the traveling red dress.

>> Wednesday, February 1, 2012

the lovely anne-marie from donotfaint twittered me yesterday and asked about my feedback on a project that she is starting.  and of course, i love what she wants to do.  in the spirit of "the sisterhood of the traveling pants", she is embarking on a journey to make a traveling red dress.  the art therapist in me is thrilled, because i know how therapeutic the creative process is and i think that the idea of sharing such a dress is fantastic.  because she describes what she wants to do so eloquently, i am going to quote her here:

"There is a magic dress. A magic dress that is usually red and travels to women who are struggling with illness (including mental illness), weight, low self-image in general. When a woman receives a traveling red dress, she puts it on and the magic helps her remember who she really is, the woman who has not and will not truly be defeated, the woman capable of love, the woman who deserves to feel beautiful and to do something that helps her feel beautiful. The Red Dress need not be red, but it must be stunning, impractical, eye-catching–a ball gown, literally or metaphorically. Then, someone take beautiful photographs of her in her stunning gown, so that she can always remember the magic of self-care."

anne-marie is hoping to raise $300.00 so that she can make this dress and then be able to send it's magic to other people who need it.  you can check out her blog post (and her link to WePay) here


Anne-Marie February 1, 2012 at 8:12 AM  

Thank you so much! What a lovely way to find out that you are an art therapist. I'm so glad that you understand why this is a great idea; and I can say that, because the Red Dress it wasn't my idea. I just want to add to the collection.

Also, if anyone would like to donate fabric (7 yards of red taffeta-weight fabric) or trim (I need sparkles)--anything I can use, I am so happy to talk to you about it! amtonyan [at] gmail [dot] com.

Meena February 1, 2012 at 3:13 PM  

nice! by the way, i'm a new follower, and hope someday, you'll be mine too!

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