Thank you all for the very sweet words on the last two posts about grace and the weight loss. I read all your comments and wish we could connect personally so I could thank you for them, they mean a lot to me. I've been busy traveling - took a much needed trip to Washington, DC and spent six glorious days (three extra ones as I was stuck there due to Hurricane Sandy). I was visiting a dear friend who lives in a charming house on Capitol Hill. We spent multiple days at the National Gallery of Art - just drinking in all the art --- I was in heaven. I'll have to dedicate a whole separate post to that trip!
This will be quick - just had to pop in, to share the beautiful watercolor renderings of British fashion illustrator Cate Parr. Her gorgeous work leaves me speechless. I especially loved the Indian inspired paintings below. The poem that accompanies them is by Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet, painter and writer who was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature, in 1913. It's one of my favorites, and hope you'll enjoy it too.
O woman, you are not merely the
handiwork of God, but also of men;
these are ever endowing you with
beauty from their hearts.
Poets are weaving for you a web
painters are giving your form ever
The sea gives its pearls, the mines
their gold, the summer gardens their
flowers to deck you, to cover you, to
make you more precious.
The desire of men's hearts has shed
its glory over your youth.
You are one half woman and one