Over Christmas I was so privileged to spend some time with my parents, accompanied by Mr Actor.
As we took our morning walk around their retirement complex he took some photos. I wish you could hear the bell birds chiming with abandon. A constant soundtrack at their place.
I must say I was taken aback at the following photo as I noticed the march of time across my neck and the example of my parents lined up beside me giving an idea of where I was heading.
But then I looked again, and I saw the photo from another angle.
How privileged to take a walk with my parents.
What a lovely shot of the generations lined up.
Didn't Mr Actor capture us well.
How lovely to see the world from his point of view.
I love my parents dearly and think they look wonderful, so ergo ipso etc. I do too!
We all periodically have moments where we have a double take and realise what we actually look like. Where we need a moment for our mind's self image to catch up with reality.
This was one of those moments for me.
I've recently become enamoured with India Flint and have been reading her book Second Skin about all things fabric, eco and dyeing.
So I've been experimenting with some fabric and leaves.
Here I am in my grey silk blouse which I customised with some gum leaf prints. Can you see the brown prints?
Mum stood me in front of the tree to see the similarity. I almost disappear! Glamorous camouflage!
I also love this linen skirt I found recently at my secondhand store. So interesting with diagonal shapes and dangly beads.
More on natural dyeing in this post.
Til next time, keep creating.
PS I have my parents' permission to use their image and talk about aging,
a reality that comes to us all...if we are lucky :-)