussar silk patchwork embellished with embroidery and sequins.The entire piece is handmade, the reverse has hand embroidered details of name, place, blog address and year on unbleached muslin.

Well I hope Susan will like them.I've had fun creating my first ATC and Postcard.I'll be visiting the post office in a day or two.


pRiyA said...

gotta have a postcard just like the first one. i'll trade you a painting for it.

Maya Sara Matthew said...

The first image is the ATC its
2.5" x 3.5"-about the size of a visiting card.is that the one you want? Hmmmm....OK. I bet you like it because of the bright pink sequins.ha! ha!

Magpie Sue said...

Wow, you did a lot of handwork on your cards! Both are beautiful.

You left a comment on my blog asking about crumb blocks. I couldn't reply directly - there's some setting on your blogger account you can change to allow people to hit reply when you leave them a comment. I don't know enough about it to tell you which setting it is though!

Anyway, crumb blocks are made by piecing the scraps you have leftover from other piecing you may be doing. Check out Quiltville's Quips & Snips for a tutorial about how it's done.

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Thank-you Sue,I must try and figure out how to confiure my account to allow people to reply to a comment and thanks for directing me to the tutorial about crumb blocks at Quiltville.

kate said...

Both your ATC and postcards are beautiful ... I love the detail in the ATC. It is beautiful!

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Thank-you Kate.

Penny said...

I love visiting your blog and the little bit of India that I can see from afar. I love your atc and postcard, I only swapped a postcard but it is lovely.

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Hello Penny,Thanks for coming by.I enjoyed making the ATC and postcard they are the first ones I've made, I'll be making more.

Anonymous said...

Both the pieces are beautiful. I've read about ATC's and was recently sent 3. Both have certainly fired my interest in trying out some. Roshini sent me your blog address. I've enjoyed the visit and will be back for more.

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Thanks for visiting Ujwala. I think the concept of an ATC is really wonderful.