Monthly Archives: August 2014

These things will totally bite you.

Seriously, why would the evil dude in Swan Lake change all the ladies into swans? Those things are strong! And ornery! And dangerous! Wouldn’t it make more sense to magic the girls into something a little more manageable? Puffins or … Continue reading

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Gee, I have no idea why.

I’m facing the barre, up en pointe in fifth position, ready to follow the girl beside me in glissades down the barre, but I can’t go because Lé Assistant is reaching up- -And she has to reach up because she … Continue reading

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Sock Tutorial—Extremely Difficult—Unless You Have A BFA In Costume Tech This Tutorial Might Explode Your Brain

1. Get that pair of tights with the run in them. You know the pair I’m talking about. 2. Cut them. Use scissors, not your teeth. 3. Put them in your pointe bag. 4. Wear when you are getting all … Continue reading

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Little Wooden Mannequin Project #9

I love fishnets. Little Wooden Mannequin Project is: my little boy plays with this mannequin and leaves it on the floor in some tortured pose, which I draw.

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Breaking the law, breaking the law

My teacher doesn’t believe in breaking in pointes. He says it’ll happen naturally as you work in the shoe. I have come to the conclusion that he is crazy. So I got out the camera and the internet. To the … Continue reading

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Tippy toes

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Adult Beginner stares into the abyss.

A few months ago I organized my big box of letters. Gentle Reader, do you have one of these somewhere, stored in your parents’ house or up on a shelf in your garage? Every letter from everyone ever? Mine is … Continue reading

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