As a woman, artist, and child of God, it's important to me to celebrate the lives of great women past, present, and future. And while many are not on my "celebration" train, so many are... You who are know that celebrating other women is empowering to the soul... When we acknowledge the "God" or "Goddess" in others, we are acknowledging it in ourselves, and to celebrate the "light" in others is being connected with the oneness of the universe. Women are powerful on their own but when they unite mentally, physically, spiritually, and in their hearts, they change the world. This to me is grace. Women embody grace when they are centered in love and especially love for other women. We need the love and support of one another, and while my father was my favorite human, it was my Grandmother, Brown, who taught me God's grace... She genuinely gave more to others than she gave to herself. I try to live daily in her teachings of love, generosity, and her servant's heart and can only hope that I'm serving her spirit proudly, which brings me to another great woman - Carol Hicks Bolton, an angel, a friend, and an artist who has inspired so many. Her love and grace is quite literally the bow by which the Magnolia Pearl arrow was launched. I love you Carol. Now, over a decade later I'm proud to announce that I will be having my first fashion show at her new store, Carol Hicks Bolton's "Laboratoire de Design", and I know for sure that God is smiling... This is grace.
I was recently invited to do the PURE fashion show in London, and to any designer this is a dream come true, but I politely declined and decided to do a show here, at home in the heart of the Texas hills, surrounded by love, familiar faces, and "God's grace". John thinks I'm crazy for not going to London, but I explained- "It's about the art, not the ego for me. I would do this show if only our chickens and dog were coming". But to look out and see all of you there will be a spiritual experience for me ---
Love to all of you!
P.S. -- This fashion "Imaginarium" will be a one-of-a-kind event with the creative love and genius of my very talented friends; Binky Morgan and Ron Anderson. - A BIG hug and kiss to them! Also, the very lovely Jo Packham of Where Women Create will be at the event capturing the magic for her magazine...We love you and thank you jo! Wow, so many great women under one roof!!!!!
P.P.S -- This 7ft. "Earth Goddess" chandelier in photo is one of our art "installations" for the event that we just finished, and I'm still working like crazy on all of the one of a kind "Beautiful Wear" for the show..... I hope to see all of you at there.
With "Where Women Create" magazine at Carol Hicks Bolton's "Laboratoire de Design"
Saturday February 18th @ 6pm.
301 S. Lincoln St. Fredericksburg, TX.
"Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built." ---- James Allen
I love you John.