Sunday, December 17, 2006

Two big goals achieved

Last weekend was my big flamenco recital. Two years ago I attended this very same recital and, having never danced flamenco before but always wanting to, decided that it was time for me to start. I hoped that someday I could perform flamenco in a recital like that and it finally happened for me!

The other fun thing that I did related to this was making a dress to wear. I have been fortunate enough to inherit some sewing supplies from my late grandmother and I have been feeling very connected to her lately as I have taught myself to use a sewing machine. True to form, rather than starting with something simple I decided that my first project would be modifying the wedding dress that Grandma had made me to make a flamenco costume. It turned out pretty well only because the design of the dress cleverly hid all my crooked seams! Here I am in my dress.

And here's the view of the stage from Chris and Eliza's seats on the third day. I'm the tallest one on the stage, male or female. Can you find me? Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Eliza wore her fancy skirt to the performance. Scotty decided that it wasn't for him so he didn't come. Here is Eliza outside the theater with a statue by a famous local artist.


DaikiniCrossroads ~Crystal~ said...

YOU look fabulous...soooo better than those wanna-be flamenco gals on America's Next Top Model! I'm so happy for you full-filling this dream. Congrats and a giant 'right back at cha babe' tall gal hug!!!

Danielle said...

Yay you!

What a powerful moment that must've been, and how glorious the connections in the dress you made.

Eliza looks so grown up!

And, that statue always bothered me--the woman's look makes me uncomfortable. lol