Monday, December 14, 2009

I made it! and after Thursday(art final) I should be able to resume a semi-regular online life. This past week has been so unbelievably wonderful, I got my first pair of pointe shoes! I had to send them back because they were too big, but I should be getting the perfect ones today or tomorrow. Also, I got moved up to ballet four! I think things are finally taking a turn for the better, my hopes for this coming year are soaring high.

I got to help work on this tutu for the sugar plum fairy the picture is blurry, but this tutu is absolutely exquisite. Some more good news is that I'm going to be doing a self designed costuming class next semester with a focus in dance. Kristen and I are going to do it together and each of us will make our own tutus.

The Swanhilda tutu is one of my favorites, it's for the wedding variation.
Here's some photos I took during the dry tec, they changed the backdrop before the show, that's why it's rather strange. Enjoy!
Odette from Swan Lake

Swanhilda from Coppelia

The Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty

The Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker
Giselle from Giselle

I wish you could have watched the show because the photos don't do these girls justice. I'll be back soon!


olivia said...

how lovely! dearest clara, you are so very fortunate to be ballet. I love it so much, it really is such a beautiful and graceful art; it is so magical and articulate in every way. the photographs are truly moving, and my favourite dress is the gold and white one ♥
your forever friend, olivia

sarahtay said...

hey clara! it's my first time here and i've fallen in love with your photos. i love ballet as well! though i don't dance that well. the swanhilda tutu is indeed beautiful, innit? ballet is truly love! thanks for sharing, clara. xx

Vera said...

oh, these pictures want to make me want to do ballet too, they are wonderful ♥ i am glad the dancing makes you happy, dear.
love from,

anji-jane said...

...oh to make a tutu. x

sara said...

oh gosh clara these are so lovely!you make me want to become a ballerina!good luck on finishing your exams as well:)

Melee said...

How beautiful! I have always been so in love and spellbound by ballet. But since I am no dancer I can only sit in my room, listen to Tchaikovsky and dream. :)

sarahtay said...

hi sweetie! looking through these photos of the costume already takes my breath away. it's so beautiful, really. i won't know what to expect if i would to see it real life. gorgeous, gorgeous! xx

Erica Pru said...

Thanks Clara darling- I use Russian Pointe 'rubies' they look absolutely gorgeous and are really easy to roll up in- I know that can be such a pain in brand new shoes... I've had blochs tho and they're great! good choice =)

you're pictures are absolutely beautiful by the way, I'd have loved to have seen it! good luck with your tutu dear!

Roselie said...

oh!at last I have a google acount so I can write to you!! I LOVE your blog it makes me dream about so many lovely things and since I spend most of my time daydreaming and trying to make my dreams come true through art I love this amazing journey in which you re taking me!!! I also love ballet so much and I cant wait to start again!! these pictures are amazing and the tutus are so dreamy... I ll see you in the woods as I travel through the worlds... Roselie

Faux Naif said...

i've added you to my blog list, dear. i hope that's alright!

Clara said...

Dear Roselie, thank you so so much! It's so wonderful to hear that I've been able to asist you in you day dreaming, if you have a blog I would love to be able to read it. :) I do hope you start ballet again, I just started it again two and a half years ago and the journy it's taken me on has been amazing, I hope you can enjoy it too. I look forward to hearing more from you!

magnoliaamber said...

Wonderful!!!! Oh my God, I have just realized that if your previous picture displayed you and your ballet skirt, here I am sitting as the spectator...You have to check it because it can't match better!

love, xx

Sarah In Wonderland said...

oh my dearest clara, oh sweet of you to care! :) i am relatively fine, just slightly stressed out, confused, and therefore unable to blog, but reading all your lovely blogs cheers me up immensely. as did your thoughtful comment, you are an angel and i promise to be back very soon, hopefully in time for Yuletide :P

lots of love and have a marvellous Christmas, full of Shakespeare toasting by the log fire, and cups of tea dusted with fairy magic
xxxxx Sarah

Sundari said...

It looks like a lot of fun. The photos are great.

Katherine said...

Oh, Clara, you are just the pure, unfiltered essence of sweet! I've been feeling the exact same way-I think I just don't comment because my comments on your post are always so long and letter-like! But please do send me a Flickr mail when you find the time/mental energy :)
And congratulations on your ballet progress! I'm so happy for you!

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