Winner of the Bonus Award for "Best Use of Recycled Materials"
Susan Lenz with her solo show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX
My name is Susan Lenz. I am an American daughter of German immigrants. I am a happy wife….for thirty years as I married my first and only love. I am the mother of two grown, artistic sons. One is a soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet. I am a homeowner, a businesswoman, a custom picture framer, a taxpayer, a non-practicing Catholic, a member of a few non-profit organizations, a college graduate, a blogger, and have one-and a half adorable pet cats. (One is jointly owned with a neighbor!)
Most personally, I am an artist.
I probably always was an artist but I didn’t know it. Ten years ago I admitted this hidden identity to myself and turned my world upside down. This transformation required a complete change in lifestyle, income, and spiritual direction. Yet, my professional background has served me well. I quietly work longer hours and harder than anyone else I’ve ever known while still enjoying the influence of others.
I use needle and thread for self-expression. I work within the scope of an overall theme toward a final, mixed media installation. The work within the theme can stand on its own merits. I am professional in most everything I do in order to avoid embarrassment. I have a good sense of humor. I love to travel.