Sometimes it feels like we're given daily opportunities to stand firm, to say "yes," or "no," and then stick to our guns when others' intentions run counter to ours. Loved ones, friends, enemies, co-workers -- everyone pushes up against our boundaries and we're responsible only for pointing out the line we've drawn in the sand for ourselves. Boundaries are a beautiful thing and the more comfortable I've gotten with my own, the more comfortable I can be with the people around me.
I'm grateful to Brene Brown (her TED talk and her book, "Daring Greatly") and her authenticity mantra, which is the inspiration for this embroidery art: "Do not shrink. Do not puff up. Stand your sacred ground."
Stitched using a single strand of thread on cream cotton, framed in a hand-painted, 6-inch wooden hoop.
Hang or place it anywhere you need beauty, a pop of color, and encouragement.
**PLEASE NOTE** This is a Made to Order embroidery, so small variations may occur (because: handmade) and (art). I'll need up to two weeks to stitch this for you; as soon as I receive the order, I'll contact you with an anticipated shipping date. Thank you for understanding that handmade art is a slow process with huge rewards.**