Sunday, July 29, 2007

fig tree and dance challenge

(picture by amy)
this is the something good that amy sent me to earn her "axis of oh MY goodness" underwear ensemble. (pictures of the silly but flattering ensemble coming sooooon! really!!)
here's that something good:
"Tonight we walked by the yard of a home with a HUGE fig tree that we have always admired... and have most certainly stolen many a squishy ripe fig. There are so many on the ground, we justify this crime by saying that we are saving them the terror of free-fall. Tonight, the gentle-man, long white dirty beard, who must live there was sitting in the yard, book in hand, wearing, what looked like his boxers and undershirt. Inside the front door, which was open due to the heat of the evening, illuminated by dim light, there were piles & piles of paperbags filled with who knows what; filling up the foyer and living room leaving just a walking path to what was probably the kitchen. In a split second, I got a [mental] snapshot of this man. I wondered if he knew we stole figs, and wondered if there were wishes inside those bags. I wish we don't get caught... Maybe bills, or newspaper clippings of horrid events. I like to think that this man reads poetry in his underwear in the twilight hours, eating figs and gathering wishes as they tumble down the alley."

on a different note!
i've sent out a dance challenge to my dancing buddies. here are the details:
all you have to do is dance.
10 minutes. anytime of day or night. solo.
starting now through the first day of autumn, september 23rd.
(this is separate from teaching/choreographing. this is inner work for your pleasure.)

if you need a motivation for you dancing, consider:
self care
balance - self and or planetary
rejuvenation or renewal -self and or planet
inner outer peace

dance your passions, prayers and wishes
dance on behalf of someone else who needs it

in your bathroom, living room, studio, kitchen, yard, bedroom, office....
with stereo blasting, i pod programmed or in beautiful silence

....or in best buys...

from now until the first day of autumn...or longer if it delights!

let me know if you can join me! ....or if you already do such!

this is what i danced to this morning. (pink rocks my heart.)

this is the modern dance inspiration that amy sent for the dance challenge:

Monday, July 23, 2007

tell me something good

okay! finally transformed the traveling wings for their next journey. am sending them to the northeast.
to represent all the kindergarteners who put hearts on it, i added a wire heart.
to represent all the girls scouts that put flowers on it, i added a wire flower shape.
bobbles were also added from a full moon ladies night gathering here on vashon.
on these support shapes, many more bobbles can be added.

here are the wings on our reindear staff.

in addition, if you feel like participating in this project of focusing on the good within instead of the opposite, i'll send you the all new axis underwear ensemble.
i've decided to make t-shirts and mini shorts to go along with this project. in honor of duality and the need for balance therein. the ensemble is in pastel pink with silver glitter lettering. on the front of the tee is "the axis of oh MY goodness" and a heart. on the bum of the shorts is printed "asses of evil". don't beware of the axis of evil, be aware of the asses of evil!
pictures forthcoming of the outfit.

to get your ensemble:
1) "tell me something good" - this would be a story of goodness, a feel good practice, links to sites that inspires, your art, community events, etc.
2) send me a digital picture of you or the subject of your "tell me something good" contribution.

this is, of course, a limited offer. maybe at a later date i'll make some even better tee's and shorts for purchase. let me know if you are interested in that!

so here are some good things. these make me smile: