Last month I was contacted by Susan Lenz after a comment I made on Plays with Needles' blog. Susan had discovered my non-fabric related passion: adult literacy. To my surprise, she asked if I would submit a photo of me and my student so that she could create a decision portrait concerning illiteracy for her upcoming exhibit. My student was a bit reluctant at first, but then he agreed upon the assurance that his name would be kept private. Susan did a wonderful job, and hopefully this portrait will do a tiny part to spread the word that it's never too late to learn to read.
You can read more about Susan and her project on her Decision Portraits blog, or better yet, if you live in the area, visit the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, September 10-October 10, in Charleston, SC, to see her wonderful work for yourself. You can also read more about adult literacy at the ProLiteracy website.