Sunday, August 08, 2010

Hope is the Thing with Feathers... A New Bra

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When contemplating a new bra for the next Way to Womens' Wellness exhibit, I thought of the Emily Dickinson poem, "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" and started to work on it. But then I was shopping for something else in the crafty section of Joann's and ran across these colorful feathers (which I already had at home by the way). I had already had begun another idea based on this theme but when I saw these feathers, I had another thought. The first concept involved very light, fairy-like colors with translucent, ethereal fabrics. But when I thought about it, if you are in a fight for your life or if you are a researcher working on a cure for cancer, hope is charged with fire, energy and color and takes on a different persona of determination and drive. This bra symbolized the fiery, energize side of hope.

11 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Love it, Willa and the deep thought behind it, too.

kate said...

WAY kewl, Willa. YOu are an amazing "sewist" as you call it. I love that concept. The inner workings of your mind as they spill out onto the "canvas of choice" whether it be a bra, a piece of fabric or a garment, leave me in awe as per usual. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Brown said...

Wonderful concept and beautiful execution, Willa!

Cathy K said...

What a beautiful bra! I love the idea of the fire and passion translated into color. BTW, I just got my 2011 Art Bra Calendar and love your Black Beauty Bra, which I neglected to comment on in your last post. It’s a beautiful tribute to beautiful women. Hugs, Cathy

Linda Smith said...

Beautiful!

Linda Smith said...

Beautiful!

Shelby said...

Now this could be a bra that could be worn out in public and look tasteful!

Bobbi Pohl said...

Gorgeous!

Julie E said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Dee J. said...

I love crazy quilting and I am currently doing some experimental blocks with it. Your bras are fabulous. I also enjoyed reading your blog, especially your comments on your process and the thoughts driving your decisions and actions. I've become a follower. Thanks

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