I believe in GOD, Supernatural Creator, Higher Power, LOVE... No matter what the name to me the driving force of creativity, the energy, the desire for Peace, Love and Oneness comes from the same source. I believe we are all connected in this bond of LOVE and that when we are in the act of creating this powerful, healing energy flows through us too.
As those who follow my blog already know late last Summer into the Fall after many tests I was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0 breast cancer. If you have not yet ever had a life threatening experience, one day you will. The first time I heard my name and malignant cells used in the same sentence my heart stood still for a second. I could have been knocked over by a feather. I am a mature woman; this was not my first brush with adversity. Long before I had learned when life throws me lemons I will make a sparkling, refreshing, ice cold pitcher of lemonade.
In the mist of my CT scans, Pet scans, Mammograms and MRI to chase down cancer cells before they even formed a lump; my daughter Kara suggest I pull together a collection again this year for Runway 4.0 fashion show. At first I thought she was kidding however when I turned away from my computer then looked over my bifocals into her smiling face, I said YES !!! I said, "YES, if you promise to help me." Help me she did.
The concept prospectus for Diversity Fashion Mash Runway 4.0 was wide open. Participants could select from Fantasy, Ethnic Diversity, Classical Timeline or my choice Recycle, Regeneration, Repurpose. http://bscrunway.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/bscrunway-4-0-fashion-diversity-mash/
|Dress Pocket - features beads, satin floral element and stitching on recycled denim pocket.|
|Work in progress beads sewn onto recycled denim will be embellishment for denim camisole.|
|Stitches from 3-D Floral element from recycled denim, button and beads.|
|Statement Necklace with hand dyed tulle, up cycled beads and jewelry adds elegance to blue jean denim.|
|While working in my studio I decided to share my joy by making an Award Basket of Inspirational Supplies sewing items to share with a student in the Fiber Design Program.|
|My criteria for Fiber Student Award was;|
must be in the Fiber Program for two more semesters,
not the same person who received the Runway cash prize,
someone who will put these supplies to good use.
|Rice Rafferty Fiber Award Basket in Trashions Installation @ Runway 4.0|
Fiber Student Award Winner, Erin Curry and Me ;~)
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Have a Very Creative Day ;~)