OK! OK! I confess! I did feel that way when I tried on the swimwear that was delivered from Land's End today. There is not much that is more humbling than trying on a swimsuit. One more reason to really like winter! It's basketball season; I look better in darker colors; I like fuzzy slippers, and there's no need for swimwear! Sign me up!
My mom gave me a bag of really old letters from the 1920's and 1930's that she's had in her attic for a long time to use in my art projects. In some of them, a grandmother writes to her granddaughters beginning her letters with, "My dear little girlies". I LOVE that! I want to be one of those girls receiving those letters! So, I used one of the greetings in my new mixed media piece called "My Dear Little Girlies".
Against a background of weight loss schemes, girdle ads, and dress patterns from a 1950's McCall's magazine, my little love note to all the girlies who might have to try on swimwear this summer is this:
Not a size two
And happy to be
The only girl who
Can be perfectly ME.
And feel free to call if you need a hand with your garden. :)
May the Lord bless you today and remind you of how perfectly perfect you are.