May 7, 2012

On my toes

I took ballet as a tween and loved every second of it.  I find it so beautiful and elegant and such a great workout.  Till this day I always pause whenever I see a ballet excerpt or piece on TV. Dance makes me happy.  I'm a huge fan of SYTYCD, too.  Can't wait till it starts back up soon!

I was asked to create a custom card for a teenager's dance recital.  I never did get to wear toe shoes but I certainly always wanted to.  I still remember all my ballet positions and am really thankful for the one piece of advice that my ballet teacher gave me.  "Walk as if there was a string attached to your head pulling you upright."  As you become more horizontally challenged, it gets harder to do. (Ha Ha!)  But I attribute my posture to those few words.

Here's the card I made for Carly.  I don't know Carly but I do know that her auntie loves her to pieces.



I've definitely been kept on my toes lately.  I'm trying hard not to be MIA on you guys.  And  thank and welcome all of you who have just begun to follow along with my blog.  You guys are awesome!  May your first full week of May be as equally awesome to you all

Stay Sweet! ;)

P.S.  Thanks to all of you who commented on last Friday's post.  You have no idea how your kind words of encouragement have helped me.  I will try my hardest to make it to the island, again! ;)  

8 comments:

  1. I was a hardcore tomboy as a kid. I hated ballet and I really hated pink. Nut I love this card. The shores are stunning, the frame is gorgeous and the pink is perfect. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen. I always envied the tomboys. I was way too concerned with getting dirty and looking pretty. Super annoying!

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  2. Lovely card Sandy; I am sure the recipient is gonna adore this superb gift. The belly are just super cute.. Can you please share how you gave it those turns and curves.. Would love to try it on, if it's ok with you?
    Thanks Sandy...
    P.S. - I read about your isalnd post. I must say I am going thru that feeling right now too. I am quitting my job for two reasons. One is to help my husband in his business and second I have fallen in love with quilling and art. But like you, I keep vacillating whether I can be a good artist like you and others out there? What if I get lost?... Don't know.. But just taking the plunge and moving on with fingers crossed...
    Thanks Sandy...
    Keep posting... You inspire many (including me!!!)

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    1. Thanks you, Deesha! I get the shape with pins. I shape it with my fingers and then pin it on a cork board and glue the underside so that the shape holds.

      Glad to know you've taken up quilling. I know you will love it!

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  3. It's so cute!!! Quilled accents look so sophisticated, and I love how you played with the color and gems!

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-Sandy