Out of the blue my daughter announced she wanted to take tribal belly dancing to get back in shape after the birth of her second child. So that inspired a tribal style photo shoot using just what we had on hand. I whipped up a floral headband, raided her jewelry stash, threw in some jewelry I brought on the train, and pulled out some costume stuff, and viola!
My digital camera is only showing you it's limitations. The ones I took with her professional camera are amazing, but I have to wait until she edits them and all. It's tricky doing hair and make-up with a 2 year old and a baby to care for at the same time. So I totally forgot the tribal tattoos until after the sun went down, and then I couldn't find my eyeliner. Even so we were both happy with the photos and we hope you are too. Her startled husband said something abour her looking like the goth queen of the damned, so maybe its good we didn't add the tribal markings.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I emptied out a storage bin that had stuff in it for 14 years and found these old belly dancing valentines I made. I must have been about 40. So Happy Valentine's Day.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Yesterday I was sorting through boxes that had been in storage for over a decade and found belly dance photos from my past as well as some art I did. I hope to scan them soon and share them here, because it helps me to affirm that I was once a very active dancer. And some of them are for Valentine's Day so they are appropriate for this time of year. I'm glad I save things. People are so hell bent on order and neatness they are throwing their memories away. Trust me, as you get older, your memory is not all that dependable. Better to have a few photos, old business cards and some brochures to jog your gray matter. So when you clean house, keep a scrapbook or a memory box for those things that will be more precious as time goes on. And don't let anyone else talk you into throwing them away.