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March 30th, 2012 by zoe 2 Comments

Did I mention that I have been taking ballet? Yes, twice a week I have dance class, and I love it.

But I miss being in my studio.

I spend an hour trying to figure out WHAT THE HELL to wear to dance class, an hour in transit to dance class and an hour and a half in dance class. You wouldn’t think it ads up to much but I am pretty certain that the 7 hours I am devoting to getting, going, driving, to ballet is about how much time I have to be creative each week in total.

—- My studio has been gathering dust and my project list has gotten so long I am utterly overwhelmed.

So, today I am setting the boys up with a painting project and …. the studio is OPEN.

I am still – overwhelmed. Trying to feel a bit of quiet and think positive thoughts about getting a calm focus. Trying to feel the slow and steady progress, trying to feel all zen about the way a big old life endlessly steams onward.

On the list this Spring – a Natalie Chanin Camisole Dress. I am pretty sure this will take a million hours to stitch but in my zen peaceful watch the grass grow state of mind I will conquer! I couldn’t afford to buy the kit – I bought fabric from here and the pattern from here.

Next up…

perhaps this,

or the 300 other little projects that are frittering on the edge of my far too small brain.

Hope your projects are fulfilling and your coffee is strong!

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Jessica says:

    I really want to take a ballet class, too! I use to dance as a little girl and I loved it. Recently I played the Swan Lake score for my 1.5 year old and was trying to recreate the steps from way back then. My son thought it was so funny. I was struck by two things: 1) I was amazed at how many steps I remembered and 2) it was a LOT easier back then. :)

    P.S. I love your blog! I found it via One Pretty Thing, searching for coloring pages. Thanks for offering so many wonderful printables!

    • zoe says:

      Jessica –
      YES, you should take a class – at first it was hard but just like Swan Lake in your living room, it comes right back!!! Thanks so much for chiming in – love to hear there are folks out there!
      Cheers,
      Zoe

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