i never had preganancy belly inspired photos or belly casts done with any of my 5 boys. in retrospect maybe i should have... those beautiful bellies were something to behold. two sets of twins all babies over 7.5 lbs and an 8.2 middleton. capture your Sagebelly today....no two are alike! www.sagebelly.com contact us!
i am working at being the change i want to see in the world but it's challenging when only you can see your vision. with that said....what difference can i make for humanity today. "you don't have a soul. you are a soul. you have a body"-cs lewis
ANONYMOUS XX FROM BREAKING TO HEALING the visual record of dis-eases that affect women in our society universally Anonymous XX is a visual and written account of societal stigmas associated with physical, mental and social diseases that affect women of all races, socioeconomic backgrounds and ages. This project is meant to tell the story of many women/any woman through the story of one. I will interview a woman, teen or girl who has personally been affected by one of the traumas listed. Over a period of 6 months I will then interview individual women or girls affected by each circumstance, document her story and do an artistic form of body casting to reflect that particular dis-ease. It is my hope that by presenting their stories in a humane way that it will bring awareness to both the community and the organizations that support these particular illnesses. Through this experience, the women and girls that participate can confront their own secrets, violations, painful experiences, fears and shame. In showing these stories on a viseral level, I sincerely think our communities will be pushed into a space of healing, growth and awareness. This show will be presented to the pubic through an art show. It is my hope that the storytelling both visually and written will be profound enough that it will tour to other cities.
Projects of this magnitude need the support of individuals, communities, small businesses and corporations to bring it to fruition. If you or anyone you know would like to contribute to the success of this project, all contributions are welcome, both financial and public support.$450.00 will fund one interview, one body cast, a venue for the show and give one woman the opportunity to speak for many. I do welcome multiple donors for one cast to total the sum needed. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE. ALL AMOUNTS IS WELCOME!
“Be A Pebble in the Pond...Make Waves for Something You Truly Believe In”
one of my natural gifts is the passion for doing what i love. when i am in the middle of creating art and bliss sets in, my light shines bright enough that people want that same feeling. i also take the time to find out what people love. i NEVER ask anyone what they do for a living instead i ask “what are you passionate about?”
as of late, i have been in this state of self discovery and clarity. no allowing myself the sense of entitlement but the appreciation of all that i am. being clear about who i am, what i need and clear about what is involved with being an authentic me. it means saying "no" a lot more often than i normally do. seeking out my sisterfriends to douse my life with a little estrogen because my household is testosterone heavy. showing dicipline in my art and with my time management. reaching for more than i can ever dream because all i ask is already given before i actually make the request. my creativity has been in overdrive and i receive every idea gratfully and document it until i can get to it...because they are all valid. i don't look to others or their opinions to validate my worth. i take the time to reflect each day and be grateful for the gift of another light filled day. then...i revel in the free spirit i am and start the discovery process all over again....with a grateful heart, a creative spirit and an inspired soul...
lately i have been in this state of floral bliss. i want to see them, touch them, smell them and drink their essence in. i even dreakmed up my own perfume i intend to call "white". it has essential oil of all white flowers in it: geranium, jasmine, magnolia and honeysuckle. an undertone of rosewood and a hint of almond. cannot wait to make it and wear it and waft in it!
"Perfumes are the feelings of flowers" - Heinrich Heine
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other" - Chinese Proverb
is glad i didn't plant my herb garden for the year yet because that storm last night would have taken them out! i need my fresh herbs for all the tasties i'll be making this summer. those who know me know what i'm talking about....on the flip side all the beautiful rain has made the soil more fertile and easier to dig up and get the seeds planted! OOOO WEEE....this could be a metaphor for self....myself. i believe whole heartedly in the healing power of art....you need not be an "artist" or as most people think "draw a straight line". it is about the process of releasing, revealing and discovering......planting seeds. it's one of the gifts i would like to somehow share...
v. kottavei williams
"i aspire to inspire"
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