Tuesday, March 20

SPC: come dance with me


After a stressful time with my dad becoming ill, I'm starting to feel positive again. Prompted (or I guess I could say inspired) by last week's Sunday scribbling I feel like making this whole week all about inspiration. And I feel like dancing. It's time to put on the soundtrack to Monsoon Wedding and do the jiggy around the living room, and for the first time in ages there is a substantial decrease in the amount of jiggle... which is enough to put a smile on my face. Will you join me?

Update: I just came home from an absolutely awesome, and totally inspiring, dance performance by Henri Oguike Dance Company. Oguike's roots are in break dancing, and the performance was a brilliant amalgamation of the chaos and jerky moves of street dance and the fluidity and perfection of modern dance. At one point I felt almost overwhelmed and totally blissed out to be there, to witness this beautiful performance.

Stepping outside straight into a painful arctic wind afterwards, I caught sight of the tiniest sliver of new moon in the sky. The promise of things to come. Happy...

This photo of me dancing on Gabriola Island in British Columbia (about 12 years ago) has been manipulated using beadart.

12 comments:

BlueJude said...

I would love to jiggy around with you! Cool photo. I so blew it on this month's SPC (sigh) Oh well...there's always next month. Okay, back to the jiggy....ready, set, go!!

edvard moonke said...

I will have to pass on the jigging around, as whenever I risk it, someone ends up phoning the emergency services, but be my guest, fill your boots!

acumamakiki said...

oh, i want that soundtrack, i keep forgetting!

acumamakiki said...

oops, hit send too quickly. cool photo, it has a 3D quality to it. the bead art tool is a good one, very subtle.

Vanessa said...

cool photo!
it's a kiddy photo, right? or am I just not good at deciphering what I see?!
I love that you're feeling inspired!... and that you inspire me too :)
Vx

Tammy said...

I'm right behind you jigging away! Loved the joy in your wonderful SPC.

hugs

Nicole said...

i would love to dance with you. it such an amazing feeling to move around like there is nothing more important to do. i might just have to get up and dance as soon as finish typing this comment.

i love the motion in the photo. very inspiring!

xoxo

daisies said...

am happy to put on my monsoon wedding soundtrack and jiggy around with you and practice some bellydance moves :)

i love gabriola island and adore this beautiful photo of you dancing there ... lovely

La Cubana Gringa said...

Operation Blubber Be Gone isn't quite accomplished yet...so there will be jigging, but jiggLing as well. Consider yourself warned.

:) Glad your spirits are up a bit.

Sharon said...

I second La Cubana/G!
Sharon

Vedrana M. said...

cool portrait..and yes, i'll dance with you :) xxx

luzie said...

Dancing.. definitely count me in!
And that's a really great photo! :)