Friday, April 30, 2010

Whar is your favorite "Mommy Memory"

What is your most precious "Mom" moment? Could be a memory of you and your Mom, could be a phrase your child said, could be anything that is special to you. These moments are like precious jewels that are worn on a special occasion, and now is your special occasion. Share with us, please :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Being a little Romantic today!

A + X = ♥ .....Mrs. Xanna Pittman.....I ♥ Andy.....Sigh....... My Husband and I are Celebrating 20 years since our 1st Date today :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Treasury East?

Stumbled upon "Treasury East". It's still in the "test" phase and is different than other treasuries. I havn't figured it all out yet, however thought you'd be interested in checking out some neat things created by Moms!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Adult Ballet/Jazz Costumes

My Adult Ballet/Jazz costumes have come in! Still waiting on the red, extra long, sexy gloves and I'm going to make a cocktail hat w/veil. The dresses are created by an amazing artist by the name of iNKmix she creates clothing that flows and moves with a women's body, and you can visit her at My ladies are dancing to "In-Tango" by In-Grid, a sexy little french tango! More pics will be posted after the show :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tutus are starting to arrive!

Remember a few weeks ago I said I would share with you the behind the scenes work that goes into putting on a recital.
Well after many weeks of collecting costume money and working with costume designers my first tutus are starting to come in!
This tutu is for one of my Ballet 1 classes. General age of girls in this class is between 5 and 7. The song they are dancing to is "True Colors" by Cindi Lauper.
The tutu is a collaborative effort between Sadie from Nellie Bug's and myself. I had a certain color scheme I wanted and Sadie graciously decided to take on the challenge....and they turned out beautiful. I will post more pictures after the show!

Expanding my horizons...what do you think?

I love beads, I love color, and I love texture. My favorite beads to work with are boro lampwork beads, hand made by artists, in their home studios (not mass produced), Swarovski crystal and Czech glass, pearls, some natural gemstones, and seed beads. I've always admired people who could create pictures out of beads.

I grew up in New Mexico and Yakima Washington, and was exposed to a lot of Native American art, I especially loved looking at the beaded purses, belts, and other art work of their culture. I've also seen beautiful amulets and purses created by the artists of today that look like a miniature Monet's or other fantastic scene.

Finally I decided I'd invest in a small bead loom and see what I could do.....My work is nothing like what I have described, however, it is always fun to learn something new and expand your horizons. Now the moment of truth.... what do you think of my first two bracelets, and one on the loom?
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