painted studies of women talking on the beach last year. so many pretty moments with women, sisters, friends just being together on the beach.
when i was 16 i wore this antique corset all day to see what it was like for our female ancestors. if those women could see us now.
we are now in the century of women - the re-shifting of energy into balance.
we heal what happened with women and girls, we heal the world.
working on things for you
tiny Small Fry caftans for the little ones in your life
we love to think of how customers will use and gift these
also working on new linen jumpsuits for u
heres what needs to happen when you want something: start supporting it with your words. always speak in the direction you want to go.
speak for your abilities daughters. speak for the possibilities. speak for the opportunities. speak for all that hasn't been discovered yet, built yet, been yet.
everything you see around you at one time was just an idea, a word.
say I think I can until it is second nature.
then see what happens.
i write this for my daughters and occasionally students who write me with questions. maybe someday i'll delete it all into the ether.
when the question is 'what is my path'
the answer is and will always be: the things that are deeply enjoyable to you are your path
when starting out one can have doubts and say - 'well how can that be - they seem small or unimportant or there are already others doing what i want to do and i havn't even begun' etc.
well all great masters Began.
and often when you look back you can see that what you really want to do has been in the background of your life in some way, because its always been interesting to you - so you're not such a beginner after all are you.
and lets be more specific about what enjoyable things do:
What is deeply enjoyable to you is either part of your greater project or an important activity to bring the mind into peaceful balance - and let me emphasize that peaceful balance is absolutely the most valuable asset you can have when it comes to happiness (which is success).
then there is this topic of 'what its worth':
You could say 'well the thing I enjoy is making collages - how am I going to make a living on that'?
well some people do make a living on that but making collages is either going to make you a living or it is going to clear your mind into an open sky where all your good ideas can come and make you a living. either way you are winning so for gods sake --- just do this thing that is interesting to you and just respect it
What if other people say what you enjoy isn’t important enough?
well Children this is one of my favorite topics - i'm so glad we landed here
To answer this I say: if it is important to you that means it is important.
other people are not there to give you permission or approve or propel you forward, you have your own inner propulsion system and thats called 'what i like to do', and only you can do that.
sometimes you meet a bunch of people who enjoy it too and then you have a lot of fun but most the time you just focus quietly on it because its fun for you in the quietness of your heart and thats IT.
Take satisfaction in your own satisfaction. Take enjoyment in your enjoyments.
Let other people do that also - especially let them do that.
understand that your gifts will gradually unfold throughout your whole life, as they are meant to - not to bloom all at once but a series of blooming phases - you wouldn't yell at a rose bud and say "bloom faster!".
well you are too that beautiful mysterious garden just waiting to open many times, at just the right time, every time.
i write this for my daughters and occasionally students who write me with questions. maybe someday i'll delete it all into the ether. i type fast as hell and thats just the speed i like which is why its never going to be a masterful piece of writing but it will say what it needs to say. thank you
shooting Anna in EF and archive VTG this week
beauty for beauty
also thinking about making the EF big vegan fur again for our customers
and the knee high boots again
Topic 1: No Limitations
Daughters the first thing i want you to understand is that if there is something that you want deeply there are no limitations.
and it is very important to know what to do with other peoples opinions about what you want to do, no matter how 'expert' they are supposed to be. in fact a real expert will tell you that the scope of possibilities is actually infinite.
when other people have a limited view of what you are capable of - you must decide if you will let their perspective override your own. you have to ask - why is their perspective more sacred to me than my own - why is their perspective more sacred than my desire to deepen my belief in myself and my abilities.
its very important to understand that other people are not the key to your abilities. they can inspire you, and they can give opinions and inevitably you absolutely must follow one thing: your belief in You.
other people are not here to give you permission to do it. they are simply other people, and you know what we do we wish them well with the deepest lovingness of our hearts - and then get back to believing in You.
many of the things we have in life today and things we see in other people around us were deemed 'impossible' by someone at some point. what does that say about other peoples opinions you tell me.
the question is always going to be: do I follow Me or someone outside who has no knowledge of my completely unique process of unfolding here.
however if you do want to look outside for advice or opinions look at the endless words of people who did 'impossible' things first..... then don't look elsewhere! children what is the point of looking for advice from people who haven't done it themselves?
"when you have exhausted all possibilities remember this - you haven't" Thomas Edison
when your heart has a desire consider it done.
hold that in your mind please daughters and see what happens.
i write this here for my daughters and someday it'll go somewhere else right now its here
for the love love love for the love
also i think we should make these boots for our customers again
but w a 3" heel this time
transformative power of clothing
wear your sequin dress with the long sleeves and plunging neckline for a friday night in with the family and watch the kids faces glow because a person can sparkle when she feels like it. wear the mens smoking jacket with black denims and stilettos to the party with messy hair. wear the sheer black mesh dress after the bath. pick out your favorite kimono after work.
dressing can be a freedom to emphasize everything as the special that it really is.