Behind the Curtain…A Dungeon Mom’s Tale of The Nutcracker

Degas-Inspired Ballerinas.  Graceful and Strong. Dazzling Sets.  Victorian Christmas Décor. Excited Children in their Taffeta Finery.  Candy Canes tucked in their Pockets. Make Way for The Nutcracker at The Kimo Theatre. Downtown Albuquerque. Magic. This is What We See From the House Seats. But What Goes On Behind the Curtain?   Does All the Magic […]

Holiday Skirt DIY Flash Sew

Opening Night of The Nutcracker Ballet. You are Scheduled to Sell Nutcrackers at the Ballet Guild Table. But Oh Dear, You Have Nothing Sparkly and Enchanting to Wear. And It’s 4 Hours to Showtime. Don’t Despair.  I’ve Got You Covered. Literally.  In Gold and Tulle. The Fabric is Gold Thread on Black Tulle.  Sheer with […]

A Magical Evening

Opening Night of The Nutcracker. A Beloved Ballet Played All Over the World at Christmas Time. This One in Albuquerque. How Many Times have You Seen The Nutcracker? Hundreds. Does it ever get old?   No.  Never.  🙂 Four Months of Hard Work.  Long Hours.  All Comes Together Tonight. Angels and Soldiers and Party Girls and […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Be the Soldier

A Quick Peek at Nutcracker Rehearsals. Faster than You Can Leap and Twirl and Say Sugar Plum Fairy, It’s Nutcracker Season! Here We Have the Trifecta of Nutcrackers… Beginning Thanksgiving Weekend and Ending Christmas Eve Day, Three Local Ballet Companies Twirl their Stuff. Each has a Different Spin.  All are Dazzling and Fun. The Nutcracker is […]

Seeing Passion

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”     Howard Thurman Passion.  Different from an Interest. We All Have Interests.  And Interests are Good.  Very Good. But Passion.  Now that is Something. We are All Born with Passion. But […]