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Fashion Designer Cenojyk delivers “Simple Thoughts” – a short poem that captures the frustration of the day silenced amidst nature’s serenity and heavenly stares.
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There’s just so much to do in a 24 hour period! Quite honestly, we may not know where to begin on what seems like a never-ending to-do list! Sometimes, it’s a simple solution which begs for us to start with stopping and remembering to “Breathe”.
My mother used to tell me as a child, always remember “you can’t give from an empty cup”. I didn’t quite understand it as a youth engaged in creative activities like beading, sewing, art, science or arguing with my siblings. Yet, as I got older and life banged fiercely on my door, I finally understood Mom’s saying. They were no longer mere words I mimicked behind her back.
As an adult, I started to notice a pattern. As my life and schedule got more hectic, my deaf ears would barely hear her message – most often detected as a slight whisper during my almost non-existent still moments or in the midst of meeting filled days, videoconferences, personal errands, family schedules, and so much more. Whenever, I heard the calm hum “you can’t give from any empty cup” sometimes accessorized as illness, it served as my warning to slow down.
As life can knock the breath out of us, take a moment to catch your breath and breathe. Be sure to indulge in things that still your mind – whether it’s: Meditation – I’ve downloaded the Calm app to my phone – she’s become my best friend at times; yoga, walking – sometimes I see if I can outpace my worries or at least walk until they are momentarily silenced, listening to music, reading (I just found this list of calming books and want to read at least one over the summer), journaling your thoughts or just sitting silently. So many choices but breaks begin with stopping
Today, I’ve found new breaktimes – they range from being in nature, gardening, sketching, sewing – even my short Breathe & Bead Creative Escapes scheduled for July 19th & 20th, 2019. These escapes are situated in beautiful and tranquil Pocono Mountains, PA where nature seems to create natural pauses in a hectic and chaotic world.
My prayer is that you’ll give yourself the long overdue and well-deserved gift of breaktime never forgetting the words my Mom instilled in me “you can’t give from an empty cup”.
It’s really simple. Whether taking a walk through nature or just taking the time to glance out a window. . .Will you listen to the message delivered?
Feverishly, your hands are going through racks and racks of dresses as the salesperson says “Can I get you a glass of champagne?”. All the while, inquiries about you and your special day so lovingly and gingerly slap your glowing face. Divine dresses which seem to meet your wish list float through the salon/dressing room (as well as a few you’ve chosen). You smile. . .They now hang in outstretched form patiently awaiting the grand prolonged fitting moment. Sheer excitement raises through every nerve of your body. One glance in the oversized mirror, dress and “veiled”, reality sets in “the dress is beautiful but looked better on the hanger”. It’s not your dream design. Long sigh. . . . .
Spending stolen hours shopping in stores and on the internet was not the idea my time starved bride had in mind. She was in another country, different time zones, an excruciating and demanding work schedule and the idea of giving up the rest of her free moments to find a dress was not in the cards as this was much needed time to connect with family abroad let alone precious sleep time.
She had three wishes:
- She wanted to use a beautiful fabric that she found in Australia but felt that it was too much for the entire gown.
- She was quite comfortable with not having a traditional look or feel for her wedding as she was a bit older.
- She wanted to incorporate an ethnic look into her special day.
I love doing the nontraditional! We worked together to incorporate her fabric as a stunning detail on her ethnic inspired wedding gown. As the evening sun went down and the lights dimmed, the sounds of aboriginal music brightened the venue as she was escorted by her Dad to the waiting hands of her groom. Not your traditional wedding as her trance induced guests looked on. (See video below for further glimpse into making of custom wedding gown)
In today’s modern age, where we believe everything we want or need can be found on the internet, it’s not necessarily so. I love it when we can go deep within to gain clarity about our wants and needs and have the courage to stick to our decisions.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Stop back in on Move Me Mondays. . . . .
I’m so excited that it’s not only TGIF but it’s also my Friday: Solace of Seams. It’s a day where I get to take you for a peak inside of my “Solace of Seams” to see some of the behind the scenes look at things I’ve worked on. Interested? Click on the video below. This dress was a white asymmetrical draped grecian evening gown with a trapunto yoke. Further detail on trapunto yoke included a yellow and gold braid and swarovski crystals. This was a fun project.
Be sure to join me on Fridays in my Solace of Seams. Until then, have a productive day and a great weekend my friends.