Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Last Dance

to put away again
Some years ago I had to decide to stop dancing, rather than allow my health to downgrade my dancing I would stop before humiliating myself in front of an audience. I've not worn pointe shoes since that day, not even in private.
slipperback1
I took the last pair of pointe shoes, took them for one last spin and cast one of them into the garbage bin and left the studio. It was gutwrenching. The other of the two slippers I have kept, tucked away in my clothes closet.
slipperfront1
Today I took my old friend out of the closet and we sat a while, thinking of old times, the times when I could fly. The ribbon was loosened and the shoe placed on the foot. It still fits, but without a mate I cannot take it for a ride. So with a sigh, the ribbon is tucked around the heel again and the shoe after one more portrait, was put out of sight again.
portrat of an old friend
to put away again
Some years ago I had to decide to stop dancing, rather than allow my health to downgrade my dancing I would stop before humiliating myself in front of an audience. I've not worn pointe shoes since that day, not even in private.
slipperback1
I took the last pair of pointe shoes, took them for one last spin and cast one of them into the garbage bin and left the studio. It was gutwrenching. The other of the two slippers I have kept, tucked away in my clothes closet.
slipperfront1
Today I took my old friend out of the closet and we sat a while, thinking of old times, the times when I could fly. The ribbon was loosened and the shoe placed on the foot. It still fits, but without a mate I cannot take it for a ride. So with a sigh, the ribbon is tucked around the heel again and the shoe after one more portrait, was put out of sight again.
portrat of an old friend

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Headdress for Sara's Wedding........

I plucked a few feathers from Heather's parrot Matilda (who wasn't very happy about that). Parrot feathers make very nice headdresses! Sorry Matilda!
Image: Lori Gloyd (c) May 30, 2006

Sara's Wedding Costume

Young Victorian Girl Goes To A Wedding At The House Of Serpents.
copyright Monika Roleff 2006.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Dancin' in the Moonlight.....

To read all about my adventure in learning to bellydance, please read "Banging My Zills" in The Hermitage. Image: Lori Gloyd (c) May 5, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day Banquet

I will be the "Lady In Red."

Monday, January 30, 2006

Ready For the New Year

Sporting a new wardrobe while visiting Chinatown!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Dressing up!

Luna and Orion.jpg My little kitties are doing their best to dress up for the party. They are not sure which one, but they are having fun anyways.

Friday, December 16, 2005

le Enchanteur Goes Arabian

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le Enchanteur has also decided to woo the Sheik with her designer Arabian outfit.

Imogen Crest - Sheik of Araby Masked Ball

copyright Monika Roleff 2005.

Luna as Red Sultana

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