The day after Dawn Goldsmith posted a blog entry about my Decision Portrait Series, I got LOTS of email messages. It felt like the entire fiber arts world was coming to my rescue...volunteering to participate in the series by sharing deeply significant decisions. I opened a note from Suzanne Riggio and read, "Susan, my decision was 'I chose spine surgery'. My picture would be me in a wheelchair, a paraplegic, as a result of this decision. Are you interested?"
Suzanne wrote an email after seeing the finished piece saying, "Susan, what a lovely piece! I brought in my husband, sat him down next to me, and surprised the heck out of him with your images. Then we read the text. He gave me a hug (as much as is possible when one of you is in a wheelchair!) and said, "Suzanne, you are an inspiration to us all." We love your depiction and your words. Thank you."