Last night I had a vision of myself as an animal newly released from captivity, flying, twirling, spinning, and flexing almost-forgotten muscles. I haven’t forgotten my daughter Paige, taken from us so brutally and too soon; I mourn her loss every single day. But I am stuck here without her and I am choosing to embrace healing.
For me, that means designing and pushing my limits again. I had an idea for these boot tops–inspiration to do something I’ve never seen before. I wanted these boot tops to look like stained glass, so to better define the “glass” sections I’ve filled each one in with lavender stitching.
You might notice I’ve only taken a photo of one panel. That’s because this takes a really long time and I do not have the attention span or stamina to do all four panels in one day! I’m going to start another boot top now and alternate stitching these and working on the new boot top.