Thursday, October 30, 2008

renaissance dress I


renaissance dress I
Originally uploaded by djbebe
A few weeks ago I sent in my proposal for the upcoming Reverse Garbage Christmas exhibition, entitled 'Renaissance' meaning rebirth. Below is what I wrote, and this little dress is the latest finished thing (it's reversible).

I'm pregnant with my first baby. Pondering my pending motherhood, I've been thinking a lot about birth. I've also been thinking a lot about the rebirth of myself, as a mother.

Changing priorities, changing roles. So much to learn. New skills, new experiences. It's almost overwhelming: so in order to come to terms with this new era of my life, I've created things that I would want my baby to wear, to use and love. Soft, gentle bibs, fun little dresses and one very huggable quilt. All with a vintage, ageless touch. Creations that express how I want to be, as a mother, and how I want my baby to begin. Birth and rebirth.

I think it's still appropriate: I have already been rebirthed as a mother. And I still want to think about how my baby should begin. And I'm still enjoying making little dresses. They are a perfect use for all that lace that people keep giving me!

Thank you all for your thoughts and comments, I am healing.

5 comments:

Sponky said...

Wow! I am looking forward to seeing the full entry.

I think the reversable dress is a GREAT idea. For those days when you are out and the baby just got fruit all down the front.

machenmachen said...

Did I give you that fabric? I don't remember giving it to you but I have a shirt made out ot if. My shirt is not as pretty as that dress though

Bec said...

I'm glad to hear you are healing, and I'm really looking forward to seeing your exhibition (I'm also showing some stuff, so I'm guessing I might meet you on opening night???).

The dress is absolutely gorgeous :)

raining sheep said...

I just caught up with your blog (thought I would check if you were posting) and am so sad to hear abaout the baby. I hope you are doing well healthwise and I am so glad to see you are sewing. Big BIG hugs.

çiçekçi said...

very very very beautifulll thanksss