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.
Posted by deb did it at 5:22 PM
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Deb, that is awesome!
So absolutely poetic, touching and beautifil!
What an amazing work of art. Those faces are haunting, and they're the happy ones.
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!
Such a sweet tribute to the women of Juarez, Deb. Your beautiful creative heart shines from every pocket!
You are special...
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.
What a beautiful thing you've done... bless your heart.
The dress is a perfect expresion of hope.
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.
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.
PS I see you know funky and pretty!
I thought Texas was a BIG state!
I love the two of them!
what a beautiful sentiment and dress - wow, so thoughtful.
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.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
I love your dress and the hope it represents. What a beautiful idea!
to grow up
is every child’s dream—
but some don’t
Mexico Mondays: Garden Wall
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