Tuesday, June 30, 2009

aDressing the Situation


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How many people have a special trip to the post office planned for tomorrow?

I do.

... when Monica calls ... I answer ... even when it calls for stretching myself ...

to aDress a Situation

... my dress turned into dresses ...


(front)


(front detail)


(back)


(back detail)

29 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

Really cute creations. Hey, be sure to check my blog tomorrow for a little surprise just for you :)

Kaerie Faerie said...

really great, I'm sending mine 7/1

Pattee said...

I love your creations and no I don't have a special tripped planned TOMORROW for the post office but soon.

I want to comment on the video you posted.. how powerful... I remember being in TJ Mexico 2 years ago and all the unmarked crosses and graves of people that tried to cross the border... It was overwhelming!

These women that are missing my heart goes out to you.

Thanks for posting that video.

lynne h said...

these are waaay cool, michelle... i love that the word peace is here...

you inspire ME.

xo

bindu said...

Very cute!

Georgina said...

I live on that safe side in El Paso as do my children. I went to Juarez all my young life to visit my grandparents and other family members and as a teenager for the great food and readily available booze. My children also followed but now, it's much too dangerous. The video is very compelling and how true...it is an American problem...especially now that the drug cartels have taken precedence over the killings, lest we forget what is also happening to our sister city's young women...not this gal...never! BTW, I love your dress...such great representation.

Lea said...

These are precious Michelle, each dress, an ensemble you might say! May these dresses, with threads of peace, touch us all...

http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com said...

oh lovely lovely lovely
makes me wanna do something...
Brittany
http://www.papermoonies.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Michelle, you stun me.

I LOVE these.

One Crabapple said...

These are wonderful and SO RIGHT for the project Missy M.

Yep When Monica calls....me too.

Xo-S.

Tess said...

I just had to stop to say
Those Dresses Are Wonderful!
Am I seeing right, are they chained together?

Marilyn said...

Oh, Michelle, I love your DRESSES--fronts and backs! I love that they are linked together...it's as if they are holding hands--what a beautiful thought!
Hugs to ya, girl;)

Cat said...

There is a lot of feeling to these...
...the local color...
the hearts...
...a cry for peace...
together.

They are great.

Yes, I am mailing too.

Sue said...

Michelle, the dresses are wonderful and so creative in such a heartfelt way.

After watching that very powerful video, the dresses have even more meaning.

I salute you!

femminismo said...

Your dresses capture so much of the culture and symbolize these women well, I think. Good job. I liked very much attaching the word "peace" to them. Thanks for reminding me of this project. - Jeanne

Sabii Wabii said...

GREAT job! What a project!

shiborigirl said...

Hey Michelle,

It's a good thing you all are doing. I first heard about this project over at Rochambeau and was so impressed with the power and pain in that video.

It reminded me of a documentary I saw a few months ago about a similar situation in Guatamala, where in the last couple of years something over 2000 women have been killed.

The police are so lazy and ineffectual that they label them as prostitutes and refuse to investigate. Even though they are wives, mothers, college students, etc.

It makes me so grateful I live in this country...

Hugs,

Kate

Stephanie said...

Yes...I took a trip to the post office...

love your dresses, I just cannot get enough of lotteria cards....I would LOVE to be on the receiving end and open package after package after package!!

Robyn said...

Gorgeous dresses, Michelle! Love the peace lettering.

somepinkflowers said...

adDressed
and sent
with love
and hope
for peace...

:-\

you educated me, missy,
so that is Something right there...
off
to find out more...

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

beautiful beautiful girl!

Thank you for creating such pathways towards the release of HOPE! I certainly hope our efforts raise the eyebrows of S&G enuff for them to open their doors towards the writing of an article! These women deserve it!

xoxo

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Michelle...your dresses came out awesome and so many of them! WHOOHOOO They will hear our VOICE for sure! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe 4th of July...
Cheers my friend.

Margaret Ann said...

You never cease to amaze me...your heart is huge! :)

rebecca said...

oh oh oh!!
fabulosa!!
i am so humbled and inspired to be among such visionary artists.

feels so good, pausing from life to make a difference for others.
xoxo,
r

LaY hOoN said...

That's fabulous !!!

Love the paper that you used for the dress :)

deb did it said...

more dresses, more voices, we need us all. we will remember them. and we will be remembered. thank you for posting this video, one I had not seen yet. my dress yields the faces of real young women I photographed in Mexico. this video has me speechless, yet ready to roar. thank you for your contribution.

Pursuing Art... said...

Michelle...I absolutely adore the dresses you contributed...they are beautiful! I love the shape, the perfect choice of papers you chose and the jump rings you used to link them all together. But I really love that you put *TRUTH* and *PEACE*! The truth will bring peace to the hearts of those affected and maybe the truth will bring justice too!

You have beautifully honored every lost life. Thank you for sharing your heart art in hopes that S&C will write an article and address the situation...I hope they will!!!

XOXO ~Lisa

cindy said...

These really turned out cool! You did an amazing job! :D

-c
yapping cat

rochambeau said...

Dear Michelle,
Your dresses are perfect! The front with the fabric, the back with the lotteria cards and the Peace danglies.
May your works for art spread your message of Peace far and wide!

xox
Constance