A THING THAT ENSURES ADMISSION TO OR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SOMETHING
Seth Apter’s new stamps have me feelin’ something ♥
He invited me to participate in the new release of his Eclectica³ stamps and Fresco Finish Paints and somehow I knew they could tell a special story.
I have an official document from 1965 that captures a photograph of both adversity and wonder . . . the ambiguous space between the two is where I’m usually Found. I’m drawn to symbolic words with emotional impact.
Once I opened the stamp collection I knew that my creativity and emotional wellbeing were going to play well together. I used one of my most treasured photos to make a trifecta tribute for my Mother, siblings and beloved Grandmother.
My family’s Passport gave us legal standing as a Mother and her three children. We’re Classified; legally validated and free. But we were unified in secrecy and shame, bound as a single entity, yet emotionally astray.
Soon everything would change. When you are left behind you have years of feeling Lost. You grow up too quickly when you have no one to keep you safe. Everyone yearns to be Found as you rise to the occasion to survive.
Resilience can be a side effect. So can post traumatic growth.