Fabric tape from Germany! I'll never forget when she invented it (oh, yes she did!) and put it up on her brand new fledgling blog... I was so blown away with her genius, that I sent it out to Craft and it went ballistically viral. Exciting times! That little blue polka dot tape, now made in her own country, made us both smile quite a bit! There was a little tin (because who doesn't love vintage boxes?) filled with a tiny German matchbook and linen rickrack. Be still my heart. The icing on the cake... or my wrist, as it may be, was the leather bracelet/cuff that I had been coveting from her blog. She's done this before... made something she knew I would adore and teased it on Annekata... only to present me with it the next time we meet. How's that for love... and being seen. Kind of like friendship romance, don't you think?
Fast forward to yesterday, which had some
-I have several of my good friend Jen Lee's shirts that I layer on at these times. Words are powerful.
-I swear by Anna Wingfield's flower essences... "I Speak" went on my throat chakra.
-I also donned my new Kathrin cuff... just because it felt right and represented not just her, but all of the women that circle around me.
When my day was done, I thought it time to photograph me wearing the cuff so I could share it with you. Been meaning to for days... blogworthy, you know? Have you ever tried to take a self-portrait when you are emotionally spent? I guess for me it comes out in giggles. I kept trying... I did, but I couldn't keep a straight face. I wasn't even going to put any of them up, but in looking through 10 or so shots of me ridiculously cracking up... I got happy. Really happy. So here I am... powerful and silly. Strong and vulnerable. Witnessing myself. Seeing myself.
Do you ever put on special clothing, jewelry, or scents to support your challenging moments? It's a very ancient feminine tool that holds much wisdom in it. Truly.
p.s. here's a tutorial on just how to make your own leather bracelet... thank you Kathrin- for everything!