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Women's International Month, 2014.

A Grief Observed

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.
At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk to one another and not to me.”
C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

"Suffering without catharsis is nothing but wasted pain" Elizabeth Gilbert 

News Paper Bag Collection Haute Handbag Magazine Spring 2014

Newspaper Bag Collection featured with six pages in the 2014 Spring issue of the Haute Handbag Magazine This collection features fabrics printed with newspaper themes, from the comic, to the add section; and there's even a foreign newspaper. I was inspired to design this collection as pure melancholy. There was something special about siting at the table during Sunday mornings and browse through the newspaper pages, especially because it was an activity that I have shared with my father at different times of my life.  So this collection is about remembering old times: me, the newspaper, and my father.

Reclaiming Old Journals

As a nature lover, I was horrified to learn how much paper we waste. This means that the average American uses 7 trees a year, and to produce a ton of paper is required 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and high cost energy. For that reason, I embarked on the task of saving old and clearance notebooks in order to reclaim them into beautiful and one of a kind journals...   Reuse, Recycle, Reduce!  

by monailtd.