Sunday, June 13, 2010

Checking In 6-13-10

Two Swans in the dressing room.  My Claire is the black swan.
I have resurfaced (no pun intended) from Swan Lake.  This weekend has been unlike any other I have had in a very long time.  What we witnessed was an event that in my mind was near perfection.   My husband and I spent many blissful hours watching Colin and Claire perform.  I have never seen my children perform so well.  Maybe it is because they are just that much older...maybe it is because of their passion for dance, or maybe I have dreamt this all.  I had these feelings of pride, love, joy, and hope.  My head was spinning with all the images from the ballet followed by comments from complete strangers.  Thank you Colin and Claire for being my inspiration, my hope for the future, the loves of my life, and my pride and joy.

On another note, I finished the bottom of the little crate that I was working on for my class this upcoming week.  I have posted here and on my workshops page. This was inspired by Kelly Rae's e-course of which I am now fully two days behind!  And my son also inspired this.  I said to him before his first performance to just be himself and everything would be fine. 



9 comments:

Kerri said...

my mom used to tell me that a lot to, just to be myself. and now, luckily, i have a sweet husband that tells me that sometimes i'm nervous before a performance.

the "swans" are just beautiful- what a cool pose/photo! :)

IVYALLOVER said...

Wow what a beautiful photo and art work! Lovely post thank you for sharing ♥

Undaunted said...

Hello Kathy, I've just resurfaced from my bed!!

I love the photo of the two swans! Surely all these performances make you want to paint swans and ballerina's all day? I feel inspired that way, and I've only seen a few photos!!

I love your painting and it's message too. Great advice for anyone.

Does it matter if you fall behind with your course? I mean, is there a time limit to complete it?

Gina Lee Kim said...

Hello Fellow Flyer :) I love your artwork....the the vision you share.

Landfill Hill said...

Kathy, you must be busting with pride! Amazing! And your artwork is stunning. Thanks so much for the kind words on my brand new baby of a blog... they really encouraged me to keep going, which sometimes is kinda hard for me. Thanks so much, and I'll see you in class!!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

A big wow to that beautiful photo! I love your piece of advice to your son - to be himself - sometimes so difficult, but so important to achieve. Bravo to you!

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

What a beautiful way to spend time together. Lovely job on your piece as well. From a fellow flyer, Robin

Kathy L said...

Thank you Linda, fellow flyers for your beautiful comments. They mean so much. We all have so much to juggle and I am so happy we share much in common!

Kate said...

Wonderful piece you completed, Kathy, and wonderful encouraging words to your son. Just "be yourself" are words that we can all spread our wings with and fly forever.