Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Metamorphosis: We Are Woman

It's amazing how our bodies change during pregnancy, growing to shelter a new human before their journey earthside, transforming into a safe haven, providing food and comfort for nine months. The womb is a cocoon, a place where a new butterfly builds their strength.

I'm at the conclusion of my second trimester and can not wait for my little darling to join our tribe earthside, but I also know that she still has plenty of growing to do. For now, I let her rest and build her strength, preparing for her first flight.

Photographs by Katrina Lee Boultwood
Dress from Spell Designs
Bangles from My Jewellery Story

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Metamorphosis: By The Sea

I seem pulled towards the ocean most often in times of change, in times of uncertainty and in times of awakening. For me, the sea is where I can go to seek solitude, clarity and understanding within my own soul. I go to think, and to question, and to realise the potential of the future and the learnings of the past.

Now, when I'm so close to the third trimester I can feel it deep within my bones, the ocean calls to me and I submit. I wash my feet in the current and leave my mark in the sand. I let the sun kiss my shoulders and the breeze knot my hair. I settle and discover patience, and surrender to this next chapter, with all that I have and will have in moons to come.

Photography by Katrina Boultwood
Dress - Spell Designs
Belt - Sportsgirl

Monday, November 21, 2016

Metamorphosis: Dreams of White

Never really a fan of wearing all black, I've certainly rebelled against the colour and opted for a wardrobe full of crisp white pieces and colourful prints. For me, White symbolises purity, forgiveness and compassion. Like the Dove I heard so much about from my Mother, a symbol of Gods eternal love. I may not see myself as a Christian at heart but this symbolism still resonates with me and may well be one of the reasons I am the girl who always asks "does it come in white?"

Photography by Katrina Lee Boultwood
Dress picked up in Venice, some moons ago.
Shoes from Novo
Hat from Sportsgirl

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Metamorphosis: Summer Glow

Things are starting to get pretty serious over here with this growing a human exercise, so I apologise that I've been rather absent on the blogosphere of late. Whilst there are many symptoms I am not fond of, there are moments where I can't do anything but soak in the bliss of this growing bump and the little angel that has already stolen my heart.

The delightful Katrina took some photos to commemorate my getting over the half way mark. I'm delighted to show you the first instalment of this very special summer series Metamorphosis, which was taken at 22 weeks and 3 days pregnant. For me, this time calls for all my Strength, to transform into what I need to be, not only physically but also mentally for the little Cub that will soon look to me as Mum.

Dress - Tree of Life
Photography - Katrina Lee Boultwood