Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pockets of Dreams

My contribution to Monicas aDRESSing the Situation is a vintage dress that I already had in my collection of old linens. When I was rummaging for old lace I came upon this tattered dress. The delicate cotton fabric with tiny pink flowers has brownish-ruddy colored stains and holes which uncomfortably reminded me of the tragic murders in Juarez. I transfered onto muslin pockets my own photographs of the young girls in IslaMujeres where I lived in Mexico. I wrote their imaginary dreams onto some very old weathered tags, slipped them inside the pockets with some Baby Rosaries, pages from an Altar Book and my own handwriten hopes for their lives.

17 comments:

Traveling Gypsy said...

Deb, that is awesome!

stregata said...

So absolutely poetic, touching and beautifil!

laurie said...

What an amazing work of art. Those faces are haunting, and they're the happy ones.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

deb, I'm sending you a sep email..

I just had to say YOU bring LIFE to everything YOU touch..

beautiful creation, so pure in form.. so innocent yet expressive to what's REALLY going on..

thank you for ALWAYS shedding your LIGHT on us!

xoxo

Kate Iredale said...

Such a sweet tribute to the women of Juarez, Deb. Your beautiful creative heart shines from every pocket!

Michelle said...

You are special...

Eleftheria said...

What a beautiful idea!How much tenderness you have for these girls,for their dreams, for their lives.You are the voice of these girls. The dress of dreams! You touched me, deeply. Thank you. Much love from Athens.

Sheri said...

What a beautiful thing you've done... bless your heart.
Peace, Sheri

Lyn said...

The dress is a perfect expresion of hope.

Mom

rebecca said...

tender. bittersweet. not only this humble innocent cloth of childhood, but the idea of pockets filled with simple wishes. dreams.

and then your poetic photography...making this innocent girls dress from long ago GLOW with the presence of a living being...

you completely got me with this one.

Sabii Wabii said...

This is wonderful....the dreams of those girls spelled out.....
I did not know anything about this until Monica brought it to my attention. Now I pray it will bring it to others.
Terisa
PS I see you know funky and pretty!
I thought Texas was a BIG state!
I love the two of them!

sperlygirl said...

what a beautiful sentiment and dress - wow, so thoughtful.

rochambeau said...

Dear Deb,
What a creative work of art. The pocket with the soulful faces and filled with thoughts and wishes. Very beautiful and heartfelt.

Your bed and breakfast looks charming! One day I will come your way. I too live in Texas in a very small historic town.

Constance

curiousgoods said...

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Chris said...

I love your dress and the hope it represents. What a beautiful idea!

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

to grow up
is every child’s dream—
but some don’t




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