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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #14 is so close to a penché, soooo close

The Little Wooden Mannequin Project is a collaboration between Adult Beginner and her two year old son. He sets the pose, she draws.

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Look out pedestrians, Mean Adult Beginner is here.

Driving to ballet class the other day, stopped at a long light, waiting for it to turn green, daydreaming, thinking of nothing, I happened to look over and see this girl standing at the crosswalk, wearing Those Awful Pants. You … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin #13 is footless, because I refuse.

Does she look sad? Maybe because her feet are going the wrong way and I drew them exactly like they were and then erased them and then cheated them and then erased them and then just was annoyed. I’m mad … Continue reading

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Don’t let go of the barre, though, you might float away.

At the barre, at that delirious moment where you’re doing battements and it’s the last barre exercise and you’re covered in sweat and your legs are trembling and you start employing some Mind Tricks to get through, I started imaging … Continue reading

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Like summer camp, but leotards instead of friendship bracelets and ghosts stories.

Summer is over. But instead of feeling sad and thinking back to your summer camp days of long ago, read these posts from Rori Roars about The Boston Ballet School Adult Summer Dance Program. Start with this post and read … Continue reading

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Comparing apples to The Best Oranges Ever.

And now I’m discouraged about pointe all over again. This class, Gentle Reader. It’s just way too much in the center. I think. What do you think? I think I’m not ready to be out there, and looking around with … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #12

This one started out looking like a difficult one, but ended up being a quick draw. Must’ve been that crazy moiré on the reference photo, spinning faster faster faster. The Little Wooden Mannequin Project is a collaboration between Adult Beginner … Continue reading

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