Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bead Angst

Bead angst. I am having bead angst, which is leading to bead procrastination. Not a good thing considering that I am under a dead line. Since my hubbie is at work and my toddler is asleep I'm going to "talk" this out here.

I'm almost finished with one of my projects for the Spring 2010 color report and I am starting to doubt myself. It's not the project itself or the execution of it that has me feeling insecure. It's the palette I'm using; Pink Champagne is the main color, with Fusion Coral, Eucalyptus, Dried Herb, and Tuscany as the accents. With the exception of Fusion Coral, these are all subtle neutrals. They are lovely and work well together. I just don't know if this is a brilliant use of color or not.

Is this palette ordinary? Is it bland? Is it boring? Is it just plain stupid? What if Margie doesn't like it?

The other colors that I have chosen to work with are Violet and Turquoise. I think I'll take a break from my current angst ridden project and start pulling the Violet palette together.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Belly Dance 10

And just what is "The Belly Dance 10?" you may be wondering. Well, some fitness and yoga gurus believe that 10 minutes of exercise or yoga a day is better than nothing at all.

Now that the busy holiday season is upon us it can sometimes be difficult to find the time to exercise, practice yoga, or belly dance so I decided to apply the concept of 10 minutes of exercise or yoga to belly dance just to be sure that I get in a little bit of dance time each day.

One example of a Belly Dance 10 schedule would be:
4 minutes of a specific shimmy: weeble-wobbles, knee, hip, Egyptian
3 minutes practicing a move that you're not good at or don't particularly like
2 minutes practicing a favorite move or one that you are good at doing
1 minute stretching such as a standing forward bend or down dog

There! 10 minutes of belly dance practice. If you can fit one session a day in that's great; 2 or more is even better.

Mix it up! Match it up! Make it work for you!