Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Summer Silk Tunic

A gift.
 Stretch silk dyed in cochineal.
 Block printed and hand painted.

"We are born makers.
We move what we're
learning form our
heads to our hearts
through our hands."

Thunderbird Tee-shirt

Blessings Thunderbird bringing rain!
 Organic cotton dyed with cochineal.
 Block printed and hand painted.

 A gift for a friend. 

"In Beauty before me I walk,
In Beauty behind me I walk,
In Beauty below me I walk,
In Beauty above me I walk,
In Beauty all around me I walk,
It is finished in Beauty,
It is finished in Beauty,
It is finished in Beauty,
It is finished in Beauty."
Navajo benediction

Water Skirt & Leggings

Blessings for mama ocean and all her life.
 Organic cotton skirt dyed with indigo and cochineal.
 Block printed and hand painted.

"I would want a boat, if I wanted a 
boat, that bounded hard on the waves,
that didn't know starboard from port
and wouldn't learn, that welcomed
dolphins and headed straight for the
whales, that, when rocks were close,
would slide in for a touch or two,
that wouldn't keep land in sight and 
went fast, that leaped into the spray."
Mary Oliver

Strawberry Hoodie

Blessings to mother oceans.
 Renewed by her healing waters.
 I made the best hoodie ever!
 The pattern: McCall's #7026  
Embellished with embroidery and topstitching.
The fabric is delicious organic cotton flannel from Organic Cotton Plus :
 The fabric is fabulously soft and plush!

I added a hood and length.
"The great sea stirs me.
The great sea sets me adrift,
it sways me like the weed
on a river-stone."
Uvanuk,woman shaman of the Igloolik Inuit

Red and White Sleeveless Blouse

 Red block printing on white gauze.
 Perfect for summer heat!

"When we deny our stories,
They define us.
When we own our stories,
We get to write the ending."
Brene Brown

Ginger Jeans White and Black

I have been wanting a white pair of Ginger jeans for a long time!
 I embellished with black block printing. 
 I like my jeans to be looser in the legs.
 I used a nice stretch denim.

"See the gifts the years have given,
Things your effort could not earn,
The health to enjoy who you want to be
And the mind to mirror mystery"
John O'Donohue