Monday, December 23, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Peacock and Parrot
Zebra and Tiger
Bird of Paradise and Tiger Lily
the bird of paradise was painted by Roscoe Lamontagne.
Friday, March 22, 2013
|Colorful Are My Thoughts by Radiant Jasmin - |
Color pencil on paper
My new drawing for Discover Roxbury's 3rd Annual Black & White Party. The event is tonight and I just heard that all the tickets sold out! Attire is black & white, this is the first year they've had a contest for the best dressed man and woman. I'm designing and sewing my outfit, I WILL WIN the contest!
I'll post photos of my outfit creation process and photos from the party.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The forecast said we were only supposed to get a few inches of snow yesterday and today, but when I woke up and looked out the window this morning, it looked like a repeat of the BIG snowstorm we had a few weeks ago. It was hard to believe when I heard that one of the school departments I work with is having school today??! Thank goodness I wasn't scheduled to teach today, I had some planning things to do in one of my schools, but it wasn't worth trudging through the snow on public transportation, so I'm enjoying a well deserved Snow Day off at home with my hubby (oh course, I'll do a little planning stuff here at home :-)
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I've had these tap shoes for about 6 or 7 years. I danced a little in them a while ago along to live drumming. The percussionist was encouraging me to get some sensors to attach to my shoes somehow, to trigger samples from my synthesizers ( I have a keyboard and a Handsonic electronic percussion unit.) I've been visualizing myself tapping in my performances and I recently got my platform out of storage, where it had been since all my studio moves last year.
So it was very synchronistic when my good friend Akiba Abaka invited me to attend a preview performance of 2 shows: Daniel Beaty's Emergency and Maurice Hines' Tappin' Through Life! this past Tuesday. It was amazing! Maurice is STILL tapping at almost 70 years old and he brought out his proteges, the Manzari brothers, WOW!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole show when they come back to Boston in the spring.
So, with all that inspiration within me, I set up my platform in the basement, pulled on my shoes and had myself a tappin' fun time!
P.S. if anyone in the Boston area has a clean (we go shoeless in my house) scrap piece of carpet about
36 inches by 40 inches minimum, for me to put the platform on to protect my beautiful hardwood floors, please let me know, thanks!