Nov 172016

Resilience and self-care are always big topics for group discussion. After the election, though, that focus has been ratcheted up a bit. I found some old t-shirts in one of the closets at the youth center that had been purchased a while back but never used, so I made these iron-on t-shirts for youth who wanted one. Making them felt sacramental – cutting out the lightning bolts, ironing each one to the shirt, handing it to the youth one at a time. It felt good to know that they could go out into the world wearing something that was made with care for them – something that would encourage them to see their strength and beauty, no matter what the world may toss their way. It’s a bit naive, perhaps, but I know I feel pretty awesome wearing one. IMG_7530

Nov 032016

I made a few signs for the bathrooms at work. They are written backwards so folks see it correctly when they look in the mirror.

It’s easy to forget how lovely we are, just by being us. And yet, we are so very lovely. Each and every messy one of us.