Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ground Control 3/12/11

Wow what a night last night 2 shows!!!  Kelley, Rachel and I started the evening off at Ground Control in Goodyear; thanks Bea for asking us to perform.  We started the evenings performances since we needed to be in Tempe at TC's event to perform with Debbie and Lisa later on the night.

Our first dance was tray and we ended our performance with hand candles.  After us was Bea and Martha and than the Dojo Girls performing a very fun set.  Mannie was next and than we were off to Tempe to for our next performance.  Sorry Diosa we couldn't stay and watch you all dance.

We made it to Plaza de Anaya where TC's annual event was happening in record time!  When we got there they had just started so we didn't miss much at all.  We were going on second to last which gave us time to practice our veil and candle dances.  We started out in the parking lot behind the building since it was so much cooler outside; the place was packed!!!  We than moved into the back studio to run through the numbers again.

It was a great show with all styles of dancing and several groups with live music.  TC you did it again!

Below are photos from Ground Control; thanks to Kyla I got some very interesting photos some I can't post :-)  Sorry no photos from TC's event too crowded I couldn't get close enough to get some good shots.

Next event is County Fair on April 17th.

Monday, March 7, 2011

February Events 2011

What another busy, busy month!!!  Classes are still in session, my normal 1st Saturday of the month workshops, Estrella War vending with Kyla and taught a workshop in Safford.

Estrella War was something else this year.  Kyla asked me back to vend with her so John and I went out on Sunday to set up the vending tent.  Gail helped Kyla during the week and John and I went out with the puppies and RV on Friday.  I opened shop on Friday with Gail popping in and out during the day so Kyla could be at home due to the lose of their dog Willow.  Friday was very busy and the weekend looked very promising with sales.  Saturday arrived and it was pretty nice in the early morning and than 11:00 came and so did the wind!  I held the center pole of the tent till about 2:00 when I had to go check on John to see if he was okay.  Around 2:30 it started to rain and it rained the rest of the day.  I went back to the vending tent around 4:00 and started to clean all my stuff from the dust storm.  Kyla had been cleaning and finished her side of the tent and took off for the rest of the day.  I finished cleaning my side and locked up shop and went to get some dinner for the night.  Ran into several ladies from Plaza de Anaya and spent some time chatting and catching up with everyone.  Kimberly and I decided to brave the rain and went to get some food.  Back to the RV to eat and watch some movies and watched it rain.  Sunday the morning was beautiful and people were out shopping.  Than the wind started up again and Kyla and I decided to call it a weekend and started packing up.  John and I left around 4:00 that afternoon and hit rain on the way home.  The puppies did very well for their first camping experience and the RV survived another trip.

I didn't get many photos since it was such a miserable weekend.  Below are a few shots I had a chance to take on Friday.  The first one is of the puppies with Nitro telling me he wanted out of the pen.  The next few photos are of my items from Shimmy Bliss and the two remaining photos are of Kyla's work; she makes some awesome works of art.  Her hair items and jewelry are breath taking.

Of course I forgot my camera when Gail and I went down to Safford for my Tribal Asian Fusion workshop sponsored by Rajani.  Gail and I started out at 6:30 a.m. since Google Maps said it would take 3 1/2 hours and the workshop started at 10:00.  The drive was uneventful thank goodness and it only took 2 1/2 hours to get there.  Rajani was already at the gym setting up when we got there.  We unloaded her truck and my car and set up Shimmy Bliss.  The ladies started arriving and Rajani put out a spread of food that was amazing; love the chicken salad!  Erin makes the best cupcakes and she brought two flavors, hummingbird and lemon!  Erin please bring more cupcakes to Fusion Day in June and Wiggles in July; pretty please with sugar on top :0)  The workshop went well the ladies in Safford picked up everything so quickly you all Rak!  After the workshop was more eating, talking and shopping.  Thank you Rajani for having me back it was a fantastic day!!!  Gail and I left around 2:00 and had another uneventful drive home thank goodness.  Next year I'll remember the camera!

January 2011

January was a very busy month!!!  Classes started on the 11th all 8 of them and my annual swap meet was on the 15th.

The swap meet was so much fun!!!!  There were 4 workshops during the day with 18 vendors outside in the yard.  This year's instructors were Divine Chaos, Holly, Sherry and myself with the evening show featuring all the instructors along with Holly's troupe, Sherry's troupe and special guests Rajani and Ekaja.

I taught a veil workshop at Simplicity Yoga on the 29th and of course forgot my camera.  I really need to stop doing this!!!  Thank you April for sponsoring me in another workshop I always have such a great time teaching at your studio.

Below are photos from the swap meet.  I handed Kyla my camera and she took some great shots.  She also took some really interesting photos as only Kyla can; sorry they didn't make the blog :-)   Sorry to say none of the photos from the evening show turned out; thanks Melissa for trying; it wasn't you it was my camera.

Thank you all who attend the swap meet, see you again next year.