This little lady sure does inspire me. Her caption for this post read: Always a student, only in death are we a master. #Gagallet I love ballet.
I will tell you guys a short, personal story. When I was younger I was a VERY SERIOUS PERSON. Everything I did, I did with intense seriousness. This was especially true for music. I am a musician (piano and guitar) and a SERIOUS music appreciator. Looking back now, I realize I used to be a musical snob. I listened to a wide variety of musical genres...but never pop music. Never ever ever top 40. I thought catchy, light hearted music was not serious music and therefore not worth my time. Many years later, something amazingly wonderful happened: Rupaul's Drag Race became a reality. Did I mention I'm obsessed with drag queens? Obsessed. I learned about Lady Gaga from the queens on the show and decided to give her a listen. It did not take long for me to turn into a full blown monster. A "monster" is a die hard fan of Lady Gaga and I have joined this tribe of crazies! There are too many reasons to list why I love her so much...but here's a few:
So far, this summer has been fantastic! I found a new studio where I can practice and teach, and I'm creating new dances based on my original faery tales (when I'm not a librarian or a belly dancer, I'm a writer). These pictures are from the latest email newsletter from Melodia Designs. She is FABULOUS and I've been wearing her stuff for years. She was kind enough to publish my pictures-truly an honor!!
I am so pleased and proud to be among these lovely ladies. I especially love the picture of Rachel Brice because that was the very first Sequoia picture I ever saw! I instantly fell in love with her style and eye for color. Flash forward many years later, and I finally booked a shoot with her (I'm next to Rachel on the left).
For more information on Sequoia's exquisite coffee table book, click HERE.
This is the place where I track future performances and announce updates in the Blackhoodygrrl world. There is also bits of poetry, musings and eye candy, always keeping with the theme of Sacred Dance.
Dark Beauty Magazine
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Ghoul Next Door
Pixie Vision Photography
Riot at the Rite
Sisters of the Black Moon