Paper prompt #3 is drips, which I got from Daisy Yellow Daily Paper Prompts. Check it out and join us if you like! The prompts can be done on any size paper. I choose to work in my positive affirmation art journal that I started last year. The idea behind the prompts is to do something creative with it, whenever you can and at your own pace . . .Read More
One of the new friends I've met in Florida had a birthday a few weeks ago and I was inspired to create a collage for her. Debbie and I first met during Gratitude Dance on Siesta Key beach in 2011 . . .Read More
This week I am participating in the Nia White Belt Intensive Training!
Video below: Behind the Scenes Planning a Nia White Belt Intensive with Gail Condrick!
From the Nia Website:
What is Nia?
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.
Additional videos: How close is the beach? Gail shows where you can take some time off during the training!
Gail's interview with Irene Schmoller, another White Belt Trainee -and why she is doing the training.
More videos here on Gail's YouTube Channel!
|From the video by OK Go: Skyscrapers|
The video below features the song Skyscrapers by OK Go, one of my favorite musical bands. It came out about 3 months ago - I immediately fell in love with it and watched it repeatedly. Recently I saw a link to this video again, reminding me of how wonderful it is . . . and here I am once again -- hooked! I think it's a combination of the song, the colours, and the sensuous dancing which draws me in every time and makes me want to share it here with you. The direct link is here in case you can't see the video below.
That's how I feel when I watch it, emotional. You? please comment if you like.
~ Jean Anouilh
|sorry, i do not know who this is dancing . . .|
It was an image I saved some time ago.
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.
The direct link is here if you cannot see the video.
Love this! I hope you enjoy. Here are some photos from November's gratitude dancing . . .
In gratitude, lenna
. . . . 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.
happy holidays - dance, sing & have fun with the ones you love.