Wednesday, May 01, 2013

And Furthermore!

Hi my lovelies! Remember last week i wrote a post about SHAMED BY SOCIETY- FREE TO BE ME

Then I saw this video REAL BEAUTY DOVE SKETCHES -  A video designed and with the intention of having women celebrate their own beauty.

And of course it led me to DO THEY EVEN KNOW REAL BEAUTY?

I just want to add there is this misconception that if a woman has acceptance for her body, especially if she is fat, then she has to be unhealthy and is promoting being unhealthy. Its not the same thing! Its a basic human right to be treated with respect, fat, skinny, tall, short etc. Its ok to give thyself permission to love your body . PERIOD END!
So today, this moment in time give yourself permission for self love, for body image love, give your body a hug everyday from YOU.

TONIGHT  I found the most awesome site  THE BODY IMAGE PROJECT.

What follows are  DIRECT Quotes  from "The Body Image Project" I could not have said it better, Jes you are a hero!

"Body Image(s)" is a photography series by Jes of JSPhotography that showcases the many sizes, shapes, and shades of beauty.

We often lose ourselves within the concept that the ideal body image is unilateral; that it excludes all save a few. The reality is though, that when you step away from societal norms, you start to see that “ideal” is relative and that beauty is ubiquitous. There is no “right” or “wrong” shape or size; Kate Moss is just as stunning as the “Venus of Willendorf” and vice a versa . This is not a personal opinion, but rather a fact.

By photographing the diversity of the female body, Jes' hopes were to empower women by embracing all beauty and educating others while eradicating exclusivity.  Wondering if she could gather a dozen volunteers to bare their skin, she was overwhelmed when her mailbox filled with women willing to embrace body acceptance and self love.

This series has turned into a two way gift. A gift to the photographer, as the models donated their time and offered an intimate invitation to be photographed, and a gift from the photographer as the images were given to each model as visual proof of their exquisiteness. Each session was lovely, but as they progressed, Jes noticed that each woman left with a renewed self-confidence. This, she felt, was the greatest outcome she could have hoped for.

This project is still living, breathing, and growing so check back regularly for new images"

To all my woman friends, I am hugging each of you.

Enchanted Once Again

I love anything to do with the Fairy Realm.

This card is again a celebration of a fairy and the enchantment of them.

Take a piece of watercolor paper, mix together blue and purple Watercolor paints
Wet the entire piece of paper and drop in the colors of paints and while the paint is wet, sprinkle salt in the wet salt.
Let it dry and then rub the salt off. Then stamp the images using any kind of dark black pigment ink. I find the pigment ink much darker
Embellish with some stickers (flowers are outline stickers) Color in with coloured pencils.
  I just love to embellish cards.
Always remember to be enchanted by life, find wonderful moments to make you smile.

Art on my fairy friends,
ANg  -

Here are the stamps I used