Finding and Sharing Repurposed Arts & Crafts Alongside my own desire to create, another goal I have with Blue Velvet Chair is to find and share repurposed arts & crafts from creative souls around the globe (have you noticed, yet?). Avoiding deep philosophical discussions and lofty text to convey my message, I rely on images to inspire into action. Lately there has been a little more sharing than creating on my part, but while I'm sharing with you, I'm also recharging my own creative think tank and letting ideas 'simmer' in the overflow that is my brain.
Girl Talk: I Lost 100 Pounds (And Found Out What The World Thinks Of Fat People) I come from a small-ish town in Oklahoma where we’ve never met a vegetable we couldn’t fry and the only thing more super-sized than our portions are the huge church complexes that alternate with fast-food restaurants along our roads. So it maybe isn’t such a big surprise that by the time I graduated from high school, I weighed 260 pounds. My prom dress was a size 24, and my mother had to help me zip it up, a five-minute ordeal during which we grunted and cursed at one another. My aunt had to custom-make my graduation gown, a huge white tent in which I resembled the Stay-Puft marshmallow man. Still, I left for college in New York City feeling relatively confident. After all, I wasn’t just fat.
Simon Rich: "Unprotected" I born in factory. They put me in wrapper. They seal me in box. Three of us in box.