As this year closes I would like to show my gratitudes to those AweSUMO people in my life who keep me going on a local level!!
PLUS if you read till the end you can win this sweet Zerowaste Goddess Tunic in vintage towel fabric with a pleated neckline. OSFM - One SIze Fits Most. HIP 122cm.
WOW, I can't believe its been 4 years since I started Senorita AweSUMO, It's pretty amazing what you can achieve when you set your mind to it, I still have a long way to go to get this business into a fully functioning one that doesn't rely solely on me to make things happen.
That's the next step, the next fear to walk into and overcome! I've been holding myself back for too long as the fear of the unknown takes over and NOW it's time to figure that out! So I've taken a huge step and quit my only financial supportive part time work in child care to focus full time on doing the good things I love doing! YAY! Big step, really scary but everythings entirely possible when you set your mind to it! MUCH EXCITE!!
Right now though I want to celebrate, enjoy and be grateful for how far I and Senorita AweSUMO have come and the people that have helped me to be where I am today. From a place where I thought I had no value nor skills to teaching at Otago Polytech Fashion School on Senorita AweSUMO's official Bearthday August 1st. WOOP! Winning!!!
My parents Paul and Glenys will always be first on that list. I am so very grateful for your continued support, the vegies you grow for me so I can survive, the advice and hugs when I'm feeling down and overwhelmed by it all, the physical acts of installing and giving me your time when I need it. A place to sleep and be warm, I am forever grateful for your energy and commitment to being there for me through all my various challenges.
My sister Anna for helping me believe in myself and my abilities, holding space for me when I need to question myself and figure out what the real problems are within me. Giving me insights into my own spiritual beliefs and helping me understand who I am. I am forever grateful for you in my life siSTAR!
My cousins Lynere and Helene, My aunties Claire and Jenny for supporting me through purchasing items, donating your time and energy to family support.
My friends whom I see rarely, I MISS YOU!!! lets make some time together in the near future please. I have been making an effort to connect with you all again which I am relishing, and to all those new friends I have made, so nice to meet you!!! <3 <3 <3
Fiona Jenkin who this year has taken on a larger role as part of Just Atelier Trust and managed to help us acheive my crazy ideas! without you Just Atelier would not be where it is today, Thank you for your time, patience and will! <3 <3 <3
Antony Deaker I am constantly grateful for your advice and help in getting me and Senorita AweSUMO up and running, for your knowledge, wisdom and energy for artists to create the world they want to live in here in Dunedin. You have helped so many of us and I am priviliged to have been one of those artists, and I know you are still there and willing to have conversations and give sound advice if I ever need it.
And more recent additions to my list are the forever inspiring Grad Dip in Sustainable Practice community, the tribe of crazy ones who think they can change the world or at least effect change in their communities, personally and globally! You have helped me grow and I am forever grateful for your time! and so glad I spent time on some work this week to lift my grade on my research paper to a B. yay win!!
The UNSCHOOL of Disruptive Design community, I <3 you so bad!!! It is amazing to see the great things you all do globally for the common good, FUCKGIVERS UNITE!!! I am super looking forward to doing a workshop with some new fellows in January at the UNSCHOOL in CHCH!
But here's where I give to you this season and time for rest. I would like to know what you are grateful for these holidays! so........
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*You must also like my Facebook page or follow me in INSTAGRAM to WIN this prize. ENTRIES CLOSE JAN 13th 2017, WInner Announced via INSTA/FB Monday 16th Jan 2017.
Zerowaste Goddess Tunic
Vintage towel fabric with a pleated neckline from an offcut.
OSFM - One SIze Fits Most. HIP 122cm.
Fiona Clements. Pakeha, Kai Tahu, Craftivist, Sustainable Fashion and Zerowaste Textile Practitioner. Conscious Consumer advocate.