Distractions


Distrato resturant Parikia Paros Island

Here in Parikia,  at the end of Market St. there’s a resturant where we sometimes go called Distrato. “Distrato” (Δίστρατο) in Greek means junction. In fact, the resturant is located where the street splits in two. It’s a name easy for me to remember as it’s pronounced liked “distratto”, the Italian for “distracted”. And isn’t that what a distraction is — a fork in the road where your thoughts have to decide which way to go?

My mind is full of these forks as I’m easily distracted.

There are many kinds of distractions. Some good, some bad. Good distractions are those that keep your attention away from negative thoughts. For example, if you are feeling down, a good distraction can keep those negative thoughts from going into loop thus saving you from depression.

Bad distractions are those that prevent you from focusing on what you have to do. For example, if you’re a brain surgeon and operating on someone, the last thing you need is a distraction. Another kind of bad distraction is that of mass media. They often make big deals about things that are insignificant in order to distract your attention from that which is far more important.

Maybe it’s time to pay attention.

Easily distracted by Cynthia Korzekwa

Detail of Muy Marcottage dress I’m Easily Distracted

Easily distracted detail one by Cynthia Korzekwa Easily distracted detail two by Cynthia Korzekwa
Easily distracted detail three by Cynthia Korzekwa Easily distracted detail four by Cynthia Korzekwa

Above more details of the Muy Marcottage dress I’m Easily Distracted

Easily Distracted front by Cynthia Korzekwa Easily Distracted back by Cynthia Korzekwa

Front                                             Back

This is a short, shoulderless dress made from a variety of different fabrics (predominately secondhand clothing) formed on a mannequin then handsewn into place. It has a zipper to make it easier to get into and thin straps that tie around the neck to keep the bodice in place.

Muy Marcottage To see more Muy Marcottage dresses, go HERE.

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5 Responses to Distractions

  1. jo Quirk says:

    Easily distracted or highly inspired? Gorgeous. I like the idea of text on clothes that is not a brand name.

  2. Thanks Jo! I think text helps give the dress a “feeling”.

  3. Turina says:

    I agree with Jo Quirk! Your text idea along with the hand sewing, puts the dress in the ‘work of art’ arena instead of just a piece of clothing. I might have to give this a go, I have heaps of old clothes I don’t want to give away 😉

  4. Great! Is that all hand embroidered? How much time do you spend sewing??? I love your clothes, they’re more bits of art than refashions 🙂
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.blogspot.it

    • Ciao Mamma Nene, yes, everything is done by hand–it’s my meditation and keeps me almost sane! By the way, just checked out your blog–in Italian and English all the time? The little girl’s dress made from a shirt is AdOrAbIlE!

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