Sunday, October 25, 2009

La la la

My big, wide, veiny feet enjoying nature's touch.

I was in Houston/Galveston, Tx last weekend for a series of events one of which was an ancestral tribute that took place on the Galveston beach. I could go on and on about it, but suffice it to say I enjoyed myself thoroughly.

Pictured above you can get a glimpse of the minimal sewing that I've been doing lately: a fitted, floor length skirt to wear that day. As mentioned before I really only ever sew for myself when it's time to attend an event that I need a particular type of garment for. The request was to wear white to the beach, so I whipped up something. I'll get (and post) better photos of it soon.

Me adorned with marks to deter evil spirits. These were given to me by Yoruba priestess Oyafunmike Ogunlano. If you've seen the film Sankofa, she's Shola/Mona, one of the main characters. (Both she and Mutabaruka --Shango from the film--were present.) Seeing as how I enjoy Mutabaruka's work and Sankofa is one of my favorite movies to watch, It was definitely an honor having them there.


Feels like I've said it before, but I really hope to be back to my regular sewing within the next few weeks. A lot has changed for me, and I'm working some things out, but it's all coming together. :-)



T.Allen-Mercado said...

You've been somewhat nomadic lately, huh? I imagine it has its downside, but I'm envious of the freedom you must feel. I wish you peace on your travels and thanks for stopping in for Tea & Honey Bread while you work it all out.

A Cuban In London said...

Lovely post. And beautiful two photos. And as a person who teaches Afro-Cuban dance (Yoruba features heavily in it) I loved your comments about the ceremony.

Greetings from London.

Newness of Life said...

I really do love reading about your travels and experiences. So whether or not you're sewing (which I also love so don't stop completely. ever) I enjoy visiting your blog.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Your feet are just fine lady =). And I know they were mighty happy playing in the sand =). Sounds like it was a beautiful experience. Looking forward to seeing your white creation.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I am jealous that you got to have your toes out and Mutabaruka? Lucky you.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Sounds like it was a great time. I was just wondering the other day how Galveston is holding up? I see it must be doing okay. Enjoy life! We've only got one.

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