Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Green Monster is Back!

Off and on over the last several months I have picked up this costume to work on as life and other projects have allowed. My half-hour lunch breaks at work have been filled with bead embroidery and now that I get to place the appliques that I worked so hard to build on the covered bra I feel so close to being done! Of course, I'm not really that close. I still have straps to build and attach, lining to sew in and the whole skirt to build and decorate! Here's what we've got so far:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Change, It's a Comin'!

Over the last 6 or 8 months I have lost about 25lbs. This has had the result that I must alter EVERY LAST ONE of my costumes so they don't simply fall off. It's not very exciting work but it must be done. In the meantime, I've moved. Twice. That's twice in the last month and a half. I'm ready for stability and some order in the chaos. I'm also ready to tackle one of my #1 dance goals- zils. I have been incorporating zil drills into class for the last several weeks and in a week and a half I will be attending THREE Karim Nagi workshops :D *does little dance of excitement* One is on zils, one is a rhythm training workshop and one is folk dancing. I'm plotting where and how to tuck little micro cassette recorders in my dance gear so that I can get audio of all 3 classes. The idea being that I can focus on the moment instead of furiously trying to memorize (which I'm no good at). I don't think I actually know anyone else who's going. Hopefully I'll recognize someone while I'm there.