Saturday, April 21, 2012
After a chilly, damp spring which lasted until about Wednesday, we're predicted to hit 90F today. The weather is changing that quick! Well, that dratted 'real life' has been getting in the way of my blogging duties this last week. I managed to drive too much, thus missing Closet Housewives last night (J's wonderful craft - music - food gatherings). I'm keeping to hearth and home (and out of any cars) for the next few days to prepare for the Bread-i-nar coming up Saturday. Mom has generously agreed to teach a few of us greenhorns the ins and outs of sourdough French country bread. Wish us luck, and send mom a nice web-based group hug!
I've seen local stylist Jennifer Robin's book Growing More Beautiful at several local bookstores. It's very differently written and illustrated than any other book on how to dress yourself. I find myself more and more drawn to her outlook and wisdom, though at first encounter it seemed too touchy-feely for me. You know how sometimes you're just kinda stupid about things? Yep, that was me about this.
A few days ago i saw the book again and just had to write down some of her thoughts to share with all of you. My mind is too stuffed with ideas to write coherently, so enjoy Jennifer Robin's thoughts and please share any of your own reactions with the rest of us.
On shopping and identifying 'enough', how to know when you're hungry and when you're feeling satisfied: "Our consumer culture counts on you feeling like you are never perfect enough......Knowing I am in this for the long haul helps me stay focused...."
"...even if money weren't an issue it isn't satisfying to have more clothes than you have days to wear them."
On living and dressing yourself in an authentic and creative manner:
"We grow and learn in a messy and inexact way . To live a creative life, you need permission to do things poorly."
Not many letters or words, but how much would you have to change in order to embody their meaning? Jennifer's whole book is full of these kind of paradigm-popping ideas.
Heigh-ho, looks like our heroine Ms. Robin has been doing a wee bit o'bloggin' herself! I'm heading over to check it out as soon as i post this - why not you too?