for all the Decorated Ones...

Vali Myers by Marco Bakker

Some inspiration for all the Decorated Ones. Medicine Women come in all Colours - we are all intricate threads of the Great Weaving. Here is my beloved friend and teacher of the Wild, Vali Myers at the age of 71. 

Vali told me to decorate ourselves is the most natural thing in the world. I believe when we adorn ourselves we are romancing our own Spirit, playfully calling to the Other Self in the Dreamworld. This kind of adornment is not to hide or change or disguise but to call forward, illuminate and honour the temple of our bodies. Why so serious? Let's play!

One of Vali's favourite poems: 

If I make the lashes dark
And the eyes more bright
And the lips more scarlet,
Or ask if all be right
From mirror after mirror,
No vanity's displayed:
I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made.

Before the World Was Made

William Butler Yeats 

Passions by Vali Myers