Last weekend, Steve & I took a couple of days away to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of “us” as a couple. We met way back in 1972 when we were teenagers - 15 & 16. Since that meeting we have always been friends . . .Read More
On tuesday I went to Siesta Key beach for Nia class and took this amazing photo . . .
I wanted to share a few photos I took on Tuesday. It was a rather stormy day where amazingly, we were still able to have Nia class on the beach (Siesta Key, Florida) with Kathy Oravec. I found it quite exhilarating dancing in the wind while watching the waves and the birds (no dolphins that day!) . . .Read More
(ATCs I created for another swap)
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
~ Chinese proverb
I am healing my shoulder. xoxo http://www.nianow.com/kathy-oravec
If at first you don't succeed, you're running above average.
~ M. H. Alderson
Tomorrow, 2/5 is Conscious Movement here in Sarasota and I am so looking forward to it. This is the closest thing I have found to the modern dance improv I did growing up and for many years after, that I love. The photo above is a Photoshop version of 2 photos I took at the last conscious movement event. I love taking just a few quiet photographs during the hour and a half and then bringing them into Photoshop and seeing how I can tweak them artistically. Tomorrow we may have visitors from St. Pete join us, so I think there will be lots of energy and spirit dancing in the room!
Today, I went to a wonderful Zentangle® class taught by certified Zentagle instructor, Mary Masi. I met Mary through Conscious Movement and Nia classes! Here are the two 3" x 5" tiles I completed in Mary's excellent class today . . .
I also visited a new studio and Gallery called Artspace on Anna Maria Island this afternoon. My friend Cheryl who hosted my collage class earlier this week, told me about Deborah and her husband who are opening this awesome space. It is bright and beautiful, with a gorgeous view of the Anna Maria Bay.
. . . . writing the story of your life.
I just realized, watching this animoto video I made, that it was actually about healing. The art you see, the Nia/dance, the beach, the sun, water and shells, taking these photographs, my dogs and my family, especially my husband, have been my way to heal after the loss of my father. I am so grateful for all I have and I hope you enjoy the sand and sea.