silvia's story and the story of SLEEPY DUST
Here is my story, and a story of a Sleepy Dust. Time ago I had a baby loss. That baby-girl never leaved me. It was before I got pregnant again with my baby on earth, Violet. She is everything to me and carrying her is very special to me, to us.
I used to be an artist but haven't drawn for a while as my mind wasn't very clear after losing a baby. But I love gardening which helped me a lot in those moments. This wrap is my return to drawing... I need to become a child again. A child that can see fairies and magic in her life.
I got inspired by Victorian fables illustrations. The story represents fairies who bring a stardust to a baby on a poppy who is falling asleep wrapped in baby wrap. And if you look carefully you will find one of the fairies getting sleepy too.
As all the details in the wrap have their meaning, also stars, insects, flowers and colours do:
The characters are 10, 9 fairies and 1 small child; 10 is a great symbolic number: the 1 followed by 0 are associated to a column (I) and a circle (O), indicating the masculine and feminine, a man and a woman. The zero in the appearance of a circle is a symbol of unity, completing then the meaning of the number 1 to show that the number 10 contains all preceding numbers, as a whole contains its parts.
Stars can be seen as symbols of distant or unattainable things, because of the great distance between Earth and stars. Also magic is usually represented visually as light in the form of stars.
The dragonlfy, creature of the winds like fairies represents change the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life; the butterfly too, is the symbol of pure spirit, is letting go of old behavior and expounding into the next phase of existence. Each of us transforms through multiple stages in our life. Bees are a symbol of wholesome child-rearing, love within the family, domestic stability… bees remind us to focus on the nurturing of our family, community, harmony and open communication among family members.
Foxglove flowers have both positive and negative symbolic meanings. They are believed to sometimes hurt (they are poisonous) and sometimes heal (and so incredible beautiful). Honeysuckle is a living symbol of love, delicate sweetness floats on a gentle summer breeze. The iris symbolizes good news and luck. It is also said that its upright petals are a symbol for faith, courage, and wisdom. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and peace. Violet (my daughter’s name) always flourish in spring. It is symbol for the awakening of a year, earth's renewal, hope and the simple joy and sorrow of love.
***Turquoise: open communication and clarity of a thought. Turquoise helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It is a friendly and happy color enjoying life. In color psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability.
***Violet: closely connected with our subconscious thoughts of royalty and spirituality. Violet is the hardest color for the eye to discriminate. That’s because it has the shortest wavelength in the light spectrum. The next shortest wavelength is Ultraviolet which is invisible to the naked eye.
***White: White is most complete and pure between colors. It is a color of perfection. The color meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion. In color psychology white is the color of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon.
Thanks to Carry Mama and Natibaby my dream of do something to remember forever this happiness to be with my baby, will come true. It’s pure love.