Sunday, August 30, 2015

may this dress help us to remember it is ALL GOOD!!!!

'departure ... ' one of the first dresses made on wells beach me in 2006.
Do not let the waves of doubt 
wash away your authentic self. 

Dodinsky

having a tough morning ... 
it is  beautiful weather, and the day stretches out before me,

however I seem stymied by all the things that i need/must/have to do ....
and when that happens, the critics come out to play!!

So I am going to get a cup of coffee 
and go meditate and breathe ...
and now whatever I do is fine 
AND
it is ALL good!!! :)

peace, va

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Always follow your passion!!!

illustration by virginia fitzgerald 2015
“Follow your passion. 
It will lead you to your purpose.”

Yesterday, I was incredibly fortunate to spend the day 
on the campus of the Walnut Hill School,
 which was incredibly inspiring, on so many levels!!! 

I am particularly impressed with the head of school,  Antonio Viva.
I have heard him speak numerous times,
 and each time is incredibly stimulating!!!
He always speaks so eloquently about the role of the artist.
I leave feeling a validation about pursuing my art and my passions.

He speaks about the artists and creatives being the agents of change.
He believes that it is going to be the artists 
who are able to turn our world around.
It is the creative souls who are the ones that
 will make the changes that are so sorely needed in our ever violent world; 
the ones who think out of the box, 
who challenge the status quo, 
who do NOT follow the norm.

And as Harriet and I walked up to the school in the morning, 
we witnessed such agents of change ... 
the returning students were literally dancing in the streets, 
welcoming the new students to this place 
that cherish and nurtures the creative souls.

So today, freshly inspired by Walnut Hill
 I wish to remind us ALL 
FOLLOW your PASSION!!
let's change the world!!! 
peace

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Friday, August 28, 2015

may this dress bring us the knowledge of all that we can do!!!! Congrats to Harriet!!! X

this quote rings SO true for Harriet, for many events in her life,
but especially this one!!!! I'm so proud! X

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 
Oh, The Places You'll Go!



today, my baby is starting HIGH SCHOOL!!! 
WOW!!!
and it is a double wow because her high school is
it is all very exciting!!! 


Congratulations my dear sweet Harriet!!!
May all your dreams and desires come true and 
you find your passion and your wings during this next step 
in this journey called life!!!

XXXXXXX


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

And whether or not it is clear to you ...

"no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." ©virginiaitzgerald 2015
    Max Ehrmann 
    Desiderata

    Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible without surrender
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even the dull and the ignorant;
    they too have their story.
    Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
    they are vexations to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others,
    you may become vain and bitter;
    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
    Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
    Exercise caution in your business affairs;
    for the world is full of trickery.
    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
    many persons strive for high ideals;
    and everywhere life is full of heroism.
    Be yourself.
    Especially, do not feign affection.
    Neither be cynical about love;
    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
    it is as perennial as the grass.
    Take kindly the counsel of the years,
    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    be gentle with yourself.
    You are a child of the universe,
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you,
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
    Therefore be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be,
    and whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is still a beautiful world.
    Be cheerful.
    Strive to be happy.
    Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.



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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

May this dress bring us courage to follow our dreams !!!

'hot rocks ... ' #dailydressseries, Dover, MA
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. 
Gather courage to believe that you can succeed
and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” 

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Monday, August 24, 2015

today, let us be LIGHT & LOVE!!!


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; 
only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

may this dress give us (me) courage and resolve to tackle what we/i need to tackle TODAY!!!!

'sky warrior II . . . ' now on view in Hopkinson, MA
at the Art on the Trail exhibit, across from Hopkinton Lumber.
there are a few items that have been living on my to-do list 
that I have been blatantly ignoring 
which MUST be done!!! 
and when I quiet myself and when I am curious about 
why I am staging such an avoidance ... 
the answer feels like fear. 

So today I face these fears 
and know good will come from doing my tasks!!! 
namaste!!


Above all, don't fear difficult moments.
The best comes from them.




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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Today, let's practice letting go . . .



The greatest step toward a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

may this dress remind us to practice gratitude!! XXX


If the only prayer you ever say
in your entire life is 
thank you,
it will be enough.
Meister Eckhart


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

today, fall into the center of your longing!! how great does that sound?!?!?!

"I want to know 
if you know 
how to melt into that FIERCE heat of living, 
falling toward
the center of your longing."
David Whyte

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