The August Challenge: 31 Poems in 31 days!

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Dear Loyal Readers,

I shall be serving you NEW poems everyday on my Lifestyle blog CatherineVaughansWorld.com

These new poems are so much more richer, tender, poignant and candid. I have taken a little artistic license to be a bit more imaginative with some poems. You’ll find it so much more raw and intense than my earlier work. I’m really growing into the Poet I was Destined to be. I just have to be searingly honest and it’s so painful because not only have I endured countless heartbreaking devastation but showing my poems to the world is like ripping my ruptured heart out of my chest and placing it on a board for the world to throw daggers at. It’s that unbearable for me. But it’s all I have.

Notably they’re are not all sad poems, some are charming others romantic sans bitter-sweetness.

I truly put my heart and soul into my poems so I pray that you would be kind to share, like, *reblog* and comment on any poems that resonate with you. I need the feedback (good or bad) don’t be shy.

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Kindly share my poems and tag me on Twitter @CattVaughan and view on Facebook.com/CatherineVaughanWriter. Please click Like and Follow while you’re there!

 

 

Rose Gold #NOFILTER necklace by Dorothy Wang.

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This is a cute and quirky necklace by Reality Star and fun-employed Real estate heiress Dorothy Wang. I purchased this for myself to mark my 25th Birthday this past March.

There are a selection of hashtag quotes to choose from: #fabuluxe #wcw (womancrushwednesday) and many more like #RICH in gold, silver and rose gold. An additional extension chain link 3.25″ was bought as original necklace chain is rather short.

All in all an undeniably cute item designed by the self-proclaimed Asian Sensation.

Visit Dorothy’s official website if you want one too!!! 😀 x http://www.dorothywang.com/

☮ ✿ ☼ ✈ Beautiful Batik from Indonesia ✈ ☼ ✿ ☮

JpegThis Beauty was from the island of Java a gift for me from my Mum who went there in January. For those of you new to batik it is a special process of applying wax in a stylistic manner onto cloth or paper as you would when drawing with a pencil. Then apply a coat of fabric dye or paint. Once that coat has dried apply more wax in a ‘drawing’ motion atop the painted surface. The wax quickly dries, then more dye/colour is added on top. This results in a layered, colourful and vibrant design as you can see. When you have added all the colours and swirly designs you want heat is applied to the fabric. First a blank sheet of fabric is placed on top then a heating device like an iron is pressed on top. The wax melts onto the scrap fabric on top of the final piece and then the colours really come to life. With my scarf you can see that originally the scarf is painted hot pink all over then a floral design is ‘drawn’ via wax. Once that has dried contrasting green paint is applied. So when you iron off the wax the hot pink vibrantly shows off against the green. The wax serves to protect the colour it covers until it is melted off.

The special drawing tool Tjanting is composed of a small metal bowl and spout where wax is stored and slowly flows out of; attached to a wooden stick to hold onto. The nib of the spout comes in all sizes.  Wider nibs allow bolder, thicker lines and small nibs for thin, dainty lines. Once you get the hang of it it is a lot of fun! My first experience of experimenting with this was in high school. 😀

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