I have here one my my perfectly imperfect Helen Vases shown here in summertime's Moss color. The Helen Vases are very meaningful to me. When I first decided to make these vases they reminded me of the curvy hourglass figure of a woman. For me, it is empowering to allow each vase become what it wanted to be regardless of it matching another vase in size or shape. Like so many people, I have struggled with accepting my shape and size and experienced what seemed like never ending desire for perfection or to match what I saw on tv or in magazines. It is embarrassing to admit I was so hard on myself because this is in no way the advice I’d give another person. I would tell them that they are beautiful. I would tell them that the imperfections they see aren’t imperfect, but unique, special and a distinct part of their journey. So today regardless of your shape, size, gender, race, or sexuality tell yourself you are valuable, important, deserving of respect, and completely beautiful!
Such beautiful thoughts and words of encouragement, Eleni! You are such a kind and beautiful person!♡