Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Celebration


South Africa's Motto: !ke e: ǀxarra ǁke (ǀXam)“Unity In Diversity” (literally “Diverse People Unite”) (Wikipedia, the free encycleopedia)


Some of you may remember a commenter this past summer who went by the name of "Molly's Dad" and posted a picture of his little cherub as his avatar. Well, he is now "Molly and Cory's dad" since his wife recently gave birth to a beautiful little boy.

Before he got busy being everyone's dad, he evidently found some time to travel to South Africa. I don't know what I did to deserve this, but he gifted me with a large wax batik of what appears to be women dancing. They look like they are celebrating, and I'm going to push that image way further than it was likely meant to be pushed. I'm going to pretend that they are celebrating their curves. That they love the soft fleshiness of being women. And that they'd like to teach us a thing or two about how to embrace our own curves.

The artwork is absolutely stunning. And even though I put the piece through the wash, just to make sure nothing horrible would happen after you purchase it and need to launder it (and nothing horrible happened at all...)... the piece still has a distinctly waxy feel to it.



Soft, soft chocolate brown body.

Bag measures 13 by 16 inches. It would work well for anyone carrying a binder, a laptop, enough stuff for two babies, some books, or just a wallet really full of money.


Celebrate.
Something to strive for in '09.
Welcome to Africa Wednesday. Bids begin at $45.00 and go up by whole dollars. This party shuts down at 8 pm, cst.

25 comments:

esther said...

i SO love your idea for AFRICA wednesdays!!! this bag is amazing, makes me kinda teary!!!
i bid $55

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bag, I bid $60! MK

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo I see a bidding war today! Hope that doesn't sound like I am gleeful about a war, but that is one stunning bag! I bid $60 Carol

Karla said...

Simply stunning.

Anonymous said...

OK, a little slow here ( must be the frosty morning) $65 Carol

oneblessedlife said...

Ya'll sure put up a fight for a pretty bag. And Joyce, I love the Africa Wednesdays too! I'll go for $68. :)

Ariel Gordon said...

Very VERY nice...

shaunak said...

I just cannot resist the bags on Wednesdays! Although, I do hope some of my adoption peeps get them, too (read: I won't bid against you if you want this one, Esther).
$70

Anonymous said...

I really do love this bag, actually I love almost any African motif bag. Of course they always go over my limit - which is wonderful for Darfur - but just maybe, one day, all of you other bidders will be in bed with the flu..........MK

esther said...

hehehe thanks for thinking of me shauna, but no worries though - it's fair game :)

Lee said...

Lee ( formerly Molly's Dad )

What a gorgeous bag. It's so nice to see it put to such great use as only you could do.

I do have a picture of the market it was made in if the winning bid wishes.

Lee said...

What the Heck. I'll bid $ 75.00

Jeanie said...

Love this bag, the name and sentiment behind it...and with my second adoption in progress need one large enough for 2 babies! I will bid $85.

Jeanie

joyce said...

woo hoo!
good day on the blogspot. New blood. I smell new blood.... yum, yum. (what I meant to say was "Hi Jeanie! Welcome here!)

Thanks all, for all the encouraaging words today. That batik is marvelous, is it not? Thanks again, lee. And YES! a picture of the marketplace, please. I just may be using this excitement as a stimulant to rush back to the leftover batik to make some more Africa Wednesday pieces. A marketplace pic would sure round it out nicely!

Anonymous said...

more new blood...
am i too late? i don't know my time zones.
i bid $88.
bee

joyce said...

woooot! Nope, you are good. we are at 6:30 here, so there is still one and a half hours left to this game.

Lee said...

Molly says to try $ 90.00

Jeanie said...

If I'm not too late, I'll go $100.

Jeanie

joyce said...

we've got 48 minutes to go.... what does Molly say?

joyce said...

or Bee?
Or you? Or ye?

joyce said...

or Lee?

(sorry, I'll try to stop now.)

shaunak said...

I really want to do it, but I am going to share - as I already have two Africa bags.
I am hoping another bit of this fabric will appear on another Wednesday!

Brenda Schmidt said...

$105

joyce said...

wow! bit of a nail-biter, this one. So many little birds coming out of the closet. I love that.

Congrats to Brenda Schmidt!
my address: re-joyce@mts.net

we can figure out shipping.
Tell me where you are.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Excellent! This will be my second bag from here. The first was the beautiful bird bag you made, a gift from Ariel. I will email you right away.