A Wink Back at a Wish

Make a Wish Foundation. A Stellar Organization that is the Ultimate Creator of Magic. A Healing Magic for the Soul of the Child and the Family. This Year’s Fundraiser included Miss Doodle as the Keynote Speaker. And Dancer. Enough Funds were raised to Continue Granting Wishes. Some Winks of a Special Evening. A Special Evening […]

China Day 2 – The Great Wall.

Today, Miss Doodle’s Wish Comes True. A Wish to Dance on the Great Wall of China. But It Is So Much More. It’s a Wish for Sisters to experience their Birthplace, China. To Be with Chinese People. To Learn Chinese Culture. To Experience Chinese Food. To Speak Chinese. To Hear Chinese. To Live for a […]

A Make A Wish Send Off…

Four Little Words…Your Wish is Granted. Miss Doodle’s Wish. To Dance on the Great Wall of China. Her Wish is Coming True.  This is Really Happening.  And Soon. We are in Awe.  And So Thankful that We Can Share This Together. Thank You Parnall Law Firm and Make A Wish New Mexico Foundation. Thank You. […]

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 […]