For a short time we are lucky enough to have on display @marieglover magnificent Wild Spirit wall hanging. It was made as part of @sewquirky recent workshop at our Creative Weekend. Maries free motion quilting on this quilt is inspirational. The clever use of fabric and the appliqué techniques that she learnt from Mandy are absolutely stunning. So please pop in if you get a chance and I guarantee that you will be inspired.
Patterns available in store.
1 month ago
Italia you were magic 💫 While I was on this trip, I kept reflecting on the type of woman I wanted to be when I was a little girl. “Brave” and “fiercely independent” continued coming to mind as I strolled through cobblestone streets and navigated directions given in fast-paced Italian, high on life and way too much espresso.
In the last year I left small-town life behind and moved to, arguably, one of the most intimidating cities in the world, figured out how to turn what I love to do into a job and traveled overseas with friends and again, for work, only a couple months later.
I think at age 10 I wanted to be an artist or a writer or Amanda Bynes in What a Girl Wants when I grew up, but I think little Michelle would be pretty damn proud of where I am now.
4 weeks ago
Our Indie fringe bag sold out within the first day, but since we received many requests for having this piece custom made, we decided to leave it in the shop with a 7 day waiting period.
Thank you for your patience! 💙
In the meantime, chase light. Chase things that makes you feel alive, passions that fill your soul. Ideas and dreams that keep you up at night.
Chase things that taste like freedom, that make your mind spin with joy.
Chase light in the sense of fostering it within yourself and the people around you.
She had a way of pulling herself back together and becoming something that is unstoppable.
Poetry Contest - Beginning November 15th!
Wild Spirit would love to see poems inspired by this photo of our senior rescue, Riot, sleeping in the snow. Celebrate our rescues and the wild-spirited with your creativity! We cannot wait to read your poems!
Click Poetry Link in our Bio
All ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged to enter. You can also submit more than one poem. Please just make it clear that you are entering more than one poem for consideration on your entry form.
To help support our rescues, Wild Spirit is asking for a donation of $5 minimum to enter. Of course, if you would like to donate more you are welcome to do so! Our rescues send their howls of thanks.
'Wild' is a sacred word to me. It represents the purest state of things, unadulterated by domestication, control, or containing.
The wildish nature is something entirely innate to us, yet so thoroughly stripped from modern culture, that many of us have forgotten what it feels like to live through this untamed essence of who we really are.
Wildness has also been so thoroughly judged and stripped and misrepresented that we tend to either fear it (wild animals or wild woods), feel the need to outgrow it (wild college days), or make sure we don't slip into it (wild divorcees).
Rarely is wildness revered for the life-promoting, soul-feeding, connected, rhythmic, powerfully magical state of being that it really is.
Reclaiming wildness means reclaiming freedom, self-authority, intuition, interdependence, and messy, non-linear growth. It means recognizing what over-domestication feels like in our bodies and looks like in our daily lives (for me, it feels sterile, ordered, tight, controlled, restricted, guarded, and tidy, for starters).
Reclaiming wildness means reclaiming our cyclical nature, our sensual nature, our instinctual ways of knowing, and our unstructured, uninhibited ways of being.
Wild women, who know their worth, feel empowered, and have broken free from the shackles of other people's judgments and expectations, pose a real threat to the powers that be.
For this reason, those powers will continue to try to silence and subdue us. For this reason, too, every woman who has even the vaguest inkling of her wildish nature, needs the support and sisterhood of others who remember.
Alone, we may remember who we really are, but we must band together if we're ever to rewild the world.