Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ready! Set! Road Trip!

Yep. It's that time of year again.  Summer is sneaking up on us and that can only mean one thing: It's time for a road trip.

Traditionally, I take a bus or a train for my road trip every summer.  This year will be a little different. I'll actually be on the road.  It's my first time driving long distance by myself so it's an adventure of some magnitude for me.  But the destination is familiar and I've taken the route before with family and friends.  I'm confident I can make it on my own.

I'm headed out to Colorado for a little Rocky Mountain high fix.  I have family there in the mountains and I try to get out there at least once a year to visit and get away from the real world for a week.  It's always good to see Mom, too.

I've been there many times before to visit family and to attend one of my favorite dance festivals of all time:  Elevation.  It's held in early spring in Golden Colorado and it is so much fun. 
The last time I was there (2007), I got to meet Rachel Brice and actually danced with her for a while backstage before our performance.  That is something I will not soon forget. I'm hoping to attend the festival again next year although probably not as a performer.

So that's my story.  I'll be out and about and hopefully there will be photographic evidence.  See you when I get back!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Featured Artisan of the Week

Here it is!


This weeks featured artisan is Doug from Moonsong Ranch! Wonderful creations for you!! You can find Moonsong Ranch on:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

On Fire for Handmade's featured artisan of the week

This week, the featured artisan hits closer to home.  It is my other studio:

This weeks Featured Artisan is Lori - Curiositiy's Piqued. Lori creates
 baby items, purses, bags, household items and Christmas ornaments that I crochet, sew and craft by hand. She also has another shop called Tadasana Tribal. You can find Curiositiy's Piqued on:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This week's featured Artisan!

This Weeks Featured Artisan is Angel Pearls! Beautiful, colorful crocheted Flowers for applique, feminine classic joyful Jewelry as Vintage inspired and Angelic earrings and brooches, Crochet flower brooches and more! You can find Angel Pearls at:
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Warrior Weekend--Be there or be bored.

This weekend marks the second Warrior Weekend belly dance workshop festival.  The workshop will be held in Lees Summit, MO at the Heart of America Dance Center on Saturday May 7.  If last year's weekend is any indication, this year's weekend will be well worth the trip.  This workshop is hosted by Troupe Duende of Kansas City, MO.

With classes ranging from Make-Up 101 taught by Bellatrix Ali and Zills taught by Siham Ali to classes about mehndi, hooping, musicality, adding drama to your dance and others, there is likely to be something for everyone.  The Warrior Weekend Showcase in the evening will present a variety of dance styles with performances by presenters and participants alike. 

At the writing of this blog, several class spots are still available. If you find yourself with a free weekend, you should consider heading over to Lees Summit.  I know they'd love have you.

You can register for classes here: