Hi everybody! As I wrote to my fabulous friend, I am home safe, "... with all my new treasures for the soul, in word and of the wearing." My time at Words Aloud 9 was simultaneously deeply humbling and wonderfully encouraging.
|scarf: local discount / overstock store |
sleeveless trench coat dress: Cynthia Rowley, Marshall's, last worn here with same scarf
long-sleeved T: Tristan and Iseult, outlet store (9+ years old)
sweater: Nurture, last worn here
skirt: Triangle, Winners (7+ years old)
boots: Gianni Bini, Dillard's, last worn here (that other scarf might have worked better with this outfit)
Since I don't have anyone's permission to post their picture on the internet, I present the Festival Footwear Report for your viewing pleasure:
|Pop quiz: who do you think made those amazing pointy brown boots?|
The workshops were galvanizing, the performances open-hearted, transcendent, and viscerally moving. It was a gathering of gifted, highly experienced performers and outrageously generous teachers, plus tons of other smarty-pants book addicts / Canadian poets at various stages of evolution, including pre-emerging (larval): my people!
I can't even describe how cool it was to be among those invited to perform a poem written in the workshops on the main stage. The fantastic feedback even makes how much more I have to learn feel exciting.
Best of all, I had time with a very dear friend, and got to see my Fine Art Studio prof who introduced us 20 years ago. We visited some of her favourite places, and besides picking up a twirly 1950's embellished felt skirt in perfect condition which fits me exactly (and is also good for jumping), we both scored big at the sale rack out front of the thrift store. These are our priceless $1 blazers:
|Hers is vintage rayon / metal and has the most amazing drape and flared sleeves. I look forward to figuring out what to wear with my yellow / blue iridescence.|
I'm headed over to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday to show us off. Hope y'all had an excellent weekend too - I can't wait to get caught up!